I’m thrilled to be working on a new project called GIRL this Spring. I’ll be offering a week-long workshop for girls living in the San Antonio district in Oakland. The workshop will take place during Spring Break at the EastSide Cultural Center on International Boulevard. This is an exciting opportunity to work with the East Bay Asian Youth Center and be a part of their mentorship program. I’ll be joined by hip hop teacher/architect Janey Madamba and modern dancer/choreographer Chelsea Ware. We will provide a workshop from 9-3 everyday culminating in an informal showing. In addition to hip hop and modern, the dancers will take classes in ballet, creative movement and composition. The girls will be encouraged to cull from their own personal stories movement ideas and to use them as fodder for choreography.
If you are interested in attending the informal showing on Friday, April 18 (2pm at East Side) email Mollie@dNaga.org by Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
This project is supported in part by the City of Oakland’s Craft and Cultural Arts department. It is important to me that my project provide an activity for the girls while school is out for Spring Break. Public school lunch will not be provided that week. If you are interested in helping to fund a healthy and nutritious snack and lunch for participating girls, please send a check made to Dancer’s Group with dNaga GIRL in the memo. Send the check to
44 Gough Street, Suite 201
San Francisco, CA 94103
or visit and donate online at: http://dancersgroup.org/sponsoredprojects/dnaga/