SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) --The NAKA Dance Theater is putting together a unique series of performances called "RACE: Stories from the Tenderloin," targeted at the homeless and low-income residents of the Tenderloin.
People can watch dance, storytelling, live music, video and sculptural sets in a series of performances near St. Boniface Church through the month of August. The series is part of NAKA Dance Theater's ongoing exploration of racial inequity.
"The pattern of ousting the poor for profit, whether it be for massive sporting events, or in the name of progress and technology, is incredibly disturbing," said Jose Navarrete, co-founder of NAKA. "Where are people supposed to go? ...RACE explores the true cost of our culture that values profit over people."
Performances will take place at St. Boniface Church in San Francisco. The church opens its building from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and provides a safe sleeping place for the homeless. St. Boniface Church is located at 133 Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco.