Raissa Simpson’s PUSH Dance Company Builds Vibrant Contemporary Dances To Gain A Deeper Understanding Of The Challenges Attributed To Mixed Heritage.

Quarantine Impact on PUSH

We remain inspired by the resilience of our community to stay connected while the Shelter-in-Place order remains active. However, we continue to search for ways to make our digital offerings more accessible and engaging.

We thank all of you who have stepped up to help, to donate, and to lend your support. If you’d like to give, please Donate Now.

March 2020


The Motley Experiment at Bayview Opera House is postponed.

March 2020
April 2020

Relief Funds

PUSH switches all its in person dance class to online platforms. Our dancers are paid relief funds through April.

April 2020
August 2020

Digital Programming

Planning for the Company’s digital projects and Festival commence.

August 2020
September 2020

PUSH for Campaign

P4C kicks-off as the only designated relief fund for Black dance in the Bay Area.

September 2020
October 2020

PUSHfest Global

PUSHfest kicks off in its digital format and PUSH produces its first short film.

October 2020

Here’s what else We hope to do:

  • Link up with an Internet Access non-profit to help under-resourced youth
  • Sustain relief funds for our Artists and Teachers many of whom have been hit financially the hardest from the pandemic
  • Create more virtual collaborations with like-minded organizations

In the wise words of Octavia Butler:

“All that you touch You Change. All that you Change Changes you. The only lasting truth Is Change.”

In these moments of change, Dance connects us to our physical, mental and spiritual health. What we can do during this time is to remain present and live in our truth one day at a time. Here at PUSH, we’ll continue to pull everyone together. 

We look forward to sharing more of our virtual offerings and projects. Join us in supporting our artists/teachers by donating now.

Photo by Deeksha Prakash