Race: Stories from the Tenderloin

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  1. Welcome + Spirit in the Dark

  2. Stories from the Tenderloin

  3. Listen to the Gun

  4. Silver Sonic

  5. Leroy’s Story

  6. Kim’s Story

  7. Crazy Black Woman

  8. The Freedom Song

  9. Samantha’s Dance

  10. Simone’s Dance

  11. Wanda’s Story

  12. Gathering

The development of RACE is supported by Dancers' Group ONSITE program, the Bernard Osher Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, Zellerbach Family Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, Grants for the Arts, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, California Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Special thanks to EastSide Arts Alliance; The Gubbio Project and St. Boniface Church: Laura Slattery, Tina Christopher, Father Franklin Fong; Larkin Street Youth Services: Bridget Huston, Brandon Wiley, Craig Lahti, and crew.

Created by NAKA Dance Theater’s José Navarrete and Debby Kajiyama with Shakiri and Kevin O’Connor in residence with the ABD/Skywatchers Ensemble at the Tenderloin National Forest

Original music and music director: David Molina

Video: Steven Sanchez, Jason O’Hara, and Carla Orendorff

Screen construction: Mirah Moriarty

Performer-collaborators: Warren Chatman, Wanda Edwards, Firefly, Donel Fuller, June Johnson, Samantha Kuykendall, Rennon Mahriano, Kim Mays, Simone Nalls, Hector Torres, Michael Turner, Jr., Duane Sears, Xehroit Daschaine/Silver Sonic, Leroy Staples, Steve Tanksley, and Jerry Tubis, Rita Whittaker.

Guernica Art in the Gallery: Melanin Buford with MF Urbi, Trinidad Escobar and José Navarrete