That’s a wrap on the 20th Anniversary FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL!

Fresh Meat Productions celebrated our 20th Anniversary festival in a big way! We expanded the festival to TWO weeks, commissioned all-NEW work especially for our Anniversary, and sourced archives to bring you gorgeous past performances.

Presenting our festival completely online allowed us to support community safety, AND to include as many people as possible, such as those who can’t attend in-person or are located internationally.

And this year’s festival was FREE of charge!
100% of donations will go toward Artist Fees.


The 2021 FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL featured:

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.

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, and Vanessa Sanche/La Mezcla.

PLUS 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, and Toby MacNutt.


WANT TO STAY IN THE FRESH MEAT MOOD?

Listen to these 2 glorious sets by the incomparable DJ La Frida.
Available for FREE through July 2021! 


MAJOR THANKS TO OUR
20TH ANNIVERSARY FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL
COMMUNITY PARTNERS

AXIS Dance CompanyCenter of Excellence for Transgender Health at UCSFDance PlaceDear Queer DancerEl/La Para Trans LatinasGood VibrationsLYRICLarkin Street Youth ServicesOpenhouseQueering Dance Festival (at Shawl Anderson Dance Center)Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP)San Francisco AIDS FoundationSan Francisco Transgender Film FestivalSan Francisco Women Against RapeShanti ProjectSF LGBT CenterTaja’s CoalitionTrans LifelineTRANS:THRIVEVelocity Dance CenterZ 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.


HOT OFF THE PRESS

Check out these press articles on the 20th Anniversary FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL!