As part of the 2016 San Francisco International Arts Festival, HATCH Performance Collective presents a site-specific meditation on opposing forces–coming and going, ebb and flow, boom and bust, fire and water–in and around the Fort Mason Firehouse at the edge of San Francisco Bay
Using material culled through collaborative work and play, HATCHlings will spontaneously create a progressive suite of genre-defying performances. What will they be? Join us Saturday and Sunday afternoons, May 21-29, to find out.
On Friday, May 20, passers-by can witness the creative process in action, as we set our pieces around the site and prepare for the opening of our show the next day. If you’re in the area, you might see all manner of strange goings-on at the edge of the Bay.
Starting May 21, audience members are invited on a journey of discovery from the depths of their imaginations to the water’s edge…
HATCHlings were inspired by the success of No There There in 2014 and 2015, both spontaneous site-specific performance-creation events. While No There Theres have been one-day-only affairs, with HATCHlings and guests creating and performing their work in a single day, Fire House / Waters’ Edge will encompass one day of on-site creation (Friday, May 20), and five performance tours during Saturday & Sunday afternoons, May 21-29.
Performances will be curated by Megan Cohen, Rebecca Longworth, Rebecca Schultz, Adam Sussman, and Lili Weckler, with sounds by Casey Van Portfleet and artistic support from Emlyn Guiney. HATCH is thrilled to welcome Megan & Rebecca S. to curating with us for the first time — and stay tuned for a list of collaborating artist/performers!
Fire House / Waters’ Edge – Performance Dates & Times
Saturday May 21 @ 2pm
Sunday May 22 @ 2pm*
Saturday May 28 @ 2pm & 4pm
Sunday May 29 @ 2pm
*Join us at 12:30pm on Sunday, May 22 for Tea With HATCH – a free tea, chat & performance-making demonstration before the 2pm performance.