Thank you to the artists who applied for
the 27th Annual West Wave Dance Festival!
You will hear from SAFEhouse Arts April 30th
SAFEhouse Arts presents West Wave Dance Festival 27 as an opportunity to explore it’s new home in the Tenderloin. San Francisco recently recognized a portion of the Tenderloin, including 145 Eddy Street, as the city's GLBTrans Cultural District. SAFEhouse Arts recognizes the complexity of our new neighborhood. West Wave 27 intends to respect and pay tribute to the rich culture that is already present on the streets and inside the building of the Tea Room by activating specific sites in the neighborhood with performances. SAFEhouse Arts is looking for performance artists (classically trained dancers, drag queens, and post-contemporary artists alike) to create site specific work within a ten minute walking distance of 145 Eddy Street. Audience members will participate in a walking tour that includes site specific performance exploring historical aspects of the neighborhood. Artists interested in participating in West Wave Dance Festival 27 must identify a location they are interested in activating. The SAFEhouse Festival Coordinator will assist in securing locations and then decide the order of the performances. Pieces can be no longer than ten minutes in a specific location. We will be prioritizing applicants that creatively utilize historical aspects of the neighborhood within their work. West Wave will showcase a diversity of artists to reflect the diversity of people in our new neighborhood.