B L A C K C H O R E O G R A P H E R S
F E S T I V A L: H E R E & N O W
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AWARDED ~BEST OF THE BAY
- SF BAY GUARDIAN 2009
RECOGNIZED BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
FOR PRESERVING THE LEGACY OF BLACK DANCE
IN THE BAY AREA, 2019
BCF Summer Series is presented by
in association with
One weekend Only!
2 Unique & Dynamic performances
continuing the celebration of our 15th Anniversary!
Malonga Casqulourd Center of the Arts
1428 Alice Street, Oakland
New Voices / New Works
Saturday, September 7, 8:00 pm
Reginald Savage / Savage Jazz Dance Company
Gregory Dawson / dawsondancesf
Kendra Barnes / The Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble (KKDE)
Andrea Lee / Dimensions Dance Theater
Advance Tickets $15
Children 12 & Under $10
Sunday, September 8, 3:00 pm
Phylicia Stroud / On Demand
Reginald Savage / Oakland School for the Arts (OSA)
Maia Siani / Sweat Contemporary Dance Company
Corey "Action" Harris / New Style Motherlode
Frankie Lee Peterson III
All Tickets $10
*VIP - Reserved Seating & 15th Anniversary Memento
For all press requests, please contact Kendra Barnes at email@example.com
Event made possible by the
California Arts Council Local Impact Fund, City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program,
Small Businesses and Individual Donors
To Purchase Tickets
Festival programming subject to change
BCF in community partnership with Dancing Cy(i)phers: Hip Hop Embodied Expression
A two-day symposium and workshop offering, Dancing Ci(y)phers: Hip Hop's Embodied Expression (of Resilience) will bring together dance communities interested in hip hop and other African American social dance.
Panel discussions and master classes led by dance artists:
Traci Bartlow and Darrin Hodges - Oakland Natives
Jamar Welch and Latanya d. Tigner - Richmond Natives
Ejoe Wilson, Henry Link and Buddah Stretch - NYC natives
The event will delve into hip hop dance’s history, culture, and the scholarship around its global impact and ancestral connections to specific African dance traditions. Participants will get a glimpse of the cultural and socio-political-economic landscape from vernacular jazz, Lindy Hop, Hip Hop, House, Boogaloo, and the Motown style emerged regionally in African American communities. Participants will also learn the origin and purpose of the African dances to which these forms have connections. The day will conclude with a workshop in African Dance Presence in Hip Hop open cy(i)pher.
Friday, September 6 - 6-9pm (panel and 1 class)
Saturday, September 7 - 10-7pm (classes and cy(i)pher)
Note: Participants must attend the panel discussion in order to take the dance classes.
Exact panel topics and class schedule TBA
The Black Choreographers Festival: Here and Now – is made possible by the on-going support of the San Francisco Arts Commission, City of Oakland Cultural Arts Funding Program, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, community partners Dance Mission Theater, Dimensions Dance Theater, Laney College Theater and Dance Dept. BCF Summer Series supporte in part by the California Arts Council and Alameda County Arts Commission.