Conceived, curated, and choreographed by Co-Artistic Director Katerina Wong, Step/Song/Story is a live, collaborative storytelling event that will bring together Bay Area-based dancers, musicians, and text-based/literary artists for a public cross-disciplinary performance. On the third Sunday of each month from September-November, the Main Plaza of TJPA’s Salesforce Park will come alive with original choreography, live music, and the spoken word, to celebrate the power of each individual medium to move us, and amplify the transformative experience that occurs when they come together in creative conversation.
— Special update: Due to predicted storms, the Sept. 18 performances have been postponed until Sunday, Sept. 25 —
Performances are free and will take place twice each day at 12pm and 2pm. Each month will feature a mix of different contributors alongside RAWdance, to highlight the expansive array of local artistic voices and perspectives.
Step/Song/Story is presented in partnership with the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, owner and operator of the Salesforce Transit Center and Rooftop Park.
Sunday, September 25:
Step: RAWdance’s Claire Fisher, ArVejon Jones, & Katie Wong
Song: DJ and electronic music producer Madre Guía (aka Stephanie Hewett)
Story: Kevin Dublin and poets from from The Living Room Reading Series & Salon Giovanna Lomanto, & David S. Maduli
Sunday, October 16:
Step: RAWdance’s Nick Wagner, Katie Wong, & Stacey Yuen
Song: R&B singer/piano duo Cocoa Keys from the WOC (Women of Color) Bay Area music collective
Story: Bay Area Creative spoken word artists Jamey Williams, Bri Blue, & Youth Artist Kai Heartlife
Sunday, November 20:
Step: RAWdance’s Kelly Del Rosario, Juliann Witt, Katie Wong, & Erin Yen
Song: Jazz drummer and vibraphonist Dillon Vado
Story: Select participants of Litquake’s Elder Project, including Grace D’Anca, Helen Dannenberg, Matthew Greer, & Mary Gayle Thomas