First presented by Kinetech Arts in Nov. 2017 at CounterPulse, MESH is now being staged for the FRESH Festival 2018, at the Joe Goode Annex. MESH juxtaposes old and new technologies to tell the story of personal struggle against a life-threatening illness. A medical device – a mask made of mesh – holds the dancers’ suffering and fear, but also their hope and resilience. The mesh restricts the dancers, but it cannot restrict their imagination, their love, or their spirit, expressed through the movements of their bodies. Their spirit is refracted by a painter who uses their bodies as a canvas on which to paint a digital landscape that augments their inner states.
January 19 & 20, 2018 • 8pm at Joe Goode Annex • 401 Alabama St. SF CA