PUSHfest2017

Presented by PUSH Dance Company
Raissa Simpson, Artistic Director


Welcome to PUSHfest 2017

PUSH Dance Company's mixed-genre dance festival PUSHfest returns for its fourth year with two must-see programs! This year's Festival brings you 19 choreographers, working in a wide range of styles, to share the stage alongside world premieres by PUSH Dance Company. The Festival is the best opportunity in the Bay Area to catch an incredible variety of dance - contemporary, modern, Bharatanatyam, hip-hop, jazz and more - all in one night, all on one stage.

PUSHfest 2017 Artists

PROGRAM A:
Tanya Chianese, ka·nei·see | collective | BERKELEY
Claudia Anata Hubiak, The Anata Project | SAN FRANCISCO
Kendra Kimbrough-Barnes, Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble | OAKLAND
Halifu Osumare, Halifu Osumare & the Sacramento State University Dancers | SACRAMENTO
Agatha "Agatron" Rupniewski, Iron Lotus | SAN FRANCISCO
Liv Schaffer & Cole Vernon | OAKLAND
Adrianna Thompson, SOULSKIN Dance Company | SAN FRANCISCO
Lalli Venkat | FREMONT
Katerina Wong | SAN FRANCISCO
Raissa Simpson, PUSH Dance Company | SAN FRANCISCO

PROGRAM B:
Adrian Arias | OAKLAND
Lorelei Bayne | SACRAMENTO
Claire Calalo, for change dance collective | BERKELEY
Mary Carbonara, Dancers’ Performance Project | SAN FRANCISCO
Kathryn Florez, Fullstop Dance | SAN FRANCISCO
Jamal Jackson, Jamal Jackson Dance Company | NEW YORK
Rebecca McCormac, CoreDance Contemporary | NEW YORK
Kao Vey Sebastian Saephanh, PUSH Dance Company + PUSHLab | SAN FRANCISCO
Raissa Simpson, PUSH Dance Company | SAN FRANCISCO

PUSH Dance Company is generously supported by the California Arts Council, the African American Art & Culture Complex and Resident Artist Incubator, San Francisco Arts Commission, Grants for the Arts, Zellerbach Family Foundation and the African American Theater Alliance for Independence (AATAIN) a project of the Hewlett Foundation.