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


Time: February 11, 2023 5:00pm
Location: Bayview Opera House 4705 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94124
Event Type: Performance
Organized By: PUSH


Hip Hop Artists Residency & Training
2023 Showcase
February 11th at 5pm & 8pm

SAN FRANCISCO—Led by Raissa Simpson, PUSH Dance Company performs vibrant contemporary dances, providing audiences an opportunity to examine issues of identity and intersecting cultures that surround and affect us all. With identity and culture in mind, Simpson brought forth the idea of the Hip Hop Artist Residency & Training program (HART).

HART Resident Artists
Gideon Mekwunye II (he/him)
Infamous Taz (he/him)
Kontraband (he/him)
Najee Amaranth (he/him)
Jeremy Brooks (he/him)
Nekia Wright (she/her)

HART is a 4-month residency that provides training and performance opportunities to Black resident artists (ages 18 and up) with aspirations to build a career in Hip Hop through addressing racial and social justice.

HART is a collaborative partnership between Zaccho Dance Theatre and PUSH Dance Company; and funded by the City of San Francisco’s Dream Keeper Initiative, the SF Office of Economic and Workforce Development Invest in Neighborhoods program, and Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre’s Secure the B.A.G. re-granting program.