ECOSEXUAL CONTINGENT PROJECT IN THE SAN FRANCISCO PRIDE PARADE IN CROSS POLLENATION WITH LA POCHA NOSTRA
SPONSORED BY CENTER FOR SEX & CULTURE WITH SUPPORT FROM THE QUEER CULTURAL CENTER
For more information call the people's telephone 818-903-4648 or firstname.lastname@example.org
OUR INTENTION AND PLAN IS…
…to make the environmental movement more sexy, fun and diverse and to show our love, appreciation, and concerns for nature - especially water. We will be co creating a contemporary performance piece in the form of a parade contingent that will appear in San Francisco Pride Parade. The morning will kick off with a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially add the E (for ecosexual) to GLBTQI. Also, before we march, we will do a water toast ritual with a few short performances.
Final PRE-PRODUCTION MEETING & A DRESS REHEARSAL
Saturday, June 27, 11am – 3pm: Important dress rehearsal for all contingent participants. If you can’t make this rehearsal, write and let us know and we will work something out.
We will be meeting at the Bernal Heights Recreation Center at 500 Moultrie St. The space is a fenced in yard that is located behind the Bernal Heights Library. The entrance is through the gate on the corner of Moultrie and Jarboe Streets. You will see us.
ON THE DAY OF THE PARADE PERFORMANCE
SUNDAY, June 28th, 2015
9:00am: CHECK-IN AT OUR PARADE STAGING AREA. Our staging area is P1 - on Main Street between Howard & Folsom on the West Side.
9:00 am: PERFORMERS, MARCHERS & CAMERA CREWS ARRIVE.
9:30 am: CONTINGENT ASSEMBLES AND REHEARSES. We will put on make-up, get our props together and finish preparing. GT Kombucha, Donuts from Pepples' Donut Farm and other snacks will be served by Brazen Nectar/Becka Shertzer.
10:15am: RIBBON CUTTING, WATER TOAST CEREMONY & SHORT PERFORMANCES. Our film crews and photographers will document us all. Press is expected.
11:15am: WE LAUNCH
**Please know that parking in the area is very difficult Pride morning. Over 100,000 people attend Pride downtown. Allow plenty of time to arrive.
THE CONTINGENT FORMATION (Subject to change.)
Updated: Parade contingent line up
PLEASE RSVP! —If you haven’t told us what you want to do, or want to be taken off the list, let us know ASAP! Very important let us know if you will make the rehearsal times or not and the desirable contingent you to be part of.
1. Two banner carriers lead the contingency on the front line with a 6’ sign “Here Come the Ecosexuals!”. We also have two banner carries with the sign of the Center for Sex & Culture. We need 4 people. Rehearsal time Saturday, 27 at 11 to 3 pm.
2. Our amazing Annie and Beth lead the contingent with our two Ecosex pride flags. (Created by artist Cindy Baker)
3. Behind Annie and Beth we have a Pocha-Ecosexual Performance Duet!
4. Behind them, we have our talented group of drummers, and our DJ, playing incredible music for us. Rehearsal time Saturday, 27 at 11 to 3 pm.
5. Behind the musicians, our super sensual Pollination Pod will be the focus of a "loco" cross pollination performance ritual! We need at least 8 performers. Rehearsal time Saturday, 27 at 11 to 3 pm.
6. Our 20 Ecosexologist will follow performing a simple but bizarre walk and wearing a lab coat. We need 20 people. Rehearsal time Sunday, 28 at 9:00 a.m.
7. Behind this group we have our fun and carnival Ecosexual River which will be led by Dragonfly. We have a gorgeous gigantic Fish (made by Heidi Cramer) and powered by guest performers. We need 20 or more Eco-sign and Eco-E holders. Rehearsal time Sunday, 28 at 9:00 a.m.
8. We will have our free range ecosexual contingent bringing up the rear. Just drop on Sunday 28 at 10 AM with the Ecoxesual parade dress code!
SUGGESTED MAKE UP AND DRESSING CODE:
Costume Dress code for all the participants and contingents:
Black clothes and electric blue accessories, shoes, umbrellas, bra, underwear, sunglasses, jewelry, scarfs, electric blue make up, please bring 3, extra large non lubricated condoms and 250 ml of water.
Make up and hair code for all the participants and contingents:
Please use black and electric blue as main base colors. Create and play with your own reinterpretation of David Bowie’s electric blue glam make up and hairstyle. Try to avoid as much as possible other colors.
NOTE: You are more than welcome to bring your own costumes and performance personas! Just try to add one or more of the elements mentioned above. Try to adapt it somehow, if possible. Be sure that we will find you a special place in this Ecosexual poetic universe!
