Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now ~ 2012 - WEEKEND 1 OAKLAND
Non-profit Art Organizations AAAPAC and K*Star*Productions have joined forces to present a comprehensive Festival celebrating the diverse artistic expression within the context of African and African American dance and culture. The festival strives to offer multi-faceted programming that addresses the needs of artists: networking, mentoring, training, outreach, and the community: affordable/accessible programming, cultural enrichment and arts education.
For details on performances visit www.bcfhereandnow.com
Weekend 1: Featuring BCF Artists & Special Event (2/11/12) 'Word Becomes Flesh' by Marc Bamuthi Joseph presented in association with La Pena Cultural Center & The Living Word Project/Youth Speaks
February *10 & 11 8pm
and February 12 4pm Family Matinee
at Oakland's Laney College Theater (900 Fallon Street)
*Post-performance curtain talk after performance on Friday February 10th
Special discount for groups of 10 or more. Call 888.819.9106 for more information.
Tickets may be purchased online
for Word Becomes Flesh BCF Special Event (Feb 11th) visit http://www.lapena.org/index.php
Weekend 2: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/219905
Weekend 3: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/219908
San Francisco's Dance Mission Box Office.: (415) 273-4633. For more information go online to www.bcfhereandnow.com
About the Black Choreographers Festival (BCF):
The Black Choreographers Festival: Here and Now serves the community by providing a forum to increase the visibility of African American dance. BCF celebrates the ingenuity and uniqueness of African and African American choreographers by highlighting the importance of the African and African American experience in dance. BCF integral to the Bay Area arts community as it presents local and national artists in a series of contemporary and traditional concerts, showcases, mentoring, educational programs, community partnerships, symposia and archival documentation. BCF endeavors to foster a new generation of audiences and supporters to ensure the longevity of both established and emerging artists. For more information visit www.bcfhereandnow.com
About The African & African American Performing Arts Coalition (AAAPAC):
A San Francisco based non-profit organization, AAAPAC was founded in 1995 by a collective of artists who were looking to create better performance opportunities for African and African American performing artists as well as produce shows that reflect the aesthetic and cultural representation of the African and African American experience. As AAAPACs executive director, Laura Elaine Ellis has co-produced successful events such as the Labor of Love Dance Series, The Quilt Project: Pieces of Me, and the Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now. Funding Awards for past projects
include: San Francisco Grants for the Arts, CA$H, The Creative Work Fund, The Irvine Foundation, Zellerbach Family Fund, The Walter and Elise Haas Fund and the LEF Foundation.
*AAAPAC is fiscally sponsored by ODC Theater
About K*Star*Productions (K*S*P): Celebrating 15 Years!
Kendra Kimbrough Barnes founded K*S*P in 1996. The mission of K*S*P is to make cultural exchange experiences accessible to the community at large with a focus on African-American constituents. K*S*P attains this goal by forming alliances, traveling, producing concerts & master classes, hosting public symposiums, and providing professional development services. K*S*P has produced annual seasons of the Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble and has received funding awards from the Zellerbach Family Fund, Oakland Cultural Arts, the Irvine Foundation, the Alameda Arts Commission, and the East Bay Community Foundation.
* K*STAR*PRODUCTIONS is fiscally sponsored by Dimensions Dance Theater
Laney College Theater
Oakland, CA 94607
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|