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Compagnie D-Boussole presents Requiem and H, vie et mort d’un pique assiette, two French language plays directed by Frédéric Patto (original text adapted by Frédéric Patto and Delphine Liénard). These two plays were originally written by Hanokh Levin, twentieth century Israeli author who depicted the society with very critical and witty eyes. Some critically acclaimed French drama arrives in the Bay during May!
Lebbeus Woods, Architect is currently on view at SFMOMA, and throughout the run of the exhibition, we’ll be using Tumblr as a place to sequentially share Woods’s wonderful sketchbooks, since only a fraction of the pages can be on view in the galleries. See all of the pages we’ve shared so far here.
Image: Lebbeus Woods, Sketchbook, 2000; Courtesy of Aleksandra Wagner; © Estate of Lebbeus Woods
Fontana Towers (or “Fontana” as they have become affectionately know) almost singlehandedly started a civic revolt in the late 60’s over the “Manhattanization” of San Francisco. Today many consider the towers architectural gems and indeed a historic part of San Francisco’s urban development. Built on the site of the Fontana Fruit Canning Co. brick warehouses, hence the namesake, the pair of 17 story apartment buildings at 1000 North Point and Van Ness Avenue were the subject of much debate due to the ‘obstruction of incredible views for the many to create very incredible views for the few’. Looking for an architectural landmark in SF with loads of history…. Let us be your guide.
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It’s a magnifique time of year to visit SF with The 56th annual San Francisco International Film Festival kicking off this weekend, April 25th. Over three weeks catch an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in the country’s most beautiful city! 175 movies in 41 languages from 45 different countries at various theaters throughout the city. How magnifique….
LEBBEUS WOODS, ARCHITECT
Lebbeus Woods, Architect is currently on view at SFMOMA, and throughout the run of the exhibition, we’ll be using Tumblr as a place to sequentially share Woods’s wonderful sketchbooks, since only a fraction of the pages can be on view in the galleries. See all of the pages we’ve shared so far here. (c/o SFOMA)
‘Peachy Keen’ from a new series marrying embroidery and painting by Anna Showers-Cruser. Oil, acrylic, embroidery on canvas, 2013, c/o SFMOMA.
Shen Wei Dance Arts is a New York City based ensemble that creates interdisciplinary, cross-cultural performances incorporating elements from theater, visual arts, Chinese Opera, Asian philosophies, and sculpture for forward looking audiences (you may know them from the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony, which Chinese-born artist Shen Wei choreographed). This month one of our favorite venues in San Francisco, The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, presents the west coast premiere of Shen Wei’s newest work Undivided Divided - A unique performance installation where you are invited to stroll amongst 18 moving “displays” of painted dancers. The New York concierge team who attended the Park Avenue Armory premier said of this event “…it’s unique and completely unmissable.”
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THE CASTRO THEATRE
The Castro Theatre is one of San Francisco’s most iconic buildings, and one of the few remaining movie palaces in the nation from the 1920s that is still in operation. Architect Timothy Pflueger chose an exterior design reminiscent of a Mexican cathedral - The large windows, the shape of the roof line of the front wall of the building and the plaster wall decorations all combine to convey a look of grandeur in keeping with the large scale of many theaters built in the 1920s. The Castro’s interior is also very diverse - as are the movies and entertainment that have made this a SF institution.
RODIN SCULPTURE GARDEN
Housed at SF’s Stanford University, the original garden plan was designed by Robert Mittelstadt, who evoked the spirit of the Parisian gardens in which Rodin exhibited his public art during his lifetime. Twenty bronzes, including The Gates of Hell on which Rodin worked for two decades, are in the garden. And rIght next to the garden the Cantor Arts Center’s collection of Rodin bronzes is among the largest in the world with approximately 170 works on display.