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1906 Earthquake Centennial Alliance

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Marking the 1906 Earthquake: San Francisco Off Balance: Ballet Mori and More

Saturday, March 18, 2006 - Thursday, April 27, 2006

Sun: 12 Noon - 5 pm
Mon: 10 am - 6 pm
Tue - Thu: 9 am - 8 pm
Fri: 12 Noon - 6 pm
Sat: 10 am - 6 pm

The Bernard Osher Art, Music & Recreation Center and the Business, Science and Technology Center present a floor-wide exhibit of books, documents and photos highlighting earthquake-related resources of the Main Library's 4th floor.

A highlight of this event is our collaboration with the San Francisco Ballet. In honor of the centennial of the 1906 Earthquake, "Ballet Mori" engages the earth as a living medium and conductor for dance by measuring minute ground movement at UC Berkeley's Hayward Fault and conveying them via the Internet to the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House. On stage, Principal Dancer Muriel Maffre responds in real time to a musical composition modulated by the unpredictable fluctuations of the earth's movement.

Cost: Exhibit is free event. Ballet performance has admission fee.


San Francisco Main Library
4th Floor
100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
San Francisco, CA 94102

Ballet Performacnce: San Francisco Opera House. See the April 4, 2006 listing on the 1906 Centennial Calendar of Events.

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