Sponsor: Center for Sex & Culture
Producers & lead artists: Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens
Cross Pollinators: La Pocha Nostra
Contingent Angels: Carol Queen & Robert Lawrence
Festival Organizers: This performance is in the Queer Arts Festival.
Director & Performer: Saul Garcia-Lopez of La Poche Nostra
Spiritual Godmothers: Guillermo Gomez Pena & Baltronica
Fiddle: Kate Fritz, Press Agent
Water Toast and Head of the River: Dragonfly aka Justice Jester
Queen of Eco-Burlesque: Lady Monster
Anti-Nestle Water Song: Tony's Circus (Craig and Prathiba)
Drum Line, Changes and Rain on My Parade: Cassandra Cronin and The Traveling Ills
Pre-Production: Pale Breast and Kelsey Moody
Costumes/Props: Sarah Stolar
Pollination Pod: Sarah Stolar, Jeff Medinas, Agz Ragz, Luke Wilson
AND WE’RE MAKING A MOVIE!
The contingent performance will be filmed for our new documentary about water. More info here.
Film Crew: Keith Wilson, NuReality Productions, Isabelle Carlier, Malinda O’Brien
Photography: Seth Andrews
WHAT YOU GET
It’s all a big juicy labor of love, so unfortunately these are all unpaid volunteer positions. However, there will be perks, great networking opportunities, lots of fun, film cameos, and you can do something nice for the Earth and for water. Funding we received is going into the filming, parade fees, costumes and props, press, etc. You will also receive our great gratitude. Thanks.
GRANTORS and FOOD AND DRINK DONATIONS
This project is supported with funds from the San Francisco Arts Commission, the UC Arts Research Institute, UC Santa Cruz E.A.R.T.H. Lab, UCIRA, UCSC Committee on Research, and the Rydell Foundation. More info: https://theecosexuals.ucsc.edu/grantors/
This project is being supported with generous donations from GT Kombucha, Oh My Green, D.O.V.E. Distributors, Pepples' Donut Farm, Frontier Bites, Amy’s Kitchen, and Rainbow Grocery. More info: https://theecosexuals.ucsc.edu/our-sponsors/food-drink-sponsors/
MORE INFO ABOUT OUR PROJECTS
Press releases about this event: https://theecosexuals.ucsc.edu/press-release/
Follow the event on Facebook.
More San Francisco Pride info: http://www.sfpride.org/
Our collaborating organizations: https://theecosexuals.ucsc.edu/collaborating-organizations/
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN COLLABORATING WITH US, PLEASE EMAIL Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle at: email@example.com
- In your email please include your email address and phone number.
- Tell us a bit about yourself.
- What are you interested in doing.
- Anything else you want us to know: your website, photo, experience or other.
A CALL FOR COLLABORATORS!
We are seeking volunteers to work with us on this project; performers, marchers, dancers, banner carriers, flag bearers, safety monitors, make-up artists, two costume stylist, hair stylists, makers, ecosex educators, and production assistants.
Monday, June 22, 6pm - 9pm: Brainstorming, planning, team building, make signs/props/costume-bits… Our director Saul Garcia-Lopez of La Pocha Nostra arrives to work with us all for the entire week. We will be based in our house in Bernal Heights.
Wednesday, June 24, 4:30pm - 6:30pm: Production meeting at the Center for Sex & Culture (1349 Mission St, between 9th and 10th, San Francisco, CA 94103). Everyone is welcome to come hear about our project. Bring your friends.
Friday, June 26, 6pm-9pm: Production meeting at the Center for Sex & Culture (1349 Mission St, between 9th and 10th, San Francisco, CA 94103).Everyone is welcome to come hear about our project. Bring your costumes and your friends.We'll Rehearse, plan, make, prepare, strategize, create...anything you might need for the parade.
SPECIAL NOTE FOR MONITORS
We are required to have 8 monitors to accompany our contingent. Contingent Monitors are designated members of our contingent that will walk with us along the Parade route acting as chaperones. This is a great role for someone who wants to participate but who doesn't want to perform. In exchange for being monitors you get some of our special ecosex swag, stickers, an ecosexual hanky, and huge gratitude. All monitors must attend a mandatory training session. The training will last about an hour and will cover everything monitors need to know. Please sign up at the bottom of this page. WHEN YOU ARE SIGNING UP SAY THAT YOU ARE WITH THE CENTER FOR SEX & CULTURE.
FINAL Monitor Training Session Time.
Friday, June 26 @ 7 PM - First Unitarian Universalist / 1187 Franklin St, SF
Parade Monitors will learn the 5 Safety Rules:
Nobody gets hurt
Wheel monitors (see below) stay at their wheels
All monitors are clean and sober
No throwing anything
No getting on or off vehicles