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Alonzo King Inducted into the California Hall of Fame

Founder and Artistic Director Alonzo King has been inducted into the 15th class of the California Hall of Fame. The announcement was made on November 1 by Governor Gavin Newsom, First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and the California Museum.

The California Hall of Fame launched in 2006 to honor trailblazing Californians who embody the state’s spirit of innovation and have made history. Inductees are selected annually by the Governor and First Partner for achievements in arts, business and labor, entertainment, food and wine, literature, music, public service, science and sports. Read more…

 

The California Traditional Artists Plaza creates a new centralized space for traditional artists to advertise their work and create new connections online.

ACTA’s California Traditional Artists Plaza facilitates engagement with artists by foregrounding work-for-hire opportunities that will positively impact the livelihoods of traditional artists. During the Covid-19 pandemic, ACTA saw a need to build out a new tool to increase opportunities not just for sharing information, but for hiring traditional artists for both remote and in-person engagements,  recognizing their work as critical to the economic recovery of the California arts sector. Read more…

 

Dance/USA Announces Its 2022 Artist Fellows

The second round of Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists (DFA) will award $905,010 in funding to 30 dance and movement-based artists with sustained practices in art for social change. Each Fellowship includes a $30,167 grant that may be used at the artists’ discretion. The goals of DFA include offering unrestricted financial support for individual artists, builing a peer cohort among the Artist Fellows, and facilitating cohort spaces that are emergent and honor the artists’ choices and desires. Read more…

 

Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions in Media Arts Announced

Launched in 2017 in honor of the Hewlett Foundation’s 50th anniversary, the five-year, $8 million initiative awards 10 commissions annually in five performing arts disciplines. These artworks will bring communities together in the Bay Area and go on to inspire, engage, and challenge audiences across the country and around the world in years to come. Read More…

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Kimball Foundation

The foundation supports organizations serving the residents of San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, and Sonoma counties, and limited to Palo Alto in Santa Clara County. The foundation prioritizes support of organizations that encompass community service for low-income youth within the program areas of College Access and Persistence, Workplace Success, Cultural Enrichment, and Environmental Education. Due Mon, Dec 12. Read more…

 

Zellerbach Family Foundation: Community Arts

Supports the creation of work by Bay Area artists and access to the arts for Bay Area communities. Community Arts accepts applications from individual artists and arts and culture organizations that are located in or serving communities in Alameda, Contra Costa or San Francisco Counties. Grants will be awarded in $5,000, $10,000 and $15,000 amounts to support projects or general operations. Applications will be accepted on a quarterly basis. Cycle 4 begins Mon, Dec 5. Due Mon, Dec 19. Read more…

COVID-19 Information and Resources

We are thinking of you. The health and well-being of the artists, organizations, and communities we work with is vitally important to us. We’re aware that many are adjusting to new realities and facing hardships, and Dancers’ Group will continue to collect and share information under our Resources tab.

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Dancers’ Group memberships move to free in 2022

Dancers’ Group has moved membership categories to a free community member category.

We value connecting (with you) and sharing (what you’re doing). With removing a financial barrier to membership our hope is to encourage more engagement, learning, and sharing throughout our dynamic dance ecosystem. We’re proud that you’ve joined with us to continue to make dance visible and viable.

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Close up image of Maurice reaching towards the camera to connect.
Sep 2022

Every Second

by Antwan "Banks" Williams

Every second of every day, I accept that my reality consists of the version of me that is free, and the version of me that will never be free.

Sep 2022

Dance is in the DNA of the Universe

by Oscar Peñaranda

Dance is primordial, archetypal, and ancestral. It brings us back, grounds us in our most natural state and inclinations. And of course, dance will be our last.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec 2

A suite of dances set to Mozart's "Gran Partita" exploring themes of love, loss, and joyous remembrance. Rounding out the program is a restaging of the pandemic piece Seasons of Distance, originally conceived as a site-specific outdoor work and newly envisioned with immersive projections of nature imagery.

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Dec 2

An evening-length solo show incorporating dance, theater, story-telling, and a generous dash of the absurd to explore the trials and tribulations of love, and the promise and pitfalls of self-help culture. Created and performed by Molly Rose-Williams.

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Dec 3

Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets is the 14th season of a unique 50-minute version of the Nutcracker specifically designed for families with young children. The production features a live 9-piece chamber orchestra with Keisuke Nakagoshi as the pit conductor, Carlos Venturo as Drosselmeyer, Vincent Chavez as the Nephew/Nutcracker and Theresa Knudson (Ballet 22) performing the role of Clara for the first time. The Tchaikovsky score was re-orchestrated by the late Maestro Michael Morgan of Oakland Symphony Orchestra; set design by Peter Crompton; costume design by Richard Battle; and production and projection design by Frédéric O. Boulay.

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Dec 3

slow dark dances is a durational dance and film installation that seeks to uncolonize the “invisible” whiteness of museum spaces. Building on the legacies of black joy as a form of resistance, slow dark dances is an insurrection of quietude, rebellion as slow sway, and deep listening between black bodies as a reparative act. film by alexa burrell featuring an all-star all black-cast: karah abiog, styles alexander, alexander diaz, shareen deryan, josh francique, zaria jackson, audrey johnson, gregory king, nyah malone, eva rae, david rue, chafin seymour, kayla smaw, joel st. julien, linda steele III, tyra wallace, angel warden-palmer, olivia winston

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Dec 3

The professional dancers of RMK will perform a world premiere for the company’s intergenerational educational program, Bootstraps: Lyric Legacies, and the general public. This new piece is created and inspired by the work the company has done with elementary schoolers, middle schoolers, high schoolers, and elders throughout the past year. Bootstraps: Lyric Legacies educational workshops facilitate exploration and creativity among students of all levels to help them foster a connection to their authentic selves and their community. Bootstraps: Lyric Legacies is funded by the "Storytelling and Narrative Shift for the Black Community in San Francisco" grant through the Human Rights Commission's new Dream Keeper Initiative (DKI).

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Dec 3

Ms. Tachíria Flamenco is a world renowned flamenco dancer and percussionist who performs in large theatres, with operas, symphonies, in commercials and films. Her company is also an exquisite array of world class artists with dancers, musicians, singers. They all come together to light up the stage in these intimate shows, with complex percussive rhythms, unforgettable melodies, impeccable movements and overall mesmerizing performances.

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