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  • ‘What do our bodies mean in this space?’: Spotlight on SALTA collective and emerging artists at FRESH

    Due to a number of factors, I ended up taking an hour-long walk to the venue for the SALTA event at CTRL + SHFT on Sunday 15th January. Past a group of homeless people living under a bridge having their encampment broken up by police. Past the freeway down 34th street, Oakland, CA, into a […]
  • Empathy, Rapture & In/Visible Layers: FRESH Performance Round-Up, Week Two

    Francesca Lisette takes a whistle-stop tour through the offerings in FRESH Festival’s second week of dance and performance art. FRESH Festival 2017 offers a dazzling showcase of appetising new works featuring talents from the Bay Area, in a variety of states. Some pieces are works in progress, some are site-specific and specially commissioned, and others […]
  • Week One of FRESH 2017: Guts, Meridians and Brains

    FRESH Festival 2017 has fearlessly ushered in the new year with a jam-packed week of dance practices, performances, potlucks, and musical interludes. Berlin-based writer and artist Francesca Lisette takes a look at the first week of workshops with Kathleen Hermesdorf & Albert Mathias, Sara Shelton Mann and Jess Curtis. I arrived at FRESH 2017 completely […]
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