from shadowsTrash Mash-Up is thrilled to be apart of From Shadows.  premiering in mid-October at ODC Theater. Marika Brussel, producer and choreographer, takes a deep dive into the issue of homelessness. Framed by a two-scene, narrative arc, the ballet follows the protagonist, a young girl, whom the viewer first sees in a happy, secure family setting. Yet, beneath this seemingly normal picture, the dark pull of addiction looms. A blackout indicates the passage of time, and in the following scene, the same girl, years later, searches for her father in a gritty urban environment. As she encounters people in difficult and seemingly hopeless circumstances, she confronts her assumptions and fears, develops empathy and demonstrates the human capacity to change.

For more, check out the articles in the SF Chronicle and SF/ARTS.