Project Description



Envisioned by Co-Artistic Director of RAWdance Katerina Wong with mixed media artist Ephraim Colbert, Portal investigates the intersections of skyscrapers and gardens, migration and stagnation, and belonging and isolation after an unprecedented year of collective challenge. The park’s landscape will come alive through dynamic contemporary dance, text, lighting installation, video, and a layered soundscore to generate a dreamlike sensorial experience. The first site-specific dance performance at Salesforce Park since its inception, Portal will take audiences on a journey from one end of the public park to the other, illuminating the landscaping and architecture with movement by six stellar Bay Area dance artists. “Rooted in our shared recent experiences during the pandemic, Portal strives to offer a space to process and reflect as a community, reimagine our collective hopes and dreams, and recommit ourselves to a future of progress through imagination,” said Wong. Costume production provided by Jhia Jackson; Technical Direction by Thomas Bowersox; Production Management by Jes DeVille. More information can be found at RAWdance.

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