LEVYdance's Opening Night Celebration: Spring Season at Home
Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
Join us for the Opening Night Celebration of Spring Season at Home and partake in festivities celebrating the culmination LEVYdance's 10th Anniversary Year.
Spring Season at Home is gathering of favorite works from the company’s first decade, freshly re-imagined into an evening-length experience, June 13-16, 2013. Presented on custom-built stages and catwalks on Heron Street, the South of Market alley where LEVYstudio is located, the selection celebrates the roots of what critics call “daring, densely layered, kinesthetically detailed, and emotionally intense choreography.” Spring Season at Home will navigate viewers through the “athletic and lyrical, brainy and sexy” choreographic landscape of Benjamin Levy’s artistry.
The Opening Night Celebration on June 13 extends Spring Season at Home into a full evening block party and VIP event celebrating the culmination of LEVYdance's 10th Anniversary Year. Click here for tickets for performances June 14-16, 8:30pm.
Pre-Show Block Party
Food Trucks * Libations * Silent Auction * DJ Neel Boyett
Spring Season at Home Performance
Full-length LEVYdance Performance
With California soul band Midtown Social
Pre-show exclusive access to LEVYstudio with hors d'oeuvres, open bar, LEVYdance alumni performance
Post-show exclusive access to LEVYstudio with champagne and dessert
- General Admission: Pre-show Block Party, Spring Season at Home performance, and After-Party
- Friend: all of the above + admission to Dessert Lounge
- VIP Patron: all of the above + admission to VIP Lounge + program recognition
- VIP Benefactor: all of the above + reserved seating for Spring Season at Home performance
VIP Patron and Benefactor tickets include a tax-deductible donation to LEVYdance for the price of the ticket less $75 worth of goods and services.
LEVYdance is soliciting items for the Silent Auction portion of this event that will be accessbile to all event attendees. Please consider a tax-deductible donation to the auction, read our letter of request, and submit the donation form today.
The performance is outside, please dress appropriately.
ATTIRE: SoMa-chic Cocktail
GETTING HERE: You are encouraged to take public transportation. The location is close to Civic Center for BART and Muni rail, as are buses 12, 49, 14, and more. Google map your directions here.
PARKING: Street parking is available & free after 6pm on all near streets.
2013 CELEBRATION COMMITTEE
Giselle Bosc, Chair
Sam Leftwich, Honorary Chair
Christopher Hojin Lee
Mary Margaret Pack
Spring Season at Home SPONSORS:
Richard & Elizabeth Fullerton
Spring Season at Home was made possible, in part, through generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the Fleishhacker Family Foundation, and Dancers' Group's Lighting Artists in Dance Award. Spring Season at Home's media sponsor is Red Carpet Bay Area.
LEVYdance is supported by the David and Laura Merage Foundation, the Paul and Elisabeth Merage Family Foundation, Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, the San Francisco Arts Commission, and corporate sponsors Barefoot Wine & bubbly and JetBlue.
When & Where
LEVYdance’s mission is to create art that ignites awareness of our shared human experience. The company is based in San Francisco's SOMA district at LEVYstudio. Founded in 2002 by Artistic Director Benjamin Levy, LEVYdance is a recognized performing arts organization with a distinct aesthetic described as "athletic and lyrical, brainy and sexy" (Dance Magazine). Levy's signature aesthetic is a vibrant landscape of physical action and reaction - under his direction, dance artists express personal narrative in physical currents, engaging and responding in cinematic scenarios of human intimacy.
Beyond performing in traditional venues, LEVYdance also creates installation performance experiences that seek to redefine the relationship between performer and audience. The company has blended new media and dance into an installation that invited the audience inside the performance space, performed as a flash mob at public outdoor sites, and seated audience members and dancers together at banquet tables for an interactive performance experience. LEVYdance's performance of ROMP was named one of the Bay Area's "Top Ten Dance Moments of 2011" by the San Francisco Chronicle and in 2013 LEVYdance received an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Performance for their 2012 production of Low Down.