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Body Church: Abundance

Nona Fender & the Benders present:

Body Church: Abundance

Nona Fender & The Benders, Eenor Wildeboar, Arcus Tenebrae, Lali Wilde, Majestic Beast, Narayan Zion, Ama Nkwa, OSA Poetry Slammers, Acrobatic Musical Magic, Live art with Natasha Re & Kaia deOcampo

Fri, November 25, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Chapel

San Francisco, CA

$15 adv, $25 door, $40 VIP

This event is all ages

A Benefit for the Standing Rock water protectors!

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A celebration of the sacred profane via interactive soundscape, dance, ritual, performance, madcap mayhem, rebel ruckus & community revival

Xeno Glossya
Xeno Glossya
I AmAndA is a Conceptual Opera Artist who humanizes high art w/ innovative technology; synthesizing relevant content w/ post modern surreality. Amanda calls upon extended vocal techniques, improvised movement, & embodied presence to ritualize performance as she guides her audience into an alternate reality. Recent projects include a private performance for Deepok Chopra, her living art installation “Human Cake Doll” for the Fresh Arts Gala, a VR Launch Party for Oculus Rift, & a live interactive performance at the Contemporary Arts Museum (Houston) that “still has guests talking about the most unusual, captivating entertainment imaginable.”(CultureMap).

In addition to bringing experimental opera to the SF tech scene as an artist in residence for The Glint, I AmAndA is recognized as one of the pioneers in bridging the gap between heart centered embodiment & technological optimism by weaving together raw vocals & fierce movement into customized interactive performances. Her collaborative work has been reviewed by leading publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time Out New York, Textura, AMFM magazine, & the Houston Press.
Mama Crow
Mama Crow
A New York native & Nor Cal transplant, this songstress evokes listeners on a deep, soul level. Her sound is a mix of rhythmic, funky finger picking & string slapping, guttural blues belts & quick lyrical flow w/ insidious phrasing.

Peruvian/Spanish/Irish/Puerto Rican/Native American hybrid- born Carmen Marie Gutierrez, later to take on the name and medicine of the Crow. A genre bending fusion of jazz, R&B, Hip Hop, Neo-soul, Folk-experimental. Vocally, she is like a love-child of Feist/Lauryn Hill/Nai Palm of Hiatus Kaiyote. Also bringing Scarlet Crow w/ Marya Starke.
Nona Fender & The Benders
Nona Fender & The Benders
NONA FENDER & the BENDERS is a radically inclusive live music & movement experience that playfully weaves the sacred & profane for a freakquency raising celebration of life in a body!
A real “class-act” & a rockin, booty shakin good time for all! Nona Fender leads a safe yet uproarious experience for all levels of class. Nona’s mission is to encourage all to feel good in body & community. Rockstar Yoga w/ Nona Fender is sonically elevated by EEnor (Les Claypool, Yard Dogs Road Show) & is often supported by a live rhythm section & electronic elements. The Benders raucous whimsy carries you high & low in waves of musical ecstasy, deep reflection, and down & dirty playful wildness. The mundane will be transcended. Familiar poses become brand new adventures. Opportunities for expression reveal space for outrageous expansion…Yoga naysayers will be converted, the pious will party!
Eenor Wildeboar
Eenor Wildeboar
Eenor is a many dimensional multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and performer who has been received enthusiastically by audiences all over Europe and America. he's enjoyed many musical adventures from touring Europe with Plainfield (an infamous S.F.punk band) , to studying with Indian Sarod master Ali Akbar Khan, to rocking the nation with Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade. You’ve heard his guitar on the soundtrack of comedy central’s Southpark for years. Eenor also recently toured worldwide for many years with The Yard Dog Road Show... an innovative cabaret cartoon ride through America’s past and future.
Arcus Tenebrae
Arcus Tenebrae
Emerging from the fringes of west coast bass culture, and the beating heart of the avant-garde theatrical underground - Arcus Tenebrae ushers in a groundbreaking incarnation of sonic fusion and live performance. Hailing from the mountain peaks of Nevada City CA, F’kir Eldercake (of Dreamshovel, Bad Unkl Sista, and Noizshape) has joined forces with Tiare Tashnick a.k.a. NagaSIta of international Temple Tribal fame to create Arcus Tenebrae. This arcane faction of symbiotic experimentation weaves a 5th dimensional tapestry of electronic esoterica, and seeks to redefine living theatre as we know it.
Lali Wilde
Lali Wilde
lali wilde is a raw child superstar who likes to sing and play ukulele and make movies and doodle and spin in circles and pet cats and bite things and cast spells and enjoy classic cinema and experimental music. she aims to live her life fully compassionate towards all beings while remaining completely surreal and ethereal. the voices in her head produce an odd mixture of folk punk, electronic, singer-songwriter, hip hop and something else that was lost in the time space continuum. She studied at OSA as a vocal musician and literary artist. She has had celebrated experience as an intern in filmaking, songwriting, and environmental and feminist activism. she recently released her first album, this is her debut performance!
Majestic Beast
Majestic Beast
retro future primal post modern live action drum & bass ensemble
Narayan Zion
Narayan Zion
Ama Nkwa
Ama Nkwa
Ama is a spiritual shit kicker; a wake up call.
A loving bridge between the spiritual and the physical...
She had a spiritual transformation years ago...
She is a Healer. Now her mission, her calling, her gift to the planet is to be a healing balm to hurting souls everywhere..
Ama Nkwa is fiery jaw dropping performance artist who speaks right to your soul! She is also an Intuitive Life Coach and clairvoyant medium hypnotherapist. She has studied for over 30 years from many different teachers including Tony Robbins, learning Hypnosis and NLP. She has studied here in the states and South America learning different healing practices, she has over 25 years of training and experience which informs her current practice as an Intuitive Healer and Coach
OSA Poetry Slammers
OSA Poetry Slammers
Oakland School of the Arts is just the most epic high school to ever exist and their slam team has conquered all regional slam teams endlessly. Check them out - they'll kick off the night and maybe do some tweeners too..
Acrobatic Musical Magic
Acrobatic Musical Magic
Acrobatic Musical Magic - are the joined forces of Nikki Borodi and her partner Link Zampino bringing entertainment you've never seen before. Watch Nikki perform her signature "Acrolele" strumming her ukulele and singing while Link juggles her on his feet! This visually stunning acrobatic, music, and vocal performance is guaranteed to make audiences giggle with delight! Some previous happy audiences include TedxBerkeley, Google and Lucas Films.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com