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      SF Performances Presents The Day with Maya Beiser and Wendy Whelan in San Francisco

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      February 27, 2020 - February 28, 2020

      Thursday   7:30 PM - Friday 9:30 PM

      401 Van Ness Avenue
      San Francisco, California 94102

      SF Performances Presents The Day with Maya Beiser and Wendy Whelan

      Feb 27 & 28, 2020, 7:30 PM

      Ground-breaking dancer Wendy Whelan, legendary choreographer Lucinda Childs, renowned cellist/creative producer Maya Beiser and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang partner for the Bay Area premiere of The Day. The bold, collaborative evening is a sensory exploration of interconnected human journeys-life and the eternal-as seen through the shared languages of music and dance.

      Wendy Whelan, widely considered one of the world's leading dancers, began dance lessons at the age of three with Virginia Wooton in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. At the age of eight, she performed as a mouse in the Louisville Ballet's production of The Nutcracker. From that first performance, she was smitten. "Once I got to perform-to see the dancers and to have an orchestra playing right there in the pit, and see stage makeup, see the costume designs up close-once I knew ballet was a collaborative effort for all of these incredible artists, that's when I knew I wanted to do it for the rest of my life."

      Describing renowned cellist, producer, and multifaceted artist Maya Beiser, the New York Times writes, "The adventurous Ms. Beiser has been called the 'cello goddess,' which is not hyperbole: She summons from her instrument an emotional power so stirring that even the most stoic audience members risk turning into sobbing sacks of flesh." Passionately forging her artistic path through uncharted territories, Maya Beiser has been captivating audiences worldwide, bringing a bold and unorthodox presence to contemporary classical music, experimenting with various musical styles, and defying conventional norms with her boundary-crossing performances. Hailed as "the reigning queen of avant-garde cello" by The Washington Post, she has been called a "cello rock star," by Rolling Stone and praised as "a force of nature," by The Boston Globe.

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      Phone: 415-392-2545

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      Cost: $45/$55/$65.

      Categories: Performing Arts

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