Winter 2023 In Dance


DAVID HERRERA PERFORMANCE COMPANY David Herrera Performance Company announces the 2023 LatinXtensions cohorts LatinXtensions is the only comprehensive culturally centered mentorship and net- working program in the United States. The 12-month program advises emerging Latinx dance artists in developing their professional artistic practice. Capacity building focuses on non-profit management skills, producing, grant writing practice, equity best practices, engaging communities, building artistic networks, articulating values, and long-term career goals. The program also focuses on creating a network with other regional and national Latinx artists; thus developing a rich and thriving community support system of dance artists, presenters, curators, and collaborators.

BAY AREA DANCE WEEK APRIL 21–30 After a three-year hiatus, this inclusive cele- bration of movement and dance returns! Join us at the Kickoff on Saturday, April 22 at Yerba Buena Gardens with another amazing One Dance by Dudley Flores at Rhythm & Motion and free dance events.

Alayo Dance Company Alayo Dance Company was founded in 2001 by Ramon Ramos Alayo and is currently the resident company of CubaCaribe. Alayo’s work is an innovative fusion of Afro-Cuban modern, folkloric and popular Cuban dance. He eloquently articulates his aesthetic vision through a synthesis of these dance styles, citing from each traditions, movements, narratives and concepts indicative of Cuban culture. CubaCaribe’s 17th Annual Festival of Dance & Music will premiere Mouth of a Shark (March 2023) by Alayo. A reflection on the lives of immigrants, Mouth of a Shark is inspired in part by Somali poet Warsan Shire’s poem Home.

BEYOND ISADORA/ JOANNA G. HARRIS PH.D. After many years of dance training in NY with the Duncan Dance Guild, the New Dance Group, Graham, Limón and Cunning- ham, Joanna G. Harris came to the Bay Area to study at Mills College with Marian Van Tuyl and Eleanor Lauer. She previously taught at UC Berkeley, formed her own company, the Monday Night Group touring California, and founded the Dance/Drama Department at UC Santa Cruz and the Creative Arts Therapy program at Lone Mountain College. Harris also writes reviews and essays about dance for web- sites and print publications. REYES DANCE REYES Dance, founded in 2017 by Artistic Director Jocelyn Reyes, is a contemporary dance company that blends athleticism, everyday gestures, humor and storytell- ing to question traditions, belief systems, and toxic behavioral patterns, in order to reimagine healthier ways of relating to ourselves and others. REYES Dance also curates an annual film festival, Dance Thrill Fest, featuring works by Bay Area artists. Stay tuned about upcoming performances by following their social media page and/or signing up to their newsletter.

Bay Area Cohort Dey de Guzman Karla Flores Daniela Garcia Gilberto Martinez

National Cohort Amelia Rose Estrada (Boston, MA) Mario Ramirez (Austin, TX) Rio Saul Garcia Ramirez (Salinas, CA) Yesica Abrajan (New York, NY) Lenin Fernandez (Nashville,TN)

Victor Talledos

Victor Talledos is a professional dancer, educator, and chore- ographer originally from Mexico City, trained in Classical Ballet, Modern Dance, Contemporary Dance and later in life obsessed with movement research, Improvisation and exploration. He currently offers a variety of open classes for the Adult dance community as well as the pre-professional and professional dancer at Alonzo King Lines Dance Center and Berkeley Ballet Theater. New adult Ballet classes for the new year at the San Francisco Ballet School!

Audrey Johnson Audrey Johnson (she/her) is a dance artist creating at the intersections of movement, poetry, and land. She creates with an ethos of care and joy grounded in a lineage of queer Black feminist praxis. Audrey is currently developing her project land|body|memory, in an iterative dance performance and research project occur- ring a series of movement prayers. www.audrey

BLISS DANCE COMPANY Bliss Dance Company uses contemporary dance to tell women's stories, and hosts the annual Bliss Dance Festival, which celebrates womxn's sexual empowerment and expression.


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