Monday, September 19, 2016

Push Up Something Hidden presents “SoMa Now and Then,” a new dance-walking tour choreographed and performed by Joe Landini, November 12-December 4 in S.F.

The Push Up Something Hidden (P.U.S.H) dance company presents “SoMa Now and Then.” A dance performance and walking tour, it's led and performed by artist Joe Landini, who recounts personal stories and uses choreographed movement, to tell of his journey through the SoMa neighborhood and the transition of its queer culture, from when leather ruled to the current tech boom atmosphere.

Conceived and directed by Amy Lewis, the founding artistic director of P.U.S.H., with choreography by Landini, the one-hour dance-walking tour begins at the Eagle Tavern in SoMa.

Artist Joe Landini. Photo by Robbie Sweeny

"SoMa, Now and Then," corresponds with the San Francisco Board of Supervisor's preliminary plans to designate a section of the SoMa neighborhood as a "LGBTQ Social Heritage Special Use District," on Folsom Street between 3rd and 12th streets. It's part of an effort to preserve the history of the area as a base for the city's leather community at a time when iconic gay nightlife venues have closed. 

3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, November 12 through December 4. Tour begins at Eagle Tavern, 398 12th St., S.F. Tour limited to 25 ticket holders. For mature audiences due to language and imagery. 

Tickets" $20 per person. (800) 838-3006,

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