Drawing from their investigation of Allen Ginsberg's poetry, 11 actors animate SFMOMA with a cycle of song, gesture, and movement that challenges the conventions of theater-based performance. Ginsberg's words flow through blues, rock, pop, opera, and even punk idioms as the performers themselves flow through the audience. Electric Party Songs creates a social space for new encounters with Ginsberg, American music, and the space of the museum. The program also includes a screening of films by and about Ginsberg, and Meatpaper magazine welcomes spring with an edible flowers-themed "Food & Thought" event in the Rooftop Garden.
Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards present Electric Party Songs
Thursday, April 21, 2011, 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. Meatpaper magazine and Blue Bottle Coffee present "Food & Thought"
6:30 p.m. Curator talk
7:00 p.m. Screening: Allen Ginsberg home movies
9:00 p.m. Performance by Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards
Image: Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards; photo: Aram Jibilian