Events , International

Adelita Husni-Bey Workshop

What does it mean to compete? How has competition affected you? How do you encounter it outside of the realm of sport?

Artist Adelita Husni-Bey invites you to participate in a two-day workshop where you will work closely with other athletes to explore these questions through written and oral narrative, as well as theater. The results of the workshop will be performed (and filmed) in a secret location. The final film will be screened as part of the artist’s upcoming exhibition in San Francisco at Kadist Art Foundation in November, 2015.

Workshop sessions will take place tentatively at the Sports Medicine Center located at 747 52nd Street, Oakland, CA 94609 on:

  • Tuesday, September 29th between 4:30pm – 7pm (TBC)
  • (introduction to theater exercises and narration)
  • Tuesday, October 6th, between 4:30pm- 7pm (TBC)
  • (working with our body and scripting)


Suggested criteria for participation:

  • – ability to attend all sessions
  • – feel comfortable taking part in the film
  • – have suffered an injury (physical or emotional) competing
  • – over 13 years old

No preparation is required, no prior acting experience is necessary, and no specification in type or scale of injury. Sports Basement gift cards will be offered to participants and refreshments will be provided throughout the workshop. The workshop dates are flexible to accomodate participants’ schedules. Profits from an edition of the final film will be shared amongst participants.

Deadline to sign up for the workshop is September 25, 2015. For more information and to confirm participation please contact:

Harper ([email protected]) or Adelita ([email protected]) or call Kadist at 415-738-8668

About Kadist Art Foundation: Kadist Art Foundation is a non-profit visual arts organization that believes the arts make a fundamental contribution to a progressive society. Its programs actively encourage the engagement of artists, often represented in its collection, with the important issues of today to promote their role as cultural agents. Kadist’s collections and productions reflect the global scope of contemporary art, and its programs develop collaborations with like-minded artists, curators and many art organizations around the world. Local programs in Kadist’s hubs of Paris and San Francisco,including exhibitions, public events, residencies and educational initiatives, aim at creating vibrant conversations about contemporary art and ideas.

About Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland: Children’s Hospital Oakland’s Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes is a specially-designated facility dedicated to the care, treatment, and education of young athletes in the East Bay area. We have three facilities located in Oakland, Walnut Creek and San Ramon. Because growing bones and cartilage, unlike those of a skeletally-mature adult, are susceptible to injuries, young athletes should be managed differently than older athletes. That’s why UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland developed a one-of-a-kind resource for sports injury care and prevention, offering young athletes the most current and comprehensive medical care and educational programming available.