Shake Your Indignation

Strap on your platforms, shimmy into your bellbottoms, and get down with David Dorfman Dance’s Prophets of Funk at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Celebrating the music of San Francisco’s own interracial psychedelic funk band Sly & the Family Stone, the piece showcases a diversity of ages, sizes, and races, with nine dancers (including Dorfman) who strut, line-dance, hustle, and generally bring their nonstop slinky groove right back to the ’70s. Social injustice is the theme of the songs and the story, all to the sweet sounds of the band that brought us “Dance to the Music,” “I Want to Take You Higher,” and “Don’t Call Me Nigger, Whitey.” Prophets of Funk is about the joy and struggle of everyday people — audience members are invited to dress up and dance along to the raw real righteous soul.
April 25-27, 8 p.m., 2013

 
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