The 7th Annual Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival Aug 9-11
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? Please Contact us
Artistic Director: Mr. Antoine Hunter Assistant Director: Ms. Zahna Simon
Where: Dance Mission Theater 3316 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (Close to 24th and Mission Bart station)
This Year: This is the show you do not want to miss and share with everyone. This year we have many local Deaf artists, other flying in from India, Colombia, Taiwan, Jamaica, Mexico, Washington DC, Arkansas and more. There will be a diversity of Sign Languages including but not limited to Colombian Sign Language, American Sign Language, International Sign Language and Russian Sign Language.
Date and Time: Fri, Aug 9th - 7:30pm Sat, Aug 10th- 7:30pm Sun, Aug 11th- 2pm( There will be a different program for the family friendly matinee)
IMPORTANT --Bay Area International Deaf Dance workshop's NOTE:
All Workshops and Presentations open to both Deaf and Hearing- All Level signer are welcome Beginner signer to Fluent Signer. Everyone is welcome! There will be a few different kind of workshops you can choice from and are in different location. Please read careful. 4 Different Workshop location: Deaf Community Center = (DCC) 1550 San Leandro Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94577 Dance Mission Theater = (DMT) 3316 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110 Shawl Anderson Dance Center = (SADC) 2704 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705 ODC Dance Commons = (ODC) 351 ShotXwell St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival WorkShops
Workshops: We’re excited to provide Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet, ASL DANCE, and more different types of dance classes taught by International, Domestic and Local Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing artists who sign fluently. These workshops will be taught for both Youth and Adult participants in various locations including Richmond, Santa Cruz, Oakland, San Francisco, South Bay and other parts of the Bay Area...
Workshop location: Deaf Community Center = (DCC) 1550 San Leandro Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94577 -Aug 7th 7:00-9:30 pm ( You can Join and Leave anytime) Each class is $8 dollars or $20 for the night for 4 workshops! All proceeds go to the teaching artists to support their travel. - Workshops ONE: Afro Colombian Dance Nataly Barahona (Colombia) - Aug 7th 7:00-7:45 pm @ (DDC) Description about workshop: The Afro-Colombian dance workshop will draw a space of corporeality and expression of Afro-Colombian roots, which will allow participants to approach the stories of the ancient slave peoples, and their succession to that, the complicity of miscegenation in Colombia as a value of freedom. Participants will only need to bring comfortable clothes, sweat towel and plenty of water. - Workshop TWO: Interpreting hip hop into ASL with Matt Maxey of Deafintely Dope (Georgia) --Aug 7th-7:45-8:30pm @ (DDC) Description about workshop: You will learn the process of breaking down a hip hop song with slang into ASL and the creative process behind determining which signs fit best in clearly explaining lyrics. The participants will then take that knowledge to apply into interpreting music in general. Participants need to bring a positive attitude and a desire to learn! - Workshop THREE: Jazz Theatrical Dani Duran (LA, California) - Aug 7th 8:30-9:15 pm @ (DDC) Description about workshop: You will learn basic jazz theatrical as broadway inspired by the movie, Chicago! Participants encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and/or any comfortable jazz shoes. - Workshop FOUR: African Dance Ronnie Bradley (Washington DC) - Aug 7th 9:15-10:00 pm @ (DDC) Description about workshop: You will be learning the culture aspect of the dance. Ronnie will teach the roots of the dance from Mali, West Senegal. Bring your towel and plenty of water!
Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival Panel/Brunch Meet the Artists!! Join us for Free Food !
"Meet and the Greet Deaf Artists" PANEL/BRUNCH (Special Event!!) Saturday August 10, 2019 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Deaf Community Center 1550 San Leandro Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94577
Come meet our Deaf Celebrities, Deaf locals and Deaf International dance performers. There will be a panel with all of our Deaf Artist directors. Don't miss this opportunity to see their stories, Learn about their culture, victories and and struggle, what their identities are, there will be a few Interview Question and Answer with these amazing Deaf Artists. BONUS: Deaf Artworks will be presented for sale. EXTRA Bonus: FREE FOOD! FOOD! Fabulous delicious brunch provided!! $5 dollars but no one turn away from lack of funding. *Donation are welcome for DCARA and Deaf Dance Festival
This a place for Deaf and Hearing - we will be learning many other language beside ASL like British Sign Language, Colombian Sign Language, German Sign Language, Russian Sign Language and more!
Made possible by Urban Jazz Dance Company and DCARA
$5 Suggested Donation:$5 No one is turned away for lack of funds! If you are interested in becoming involved with the BAIDDF as volunteer, Please email Antoine Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org or Zahna Simon at email@example.com
Workshop title: Urban Jazz Dance Classes Friday, August 9th, 10am - 11:30am @ (ODC) $12 (LIVE DRUMS)- offer discount Master Artist: Antoine Hunter
Description about workshop: Do your spirit feel like something is missing, do you need place to express yourself, want build stronger core physical and spiritual without overextending yourself, need to dance with live drum? Then you came to right place. Beginner or professional this class is for everyone. It's not how high you kick but why you kick!
Urban Jazz Dance is a convergence of artistic forces where RAW energy, ROOTED in FREEDOM, is expressed through the athletic BODY and UNCONTROLLABLE, PASSIONATE dance. Expect Ballet, Afro movement, plus more and even American Sign Language...the power of expression must be real. (hearing and Deaf are welcome to take classes.) This project is made possible in part by support by ODC Theater and ODC Dance as well as Urban Jazz Dance Company
Sunday one dollars Youth Dance Workshop: Aug 11, 2019 (11:00 AM to 12:30 PM) @ (Dance Mission Theater)
Who: Antoine Hunter and his fellow Urban Jazz Dance Company Dancer will join force with DDC will teach Youth Workshops! Youth of all ages welcome! Deaf, Hearing, CODA, HOH youth are all welcome!!! $1 Suggested Donation: $1 No one is turned away for lack of funds! We can't wait to see you all there.
REMINDER --Bay Area International Deaf Dance workshop's NOTE:
DOESN'T HURT TO EXPLAIN AGAIN...(WINK) All Workshops and Presentations open to both Deaf and Hearing- All Level signer are welcomeBeginner signer to Fluent Signer.Everyone is welcome!There will be a few different kind of workshops you can choice from and are in different location.Please read careful. This about empowering Deaf community in the Bay Area! 4 Different Workshop location: Deaf Community Center = (DCC)1550 San Leandro Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94577 Dance Mission Theater = (DMT)3316 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110 Shawl Anderson Dance Center = (SADC)2704 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705 ODC Dance Commons = (ODC)351 ShotXwell St, San Francisco, CA 94110
This project is made possible in part by support from the California Arts Council, San Francisco Arts Commission and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.
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/