SF Performances PIVOT: The Living Earth Show and Post:ballet

Presented by San Francisco Performances

The Living Earth Show and Post:ballet perform the World Premiere of Lyra, a new collaborative production featuring the music of composer Samuel Adams, the movement of choreographer Vanessa Thiessen, the direction of Robert Dekkers, and the cinematography of Benjamin Tarquin. Rooted in the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, Lyra delves into today's most urgent questions regarding empathy, technology, and our relationship to the natural world. Created both in quarantine and in person, Lyra weaves together the digital and the physical through a seamless, highly collaborative synthesis of dance, live music, projected film, and Meyer Sound's new spatial sound technology Spacemap Go.

Post:ballet is led by Dekkers and Resident Choreographer Vanessa Thiessen, whose collaborative approach to dance making gives all of the artists involved the opportunity to share in the investigation and contribute to the development of a new work, resulting in productions that are "decidedly daring and always beautifully performed" (SF Arts Monthly).

The Living Earth Show-guitarist Travis Andrews and percussionist Andy Meyerson-is a megaphone and canvas for the world's most progressive artists. One of the premiere contemporary chamber ensembles in the United States, The Living Earth Show exists to push the boundaries of technical and artistic possibility while amplifying voices, perspectives, and bodies that the classical music tradition has often excluded. 

City: San Francisco
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Program Items

Lyra (World Premiere)


Samuel Adams Composer
Benjamin Tarquin Filmmaker
Robert Dekkers Director
Vanessa Thiessen Choreographer

Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater

Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater

401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States