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  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

and more...


Advance Tickets $15

Children 12 & Under $10

VIP $25

Family Matinee

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 $25

*VIP - Reserved Seating & 15th Anniversary Memento

For all press requests, please contact Kendra Barnes at 

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. 

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