Dance Brigade's Dance Mission Theater

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Spring Bollywood with Manpreet Komal

Spring Bollywood with Manpreet Komal
March 11-April 22 (Saturdays)
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
$100
*Note there is no class weekend of April 8-9

You may register in advance by calling 415-826-4441 or signing up online at

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Learn Exciting Bollywood moves with Manpreet Komal who has choreographed for Global Indian Awards and performed at World Salsa Congress. Manpreet is the Founder of Rang De Bollywood and runs the meetup - Bay Area Dancers Group. Manpreet will be teaching a 6 week workshop on the latest Bollywood Song called "Lets Nacho" meaning Lets Dance and you will get to perform with Mission Dance Theatre's Spring Show on April (please fill in the date). Selected individuals may also have opportunities to perform at others shows with her team called Rang De Bollywood. Let's shake up the dance floor together and have a lot of fun. All levels are welcome.




 
 

Latin Dance Fusion Performance Workshop

Latin Dance Fusion Performance Workshop
March 18-April 22: Saturdays 2PM - 3:30PM
NOTE: Class will be 3PM - 4:30PM  only March 18
Performance 2 Shows - April 23, 2017

$130

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Tika's Latin Fusion workshop will bring together Cuban, Brazilian, Caribbean popular and folkloric dances while illustrating where they connect and diverge. Experience the depth, beauty and power of these culturally rich movements founded in the African Diaspora. All levels are encouraged to join this workshop. It is a celebration of culture, and community and a linage of dance with deep roots.

It is highly recommended to take Tika's ongoing class on Tuesdays 6:30PM to work on technique in conjunction with Saturday rehearsals.


 
 

Absolute Beginning Taiko Workshop with Bruce Ghent

Absolute Beginning Taiko Workshop with Bruce Ghent
March 19- April 23, 2017
Sundays 10:30am - 12pm

$99

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Learn the ancient art of Japanese Taiko drumming with Sensei Bruce 'Mui' Ghent. The Introductory taiko class will cover basic fundamental skills and history which will prepare students to advance to the next level of classes.

Beginners ages 12-adult, with little or no music experience are welcome. Taiko drumming is a rigorous physical activity. Bring water and wear clothes to exercise in...sweat happens : ) Class is taught with traditional martial arts etiquette and discipline as outlined in the student handbook supplied.

For more information, contact Bruce "Mui" Ghent at bruceghent@gmail.com or visit www.maikazedaiko.com.


 
 

Bellydance with Leila Baradaran

Bellydance with Leila Baradaran
March 21-April 18: Tuesdays: 6:30-8pm
Plus an additional rehearsal April 15, Saturday 3-4:30
Performance April 23 at 4pm and 7pm

$130

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Performance-Style Bellydance infused with Persian Dance taught by Leila Baradaran. A 6-week dance workshop focusing on technique, choreography, and performance. Classes will start with a warm up: working through isolations of the body and movement techniques, progressing to traveling movement across the floor and finishing with choreography and a short cool down. Open to all levels.

For a preview of the Leila's last performance workshop, click here: www.youtube.com


 
 

MOVEMENT OF
 MOVEMENT BUILDING

Dance Mission's D.I.R.T. Festival presents
MOVEMENT OF  MOVEMENT BUILDING
workshops led by Dancing Earth for Dance In Revolt(ing) Times
March 21, 24, 28 and 31 (Tuesdays and Fridays)
11am-12:30 pm at Dance Mission Theater

$60 for all four sessions
$18/drop-in
You may register in advance by calling 415-826-4441 or signing up online at

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Dancing Earth is honored to offer four workshops in Yelamu - occupied territory of the Ohlone. We invite community to come together for cumulative practices over 4 sessions, that invoke movement for movement building, by integrating intuition, instinct and imagination ; exploring decolonization; reconnecting with the source of dance, restoring and re-story-ng, reconnection with the natural world and, kinetic access to  ancestral and futuristic wisdom, finding rhythm as a community. These practices center Indigenous worldview, dance as purposeful ritual, body as source for knowing, and regenerative relationships with self, community , non human relatives and planet for a more loving, compassionate, tolerant and sustainable future.

Attendance to all workshops is advised for maximum impact but walk ins are also welcome. 

Rulan Tangen is the Artistic Director/Choreographer of DANCING EARTH , an indigenous intertribal contemporary dance company based in Bay Area and Southwest. Dancing Earth tours nationally and internationally and has been honored as one of "25 to Watch" by Dance Magazine, Expressive Arts awards from National Museum of American Indian, National Dance Project support for production and touring and  Native Arts, as well as recognition with various awards for Arts and Social Change.


 
 

SEEN: WHOLEBODY LISTENING

Dance Mission's D.I.R.T. Festival presents
SEEN: WHOLEBODY LISTENING
with d. Sabela Grimes
Saturday, April 1
11-12:30pm at Dance Mission Theater

Early bird registration: $15 (if registering March 30 or before)
$20 after March 30
You may register in advance by calling 415-826-4441 or signing up online at

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SEEN is a WholeBodyListening MediKinetic Movement Session that intends to activ8 the biopower of bodies speaking themselves into existence. We will stimul8 somatic systems and spiritual modes of flow present in Hood Hop/Hip Hop /Street Dance practices. Participants will collectively gener8 move[meant] phrases and combos as a means to manifest cooperative individuality and expression. Our primary focus is to circul8 cypher knowledge (each one-teach one) by in-joying a real time interactive communal experience. It ain't nuthin' but a party y'all. Be prepared to get lit, cool out, raise yo' spirit and drop it like it's hot!


 
 

URBAN x INDIGENOUS

Dance Mission's D.I.R.T. Festival presents
URBAN x INDIGENOUS Workshop with SAMMAY
Sunday, April 2nd
12-2pm at Dance Mission Theater

$20
You may register in advance by calling 415-826-4441 or signing up online at

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How can we activate our bodies as vessels for our ancestors in these trying times? How do we extract memories that already lie within us through dance? What are the stories waiting to be told and how can storytelling heal us? SAMMAY will lead participants through a series of exercises interweaving the physical, emotional, and spiritual to investigate these questions collectively and enable space and time for exploration of personal inquires. All levels are encouraged to engage and be present; please bring your journal and pen! For more information, contact sammaydizon@gmail.com.

SAMMAY is a choreographer/producer and interdisciplinary performing artist of Kapampangan, Ilokano, and Bikol descent who envisions a future in which our indigenous traditions co-exist with(in) our urban landscapes. Founding Artistic Director of URBAN x INDIGENOUS - she has been featured through Dance Mission Theater's D.I.R.T. – Dance In Revolt(ing) Times Festival, Blessed Unrest: Arts and Social Justice Festival, Red Poppy Art House, and A/P/A Institute at NYU among others. She recently returned from an inter-island tour through Hawai'i with intercultural contemporary artist collective, I Moving Lab, and a solo immersion tour through her ancestral land, the Philippines. SAMMAY is a three-time recipient of the "Presented by APICC" Artist award, APAture 2016: Performing Arts – Featured Artist, and Performing Diaspora 2016 Artist-in-Residence at CounterPulse. To follow her journey, visit www.sammaydizon.com.


 
 
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