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Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival
Dance Mission Theater
San Francisco, CA
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Friday Aug 12, 2016 8:00 PM - Sunday Aug 14, 2016 4:00 PM | $12.00 - $25.00


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Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival
Aug 12-14
Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 4pm

Antoine Hunter's Urban Jazz Dance presents
Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival

The Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival (BAIDDF) is an annual event produced by Urban Jazz Dance company that consists of performances and workshops that highlight the important contributions that Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) artists make to our community.

This Year we have Deaf artists flying in from London, Turkey, Mexico and Washington DC.   There will be a diversity of Sign Languages including but not limited to Mexican Sign Language (LSM), British Sign Language (BSL) and Turkish Sign Language.  Plus don't miss Sound, light and vibration engineering provided by Bobby Cox of Six Second Monks, a local Deaf Art Collective.

Deaf Celebrities: CJ Jones, Fred Beam, Antoine Hunter

Please note that the Sunday, 4pm performance is a family-friendly matinee and will be shorter in length.

Photo of Antoine Hunter, by RJ Muna
Courtesy of World Arts West



Price:
$30 at Door  
$25 on line
$12 Youth (under 16)
Babies Free
Group Discount (Please Call)  (415) 863-9824

Workshops: Were excited to provide Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet, ASL DANCE, and more different types of dance classes taught by International, Domestic and Local Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing artists who sign fluently.  These workshops will be taught for both Youth and Adult participants in various locations including Richmond, Santa Cruz, Oakland, San Francisco, South Bay and other parts of the Bay Area...

Special Event!!
Meet the Artists Brunch:
Saturday August 13th 10 am-1 pm
Come to our special "Meet and the Greet" our local and Guest Deaf Artists plus famous Deaf Artworks by Guy Wonder will be presented for sale.  Don't miss this opportunity to catch Q&A with the Artists plus live interviews and a fabulous delicious brunch provided by our Local Bay Area Philip Smith Jr!!
Special Admission Price: $5 at the door if you show your Deaf Dance Festival Ticket

Workshop Schedule:
Wednesday August 10th 6-10 pm
Deaf Community Center (DCC)
1550 San Leandro Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94577

6:30-8 pm Deaf Dance Academy from Istanbul, Turkey to present Belly Dance...
Anatolian Folk Dance :
This dance is called "halay" in Turkish, belongs to East and Southern East side of Turkey. It is danced hand to hand and symbolizes unity and solidarity.

Belly Dance:
It is the esthetichs and rhythmic reflection of waist and hips with the arms to the body. The musics of the dance consist of Egypt and Turkish melodies. It mostly addresses to women participants.


Price: $5 (you are welcome to donate more and no one is turned away due to lack of funds)


8-10 pm Sign Dance Collective from London, United Kingdom to present:

Improvisation:
We have developed a way of improvising in dance which is very accessible.  It really can be for everyone...there is some contact involved but mainly it is about responding to impulse and variation in  using space and how the  the performer works in relation to the space and each other in an improvisation . We also pay a lot of attention to the use of the spine and the expression of the whole body . If there is space for wheelchair users we can include everyone .

Price: $5 (you are welcome to donate more and no one is turned away due to lack of funds)


Saturday August 13th 3:30-5 pm
Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

CJ Jones of Los Angeles, CA to present..
Creative Rhythms:
Creative rhythm game
Demonstrate cajon drum
Hands on cajon drum
Create beat rhythm through cajon drum
Create ensemble body language beat based on creative rhythm
Special Ensemble performance in the evening

Price: $5 (you are welcome to donate more and no one is turned away due to lack of funds)


Sunday August 14th, 12-2 pm
Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Antoine Hunter to teach Youth Workshops!  Youth of all ages welcome!

$2 Suggested Donation: $2
No one is turned away for lack of funds!

Discussion

Location

Dance Mission Theater (View)
3316 24th St. @ Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States


Categories

Arts > Dance

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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