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. 

wreckage

Wreckage is built from the sensations and memories of Cabrera’s youth as a soldier’s daughter. The dark underbelly of the piece is the midnight marches of three sisters, propelled by the drunk and dangerous orders of an unsettled character. Motifs of aggression and survival to inform the physical vocabulary of this work. Wreckage sees the quartet of heroines become soldiers in their own battles: Contact Improvisation becomes combat; formation and unison become militaristic maneuvers; extension, release and expression become catharsis. The intimate space allowed us to fill the theater with evocative images and states of chaos juxtaposed with strict order. Wreckage highlighted athletic, technical dance that Blind Tiger is known for, while also bringing in strong elements of contact improvisation and an installation like setting and performance energy. 

Available for touring and/or commission.

CONCEPT CHOREOGRAPHY AND DIRECTION
Bianca Cabrera

PAST PERFORMERS
Bianca Cabrera
Mallory Markham
Carmen Serber
Becca Welna

ORIGINAL SCORE
Ben Juodvalkis

COSTUME DESIGN
Annika Bee Costumery

LIGHTING DESIGN
Joe Landini

past performances

SAFEHOUSE ARTS' THE GARAGE
San Francisco, CA
2013