Save the Dates!
October 9, 2014
12pm Open Rehearsal and Dialogue at Danspace
473 Hudson Street, Oakland, CA 94618
Danspace, PD Active and Dance for PD
In association with the Mill Valley Film Festival’s
World Premiere of Capturing Grace Tickets
World Premiere MINI-Fest
CELEBRATE the world premiere of Dave Iverson’s new film Capturing Grace
and experience the richness of the Bay Area’s Dance for Parkinson’s
offerings in a five-day Mini-Fest Oct. 9-13, 2014.
JOIN US at premiere screenings Oct. 10 and 11 at the acclaimed
Mill Valley Film Festival, as well as master classes, an open rehearsal
and a panel discussion in Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco and San Rafael.
MOST EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE. All events are open to
everyone: dancers, teachers, artists, health care professionals, therapists, scientists,
people with Parkinson’s, family members and care partners—anyone
with an interest in the transformative role of the arts in health and aging.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
►Thursday, Oct. 9
10:30 a.m. Dance for PD® master class | Oakland
12:00 p.m. dNaga open rehearsal and discussion | Oakland
►Friday, Oct. 10
11:00 a.m. Dance for PD® master class |San Francisco
6:00 p.m. Capturing Grace World Premiere |Mill Valley
►Saturday, Oct. 11
1:45 p.m. Capturing Grace screening | San Rafael
►Sunday, Oct. 12
1:00 p.m. Dance for PD® master class | San Rafael
2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion | San Rafael
►Monday, Oct. 13
12:00-1:15 p.m. Dance for PD® master class | Berkeley
November 8, 2014
2:30pm performance at
A tribute to human rights activist
Yuri Kochiyama (1921 – 2014)
dNaga is in the process of sprouting a new seed of a dance called Lovely Gibberish. We will share this work at Luna’s 2nd Choreofund on Thursday June 5th. Please click here for more information on how to purchase tickets.
In addition, our work continues with the Parkinson’s community.
Please email email@example.com and/or “like” dNaga on facebook to make sure you hear about upcoming showings and events!
I’m working on a very exciting new project that centers around empowerment of girls—specifically from Roosevelt Middle School in the underserved San Antonio District of Oakland. In this neighborhood girls are facing a variety of dangers including physical assault, kidnapping and gun violence.
Phase 1 of this project has begun, with a week-long workshop for girls at the EastSide Cultural Center on International Boulevard Boulevard and 23rd Avenue on April 14-18, 2014. This exciting work brings dNaga together with the East Bay Asian Youth Center, EastSide Arts Alliance, Oakland Sol Education Garden Project, and Rice & Beans Childcare Collective. The workshop includes modern, hip hop, composition and dance history, urban planning and community gardening, with an overarching theme of exploring identity, freedom, growing safe spaces by sharing personal experiences to build a strong community of girls.
The girls are forging connections with each other, the Cultural Center and Community Garden on International Blvd, which are safe spaces for them to return to and be part of over the next years. They are encouraged to cull movement ideas from their own personal stories and to use them as fodder for choreography.
I’m excited to continue working on this theme and plan to do more research about article #13 as well as create an edited version of the interviews I collected during the Spring Break girl workshop.
My intention is to go into the studio with the Declaration of Human Rights and the 12 year old Oaklander’s story of her encounter with gun violence and her fear of being abducted on the streets while going home from school.
This project is supported in part by the City of Oakland’s Craft and Cultural Arts department and a generous matching grant from community members Constance Clare and Felice Newman in the amount of $1,000. Please consider partnering with us as an investment in the health and safety of girls and women in our community. Please send a tax-deductable check, made out to Dancer’s Group with dNaga GIRL in the memo, to:
dNaga / Danspace
473 Hudson Street
Oakland, CA 94618
or visit and donate online at: http://dancersgroup.org/sponsoredprojects/dnaga/