For over a year The Living Earth Show, the duo of guitarist Travis Andrews and percussionist Andy Meyerson, has been working on a major joint project with Post:Ballet entitled Do Be. The project was first announced to the general public in conjunction with a fundraising event held at the Center for New Music in September of 2014. At that time it was projected that this evening-length synthesis of innovative contemporary dance and real-time video would be premiered during a weeklong residency at the ODC Theater in March of 2015. The plan was that the work would consist of six pieces, each created through a collaborative effort by Post:Ballet and The Living Earth Show.
The first of those six sections, “Tassel,” with music composed by Anna Meredith, was given its premiere in November of 2014 in a performance at Z Space. However, by last July The Living Earth Show had announced that there would be a premiere of “the fourth and final chapter,” “Family Sing-A-Long and Game Night,” composed by Nicole Lisée, taking place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Clearly there had been some delays in the project, probably involving changes in the content.
Yesterday The Living Earth Show announced that they would be giving their final preview at the beginning of next month. This will be the premiere of the piece entitled “Pasturing.” This will feature an original commissioned score by Jacob Cooper and choreography by Robert Dekkers, Artistic Director of Post:Ballet. It was also announced that the full-scale evening-length performance of Do Be would be presented at Z Space at the beginning of August of 2016.
“Pasturing” will be given only one performance. This will take place at Oasis, a bar that doubles as a performance venue located in that transitional area between South of Market and the Mission at 298 11th Street at the corner of Folsom Street. Doors will open at 7 p.m., the performance will begin at 8 p.m., and the piece is expected to run for about an hour. Admission will be $10, and tickets may be purchased in advance through an event page on the Oasis Web site. Only those of age 21 or older will be admitted.
In addition, those curious about this project should know that it will figure in the performance that The Living Earth Show has prepared for their contribution to SFMUSIC DAY, LIVE + FREE. Their slot will be at noon tomorrow (Sunday, October 25); and they will be playing in the Green Room of the San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building, located at 401 Van Ness Avenue, on the southwest corner of McAllister Street. During that slot they will feature an encore performance of “Family Sing-A-Long and Game Night.”