San Francisco International Arts Festival

Through Jun 5th

Taught with tension, “AiME” explores the connection between self-image and appearance, and the surrounding emotions that arise because of this dynamic — inner tautness, anger and sorrow through music. Featuring Surya Berthomieux in collaboration with the Musical Art Quintet, the performance will arrive at a place where the fight to acceptance ends in love.

French-American choreographer and dancer Surya Berthomieux will perform a new 30 minute solo work — “AiME” — accompanied by the Musical Art Quintet, with an original score by Sascha Jacobsen. The piece by Berthomieux is about the struggle of self-image and appearances, and takes the audience through a journey of emotion, inner tautness, anger and sorrow — and delivers them at the state of self-acceptance and love. The second half of the program will feature new compositions and arrangements by Sascha Jacobsen for the Musical Art Quintet.

These performances by Surya Berthomieux and the Musical Art Quintet are are hosted by Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival, which runs from May 19 – June 5 exclusively at FMCAC. The Festival features over 100 performances by 50 different ensembles, as well as an expansive arts exhibition celebrating 100 years of the Dada Movement. Get discounts on tickets to see multiple shows at the Festival by buying a Festival pass. More details here.

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