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Debut on Friday, February 6, 2015 at Mills College in Oakland


in Tapestry at the Oakland Temple Auditorium on Saturday, May 2, 2015

Proteinology is dNaga’s newest dance that explores how protein is absorbed by the body and how it competes with Carbidopa-Levodopa, prescribed to people with Parkinson’s Disease. Whichever gets to the cell first blocks the other. This causes a struggle in the body to get enough medication and/or protein. My approach to this subject is to examine food intake in relationship to the timing of medication intake. Rather than deal with the subject head on which can be quite depressing and overwhelming, we are exploring this subject through examining our relationship to ice cream. Ice cream has approximately 2-3 grams of protein in a ½ cup of ice cream. Interestingly, many of the people I interviewed with Parkinson’s Disease expressed their love for ice cream. By focusing on ice-The first draft of Proteinology will be performed by an inter-generational cast that includes young company members and dancers with Parkinson’s at Mills College. Come join us and be part of the process of creation!

The GIRL Project

returns to EastSide Cultural Center April 13-17, 2015

GIRL Project; Blossoming Yin

Spring Break falls on April 6th through the 10th, 2015. dNaga will host its second GIRL workshop at the EastSide Cultural Center on 23rd Avenue and International Boulevard. This year’s week-long workshop will include classes in modern dance, hip hop, composition, choreography, urban planning, gardening and biking. Middle School aged girls living in the San Antonio District are invited to attend the workshop for free. The week long intensive will culminate in an informal open public showing on April 10th at 2pm. If you would like to attend, please reserve a spot by emailing

This mini-documentary was created by two high-school students. It is about a challenging issue that is facing families who live in the San Antonio neighborhood of Oakland. This documentary includes mature content created by two High School students from the Oakland School of the Arts. Thank you to Rebecca and Zoe for their bravery and artistry. This documentary is one of the reasons why I offered the first GIRL Project in 2014.

It is powerful, inspirational and heartbreaking.


As part of Bay Area Celebrates National Dance Week dNaga offers an open rehearsal on Saturday April 25, 2015 from 3:00 to 5:00 at Danspace. You are invited in for a peek to see what happens behind the scenes. We will share the process of creation by listening to an interview and developing movement vocabulary in a laboratory setting. The company will also share the development of new work. Join us for tea and dialogue with the company.


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