[LESS INFO] 124 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 10/04/07
Have you ever wondered how theater companies take an idea and make it into a performance? Spark visits the African-American Shakespeare Company as they update the classic story of "Beauty and the Beast" for a contemporary audience. Original air date: August 2003.
[LESS INFO] 108 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 08/30/07
Living in an age of information overload, Scott Kildall sees a cultural shift moving towards a media information economy. Spark accompanies Kildall as he works on his ongoing video project called "Something to Remind Me." Original air date: July 2007.
[LESS INFO] 124 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 08/02/07
Cultures collide in the work of Julio Cesar Morales, an artist offering hisinterpretation of a post-apocalyptic city based on his experiences growingup on the border of California and Mexico. Spark catches up with Morales to chat about his installation "There's Gonna Be Sorrow"" at Galeria de la Raza. Original air date: July 2007.
[LESS INFO] 127 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 07/19/07
After 25 years of running Berkeley Ballet Theater, there is no sign of Sally Streets slowing down. Spark catches up with Streets while she prepares the Berkeley Ballet Theater for their annual spring performance. Original air date: July 2007.
[LESS INFO] 178 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 06/21/07
San Francisco artist Josephine Taylor makes large-scale drawings in pencil and ink. Her work is narrative and is related to being in the dream state and recalling childhood memories. Spark visits Taylor in her studio to see the process behind her imagery. Original air date: May 2007.
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Spark visits with Jess Curtis/Gravity as they premiere a work called "Under the Radar" at San Francisco's counterPULSE. "Under the Radar" is a cabaret piece focusing on the issues of visibility, ability and disability and features an international cast of disabled and non-disabled performers. Original air date: May 2007.
[LESS INFO] 263 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 05/24/07
British-born, San Francisco artist Susannah Bettag often adapts symbols from other cultures and time periods to create her own vernacular. Spark visits Bettag as she prepares for her debut solo show, "Vanitas Baby," at the Frey Norris Gallery. Original air date: April 2007.
[LESS INFO] 158 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 05/17/07
Spark visits with dancer Manuelito Biag, who is the artistic director of SHIFT>>> Physical Theater, as they work on "The Shape of Poison," which was inspired by the Tibetan Buddhist teachings of Klesha, the emotional obstacles to enlightenment. Original air date: April 2007.
[LESS INFO] 126 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 05/10/07
Event designer Stanlee Gatti is known to throw some of the biggest parties in San Francisco featuring some of his amazing floral arrangements. Spark visited with Gatti as he explained his intent behind "ONE: An Earth Installation at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco. Original air date: March 2007.
[LESS INFO] 151 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 05/03/07
Rene Garcia Jr. has been re-imagining popular art in many different ways, but it's his large format sculptural glitter paintings that have gotten the most attention recently. Spark visits him in his dazzling studio that any grade school class would envy. Original air date: March 2007.
[LESS INFO] 154 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 04/19/07
Ruth Zaporah's improvisational acting technique is known as "Action Theater," and it encourages freedom of movement, language and mind in improvisation. Spark drops in on one of her classes to see Zaporah and her students at work. Original air date: June 2003.