Blind Tiger Society

Blind Tiger boasts a dance argot built from Artistic Director Bianca Cabrera’s insatiable desire for performance that is palpable, visceral, wild and relatable. Cabrera promotes a strong, queer, Latina vision that results in works that spark controversy, create complicated conversations and affirms the often perplexing human experience. Blind Tiger Society is discipline and virtuosity running the contemporary dance gamut from graceful to gruesome, from refined to homespun. Unadulterated physical vocabulary matched with unpredictable partnering creates an atmosphere of adventure and potency. Blind Tiger’s repertoire is emotive and sensual while it’s virtuosic physicality is relevant and timely. 

Porter

Porter uses the singular history of West Oakland rail workers to create a dance considering the widespread poetics of history, belonging, change and invention. Porter is an abstract story about the elusiveness of change and what is left behind after all that has rushed in slowly begins to disappear. Using physical themes of locomotion, coming, going, union, and isolation, Porter examines the aftermath of abundance, embodies the green that bursts upward out of rubble, and imitates cycles of prosperity and inclusivity. Particularly inspired by the now uninhabitable 16th Street Train Station in West Oakland, Blind Tiger imagines the stories inside those walls as physical fables. This lonely relic in West Oakland was completed in 1912 to accommodate the city’s surging population in the wake of the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco.

Available for touring and/or commission.

CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY AND DIRECTION
Bianca Cabrera

PAST PERFORMERS
Bianca Cabrera
Rebecca Morris
Odessa Avianna Perez
Emma Jane Salmon
Nell Suttles
Ali Weeks

ORIGINAL SCORE
Ben Juodvalkis

LIGHTING DESIGN
Joe Landini

COSTUME DESIGN
Joanne Witzkowski

STYLIST
Coco Miletti

Past performances

PERFORMANCE PREMIERE
SAFEHOUSE ARTS' 8TH ANNUAL SUMMER PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL

ODC Theater
San Francisco, CA
July, 2015