Good Strong Hands

(World Premiere, March 2018)

A multi-disciplinary study on presence and absence; the ephemeral and material; cats lost in the woods. Arletta Anderson & Adam Smith collaborate with Eric Garcia and Melissa Lewis to deconstruct the ongoing concert between permanence and impermanence.

Inspired by the philosophy of Derrida and the science behind how the brain fills in gaps of information, Good Strong Hands blends personal narrative, humor, and abstraction. The experience of absence is both questioned and celebrated through spoken word, live sound and music, task, and dance.

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photo by Robbie Sweeny

We are Arletta Anderson & Adam Smith. Making work is a practice of artistic rigor and we strive to bring forth elements of both the mundane and the virtuosic. We look to probe traditional notions of audience and performer, engaging the viewer as an active participant in the happening of the event. We remember the experience on the stage as not far from the experience on the street and the audience an equal contributor to the evolution of a work.

UPCOMING EVENTS

THE INFINITE WRENCH
(Adam)
Ashby Stage | Berkeley, CA
FEB 14-15, 2018

After a year-long hiatus, Adam rejoins the San Francisco Neo-Futurists for their ongoing, ever-changing attempt at irreverent theatre, The Infinite Wrench. A special show at the Ashby Stage in Berkeley.

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GOOD STRONG HANDS
(Arletta & Adam)
CounterPulse | San Francisco, CA
MAR 16 at 7pm & MAR 18 at 2pm, 2018

A multi-disciplinary study on presence and absence; the ephemeral and material; cats lost in the woods. Catch the world premiere at CounterPulse, as part of SF MoMA’s Limited Edition festival.

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THEATRE SHOW
(Arletta & Adam)
BGSU | Bowling Green, OH
MAR 24, 2018

A woman enters–she is, until this moment, a mystery. What happens next is very real and probably true. Adam’s fringe favorite visits his alma mater, plus workshops with Arletta & Adam.

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andersmith co is a fiscally sponsored project of Dancers’ Group.

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