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Perform in Public and Be Entered to Win the Performers & Creators Lab Podcast #PACLchallenge

Deadline: Sun, Sep 30

During the entire month of September, the Performers & Creators Lab Podcast is challenging you to take your artistic work – your dance crew, flash mob, hug tunnel, eye gazing experiment – whatever you’ve got! – into public spaces in order to raise awareness of the urgent need for the inclusion in entertainment and media. What do they mean by inclusion? They are talking about POC, PWD, LGBTQ, women and people of all ethnicities, sizes, and differences.

1. Share your work in a public space.
2. Videotape your performance.
3. Post it on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, or Instagram) using the hashtag #PACLchallenge.
4. Now you’re Instantly Eligible to Win!

What You Can Win:
Artist with most likes on video gets to be Featured Guest on the podcast, promoting you and your work to thousands of listeners around the world. Plus! A VIP Day of Coaching & Night Out (for dinner and a show!) with Creativity Coach, CHT, Holly Shaw. $2,500 value. Check the website for other awards and prizes.

Be sure to subscribe to the Performers & Creators Lab Podcast where the winners will be announced on October 10th.

Contact Performers & Creators Lab with questions: (415) 870-7082

Free Consults with Luna Dance Institute

Tue, Sep 25, 3:30-6pm
Luna Dance Institute, Berkeley

All educators and artists need a little guidance from time to time. Through consultation services Luna faculty listens to your questions, addresses your concerns, helps you develop action plans, and shares our expertise gathered over 26 years of working in the field. In one-to-one personalized sessions, LDI faculty focuses on your concerns about dance education. No issue is too big or too small. Come to discuss anything from curriculum to your career, or receive coaching to advocate for what you need. Contact today to sign up for a FREE half-hour in-person or phone session.

To book your free consultation, call 510-883-1118 or email

Cynthia Ling Lee & Melissa Lewis Audition

Sat, Sep 22, 11am-2pm
CounterPulse, SF

CounterPulse artist-in-residence Cynthia Ling Lee invites you to Performing Diaspora Playtime on Saturday, Sept 22 from 11 am-2 pm. Performing Diaspora Playtime will be a fun, non-hierarchical audition for her project Lost Chinatowns, as well as an open choreographic research session for her fellow artist-in-residence, Melissa Lewis for her project, I dreamed Bruce Lee was my father. These two separate pieces will premiere side by side at CounterPulse on Dec 6-8 and Dec 13-15.

Lost Chinatowns will be a multimedia dance-theater work exploring the destruction, lost vibrancy, and historical erasure of Santa Cruz’s Chinatowns from 1860-1955. Santa Cruz, now known for being the ultra-liberal “leftmost” city of the US, was once the center of virulently xenophobic anti-Chinese racism in California in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The work aims to make connections between the historical othering of Asian bodies in the US and current-day racialized xenophobia in the era of Trump.

For this work, Cynthia is imagining an intimate ensemble of four dancers/performers, including myself. She is interested in collaborating with intelligent and politicized artists who bring their full selves to a creative process, who enjoy contributing creatively, who take joy in working with rhythm, text, emotion, and humor. Paid position.

Dancers of color, particularly Asian/Pacific Islanders, are especially encouraged to come! Rehearsing regularly in October and November towards the December shows.

To confirm your attendance, please send an email to with your name and a quick hello!

September Salon

Fri, Sep 14, 8 pm
Berkeley Finish Hall, Berkeley

Performance Salon is a tri-monthly space for performing artists to experiment, get feedback and hang out with other artists and art lovers. Come for the art, stay for the drinks and conversation! Curated by Miriam Wolodarski, Cathie Caraker and Diana Lara.

Featuring new work by:
Amelia Uzategui
Kevin Dockery
Amy Kingwill


Choreographers and Coffee

Thu, Sep 6, 3-4pm
Robins Cafe, SF

Choreographers and Coffee is a meet up for choreographers of all genres that is held on the first Thursday of each month from 3-4pm at Robins Cafe on the ODC Theater Building. This meet up is a chance for choreographers at any stage in their career to engage in caffeinated conversation about the joys, discoveries, road blocks and pivotal moments that are faced while creating work. Conversations in the past have lead to: social impact on creating work, grant writing/fundraising, performance discussions, and finding ways to balance administrative work with artistry. Choreographers and Coffee offers a place outside the studio where artists can stay connected with each other and offer support through out own triumphs and tribulations. Join us!


Post Street Jubilee

Sat, Sep 22, 6pm – 2am
Post Street, San Jose, FREE

Come celebrate health in honor of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. For its 6th year, talk with local wellness-minded organizations, agencies, and companies who line the streets with fun activities and lots of fresh, helpful resources while enjoying great music and plenty of fun attractions. Jubilee takes on even more excitement after dark when #PartyOnPost gets into full swing. This outdoor party to better health, includes attractions, DJs, exhibitors, giveaways, live performances, dancers, games, rides, and more.

At Jubilee, offering several FREE health related services:

+ Rapid HIV & Hepatitis C Testing
+ STD Testing
+ PrEP/PEP Consultation
+ General Health Screenings
+ Flu Shots

Contact: (408) 673-1745

Dancing Around Race Public Gathering

Thu, Sep 20, 7pm
Humanist Hall, Oakland

Join 2018 Community Engagement Residency lead artist Gerald Casel, artist co-interrogators Sammay Dizon, David Herrera and Yayoi Kambara and special guest Aruna D’Souza, author of “Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts” for the DANCING AROUND RACE Public Gathering.

The Dancing Around Race Public Gathering will run in the spirit of long table discussion?, with attendees? invited to take part in a freeform conversation about equity in the performing arts. As part of this authentic exchange, participants will have an equal opportunity to both share and listen to each others experiences, ideas and questions with regards to how race operates in the dance world.

Guests are invited to bring a snack or food item to share. Event is free and open to the public but requires registration at:


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