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Through November  Throckmorton Theater/ Exhibit of Sha Sha
November  19  8:00 pm
Throckmorton Theater performance
November 18 performance at Marin Moca,Novato,performance

November 1 opening  of one month exhibit at Throckmorton Theater

October 15 performance in Healdsburg Center for the Arts

Sept 29-Oct 20 Group exhibition at OHanlon Center for the Arts

Through Nov.16  Group Exhibition at SMUD,Sacramento

May 14 opening of Exhibit at ARTHOUSE in Sacramento 6-9pm
June 3rd closing reception and surprise at

June 4th  10-5:30 pm Two different Sha Sha workshops  at ArtHouse in Sacramento, REGISTER
June 26th  7:00 pm Throckmorton Theater
September 9-September 25th Group Doll Show,Petaluma,CA:event Sept 9
July 23rd-September 25th Group Doll Show,Petaluma,CA:event Sept 9
July 16,17,18  Exhibit in Fuzhou Lacquer Art Research Institute,China

DON’T MIS THIS EXHIBIT!!!!!!!!! it is short!!
ARTHOUSE on R Presents:  "Mysterious Theater Forms-the Work of Sha Sha Higby” 

 A selection from Sha Sha Higby’s costumes, sculptures, jewelry, working drawings & masks. Workshops and a surprise performance is also scheduled.


International performance/sculptural artist, Sha Sha Higby is known for her evocative and haunting performances using the exquisite and ephemeral body sculpture she meticulously creates herself and moves within. Elaborate sculptural costume, dance, and puppetry explore magic and emotion, creating an atmospheric world within the borders between death and life. Higby started out making dolls and pursued the art of puppetry and sculpture in her early years which evolved into “moving sculpture.” Ms. Higby has performed her unique body of work throughout the United States, and internationally in Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Slovak, Bulgaria, Singapore, Australia, Switzerland, England, Belgium, Germany and Holland. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the National Endowment for the Arts Solo Theater Artist Fellowship, The Zellerbach Family Fund, and The California Arts Council New Genre Individual Artist Fellowship. 


ARTHOUSE on R, 1021 R Street, Sacramento, CA


Opening Reception - Saturday, May 14th, 6 – 9 PM

Closing Reception and Impromptu Performance Friday, June 3rd, 6 – 9 PM

Workshop – Masks & Movement - Saturday, June 4th 10 AM – 12 PM

Workshop – TBD Workshop - Saturday, June 4th  2 – 5 PM

More details available on Sha Sha Higby websites/facebook pages

The exhibit will be up in the main gallery from May, 14th through Saturday, June 4th, 2016.  The upstairs gallery is open during business hours. (Sunday 11- 4, Monday through Saturday 10-6) Artist’s studios are opened every Second Saturday and every First Friday from 6-9 for the Sacramento Art Walk or by appointment with the artist. February 20 performance in Chiang Mai University,Thailand
January 29  performance Grass Valley 6:30pm $15
Nov  23-Jan 5  Bolinas Museum Miniature show

September 11, 13, 20,2 6   San Francisco Fringe Festival
September 27th  7:30 pm Throckmorton Theater
August 1   performance Wu WeiTea Temple,Fairfax 8 pm
Sept.30-Oct 13    Puppet and Mime Festival of Kilkis,Greece
November 20    
Mountain Yoga Studio Workshop,Oakland,7 pm
October  13-16th     Istanbul International Puppet Festival
November 28,29,30    Bolinas-Stinson Open Studios
November 8               
performance in Visions of the Wild Exhibit 7pm
September 3-Nov.8   Visions of the Wild Exhibit,Vallejo,California
May 28-June 7,2015   International Mask Festival in Quebec
October 22-Nov.3    Ishikawa International Urushi Exhibition in Kanazawa,Japan
Dec 19-Jan 18             Ishikawa International Urushi Exhibition in Wajima,Japan
October 2-12              International Yunlin Puppet Theatre Festival in Taiwan
September 18              Itajime  Dye workshop O’Hanlon Center
July 12                           performance Bolinas
September 18               Itajime  Dye workshop O’Hanlon Center
March 14-22,2014     NOHspace,San Francisco  performances
March 30,2014       
   Throckmorton Theater
December 14               3-6pm Bomaki Workshop in Mill Valley
Nov  23-Jan 5              Bolinas Museum Miniature show Opening 2-5pm
Nov  28-30                   Bolinas Stinson Thanksgiving Open Studios
Now-Dec.                    Marin Civic Center,Group Show
November 15-16           Performance, Ketchikan and Humanities Council
November 18,19            Workshops, Juneau Arts and Humanities Council
November 20               Performance, Juneau Arts and Humanities Council
September 25*           Pierrot 2013,Bulgaria performances
click here for recent review of Sha Sha Higby at the Pierrot Festival in Stara Zagora,Bulgaria

