Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival IN-Person
Mission:The Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival (BAIDDF) is an annual event produced by Urban Jazz Dance company that consists of performances and workshops that highlight the important contributions that Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) artists make to our community. Want to participate as performer or want to help? Please Contact us
Not to be missed, 10th Annual Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival features local Bay Area talent and will be flying artists into the Bay Area, CaLifornia from Washington, DC, Arkansas, New York, and many parts of California, and more!
We are proud to feature diverse sign languages including, but not limited to: Spanish speaking/voicing, American Sign Language, and International Sign Language.
Access Information for All Shows: •ASL/English interpretation at each show •Deaf International Sign Language interpretation and •Audio Description (If requested)
Where: At Dance mission theater 3316 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110.
Date and Time: Fri, Aug 12 - 7:00pm Sat, Aug 13th- 7:00pm Sun, Aug 14th- 3:00pm
$35 at Door $25 on line $12 Youth (under 16) Babies Free
Antoine Hunter PurpleFireCrow Director of festival
The Director's notes: during the beginning of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) we notice Deaf people did not have access to same information on what was going on until at least 3 weeks later than hearing communities. When the pandemic began, government officials began holding daily press briefings to update the public on television and online. Interpreters were not present for Deaf Communities and even when they were provided they were often unqualified and unable to communicate effectively. We understand what it like to be left out so therefore we will do our best to make sure no one feel left out!
As founder of Bay Area International Deaf dance festival - My dance company lost over 30 thousand dollars worth of opportunity, to give to our dances, business, and community. We had not given up. I want to be honest. I did not thik the festival was going tolast because of the price of everything going up. Even access went up higer. many people think that deaf folk get discount for everything like theater cost and interpreter but we here to tell you no we deaf and disabled artists struggle the most because arts plus access need cost extra. We are still here even when it get hard every year but now it is 2022- we made it to 10 year of the bay area international Deaf dance festival !!!!
please join us for an amazing event! We are bringing our heart and passion and making it virtual for all to join us! We love you communities!!! -Antoine Hunter/PurpleFireCrow
Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival WorkShops
Workshop & Panel Descriptions Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival workshop
Come join our 10th Annual Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival Workshops taught by Deaf artists! All workshops and presentations are open to both Deaf and Hearing More details at www.realurbanjazzdance.com Cost: Free
Access Information for Workshops: ASL, English voice interpretation
Workshop Descriptions below:
Day 1 WORKSHOP: SIGN DANCE MOVEMENT FRIDAY, AUGUST 12TH, 10 AM-11:30 AM
TAUGHT BY: SUNSHINE 2.0 (ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) WORKSHOP LOCATION: COUNTERPULSE, 80 TURK ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 DESCRIPTION: SUNSHINE 2.0 WILL BE TEACHING THE PARTICIPANTS HOW TO INCORPORATE SIGN LANGUAGE, DANCE AND MOVEMENT TO TELL A STORY. PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO CHOREOGRAPH A DANCE PIECE THAT HAS A MEANING OR MESSAGE.
BIO: SUNSHINE 2.0 IS A PROFESSIONAL TRAVELING THEATER TROUPE BASED AT ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY’S NATIONAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK. THE TROUPE PROVIDES PERFORMANCES AND ACTIVITIES FOR DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING CHILDREN AND ADULTS THAT HIGHLIGHT THE FIELDS OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS AND MATH (STEAM), AS WELL AS EDUCATIONAL TOPICS PERTAINING TO THE DEAF EXPERIENCE. THE THEATER TROUPE TRAVELS TO SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS SERVING DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING STUDENTS, COLLEGES, MUSEUMS, CONFERENCES, CIVIC GROUPS, FESTIVALS AND OTHER VENUES. SUNSHINE 2.0 PLAYERS WITH ARMS OUTSTRETCHED AND CROSSING OVER EACH OTHER. PERFORMANCES ARE PRESENTED IN VOICE AND IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE, ARE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL AUDIENCE MEMBERS AND COVER SUBJECTS FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES.
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: SUNSHINE 2.0 HAS THREE MEMBERS ALL WEAR BLACK SHIRTS AND BLACK PANTS. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, THE GUY HAS CHOCOLATE COLORED SKIN WITH DREADLOCK , THE DARK SKINNED GAL WITH DREADLOCK AS WELL AND THE PATIKSAN GUY WITH BLACK HAIR AND GOATEE.
COVID INFORMATION FOR WORKSHOP: PROOF OF VACCINATION OR A NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEXT FROM WITHIN 48 HOURS WILL BE REQUIRED
“THIS ACTIVITY WAS SUPPORTED IN PART BY THE WALTER & ELISE HAAS FUND, SAN FRANCISCO GRANTS FOR THE ARTS, THE FLEISHHACKER FOUNDATION, THE ZELLERBACH FAMILY FOUNDATION AND FISCALLY SPONSORED BY INTERSECTION FOR THE ARTS.”
DAY TWO: SATURDAY AUGUST 13TH 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (PT) -Panel- 10TH ANNUAL BAY AREA INTERNATIONAL DEAF DANCE FESTIVAL PANEL WITH OUR DEAF ARTISTS!
Panel Descriptions: Don't miss this opportunity to see their stories, learn about their culture, victories and struggles, what their identities are, there will be a few Interview Question and Answer with these amazing Deaf Artists.
