presented by Alyce Finwall Dance Theater
part of San Francisco International Arts Festival
Friday-Sunday, May 29-31,
Friday 7:00PM, Saturday 9:00PM, Sunday 2:30PM
Fleet Room, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco
Alyce Finwall Dance Theater will be presenting a new dance/theater work for the San Francisco International Arts Festival at Fort Mason. This new work, titled RUNE, is loosely based on the Norse myth of Ragnarök, which portends many disasters in the human world and is then repopulated by two human survivors. The piece is not a literal re-creation of the myth; rather, it is an exploration of the emotional elements that make up the story and its subliminal metaphors. It is an abstracted language, one of mysterious patterns and meanings reflecting the turmoil and anxiety, humor and love in our modern lives. The piece utilizes spoken word in both Norwegian and English interwoven throughout. Much of the movement is performed in silence, or to a fantastically avant-garde soundscape by Bay Area musicians “glou glou” (Gretchen Jude and Arjun Mendiratta), and composition for piano by the Hong Kong based composer Lo Chao. Performing in RUNE are the amazing dancers Kristin Damrow and Ashley Brown.