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


Time: February 15, 2020 02.00PM
Location: 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Event Type: Performance
Organized By: Dancing Around Race Cohort
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Imagined as an open letter to the dance communities of the Bay Area, choreographers and performance artists Gerald Casel, Sammay Dizon, David Herrera, Raissa Simpson and Yayoi Kambara present a series of performances in response to Casel’s yearlong community engagement residency, Dancing Around Race. As part of Hope Mohr’s Bridge Project, the cohort interrogated the dynamics of equity in performance, specifically how the structures and systems of dance presentation are affected by race. The evening includes a talk by Casel followed by site-specific performances concluding with a conversation moderated by artist Bhumi Patel.