ArtShare Performances 2017–18

Through generous support from the Rainin Foundation, the San Francisco Neighborhood Arts Collaborative, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation, A.C.T. was able to grant space to four exciting artists and companies for the 2017–18 Season.


Companies & Performance Info

March 17–18, 2018

Nadhi Thekkek

presents Broken Seeds (Still Grow)

March 15: 7:30 p.m.
March 17: 7:30 p.m.
March 18: 6:30 p.m.

Nadhi Thekkek (Artistic Director, Nava Dance Theatre) and visual artist Rupy C. Tut (Art by Rupy, Oakland, CA) create Broken Seeds (Still Grow), a multi-disciplinary dance theatre production exploring the continuing impact of the 1947 British India Partition. Through bharatanatyam dance and mixed visual media, they examine the hyphenated-American, immigrant experience, linking it to the displacement of their ancestors during Partition. This creative inquiry sources poetry, eyewitness accounts, and current events to understand the current political climate while reflecting on what it means to belong somewhere.

This creation of this work was supported by the East Bay Fund for Artists through the East Bay Community Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Dancers' Group CA$H Grants, and crowd funders. This project is fiscally-sponsored by CounterPulse.

This program will be preceded with an exhibition of bharatanatyam choreographers who are working in the area of social justice and followed by an artist talk-balk.

Running Time:
90 minutes

More Info & Tickets:

Co-Creator, Director, Choreographer: Nadhi Thekkek
Co-Creator, Director, Visual Artist: Rupy C. Tut
Music Composer: G.S. Rajan
Visual Design Team: Darl Andrew Packard (lead), Wolfgang Wachalovsky, Kat Cole
Dancers: Nadhi Thekkek, Tanu Sreedharan, Vertika Srivastava, Sri Thina Subramaniam, Shruti Abhishek
Performed to recorded music by: Sindhu Natarajan (vocal), G.S. Rajan (flute), Preethi Ramaprasad (nattuvangam), Santosh Chandru (percussion), Chris Evans (cello)
Narration: Rupy C. Tut
Produced by: Nava Dance Theatre

Nadhi Thekkek | Broken Seeds (Still Grow)


March 22–24, 2018

Sammay Dizon

presents H.O.L.Y. (Hate Often Loves You) CITY in conjunction with URBAN x INDIGENOUS

H.O.L.Y. (Hate Often Loves You) CITY is an investigation of what it means to cultivate “sanctuary” in San Francisco/Yelamu. Envisioned and directed by Sammay Dizon with performance collaborators Jose Abad, Gabriel De Leon, Raúl Torres-Bonilla, and Keisha Turner, this multimedia dance theater work will take an uncomfortably intimate look at the violence against POC and how we create safety for ourselves and one another in this sanctuary city.

Collaborating artists include Dåkot-ta Alcantara-Camacho (Sound Designer), Solitaire Miguel (Video Designer), Del Medoff (Lighting Designer), Baltazar Dasalla (Costume Designer), Keisha Turner (Performing Artist), Raúl Torres-Bonilla (Performing Artist), Jose Abad (Performing Artist), and Gabriel De Leon (Performing Artist).

Thur, Mar 22 at 8 p.m.
Fri, Mar 23 at 8 p.m.
Sat, Mar 24 at 8pm
Sun, Mar 25 at noon (Community Day – Schedule TBD)

Running Time:
Approximately 1 hour


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Marga Gomez | Memory Tricks


Previous Performances

August 16–27, 2017

Campo Santo

presents Ethos de Masquerade

Marga Gomez | Memory Tricks


January 11–21, 2018

Alter Theater presents


Running time:

1 hour 50 minutes, with one intermission



Cow Pie Bingo

Running time:
2 hours (estimated)



*10 low-income tickets are available for each performance, which can be redeemed by calling the Box Office at 415-454-2787 or emailing


Marga Gomez | Memory Tricks
Marga Gomez | Memory Tricks
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