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BCF Celebrates

Bay Area National Dance Week


Join us for an afternoon of Free Classes and Community Conversation

Saturday, April 30, 2016


Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts (3rd floor, Studio C)

1428 Alice St.,

Oakland, CA 94612


1 - 2 pm  Dunham Technique with Dr. Albirda Rose


2 - 3 pm  Hip Hop with Phylicia Stroud


3 - 4 pm  "Here We Go Again!" with Latanya Tigner In this workshop, participants will experience how different traditional African and African Diasporic dances show up again and again in African American dance as means of rejuvenation, evidence of resilience, acts of resistance, and roads to revelation.


4 - 5 pm  Community Conversation - A blend of discussion, information dissemination, and networking. *Looking at the impacts taking place lately regarding the arts: especially funding/available & affordable performance spaces and how the venues are being managed. What are the ways we can begin to have a voice in the use of these spaces, as well as how funding is allocated to support presenting our art/artists? What are the ways African-American artists/presenters can continue to take a more active role in the art and culture in Oakland and SF?


For more information contact:   888.819.9106




Celebrating the Legacy of

African American Arts & Culture


Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now



Next Wave Choreographers Showcase:


New Voices/New Works


February 20 & 21


Dance MissionTheater

3316  24th Street

San Francisco



Saturday - February 20


Gregory Dawson w/Frankie Lee Peterson & William Fowler

Chris Evans w/ Byb Chanel Bibene & David Boyce

Cherie Hill

Wanjiru Kamuyu

Erik Lee

Joslynn Mathis Reed

Dazaun Soleyn


Sunday - February 21


Gregory Dawson w/Frankie Lee Peterson & William Fowler

Cherie Hill

Erik Lee

Joslynn Mathis Reed

Dazaun Soleyn

Phylicia Stroud

Jamie Wright


Dance Mission Theater

3316 - 24th Street, San Francisco

BART accessible @ 24th Street Station (across street)


General in Advance/Students/Senior Tickets: $15

General Tickets at door: $22

BCF Patron, includes reserved seating: $30

Youth 14-under/Youth Matinee: $10


Purchase tickets online:






Festival programming subject to change.  

BCF is Bustin' out of February!


Dance Brigade’s Dance Mission Theater presents

D.I.R.T. Festival 2016

Dance In Revolt(ing) Times

Eighteen choreographers, three distinct programs.

What happens when artists revolt?


January 23-February 7, 2016

Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St., SF CA 94110

Tickets: $22-$25 / Package rates for multiple programs available

For tickets and information: 415-826-4441 or


Curated in collaboration with The Black Choreographers Festival

Program A: January 23 & 24
Sat 8pm / Sun 7pm

Portsha Jefferson
Rainy Demerson
Latanya d. Tigner
Delina Patrice Brooks

The Matter Of Our Lives: A Panel Discussion

Saturday Jan 23, 4pm-5pm 

at Dance Mission 


The Matter of Our Lives: Panel Discussion  is intended to spark discussion about Personal and Social Responsibility; how to balance awareness, activism and impact, with self-care and self-preservation. How do we help save lives without sacrificing our own? The conversation is welcome to all and is facilitated by BCF: Here and Now producers, Laura Elaine Ellis and Kendra Barnes. Featured panel speakers include: Jinho “The Piper” Ferreira, Amara Tabor-Smith, Christina Krea Gomez, Candice "Antique" Davis, Rhodessa Jones, and others!  Presented in collaboration with DelinaDreamProductions. This event is FREE.

The Black Choreographers Festival: Here and Now ~ 2016 – is made possible by the on-going support of the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, community partners Dance Mission Theater, Dimensions Dance Theater, SafeArtsHouse, and ODC Theater, 

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