20th ANNIVERSARY FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL

of transgender and queer performance

June 18-27, 2021
ONLINE & FREE & [CC]


WEEKEND ONE: June 18-20

#superFRESH

premieres & new work

[ON YOUTUBE LIVE]

‣ Fri June 18 @ 5pm PDT: #superFRESH Program 1

‣  Sat June 19 @ 5pm PDT: #superFRESH Program 2

‣  Sun June 20 @ 5pm PDT: #superFRESH Program 3

WEEKEND TWO: June 21-27

#reFRESH

past performances & archival footage

[AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND]

‣  #reFRESH Programs 1-3 (featuring past festival artists)

‣  #reFRESH Programs 4 & 5 (featuring our 2019 festival)

‣  #superFRESH Programs 1-3 (see Weekend One)


Fresh Meat Productions is celebrating our 20th Anniversary festival in a big way! We’ve expanded the festival to TWO weeks, commissioned all-NEW work especially for our Anniversary, scoured the archives to bring you gorgeous past performances, and are offering the entire festival to you for FREE! All programs are Closed-Captioned.

Join us for two weeks of exquisite, inspiring dance, theater and live music – featuring more than 40 ARTISTS & ENSEMBLES performing bachata, blues, bomba, sizzling hip-hop, jaw-dropping vogue, trans & queer mariachi, contemporary R&B, queer dance-theater … along with award-winning wordsmith poets, disabled dance pioneers, world champion queer ballroom and MORE!  

All programs are FREE – but during ticket registration, you can add an optional donation: 100% of donations will go toward Artist Fees!

You must register in advance to watch these programs!
– CLICK ON EACH PROGRAM FOR INFO & TIX –

WEEKEND ONE: JUNE 18-20

#superFRESH
premieres & new work

[ON YOUTUBE LIVE]

World premieres commissioned especially for our 20th Anniversary, by FRESH WORKS! commissioned artists: Angelica & Jahaira, Antoine Hunter / Purple Fire Crow, DANDY (Randy Ford & David Rue), Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi, J Mase III, and Mark Travis Rivera.

PLUS new and recent work by: Breanna Sinclairé, Detour Dance, Gabriel Christian, JanpiStar, Kevin Gaytan, Lafemmebear, Luis Gutierrez-Mock and Ngoc Huynh, Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles, The Monarchs, Mya Byrne, NEVE, Rotimi Agbabiaka, Sean Dorsey Dance, Shawna Virago, Star Amerasu, Toby MacNutt, Vanessa Sanchez and La Mezcla, and more!

#superFRESH

Program 1

Friday, June 18
5pm PDT

#superFRESH

Program 2

Saturday, June 19
5pm PDT

#superFRESH

Program 3

Sunday, June 20
5pm PDT

WEEKEND TWO: JUNE 21-27

#reFRESH
past performances & archival footage

[AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND]

Performance highlights from past festivals and archival footage from the last 20 years … featuring: Amir Rabiyah, Antoine Hunter, AXIS Dance Company, Blackberri, Breanna Sinclaire, Cohdi Harrell, Devi Peacock, Elena Rose, Embodiment Project, Gay Asian and Pacific Islander Men’s Chorus, House of Amor (formerly House of Energi), J Mase III & Randy Ford, Jahaira & Angelica, Javier Stell-Fresquez & Ivy Monteiro, kNOwSHADE Vogue Ensemble (with Dena Stanley, Mother of the House of Mizrahi), Lottie Riot, Maikaze Daiko (with guest artists RayRay Ebora and Kristy Oshiro), Mind Over Matter, Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, New Voices Bay Area TIGQ Chorus, Robbie Tristan & Ernesto Palma, Sean Dorsey Dance, Shawna Virago, Star Amerasu, StormMiguel Florez, Tajah J, Taller Bombalele, The Barbary Coast Cloggers, The Singing Bois, Toby MacNutt and more!

PLUS #superFRESH programs 1, 2 & 3 from Weekend One will also be available to watch on-demand!

#reFRESH

Program 1

featuring past festival artists

#reFRESH

Program 2

featuring past festival artists

#reFRESH

Program 3

featuring past festival artists

#reFRESH

Program 4

featuring our 2019 festival

#reFRESH

Program 5

featuring our 2019 festival

#superFRESH

Program 1

from Weekend One

#superFRESH

Program 2

from Weekend One

#superFRESH

Program 3

from Weekend One


20TH ANNIVERSARY FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL
COMMUNITY PARTNERS

AXIS Dance Company, Center of Excellence for Transgender Health at UCSF, Dance Place, Dear Queer Dancer, El/La Para Trans Latinas, Good Vibrations, LYRIC, Larkin Street Youth Services, Openhouse, Queering Dance Festival (at Shawl Anderson Dance Center), Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP), San Francisco AIDS Foundation, San Francisco Transgender Film Festival, San Francisco Women Against Rape, Shanti Project, SF LGBT Center Taja’s Coalition, Trans Lifeline, TRANS:THRIVE, Velocity Dance Center, Z Space.

Special thanks to our generous FRESH WORKS! national project partners: Dance Place (Washington DC), Velocity Dance Center (Seattle WA) and Washington Ensemble Theater (Seattle WA). The 20th Anniversary FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL is a featured event of the 2021 National Queer Arts Festival.