To recognize and showcase the contributions of deaf and hard of hearing artists, the Urban Jazz Dance Company presents the fifth annual Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival.Deaf artists from across the world — such as 2016’s “So You Think You Can Dance” Germany winner Kassandra Wedel — will travel to the Dance Mission Theater to perform Friday-Sunday, Aug. 11-13.The three-day event also includes workshops, running Tuesday-Wednesday, Aug. 8-9, in jazz, hip-hop, ballet, American Sign Language dance and more from both deaf and hearing artists.
AROUND THE WEB
- International Deaf Dance Festival at Dance Mission
By Brandon Yu - Monday Aug 7, 2017
- New life for kathak dance at Z Space
By Brandon Yu - Wednesday Jul 19, 2017
The death of dance master and educator Pandit Chitresh Das in 2015 marked the loss of a mammoth figure in the world of kathak.Through his school and acclaimed dance company, Das, 70 at the time of his death, was a major force in spreading the North Indian dance form throughout the Bay Area and country.Charlotte Moraga, the former principal dancer in Das’ company, will be accompanied by Das’ lifelong friend and tabla master Swapan Chaudhuri in a kathak solo performance.
- AIG's Delicate Dance With Regulators
Monday Sep 25, 2017
While the debate goes on about how AIG should be treated by regulators, more significant changes are happening behind the scenes at the company
- Smuin dance season launches with Ochoa
By Leba Hertz - Monday Sep 18, 2017
This would be a good time to get a preview of San Francisco Ballet’s “Unbound: A Festival of New Works” in advance of next year. Only this time, Smuin dance is the beneficiary, with a dance by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. In the “Dance Series 01” that kicks off the 24th season of the company this weekend in Walnut Creek, one of the dances features the West Coast premiere of “Requiem for a Rose” by Ochoa, one of 12 choreographers who will be participating in S.F. Ballet’s 2018 festival. Also on the program that comes to San Francisco on Friday, Sept.