Prescription Drug Nation | April 13-16, 2017, ODC Theater, San Francisco

Prescription Drug Nation

A music and dance exploration of our closest chemical companions

April 13-16, 2017, ODC Theater, San Francisco

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Music & Concept: Aaron Gervais
Choreography: Michelle Fletcher
with Mobius Trio & Here Now Dance Collective

Performance Dates
Thursday, April 13, 2017, 8:00pm
Friday, April 14, 2017, 8:00pm
Saturday, April 15, 2017, 8:00pm
Sunday, April 16, 2017, 2:00pm

Made possible in part through the generous support of the San Francisco Arts Commission, Russ Irwin, and the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation.

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ODC Theater, 3153 17th Street, San Francisco CA 94110

About Prescription Drug Nation

Prescription Drug Nation shows you the effects of six commonly overused or abused prescription drugs, interpreted through music and dance. Learn more:

The Inspiration

Daily pharmaceutical use is so prevalent that we hardly notice it. Yet everyone’s lives have been touched by these powerful drugs—whether for good or for bad.

Prescription Drug Nation pushes this chemical relationship into the foreground, using immersive music and riveting dance to help us see our own personal experiences in a new light.

No matter where you stand on pharmaceuticals, Prescription Drug Nation offers you an intimate, transformative experience on a deeply personal level.

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About the Team

Composer Aaron Gervais

Based in San Francisco, composer Aaron Gervais enjoys frequent performances of his work by leading ensembles and presenters in North America and Europe. He draws upon humor, quotation, pop music influences, and found materials to create work that spans the sombre to the slapstick, inspiring a range of critical reactions from “unique, unsettling” to “this is just really great fun” and “I cried tears of laughter.”

Choreographer Michelle Fletcher

Michelle Fletcher is a director, choreographer and dance filmmaker. Fletcher founded Here Now Dance Collective in 2008 in San Francisco and consistently creates new work with the company, both in SF and NYC. Widely recognized for her installation, multimedia, and postmodern research-driven work, Fletcher focuses most of her choreographic efforts on the Collective, which is frequently engaged to perform in venues across the country.

Mobius Trio

Described by the eminent Sergio Assad as “the most inventive and exciting young guitar ensemble today,” Mobius Trio was formed in 2010 by guitarists Robert Nance, Mason Fish, and Matthew Holmes-Linder. The Trio exclusively performs music that they have commissioned or arranged, which to date has led to collaborations with over three dozen composers. Represented by Ariel Artists, Mobius Trio performs frequently and tours internationally.

Here Now Dance Collective

The work of Here Now Dance Collective is rooted in the performance of contemporary dance, but not exempt from video, multimedia, full-length installations, and post-modern environments/landscapes. Since HNDC’s inception, the company has produced multiple evening-length works, participated in over a hundred curated theater/gallery performances, danced in a variety of festivals, and reached over 100,000 people throughout the United States and worldwide with their dance for camera films.