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A performance that centers the ancestral dance Son de los Diablos, using Afro-Peruvian rhythms and dances to bring visibility to the African Diaspora in Latinx communities. Son de los Diablos highlights the importance, history, existence and cultural contributions of people of African ancestry in Peru to reclaim and remember a history that is often invisibilized.

A dance project that will physicalize and synthesize the prayer, divination and offerings of the Ose Tura ritual, creating a movement odyssey spanning physical and ancestral worlds and presented in four chapters at site-specific San Francisco locations.

A dance that explores intersectional, intergenerational and diverse Latinx identities and politics as lived by the artistic team and found in the lyrics of Chicano singer El Vez’s songs._

A multimedia dance theater project exploring the seismic changes in our lives due to the global pandemic and ongoing world and national crises. The project is a collaboration choreographer Deborah Slater and culture curator/equity consultant Tammy Johnson in conjunction with five choreographer/dancers, spoken word creators/performers from Youth Speaks and composer Marcus Shelby.

A live site-responsive performance that explores sanctuary spaces and rebuilding from the wreckage caused by the displacement of queer and people of color communities from San Francisco. The project blends devised theater, contemporary dance and drag to create a fully immersive experience.

A new collaboration between theater company Eye Zen Presents, writer/pastor Marvin K. White and community partner San Francisco Heritage. The project explores the hidden history of queer ancestor, Sylvester, providing an understanding of racial equity within the queer liberation movement in the Haight of the ‘60s and ‘70s against the backdrop of civil rights, anti-war, […]

A dance performance that asks how women’s beds hold what is messy, tragic and grueling. Responding to the question, “How is your Bed an Antidote?” the project features site-specific dances and a visual art exhibit by incarcerated women artists, organized in collaboration with Rahsaan Thomas of Empowerment Avenue and the Museum of African Diaspora.

A year-long collaboration among dance artist-activists Cherie Hill, Hope Mohr and Karla Quintero that explores shared leadership through dance to develop practices for sharing choreographic power resulting in performance, dialogue and installation.

An evening length performance and extended reality project choreographed by Yayoi Kambara that uses Japanese American history as a tool for learning. The dance performance explores unjust Japanese American incarceration, struggles for reparations and healing and current/future solidarities with communities facing the violence of xenophobic policies.

A new ensemble work instigated by Jess Curtis in collaboration with a diverse ensemble of Blind, Low Vision and sighted artists and consultants, which will examine cultural and phenomenological experiences of darkness and light. Into the Dark addresses the physical, subconscious and literal effects of Western thought’s binary mobilization of darkness and light in societal […]