Hope Mohr Bridge Project’s community engagement program's final Dancing Around Race Public Gathering on February 28 at 7:30pm.
D.I.R.T FESTIVAL 2019
DANCE IN REVOLT(ING) TIMES
Saturday, March 9 @ 8:00 pm
Sunday, March 10 @ 7:00 pm
Dance Mission Theater
KAMBARA + DANCERS with singer Megan Lowe will present LATERAL BIAS — a new commission for Dance Mission Theater in collaboration with architects Zoe Prillinger and Luke Ogrydziak contemplating climate change.
Also on the program:
Patrick Makuakane / Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu (Sat only)
Boomshake Music (Sun only)
Danza Contacto Puerto Rico
Sammay Dizon and Halau Kawainuhi
and guest poet Terisa Siagatonu (Sun only)
The D.I.R.T. Festival, or Dance In Revolt(ing) Times, is a social political dance festival in its 4th year. D.I.R.T. presents the work of artists that explicitly addressing local/global challenges through their creative process.
Standard/General - $22 in advance, $28 at the door
Students/Seniors (65+) - $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Supporter - $30
On Sunday, February 17, GLIDE Church welcomes guest speaker Miguel Bustos, the Director of the GLIDE Center for Social Justice, and will also feature performances by KAMBARA + DANCERS set to a spoken word piece in observation of A Day of Remembrance.
On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which authorized the mass incarceration of all Americans and immigrants of Japanese ancestry during WWII. IKKAI:Once is a dance exploring the expression of culture-based stories and events related to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII while questioning our current state of democracy. What does democracy and citizenship really mean?
Choreographer Yayoi Kambara began this project by interviewing Japanese Americans who shared their personal stories. Many of her interviewees are concerned that the injustices they endured are being repeated. An excerpt of IKKAI:Once will feature GLIDE Co-Founder Janice Mirikitani reading her poem, “Prisons of Silence.”
Please join us as we sing, dance, honor a painful past, and celebrate LIFE in the present together.
Performances will be held at 9am & 11am at GLIDE.
GLIDE Church is a spiritual center of healing, faith, justice and community for everyone. No matter who you are, where you come from or what you’ve been through, you’re welcome here!
Please join us for the KAMBARA + DANCERS Fundraiser
Bluxome Street Winery
November 14, 2018 6pm-9pm
KAMBARA + DANCERS will have our annual fundraiser at Bluxome Street Winery in SoMa. This year’s event features a special excerpt of IKKAI:Once with Poet Laureate of San Francisco and Glide Memorial Co-Founder Janice Mirikitani and a preview of new work! Sip on Bluxome Winery Wines, delight in vegan sopa verde from Now Planting with other nibbles, and compete with fellow attendees in a silent auction. Please join us and support our upcoming work! Tickets are sliding scale.
Join KAMBARA + DANCERS in January!
Inaugural Home Season at The ODC Theater.
This inaugural season features the world premiere of IKKAI:Once and includes the performance installation of on Trust, Near and Dear, and the new women’s trio commissioned from Dance Brigade and Dance Mission Theater to.get.her.
This season is made possible by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation Opportunity Work Fund Grant, the 2017 CA$H grant, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation, Dance Brigade, Dance Mission Theater, and our generous supporters.
Purchase tickets here or calling 415.863.9834
SPEAK article by Yayoi Kambara for Dancers' Group
Photo by RJ Muna
Choreographers Tanya Bello, Kristen Daley, Amy Foley, and Yayoi Kambara co-produce SEAM (Support and Elevate Artist Mothers).
Friday, September 29th at 8:00pm
Saturday, September 30th at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 1st at 7:00pm
Tickets: $25 General Admission
A new collective on the San Francisco/Bay Area dance landscape makes their inaugural appearance this Fall at Dance Mission in a shared evening program. With a focus on helping to navigate the complex relationship that is art-making and motherhood, SEAM (Support and Elevate Artist Mothers) is thrilled to present work by Tanya Bello, Kristen Daley, Amy Foley and Yayoi Kambara. KAMBARA + Dancers will perform IKKAI:Once and Near and Dear as an excerpt.
Credit: Heather Desaulniers, SF/arts.org & Marco Gallerizzo