Helen Wicks Works and Z Space present Saturn Landing a new work in celebration of Z Space’s 30th year. The aerial dance will be performed by Helen Wicks on the facade of Z Space (formerly Theater Artaud) November 17, 6:30 and 7:00 pm
Saturn Landing creates a vertical timeline through performance and entertainment technology that uses historic sound and aerial acrobatics. The work questions how ongoing innovations in technology are reflected in live performance, culture, and community building. Come witness from the sidewalk outside 450 Florida St to celebrate Z Space's Saturn Return and 30th birthday benefit.
In 1933 Antonin Artaud wrote The Theater and the Plague. That same year sound and moving image technology put live Vaudeville performers out of business and spectators moved to the screen. The musical score, created by renowned composer Simon Linsteadt, combines music Wicks’ great-grandfather produced in 1933 for Talkies and original music videos known as “Soundies,” excerpts from Artaud’s 1933 writing, and more. Linsteadt will accompany live. Rigging by Dave Freitag.
Come join the journey from morse code to novel radio waves and into AI as we come together to orient ourselves in this historic moment on earth.
Big Bang: A Celestial Celebration Thursday, November 16, 2023 6pm – 11pm at Z Space 450 Florida Street San Francisco, CA 94110
Inside the theater will be performances from rock musical legends The Kilbanes and comedian Baruch Porras-Hernandez. You won't want to miss a collaboration between aerialist Sandia Sexton and Benjy Young – and more – it is sure to be a party out of this world.
For tickets and more info about the event: www.zspace.org/bigbang If you are seeking discounted tickets please email me.
Also there is an afterparty! Afterparty tickets are $30 and include two free drinks.
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