Brand New High-Way
Sini Anderson, BITCH, Natalie Agee & Rebecca Stronger of Lava NYC, Amiee Norwich, and Luke Woodward.

June 15 – 18 at 8:00pm
SomArts Theater

Tickets: $10-$20 sliding scale

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Amiee Norwich, Rebecca Stronger, Sini Anderson, Natalie Agee, Bitch
photo by Nancy Brooks Brody

Sini Anderson returns to SF with Brand New High-Way a collaborative performance created and performed with New York City artists Natalie Agee and Rebecca Stronger of ‘Lava.’ Live music by Bitch, Aimee Norwich and Larry Simonitsch, Video by Luke Woodward & Sini A.  Trapeze, acrobats, music, video projection, and words: All heartfelt, all Live; All for our ‘Brand New High-Way’

Brand New High-Way is a collaborative project among seven travelers trying to find their individual yet collective, new road home.

Strangers, artists, lovers, activists, friends.

Blood pumping, shallow breathing, constantly thinking, and human.

A zigzag map, winding roads in unexpected places, bodies meeting and flipping, reflectors posing as stars, trapezes hanging from pitch black sky’s, and speed, a forest off a road, a fretless bass, trying to find some grace, putting on the brakes, a fiddle and a girl and a bow, computers translating forms from 3 different cities, cameras finding wet pavement, projectors aiming super-high,
And words,
Attempting to describe feelings for which there are none.
And sound,
And light,
And hope for the optimistic with no hope.
This is our ‘Brand New High-Way’

Bitch opens with her new band The Exciting Conclusion on Thursday and Sunday night; Friday & Saturday, Alessandra Ogren & Cohdi Harrel in ‘Escape Artist’ ( from wise fool/ one rail road circus santa fe, nm)

SINI ANDERSON
Sini Anderson is a Performance Artist, Producer and Director who lives in both San Francisco and New York City. She has been performing and touring her work for over a decade. She was the Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Sister Spit and Sister Spit’s Ramblin Road Show from 1995 to 2001 from 2001-2006 she was the artistic director of the non-profit by the same name. Anderson has been a resident artist of The National Queer Arts Festival from 2000-2006 and this is her finial year. In 2005-06 Anderson did a residency in NYC with Brooklyn’s all women dance/ acrobatic trope ‘Lava’ the show ‘(w)HOLE ran at the Flea theater in Tribeca for seven weeks with rave reviews. Anderson has collaborated and performed with some of the countries leading underground artist’s including Kathleen Hanna and Johanna Fateman (LeTigre) Kaia Wilson (The Butchies) Amy Ray of (The Indigo Girls) Bitch, Dorothy Allison, Alice Walker, Patti Smith and more. Her work has been supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission, The Horizons Foundation, Theatre Bay Area’s Cash Program, The California Arts Council, Grants for the Arts San Francisco, Open Meadows, The Women’s Foundation, and the Astraea Foundation. Anderson tours her work six months of every year.

Anderson has also been a Chief Curator and Artistic Director for The National Queer Arts Festival, a Co-Producer for the Nectar Stage at San Francisco’s Pride, President of the board of directors for the Harvey Milk Inst., and Co-Chair of the board of directors for The Queer Cultural Center. When Anderson is not making shows, she works in Independent Film on such projects as By Hook or By Crook, Mango Kiss, Jaded Consumer Looking for Something More, Fumbling Towards Rock, the Miriam and Helen Story, and Maggots and Men.

BITCH
After selling-out an extended 5-week residency in NYC, feminist folk hero  BITCH will be rocking San Francisco with her new band, The Exciting Conclusion, which was formed in a thunderous collaboration with The L Word‘s Daniela Sea.

A forerunner in the movement of performance art and minimalist rock, Bitch’s live performances are wild, personable and outspoken.  Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls says, “I have seen Bitch turn the toughest crowds and inspire the most cynical minds.  She has a serious vision, but she is not afraid to be irreverent, and she is not afraid to entertain.” Alternating between violin, bass and ukulele, she is known for her bold stage persona, wild fashion sense, and expert musicianship.

Bitch has toured around the world as a solo artist and as half of the wildy popular duo, Bitch and Animal.  She has released four albums, two on Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records.  Her upcoming solo debut, Make This/Break This, will be released on Kill Rock Stars this fall, and was featured on Showtime’s The L Word. She just completed a cross-country tour opening for Amy Ray, and will be headlining The Michigan Women’s Music Festival this summer.

As an actress, Bitch can be seen in the upcoming feature film Shortbus, directed by John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig & the Angry Inch.)