What’s in September’s Flask?

What’s in September’s flask?

Jake and Ryan love watching dance. They can’t get enough. Every month they plan their calendar around their favorite upcoming shows. But in order to ease the tension and get into the mood, they also bring a cocktail catered to that specific performance. So what’s in September’s flask?

“Between the Shadow and the Soul”  is inspired by nature and experience and the cyclical nature of human interaction.

Drink Selection: Ryan thinks a Dark ‘N’ Stormy is the perfect drink pairing for this show – rum, ginger beer and lime. Jake’s thinking a black and tan, blending pale shadow ale and dark soul beer.

Fri-Sat, Aug 31-Sep 1, 8pm; Sun, Sep 2, 7pm, $15-20

Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St, SF


Project Agora
“Mother Tongue” is a multi-disciplinary improvisation installation.

Drink Selection: When reading about this piece, Ryan had a flashback to getting his mouth washed out with soap.  Therefore, we named this drink “Thyme Out.” Gin, lemon, simple syrup and thyme sprigs.  Muddle thyme, lemon and syrup and gin.

Thu, Sep 5-6, 8pm, $10-20

The Garage, 715 Byrant St, SF


Colin Epstein & Dance Mission Theater
“Constants & Variables” showcases an evening of dance from Kelly Kemp & Number 9, Palanza Dance, Venture Dance Project, Human Creature DanceTheater, and Jochelle Perena & Ashley Trottier’s The Thick Rich Ones.

Drink Selection: Shotgun a damn beer.  Beer, the constant – stabbing keys into can, variable.  

Sep 7-8, 8pm; Sun, Sep 9, 7pm, $15-20

Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St, SF


Julia Cost
“parachute landings (along the way)” is a new dance-theatre work.

Drink Selection: We will call this drink “The Landing Strip” (don’t think of waxing please) PBR, pinot nior, lime and splash of vodka.

Wed-Thu, Sep 12-13, 8pm, $10-20

The Garage, 715 Bryant St, SF


The DanceWright Project
“Beauty” is based on the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by Anne Rice.

Drink Selection: Simple. This show calls for some Tequila rose liquor.

Fri-Sat, Sep 14-15, 8pm, $20-25

Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St, SF


Seth Eisen & Xandra Ibarra
Seth Eisen brings to life professor, tattoo artist, and gay pioneer, Sam Steward with his piece “Homo File.” In “Fuck My Life (FML),” Xandra Ibarra contemplates the destiny of her own queer burlesque personae — La Chica Boom.

Drink Selection: FML calls for an Adios Mother Fucker! – Vodka, rum, gin, tequila, blue curacao, 7-up and sweet and sour mix.  Jake wants to drink “Below the Belt” which will be Kahlua, Baileys, whipped cream and amaretto.

Thu-Sun, Sep 20-23 & 27-30, 8pm

CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St, SF


Flyaway Productions & Dancers’ Group/ONSITE
“Niagara Falling” is an aerial dance and multimedia event jointly designed by choreographer Jo Kreiter and video artists David and Hi-Jin Hodge that depicts the fracturing American dream.

Drink Selection: Read the description folks! For this piece we invented “The 8 mile” drink.  1 part vodka, 1 part tequila, 1 part gin, splash of maraschino liqueur, sweet and sour with a splash of coke.

Wed-Sat, Sep 26-29, 8:30 & 9:30pm, Free

West Wall of the Renoir Theatre, 7th and Market St, SF


Zhukov Dance Theatre
“Product 05,” focuses on the idea of coincidence and how it affects the choices we make.

Drink Selection: We will call this drink ‘Fuck, I’m pregnant!” Vodka, light rum, triple sec, Malibu, pineapple and grenade topped with a Bacardi 151 floater.

Thu-Sat, Sep 27-29, 8pm, $25-35

ZSpace, 450 Florida St, SF