Savage Jazz Dance Company (SJDC)|
Thursday 11/6, 8:00 pm
Friday 11/7, 8:00 pm
Saturday 11/8, 8:00 pm
Sunday 11/9, 3pm
Laney College Theater, 900 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94607
(Across from Lake Merritt BART)
$25 full price at the door, $20 purchased in advance
$15 seniors/students (with ID)
$10 children (12 and under)
Featuring World Premieres set to the music of Arvo Pärt, René Aubry, Ólafur Arnalds, and Philip Glass, as well as SJDC Repertory Classics with music from Alarm Will Sound and Leonard Bernstein, Fire is a contemporary dance celebration and homecoming, where past SJDC Dance apprentices, who were the first generation graduates of Oakland School for the Arts (OSA) School of Dance, and are now college graduates, come back home to dance as they are now - young, beautiful, black dance artists. They are not only continuously inspired by their teacher and mentor, Artistic Director Mr. Reginald Ray-Savage, but they are now also inspiring others, as young artists in their own right. These OSA School of Dance graduates and SJDC trained dancers represent a strong future. Also, with this production, we celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of Archie Savage, Artistic Director Emeritus of the Savage Jazz Dance Company, whose invaluable guidance laid the Company's artistic foundation via his training, mentoring of, and friendship with our current Artistic Director.
These young dance artists, in their strong presence of right now, in combination and synergy with long-time SJDC Dance Artist and OSA School of Dance teacher Ms. Alison Hurley are the spark that ignites the Savage Fire, from the music that is the fuel. This production is the zenith of the resultant energy. These dance artists are the next cycle of the passing of the flame and they themselves continue this practice with the next generation dancers.
The Savage Jazz Dance Company continues the Fire of Archie Savage, the Artistry of Katherine Dunham, and the Vision of Artistic Director, Reginald Ray-Savage, their devoted student.
Each show will also feature a special viewing of "Savage Dance", a short biopic of a passioned and purposed life.
An exclusive Meet the Artist with filmmaker ShakaJamal will follow each performance.
This show is about Oakland, in celebration of Oakland, performed and realized by Oakland Artists, in Oakland, and for the people of Oakland and beyond.
Don't miss this very special SJDC production!
Buy your tickets today!
Photo of Omar Carmical, SJDC Dance Artist and OSA School of Dance Alumnus, by Tracy Martin.
The Savage Jazz Dance Company, including this production, is funded, in part, by a grant from the City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program.
To join our email list, get info on classes, or donate to the Savage Jazz Dance Company email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.savagejazz.org
Laney College Theater
900 Fallon Street
Oakland, CA 94607
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|