July 14-August 23      Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center
May 20                          Asian Lacquer Conference, Buffalo,NY,performance
May 19-24                    Burchfield Penny Art Center, exhibit
March 24                      Performance  the  New School Commonweal,Bolinas January 29                    Workshop Itajime Dying O Hanlon Center  6-9pm!
January 13                    Throckmorton Theater,Mill Valley,CA  7pm!
January 17                    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 4-6 pm

Sept 28-Oct 28          Contemporary Womens’ Urushi Art Japan
Sept 14-Oct 1             
Yamawaki Gallery,Tokyo,Japan
Sept 29                          Performance Tokyo University of the Arts 3:30-4
Oct 6                             
Performance  Kyoto City University of Arts
Oct 6-21                         Exhibition Gallery of Kyoto City University of Arts
Oct 7                              Performance  Kyoto City University of Arts
Oct 8                              Performance Fukui
Oct 14                             Performance Kanazabunko Arts Festival
Oct 27 -Nov 25             performance at Kitakata City Museum of Art              November 23-25          Bolinas Stinson Thanksgiving Open Studios
Recent                            video of latest performance
Recent                           NEW VIDEO OF SCULPTURES
Recent                            recent performance at Asian Lacquer Conference
Recent                            recent outdoor performance at “The New School”
Recent                             Recent workshop at orphanage in Myanmar
Recent                            Link to Grie Cooper  article on Sha Sha
Recent                             New article on Sha Sha
Recent                             New Exhibition Video
Video of July 20-28 performances
                             video of exhibit in Kitakata Museum in Fukushima
Recent                             Sha Sha’s Etsy Shop
Recent                             Sha Sha’s Zibbet Shop
Recent                               Bonanza Shop of small sculptures
Recent                             Sha Sha's new book
                             Click for PERFORMANCE IN THEATRE
Recent                             WHAT SHA SHA HAS BEEN MAKING

Sha Sha has an article about it in the Puppetry International Summer,2015
Sha Sha on FaceBook

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supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in Partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

                                                Recent Sculptures

Recent enamel scuptures and details of  them,each one can be removed from central landscape structure


see article in magazine in Japan  

   Sha Sha on Twitter

Javanese Dance

When we were in Java,Indonesia recently,I connected with the Princess (GKR Wandangsari) who is now married.  They often go abroad to give dance performances in France and Korea. You can link to this  marvelous ancient, little known dance that is so different than Balinese dance. It would be grand to have performers fom this court come to the United States on tour. This is an incredible gracious art form that must not be lost. Please spread the word. If a few universities would be interested,it could happen. I have their contact info and want to  help make it possible.



                                                            ANOTHER LINK TO SERIMPI

photos by Albert Hollander of Sha Sha
for a press photo click here all rights reserved

copyright 2010 Sha Sha Higby

“always mesmerizing performance art hero....a performer of international stature....unique sculptured-costume performance art...inimitable”

SF Chronicle: Sept 2008

View Sha Sha’s latest tutorial on costume making

you can see  the process of her latest work here. CLICK HERE!


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