Enjoy an evening of performing, literary, media and visual arts. Each month Eth-Noh-Tec hosts a plethora of local Bay Area talent. Eth-Noh-Tec, a kinetic story theater company will perform a selection from their repertoire of Asian mythology along with:
Cio Casteneda (spoken word artist) aka the Hiphop priest is a positive Emcee coming up out of San Francisco trying to make the world a better place in the name of the Universe. We met Cio on that stage at last years Art Expo in Golden Gate park, a festival of local talent of all art forms. Cio brand of spoken word and rapport with the audience is upbeat and positive as are his messages. His craft moves beyond the stage as he often features local guest artists to promote the local Hip Hop scene in the SF Bay Area through the radio program that he runs on the East Bay.
Na Leo Nahenahe (Hawaiian acapella choir): “Sweet Voices” was founded in 1999 by artistic director John Lehrack. Our current director is Leolani Grace Renaud. The purpose of the group is to promote and preserve Hawaiian language, culture and song through choral music. The chorus performs around the Bay Area, including at the annual Aloha Festival at the Presidio, the Makana o Hawai’o Festival in Hayward, the Metropolitan Community Church in the Castro and other places. The chorus has also performed with Hawaiian artists such as Patrick Landeza, Kawika Alfiche, Steven Espaniola, Pili Moreno, and Pulama. Current plans for the group include a tour and performances in Hawai’i and a professional CD recording.
Folawole Oyinlola (dancer) is a performance artist, choreographer, director and movement coach. Born in Chicago to Nigerian parents, lived there for a month then lived and performed in many countries before residing in San Francisco. Trained extensively with San Francisco ballet and with international artist of contemporary dance, theater, singing and improvisation. Folawole’s work is fully improvised and guided by audience interaction.
Rose Khor (Asian American filmmaker): The documentary “In Your Hawaiian Way,” directed by Rose Khor, embarks on a journey of discovery of the Mormon religion and its influence on Hawaiian culture. We are guided through a Polynesian living museum filled with cultural artifacts and “native” performers, a ukulele class learning pop Hawaiian melodies, and a tour through the Mormon Temple led by missionaries from Australia and China. This film looks deeply into lives of Hawaiians as they negotiate complex cultural, indigenous, and religious histories.
Lian Guow (writer) was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, then a Dutch colony known as the Netherlands’ East Indies. Her short stories and poems have appeared in Quietus Magazine, Writing for our Lives, Voices and Visions, The Highland’s Low Down and Reflections. Her Predicament, an earlier version of the first chapter of her novel, Only A Girl, was included in the 2006 anthology of the SF Writers Conference, Building Bridges from Writers to Readers. In her writing, Lian explores themes of human relationships, connection with animals, and fable-like fantasy. She is particularly interested in the lives and struggles of women.
The Salon is a unique arts experience!
What makes the salon so special is the not only the variety of artists and art forms presented, but also the post-performance dialogue where artist and audience engage in conversation about the creative process, upcoming performances, and other artistic projects in the community. To top off the evening, each Salon culminates in a social gathering garnished by lovely array of refreshments and all of this for the amazing unheard of admission sliding scale price of $5-$15 dollars (you choose the price that you can afford). Very recession friendly!
977 South Van Ness Ave
between 20th and 21st Street
close to 24th Street BART Station
$5-$15 sliding scale