Imaginative dance takes shape at Kunst-Stoff Arts and the Garage
Adoniou and the gorgeous Constantine Baecher, a former Royal Danish Ballet dancer, paired up for The Excruciating Death of St. Sebastian. One is dark and older, the other blond and tall, so the tracing of their relationship started on a note of difference. Their give and take began intertwined, as if they were asleep, and grew into teasing and tenderness, shot through with exploration and exuberance. Finally, with the help of a cane, the piece moved into darker territory. My tolerance for watching pain — real or pretend, received or given — is just about zero. Still, this was fine work.
KUNST-STOFF ARTS FEST 2013
Through June 7, most events $10-$15
One Grove, SF
NATIONAL QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL
May 31-July 3 (various curated events)
715 Bryant, SF
Visit queerculturalcenter.org/NQAF for NQAF events at different venues.