Dance Brigade

Founded in Oakland in 1984, Dance Brigade is the Bay Area’s original feminist, political dance theater company.

About

Under the artistic direction of Krissy Keefer, the company is known for works that explore the intersection between art and social issues through the creative elements of ballet, modern dance, martial arts, song, text, visuals and Taiko drumming. Dance Brigade gives voice to issues such as war, poverty, the environment, women’s history, death and dying, spirituality, racism, and homophobia, while also providing inspiring messages of hope, resistance and solidarity. In 1998, Dance Brigade took over the management of Dance Mission Theater at 24th and Mission in San Francisco, and is a thriving cultural hub for many different communities. It includes adult and youth dance instruction programs, studio and rehearsal space, a fully equipped 140-seat black box theater, and the Grrrl Brigade, a performing ensemble and arts education program for girls aged 6-18.

Find them at https://dancemissiontheater.org/

 

 

Fundada en 1984, la Dance Brigade es la compañía feminista y política de danza y teatro original del Área de la Bahía. Bajo la dirección artística de Krissy Keefer, la compañía es conocida por su trabajo que explora la intersección entre el arte y los problemas sociales a través de los elementos creativos del ballet, danza moderna, artes marciales, canciones, textos, elementos visuales y los tambores taiko. Dance Brigade da voz a problemas como la guerra, la pobreza, el medio ambiente, la historia de las mujeres, la muerte y su proceso, la espiritualidad, el racismo y la homofobia, mientras provee también mensajes inspiradores de esperanza, resistencia y solidaridad.  En 1998, la Dance Brigade tomó la administración del Dance Mission Theater en las calles 24th y Mission en San Francisco y es un centro cultural floreciente para muchas comunidades diferentes. Incluye programas de enseñanza de danza para jóvenes y adultos, un estudio y espacio para ensayos, un teatro de caja negra con 140 lugares completamente equipado y la Grrrl Brigade, un ensamble de danza y programa de educación artística para niñas de 6 a 8 años.

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Agenda

Oct
20
A Poem In Three Parts, Part 3: Meet Me There
The Othering & Belonging Institute commissioned poet Michelle Lee aka "Mush" to write and perform a poem in three parts on bridging and belonging for the 2021 Othering & Belonging Conference. We will be premiering this poem and accompanying visuals—featuring an array of dancers, aerialists, and performers of all kinds—in three digital shorts directed by filmmaker Yoram Savion, with creative direction from conference emcee Sarah Crowell. 
Oct
19
A Poem In Three Parts, Part 2: A Story of We
The Othering & Belonging Institute commissioned poet Michelle Lee aka "Mush" to write and perform a poem in three parts on bridging and belonging for the 2021 Othering & Belonging Conference. We will be premiering this poem and accompanying visuals—featuring an array of dancers, aerialists, and performers of all kinds—in three digital shorts directed by filmmaker Yoram Savion, with creative direction from conference emcee Sarah Crowell. 
Oct
18
A Poem In Three Parts, Part 1: A Story of Now

The Othering & Belonging Institute commissioned poet Michelle Lee aka "Mush" to write and perform a poem in three parts on bridging and belonging for the 2021 Othering & Belonging Conference. We will be premiering this poem and accompanying visuals—featuring an array of dancers, aerialists, and performers of all kinds—in three digital shorts directed by filmmaker Yoram Savion, with creative direction from conference emcee Sarah Crowell.