Joe Landini Dance
OAKLAND BALLET COMPANY Dancing Moons Festival March 24–26 at the Asian Cultural Center, Oakland April 1–2 at the Bankhead Theater, Livermore In response to the epidemic of violence aimed at Asian Americans in the Bay Area and across the country over the last two years, Oakland Ballet will present its first- ever showcase of Asian American chore- ographers with world premieres by Phil Chan, co-founder of Final Bow for Yellow- face; Michael Lowe, former Oakland Ballet principal dancer; Caili Quan, dancer with BalletX, Philadelphia’s leading contempo- rary ballet company; and more. KINETECH ARTS Kinetech Arts, directed by Daiane Lopes da Silva and Weidong Yang, combines the work of dancers, scientists, and digital artists to create innovative and socially responsible performances. Their weekly meetup, Open Lab, brings together artists and scientists exploring the boundaries of technology and expression. Join them on Wednesdays at 7-8:15pm PST. Learn more RHYTHM & MOTION At Rhythm & Motion, they believe that anyone can dance and offer fun, high energy dance workout classes for every- one! They have in-person, outdoor, lives- tream, and pre-recorded classes. Sign up for their newsletter to receive updates. BlackBox Studios is home of the School at BlackBox Studios and Ballet22. Their mission is to provide high quality training in a safe and inclusive space. The studio is launching a schedule of dance classes for students ages 3-adult starting in Jan 2022. They also offer private lessons and studio rentals. KIANDANDA DANCE THEATER Based in San Francisco, Kiandanda Dance Theater presents works between the USA, France and Congo. Artistically directed by Byb Bibene, the company produces performance projects, Mbongui Square Festival, and more. BLACKBOX STUDIOS 3498 School Street, Oakland
Joe Landini Dance presents their 30th anniversary at the ODC Theater on March 18– 20 (Fri-Sat @ 8pm / Sun @ 7pm), featuring the premier of City of Ghosts , a reflection on managing loss and grief. Guests include A Pulso Dance Project, Francesca
Cipponeri, Rebekah Enderle, Raven Malouf-Renning and Amy Lewis. Landini is also hosting a three-day intensive performance workshop at the ODC Theater with opportunities for participants to perform on March 20.
A History of African American Social Dances with Traci Bartlow Traci Bartlow offers dance lectures and workshops based on her extensive research, cultural and performance experience with African American social dances. Her lively historic presentations are perfect for schools, universities, dance conferences, festivals, community, and corporate events.
Monique Jenkinson/ Fauxnique
Faux Queen: A Life in Drag, the memoir of performer, choreographer, and writer Monique Jenkinson (AKA Fauxnique) will be published by Amble Press in January 2022. A ballet-obsessed girl moves to San Francisco and finds her people at the drag club. Faux Queen joyously chronicles Jenkinson’s creation of her
Flux Vertical Theatre is a Bay Area dance company specializing in the art of pole, founded by Kirsten (aka Mz. K) and Leah Marie. For the past 6 years we have been dancing our way through the Bay Area and beyond with high quality shows featuring performers with backgrounds in classical and contemporary styles of dance, gymnastics, theater, and circus arts. Our mission is to inspire and entertain through our collaborative work, united by our love of Pole. Flux Vertical Theatre is now an academy for future pole stars and a gorgeous performance space. Visit us at 811 University Ave in Berkeley. Flux Vertical Theatre
B-Love’s Guesthouse Established in 2008 and set in a Victorian house, B-Love’s Guesthouse located in West Oakland is a perfect stay for the visiting artist or business professional. B-Love’s is an extension of artist, activist, and owner Traci “B-Love” Bartlow’s lifestyle of wellness and creativity. This unique lodging experience reflects her background as an African American woman with roots in the Black farmers in Texas, social justice activism, and the cultural renaissance of the Bay Area.
drag persona Fauxnique, her journey through one of the most experimental moments in queer cultural history and her rise through the nightlife underground to become the first cisgender woman crowned as a pageant-winning drag queen. Faux Queen finds authenticity through the glee of drag artifice and articulation through the immediacy of performing bodies. She pens a valentine to gay men while relaying the making of an open-minded feminist.
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