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2020 Fresh Festival: Raw & Intimate Performance | SF

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Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5-15 suggested donation

Brava Theater | 2781 24th St, San Francisco, CA

Event Details

Fresh Festival: Dance, Music, Performance | 2020

FRESH Exchanges are community oriented and organized social and interactive events created to cultivate, invigorate and cross-pollinate experimental dance, music and performance artists and audiences.

These include live music events, roundtable talks, artist input and audience feedback sessions, writing and reading circles, improvisation jams and more.

  • Curated + moderated by NAKA Dance Theater
  • Creative, performative, interactive events that invite witness and access to community outreach and activism.
  • RIPE [raw + intimate performance experiments]
  • RIPE [raw + intimate performance experiments] showcases new work by young artists along with audience feedback, presenting 2 artists each evening with moderated discussion. FRESH 2020 features all female RIPE artists with authentic perspectives and audacious ideas.

FRESH Exchanges are $5-15 suggested donation [no one turned away for lack of funds]


  • ODC Dance Commons [351 Shotwell St, SF]
  • Brava Theater Center [2781 24th St, SF]
  • F8 Nightclub [1192 Folsom, SF]

FRESH Exchanges are free with a $5-15 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Wednesday, January 8

Deep Community Engagement

  • Regina Y. Evans + Nicia De’ Lovely + JahniahOmi Bahari
  • 7 pm-9 pm | Brava Theater Center/Cabaret

Wednesday, January 8

Sunny Days Happy Hour

  • Albert Mathias plays after DJ Marloca and DJ Grand Hosted by Demitria
  • Hosted by Demitria
  • 6 pm-9 pm | F8 Nightclub [1192 Folsom, SF]

Thursday, January 9

RIPE [raw + intimate performance experiments]

  • Malia Byrne + Melissa Lewis
  • Kickbal Ky Frances + Emma Lanier
  • 7 pm-9 pm | Brava Theater Center/ Studio

Wednesday, January 15

Deep Community Engagement

  • Skywatchers and Tongo Eisen-Martin
  • Open Mic – Displacement in San Francisco
  • 7 pm-9 pm | Brava Theater Center/ Cabaret

Thursday, January 16

RIPE [raw + intimate performance experiments]

  • Middle Space Dance Leah Fournier + Amelia Heintzelman
  • Melissa Padilla
  • 7 pm-9 pm | Brava Theater Center/ Studio

Sunday, January 19

Fresh Special Event

  • Contact Improvisation/Power/Gender
  • An evening for women and non-binary dancers.
  • Talk/Dance/Cake
  • Free event. Bring a dessert if possible
  • 7:30 pm-10 pm | ODC Dance Commons/ Studio B

Wednesday, January 22

Deep Community Engagement

  • MUA (Mujeres Unidas y Activas) and NAKA Dance Theater
  • Talent + Truth
  • 7 pm-9 pm | Brava Theater Center/ Cabaret

Thursday, January 23

RIPE [raw + intimate performance experiments]

  • Audrey Johnson
  • Nicole Maimon + Kass Friend + Zoe Huey
  • 7 pm-9 pm | Brava Theater Center/Studio

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE*
*$5-15 suggested donation
Categories: *Top Pick*, Lectures & Workshops, Live Music, Theater & Performance
Address: 2781 24th St, San Francisco, CA