Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Oct 19 2017 8:00 PM

Diphylleia Grayi is a fantastical, semi-autobiographical exploration of a creative person’s struggle with identity, depression and and the awakening of feminine power where healing and transformation are fueled by the secret medicine of fairy tales. The work is an immersive stage performance weaving together live music and song, visceral solo dance and storytelling ritual.

Degenerate Art Ensemble makes performance inspired by punk, protest, comics, cinema, nightmares and fairytales driven by live music and visceral movement theater and dance. The group has performed across the US and Europe.

In September and October of 2017, Nishimura and Kohl will be doing a limited West Coast tour including art-house performances in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Unlike the large scale performances the ensemble has undertaken in the past few years at venues such as the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, the Baryshnikov Center in New York and REDCAT in Los Angeles, on this tour the duo will be performing the live music, dance and song elements in rare, raw and intimate performance settings.

While the full production in 2018 will incorporate elements of virtual reality and scenic design, these 2017 Fall performances will focus on the core elements of dance and music.