10 am — 1 pm
1:45 — 4:45 pm
Melecio Estrella and Andrew Ward of Fog Beast
use body-based theatrics in “The Big Reveal,” a subversive art experience with dancing, humor and live music. Presented in the format of a corporate conference turned dance theater, this interactive performance draws on family histories and immigration stories to consider access and belonging, revealing what lies beneath modern corporate America. As an audience member, you will move through the museum, orienting and reorienting yourself in “networking” sessions and in-depth breakout groups, culminating in a full-throttle keynote address. Co-presented by Dancers’ Group
About the Artists
Fog Beast is a Bay Area live art organization led by Melecio Estrella and Andrew Ward. Fog Beast uses live music and dance theater tactics to illuminate the modern trappings of the human animal. Since 2010, it has been making performance works and educational events in a variety of settings, amplifying playful physicality, humor, song and story. Fog Beast’s work has been commissioned by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Dancers’ Group and various universities.
Co-artistic director of Fog Beast Melecio Estrella is a Bay Area performing artist, director and teacher. He is associate artistic director of BANDALOOP
, and a longtime member of the Joe Goode Performance Group
. His choreographies have been commissioned by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the San Francisco Opera Center and universities around the U.S.
Co-artistic director of Fog Beast Andrew Ward was first introduced to dance and performance through the modern dance program at Berkeley High School. He attended UC Berkeley, where he continued studying modern dance. Ward performs and teaches with the Joe Goode Performance Group, Bandaloop and Scott Wells and Dancers.