Fall 2021 In Dance


Performances // Classes // Festivals // Workshops // Carnaval // Tours

International Association of Blacks in Dance celebrates 30 years Since 1991, IABD has been the preeminent dance service organization and institu- tional voice for the Black Dance sector. They proudly honor the significant contributions, connections, and influences that dance by people of African ancestry or origin has on the cultural landscape. They recently announced their COLLECTIVE Cohort for the 2021 COHI | MOVE program. Bay Area-based organizations Diamano Coura West African Dance Company, Dimen- sions Dance Theater, and Robert Moses’ KIN are among the 25 selected companies that will receive a total of $41,000 over the next three years. 25 years of swing dancing in Golden Gate Park Founded in August 1996 by Chad Kubo and Ken Watanabe, Lindy in the Park is a free social swing dance for dancers of all ages and levels (no partner required). Find them in Golden Gate Park every Sunday at 11am-2pm, weather permitting. They offer a free lesson for beginners at noon. AXIS Dance Company Artistic Director’s Final Season In AXIS’ first official performances since 2019, re:surge will feature a final new work from Marc Brew in his capacity as Artistic Director, as well a new work from Rehearsal Director Sonsherée Giles, and Flora Here- after: how flowers survive from 2020 Pina Bausch Fellow, Neve. October 22-23 at Z Space, SF . Marc Brew first began working with AXIS in 2011 and became Artistic Director in 2017. Brew will step down at the end of this year and will be moving back to the UK to be with his partner. The new Artistic Director will be choreographer, writer, and performer Nadia Adame. An AXIS Dance Company alum, she studied ballet and flamenco in her native Spain and has worked with Candoco (UK) and Compañía Y (Spain).

Preserving and promoting Caribbean culture

Gerbode Foundation Awards Eight $50,000 Commissions The 2021 Choreography Awards is the first round of the Special Awards in the Arts pro- gram and is a three-year, $900,000 initiative to support the commissioning of individual artists creating new works in dance (2021), theater (2022), and music/sound design (2023). Congratulations to the recipients: Artists in Motion Bay Area & Pilipino Education Project/ Patrick Cruz, Authentic Arts & Media/jose este- ban abad, Dance Mission Theater/Adia Tamar Whitaker, Mahea Uchiyama Center for Inter- national Dance/Meridith Kawekiu Aki, Mosaic America/My-Linh Le, Noorani Dance/ Farah Yasmeen Shaikh, The Lab SF/Indira Allegra, and Zaccho Dance Theatre/Veronica Blair. Grown Women Dance Collective Launches New Program The Joyful Movement Whole Life program is a Black-led, scalable, evidence-based program that will help erode barriers to wellness in Black and Brown communities. They train and mentor residents from Bay Area disinvested neighborhoods to become audacious move- ment educators and leaders in their communi- ties. The two-year program starts in Oct 2021 and is fully funded by grants and donations and is offered to students 100% cost-free. Read more...

ODC Theater Announces Curatorial Teams

Charles Slender-White (FACT/SF) and Amara Tabor-Smith (Deep Waters Dance Theater), along with ODC Theater Creative Director Chloë L. Zimberg, will curate ODC Theater’s annual two-week summer festival, which is scheduled for June 2022, and its fall season. This collaborative approach to the festival aims to highlight the diversity of the dance field and center the voices of artists from outside of ODC. Marlene Garcia, Alleluia Panis, Farah Yas- meen Shaikh, Dazaun Soleyn, and Leyya Mona Tawil will select projects for ODC Theater’s new Rentals Discount Initiative, which begins in 2022. The equity-focused program offers space usage for free or at a 50% discount to selected artists. At least 15 of the 19 weeks will be allocated to artists who identify as Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, women, individuals with disabilities, and LGBTQIA2S+. Read more...


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