Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Desi Mundo: muralist and founder of Community Rejuvenation Project.
Mundo told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.
Vespertine Circus will perform their new work, Hinge, at the Great Star Theatre in San Francisco Friday, 11/13 through Sunday, 11/15. Hinge is dually about a “comedic circus show” and the drama unfolding behind the scenes between the seven actors rehearsing the show. It features clowning, tight wire dance, juggling, contortion, and other circus acts.
MUNDO: I just get amazed by the level of dramatic effect, combined with the costumes and stage production; It’s always mind-blowing to see these circus performances.
The documentary Romeo is Bleeding is showing Thursday, 11/12 through Sunday, 11/15 at the Napa Valley Film Festival. The film follows spoken word artist, Donte Clark, as he and other writers from Richmond Artists with Talent (RAW Talent) create and rally community support for a production of Romeo and Juliet that is tuned to the conflict between neighborhoods in Richmond, California.
MUNDO: They really have incredible skills; These are real Richmond folks and it’s a real Richmond story.
Corner 14, the Destiny Muhammad Anniversary Concert, happens on Sunday, 11/15 at The Malonga Casquelourd Center for The Arts in Oakland. Muhammad, a harpist and singer, assembles a cast of writers and musicians to exalt important figures in Bay Area history.
MUNDO: Corner 14 is literally about the corner of 14th and Alice [streets]. I’m really excited to see them perform and do something that’s related to this community.