Cellista to Celebrate Jean Cocteau's 'Parade' with FINDING SAN JOSE This May
Cellista will present Finding San José, a multimedia stage poem, in tribute to the 100th anniversary of Jean Cocteau's Parade, running May 18-20th, 2017 at 8PM at the Akiyama Wellness Center in SJ Japantown (110 Jackson Street, SJ, 95112). Tickets: $12-15 at door of via Cellista.net.
Cellista, the multidisciplinary artistic director of the performing arts company Juxtapositions has created a stage poem which places the eclectic communities of San José side by side. The production, first staged and workshopped in San Francisco to a sold-out, enthusiastic audiences makes its way home to San José.
This presentation of Finding San José marks the 100th year anniversary of the realist ballet Parade directed by French surrealist Jean Cocteau. The work, created for the Ballets Russe incorporated music from Eric Satie, artwork from Picasso, and choreography from Léonide Massine.
Finding San José is Cellista's attempt to set the aura of her home of San José, to music, dance, film and stage, placing artists from across disciplines side-by-side.
The production, first staged and workshopped in San Francisco to a sold-out audience makes its way home. The production features video projections and short films by filmmaker Jennifer Gigantino (jennifergigantino.com), daring dance choreography from Lilith Ransom of Ransom Dance (facebook.com/ransomdance), Mojo DeVille (Haus Serpens Cabaret), and San Jose's own Lauren Baines (laurenbaines.com). It includes a short experimental documentary entitled Cellista by filmmaker Brian Favorite.
Using her critically acclaimed debut full-length album of the same name as its soundtrack, Finding San José renders a lyrical truth to our present day and presents Cellista's want to provide a mirror to the community she calls home. Finding San José, the stage poem is a complete work that juxtaposes disciplines in order to create a reaction to the reality of what it means to have a sense of place within a participatory and observational place.
Finding San José comes home for three performances on May 18-20, 2017 at 8PM at the Akiyama Wellness Center (110 Jackson St. SJ, CA 95112). Tickets available via Cellista.net. All Ages.