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


Time: March 01, 2022 TBD
Location: Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd St, San Francisco, Ca 94124
Event Type: Performance
Organized By: Bayview Opera House
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The Motley Experiment is postponed until Feb 2021

Dear PUSH Friends and Family,

Amid the rising seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to postpone The Motley Experiment until Feb 2021. Our LA and Sacramento tours have been canceled.

This is disappointing news but forming safeguards to protect the well-being of our Artists, Audiences, Staff and Students is our priority. Developing The Motley Experiment has been an inspirational journey, and despite the current challenges we still hope to perform the production next year.

Due to the uncertainty of this situation, we ask that you support our Company Artists — those impacted the most financially — with loss of their performances, clientele and teaching jobs due to virus concerns with a donation

We’ll continue to monitor the situation while being mindful of our values of racial equity, inclusion and diversity. All Motley ticket holders are invited to a new free ticket to the complete show in February 2021.

Wishing you good health,

Raissa Simpson, Artistic Director

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Award-winning choreographer, performance innovator and cultural worker Raissa Simpson and PUSH Dance Company partner with the Bayview Opera House to present the world premiere ofThe Motley Experiment, Simpson’s evening-length, multimedia exploration of Jazz Age painter Archibald Motley, March 27-29 at Bayview Opera House.

Featuring 14 dancers, an original score created and performed live by Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids and a digital landscape created by Raissa Simpson, performances will be given Friday, March 27, at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29 at 2:00pm.

Photo by Matt Haber | Dancer: Niara Hardister