In person at the museum.
A local dance company dedicated to social change invigorates the exhibition galleries with the raw energy and passion of Jazz dance.
Sunday, June 11, 1 PM and 2:30 PM
Thursday, June 22, 6 PM and 7 PM
As part of Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in the Arts, a series of pop-up Dance Dialogues in the exhibition space will feature a dancer and museum educator looking at art with visitors, then moving to a designated area for a brief performance or demonstration, followed by a Q&A. Dance Dialogues will be offered twice a day on the second Sunday and fourth Thursday in April, May, and June, and the second Sunday in July.
In June, local dancer Antoine Hunter (aka Purple Fire Crow) and his Urban Jazz Dance Company lead the Dance Dialogues experience with demonstrations of Jazz dance.
Dance Dialogues pop-ups will be offered in June (Jazz), and the second Sunday in July (Cambodian). Space is limited.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Oakland native Antoine Hunter (aka Purple Fire Crow) is an award-winning and internationally known African American, indigenous, Deaf, and disabled choreographer, dancer, actor, instructor, speaker, producer, and Deaf advocate. Hunter founded the Urban Jazz Dance Company in 2007 and the Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival in 2013. The Urban Jazz Dance Company’s mission is to uplift and provide opportunities for Deaf, hard of hearing, and disabled artists from marginalized backgrounds. The company amplifies visibility and creates opportunities through programming including dance classes for deaf and hearing dancers, international festivals, school engagements, community workshops, and more.
ABOUT DANCE DIALOGUES
Dance Dialogues pop-ups will be offered in June (Jazz), and the second Sunday in July (Cambodian).
Photo credit: Mark Kitoaka
General support for education is provided by the Dhanam Foundation; The William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation Education and Research Fund; James C. Hormel and Michael P. Nguyen; The Morrison & Foerster Foundation; Dodge & Cox; and The Joseph & Mercedes McMicking Foundation. Support is also provided by an endowment established by The Hearst Foundations.