PUSH Dance Company to Stage World Premiere in Bay View Hunter’s Point

Award-winning choreographer, performance innovator and scholar Raissa Simpson and PUSH Dance Company partner with the Bayview Opera House to present the world premiere of The Motley Experiment, February 19-20.

Inspired by Jazz Age painter Archibald Motley’s life and work, Simpson’s evening-length, multimedia exploration of a very light-skinned Black woman who passes for white in social settings at the height of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance.

Featuring 10 dancers, an original score created and performed live by Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids and a digital landscape created by Simpson, performances will be given Saturday, February 19, at 1pm and 4 pm and Sunday, February 20 at 3:00pm at the Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third Street in San Francisco. Tickets are priced at audience choice of $10, $25 and $50 general admission.

Tickets can be purchased online at https://pushdance.org/motley .