The changing faces of homelessness: Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane descend on San Francisco

September 18, 2014 6:40 PM

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The changing faces of homelessness: Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane descend on San Francisco

As Jo Kreiter's astonishing aerial dancers came rappelling down the side of an 80-foot concrete and brick wall at 333 Golden Gate Avenue, to an inventive score that integrates fragments of stories told by homeless women with the sounds of industrial machinery, electronic music, and the voices of a spooky choir, a disgruntled resident of a neighboring building leaned out of his window and yelled "Turn it down!" - reminding us of the perils of performing in public spaces.

The music was not exactly soothing, but it was only 9:15 on a Friday night of a glorious Indian summer in San Francisco: surely the residents of this district that abuts the grim Tenderloin, and the posher environs of the Asian Art Museum, are used to the occasional racket?

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