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Eye of Leo Series – Future Life/23kg – October 25th and 26th, 2013

Eye of Leo Series:
Future Life/23kg

October 25th-26th/2013 – 8PM

What is the programer up to?

Sherwood engages with meeting aspects of his desires and how they become convergent travelogues of experience from several points of view. He opens a magic box, sees himself a younger boy filled with aspirations, and an older brother walking into himself and directly through the image into the future. It is a weaving of sorts that cannot be seen as performance except through one’s imagination.

It is the dancer’s attention we are tracking through this journey. This performance process is an engagement of layers pulled out of a suitcase, worn and turned inside out. It could be the way in which we wear our inner nature for all to see without realizing it.

What is it to pull apart the glue of emotions or string them up after a good washing only to ask the sunlight to do what it does for us all?

If Sherwood is 1 – I am Sherwood. 


Eye of Leo Series – C – May 10th and 11th, 2013

“With this work – i present all 3 as 1 and then we see the individuation of 1 into [all] aspects”  — Sara Shelton Mann

The EYE OF LEO – C – New solo Series by Sara Shelton Mann – As performed by Marintha (Mim) Tewksbury, Christine Bonansea and Rachael Lincoln –
Fri.–Sat., May 10th and 11th, 8pm – Joe Goode Annex – 401 Alabama Street (17th Street) San Francisco.

“C” For clown, child, concept, children, criteria, crowd of aspects wanting attention or hidden. C is for clarity.  A 2-day site specific performance at Joe Goode Annex – C is a collaborative triptych of solo performances created with performance artists Marintha (Mim) Tewksbury, Christine Bonansea and Rachael Lincoln, under direction by Sara Shelton Mann with sound by Norman Rutherford and light design by David Szlasa

3 women, different by nature and skill, create a hide and seek game of consciousness and while moving through their given and developed tendencies they create an architecture with the mind, the body, the space. A place where symbols and meaning flow outward and curve back into their bodies as an unspoken language or knowing.

This work functions with both a facade and a transparency as its target. Sometimes a mask cannot be removed. Sometimes a mask may be read as a series of locks and keys into the internal realm of a person.

C is a journey as a puzzle without beginning or end. It is framed in the present with all time condensed. It is a play upon the thoughts of the body/mind in interaction with the other, that part of the hidden personality – whether it be the sound of the feet running, a cough from a witness, a truck screeching to a halt or the wind rattling the windows. And so, we tread lightly into the soft tissue, the underbelly.

Tickets: $15 and up – Advance tickets highly recommended:

For updates and conversation please visit the facebook event page.

Eye of Leo Series – PETER – March 1st and 2nd, 2013

Eye of Leo Series – PETER
A collaborative Solo with Jesse Hewit, Sound by Robbie Beahrs and Video and Lights by David Szlasa

March 1st and 2nd, 2013 – 8pm
Joe Goode Annex
499 Alabama Street #150

Tickets $15 and up at BrownPaperTickets

Sara Shelton Mann Eye of Leo Series presents Peter, a solo piece – Peter is a collaboration by SARA SHELTON MANN, DIRECTOR | JESSE HEWIT, PERFORMER, ROBBIE BEAHRS, COMPOSER. and DAVID SZLASA, VIDEO /LIGHT DESIGNER





If I walk up the mountain, will it encourage the view? 
If I take the train, will I miss it?

9 heroes journeys – some overlap, some written into the future, others dark and light hands clutching a silver thread woven into a tapestry of tears. Beyond state there is a consciousness that tills that soil. Each collaboration is a specific process of self- inquiry and conversation. ( I meet myself in all aspects of life here. ) I lay myself out on the ground of receiving. Delicious. This is a 2-3 year process unfolding with an overview of the whole to be brought together as a mandala of magic.

9 performing artists, 3 architects of environment and 1 question:
Is Integration possible through intention, vibration? and neutrality?
(plus a lot of grace.)

In PETER, simple elements construct a game inside the mind as an electrical magnetism produces heat inside Jesse’s [Hewit] body.

From solo to solo bodies change shape, weight, size and meaning.

PETER is facing the stars.

I invite you into the journey. Perhaps we’ll share a meal together, watch that yellow yoke drop into the ocean or flag a shooting star.


Eye of Leo Series – Love of Emptiness – Nov 2nd and 3rd, 2013