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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

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.

Event Details

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

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