PANEL WILL BE IN PERSON AND LIVESTREAM ON OUR URBAN JAZZ DANCE COMPANY FB. ACCESS INFORMATION FOR PANEL: ASL, INTERNATIONAL SIGN, ENGLISH VOICE INTERPRETATION, LIVE CAPTION, SPANISH VOICE INTERPRETATION Q&A PANEL WITH BAIDDF PERFORMERS! PLUS DEMO DANCE CLASSSATURDAY AUGUST 13TH 11:00 AM-2:00 PM (PT) PANEL WILL BE IN PERSON AT YBCA: 701 MISSION ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103 PANEL WILL LIVESTREAM ON UJDC FB PAGE DESCRIPTION:-COME MEET OUR DEAF PERFORMERS! DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THEIR STORIES, LEARN ABOUT THEIR CULTURE, VICTORIES AND STRUGGLES, WHAT THEIR IDENTITIES ARE, THERE WILL BE A FEW INTERVIEW QUESTION AND ANSWER WITH THESE AMAZING DEAF ARTISTS. COVID INFORMATION: MASKS REQUIRED
Youth Workshop with Bianca Sunday August 15th 12-1 PM (PT) Description: Bianca Ware, Deaf artist performing in the festival will teach a Youth Dance Workshop! Youth of all ages welcome! Deaf, Hearing, CODA, HOH youth are all welcome!!! ASL Interpretation provided.Cost: Free$1 Suggested Donation: $1 No one is turned away for lack of funds! We can't wait to see you all there. Bio: Bianca Ware is a multi-cultural and multi-lingual deaf performing artist from Wisconsin, USA with a long time passion for Dance and ASL. She holds a BFA in Dance: African Dance and the Diaspora, the only one of its kind in the U.S. She is a world traveler, teacher, entrepreneur, choreographer, musician, actor, producer and a playwright. She is currently based in Rochester, NY starting up a Deaf Arts organization ‘Bianca’s Playhouse,’ and producing and hosting her YouTube Series: “Bia’s Playhouse: A Children’s ASL TV Show.”Image Description:A close up of a young, light-skinned mixed race woman, with straight, dark brown turned burnt copper, shoulder-length hair. She has light brown eyes, dark pink lipstick on, and a quartz necklace hidden in a tan tank top, and a black blazer jacket. The background is blurred, but has a large circular mirror with a reflection of white walls, dark shelves with colorful bottles, tan floors and a chair. A window is to the right and bright rectangular fluorescent lights are seen on the ceiling.Covid information: Masks required
Where: DANCE MISSION THEATER 3316 24TH ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110.
Intersection for the Arts is the fiscal sponsor for Urban Jazz Dance Company’s Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival. Visit: https://www.theintersection.org/
“This activity was supported in part by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, the Fleishhacker Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Foundation and fiscally sponsored by Intersection for the Arts.”
Wednesday, June 24, San Francisco, CA–SOMArts Cultural Center is excited to announce the eleventh season of the Curatorial Residency program. Designed to offer emerging to established curators tools to further their curatorial practice and explore timely social issues, SOMArts’ Curatorial Residents have transformed our large scale exhibition space into a site of collaborative creation and innovation for over 10 years. Awarded through an open submission process, this unique program is a year-long incubator for curatorial research, mentorship, planning, and realization. SOMArts Curatorial Residency recipients receive the following support: a month-long exhibition with accompanying public programming, a project grant, and 9-months of planning and technical support, outreach assistance and professional mentorship provided by SOMArts’ staff. The Curatorial Residents create multi-faceted exhibitions focused on local, national, and global concerns in one of San Francisco’s most recognizable gallery spaces. Bay Area Deaf Arts launches the Residency season in January 2021 with curator Antoine Hunterhonoring the cultural creative practices rooted in the Deaf community. Fátima Ramírez, Josué Rojas, & Mauricio Ramírez’s multidisciplinary exhibition CARAVANA: Mobilizing Central American Art (1984–Present)examine the issues and political actions that directly impact the Central American community. Mother’s Bosom curated by Duygu Gün and Bengu Gün closes out the 2020-2021 Curatorial Residency season, exploring how lullabies embed cultural memory, norms, and identity. “In these uncertain times, the 2020–2021 Curatorial Residencies exemplify San Francisco’s creative radical legacy, inviting us to take what we learn within the gallery space to implement collective social action. It’s an honor to work alongside this year’s cohort and witness their curatorial proposals become reality to help us to understand the critical moment we are in,” shares Maria Jenson, SOMArts’ Creative & Executive Director. The following residencies will each culminate in a month-long exhibition and are integral to SOMArts’ exhibition programming in 2020–2021: Bay Area Deaf Arts Curated by Antoine Hunter Opening Reception: Thursday, January 14, 2021, 6-9pm Exhibition Run: Friday, January 15–Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Bay Area Deaf Arts celebrate and center the art forms and cultural expression historically rooted in the Deaf community, raising Deaf awareness in non-Deaf populations, and inviting collaboration between Hearing and Deaf artists. Curated by renowned Producers and activist Antoine Hunter, this exhibition asks us: Where are the voices of Deaf and Deaf people of color? What truths are we willing to listen to?
### ABOUT SOMARTS CULTURAL CENTER SOMArts Cultural Center, founded in 1979, cultivates access to the arts within the Bay Area by collaborating with community-focused artists and organizations. Together, we engage the power of the arts to provoke just and fair inclusion, cultural respect and civic participation. SOMArts plays a vital role in the arts ecosystem by helping activate the arts citywide. We do this by providing space and production support for non-profit events, as well as fairs and festivals throughout the Bay Area, and offering a robust program of art exhibitions, classes, events and performances that are affordable and accessible to all. SOMArts’ exhibition programs receive critical support from the San Francisco Arts Commission and San Francisco Foundation and are sponsored in part by a grant from Grants for the Arts. SOMArts is located at 934 Brannan Street—between 8th and 9th—within 2 blocks of 101, I-80, Muni lines, and bike paths. For public information call 415-863-1414 or visit somarts.org. Stay connected by following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.