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Last Blue Couch in the Sky

Fri-Sun, Jun 2-4, 7pm
Tutubi Plaza, between Russ and Natoma St, SF

Cost: $15-$20

Celebrating its 20th anniversary season, Kim Epifano and Epiphany Dance Theater present Last Blue Couch in the Sky, a two-part dance performance that reveals the cultural erasure witnessed in the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco. Commissioned by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and developed in part with neighborhood residents, schools, businesses, and community centers, Last Blue Couch in the Sky is a collaboration involving more than 20 dancers, actors, writers, and musicians.

Part one is FREE and begins with site specific performances at Tutubi Plaza and traverses through SoMa. The second part of the evening is a ticketed performance inside YBCA’s Forum.

Questions? Please contact: 415-978-2787

Climate Rally – Call for Community Dancers!

Sat, Apr 29, 2:30-5pm
Lake Merritt Amphitheatre, Between 12th St & 1st Ave, Oakland

Dancing Earth continues Movement for Movement Building! Join DE Bay Area and allies to encircle Lake Merritt with red fabric, representing the red line of climate change boundaries we are crossing:

– meet me at the Dancing Earth table
– wear red / white / black to move in
– tank tops preferred for armband / arm paint
– supportive shoes to dance in / walk in for a mile and a half
– dress with pride & power
– procession leaves amphitheater around 3:30 (approx.)
– in the prep hour, participants will work with the fabric and fashion dance phrases from Treaty Making to continue building our lexicon of movement for movement building!

All levels welcome!

Questions? Please contact Christina Leyva:

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Bandelion looking for ASL interpreters

Sat, May 20, 8-10pm
First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison St, Oakland

Seeking 2 ASL interpreters (volunteer or to be paid on a sliding scale) for an inclusive dance/theater/music event.

This event presents work intended to nourish all members of our community working for progressive change in this country, addressing issues of fat-phobia, racism, and prejudice of many different kinds. Performances by Bandelion ensemble, the CSUEB DanceSing Drum Company, choreographer Laura Ellis and choreographer Antoine Hunter.

Questions? Please contact:

Trinity-St. Peter’s Episcopal Church opens its doors to artists

Tue, May 9, 3-6pm
Trinity-St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 1620 Gough St, SF

Attention artists, of all disciplines – visual to performing arts – Trinity-St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is looking to open its doors for multifaceted arts use. They see the struggle of artists in the Bay Area to access adequate space. Seeing this problem, Trinity-St. Peter’s has already begun the process of transforming their building to include the arts.
Are you a visual or performing artist…in the Bay Area? …who is interested in finding a creative home?…who want to connect with a community that sees its mission as including YOU and your ART?…constantly ISO space for creating your work?
The people at Trinity-St. Peter’s are looking forward to seeing artists in their space creating their work.

RSVPs are appreciated. Light refreshments will be served.

Questions? Please contact: Karen DiLossi, Director of Arts in Sacred Places

Community Dance Jam with AXIS Dance Company

Mon, Apr 10, 6- 8pm
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, Studio E, Oakland

Cost: $12, no one turned away for lack of funds

AXIS Dance Company jams are geared towards movers of all levels, experience and ability. This is a great way to connect and enjoy moving with the extended AXIS community in our accessible studio. Jams will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. Sourced in contact improvisation, the jams will cultivate mindful awareness and mutual exchange. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Our Community Jams are a safe and respectful place for all to dance. Led by AXIS Company Dancers with musical accompaniment by Caroline Penwarden.

Questions? Please contact:

Liberal Education for Arts Professionals at St. Mary’s College

LEAP (Liberal Education for Arts Professionals) is looking for current and former professional dancers who are interested in earning their bachelor’s degree.

LEAP offers:
– A Bachelor of Arts degree in three to four years of part-time study.
– A comprehensive liberal arts education at a nationally recognized college.
– The tools for career advancement or career transition upon retirement from dance.
– A highly individualized curriculum.
– Class locations and schedules that are compatible with the performance and touring calendars of professional dancers.
– Significant college credit for professional dance experience as well as for prior learning in other subject areas.
– Resources, counseling, financial aid and moral support.

Questions? Please contact: or 925.631.4538

Luna’s Summer Institute

Apply by Fri, Apr 14
Fri, July 14-21, 9am-5:30pm
Mills College, Oakland

Now in our seventeenth year, Summer Institute 2017 continues our convening of 6 dance artists and 6 classroom teachers/practitioners together to activate and inspire individual and collective imaginations. Participants will work together to create, expand or improve comprehensive dance education programs.

Questions? Please contact:

44 Gough St, Suite 201
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 920-9181 phone
(415) 920-9173 fax