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6th Annual PUSHfest Dance Festival
September 20-22, 2019 at ODC Theater
PUSHfest: September 20 – 22, 2019 at ODC Theater
Now in its sixth season, PUSHfest offers Bay Area audiences the unique opportunity to see multiple perspectives to dance-making all in one weekend, all on one stage. This year’s Festival features works spanning a variety of genres – including contemporary, modern, ballet, Kathak and site-specific works – alongside anticipated world premieres by PUSH Dance Company’s Artistic Director Raissa Simpson and PUSHLab Choreographer Gerald Casel.

NEW THIS YEAR: Now audiences have four different programs to choose from. To make seeing more than one program easier, we’ve two different festival passes.

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Four Different and Exciting Programs coming to San Francisco over 3-days on September 20-22, 2019.

PUSHfest 2019 Program Information
(* indicates a world premiere)

PROGRAM A: Friday, Sept 20, 8 pm

Peri Trono (San Francisco)
David Herrera | David Herrera Performance Company (San Francisco)
Julie Crothers (Oakland)
Jesselito Bie | STEAMROLLER Dance Company (San Francisco)
Sierra Don (San Francisco)
Hannah Young (San Francisco)
Raissa Simpson | PUSH Dance Company (San Francisco)*

PROGRAM B: Saturday, Sept 21, 8 pm

Yayoi Kambara | Kambara + Dancers (San Francisco)
Joslynn Mathis Reed | Mathis Reed Dance Company (Oakland)
Nya McCarthy-Brown |Bent Knee Collective (Columbus)
SNJV (Hayward)
Meghan Horowitz | KTCHN SYNC collective (San Jose)
Cindy Heen (San Francisco)
Jamal Jackson | Jamal Jackson Dance Company (Brooklyn)
Gerald Casel | PUSHLab (San Francisco)*

PROGRAM C: Sunday, Sept 22, 4:30 pm

Andi Salazar (Oakland)
Tony Nguyen | TwoPoint4 Dance Theatre (Carmichael)
Kathleen Hickey (Indiana)
Bhumi Patel | pateldanceworks (Oakland)
Sierra Don (San Francisco)
Jyotsna Vaidee | Samudra Dance Creations (Los Altos)
Raissa Simpson | PUSH Dance Company (San Francisco)*

PROGRAM D: Sunday, Sept 22, 7:30 pm

Annie Kahane | Alive & Well Productions (Berkeley)
Tony Nguyen | TwoPoint4 Dance Theatre (Carmichael)
Mariana Sobral | eMotion Arts Dance Company (Campbell)
Anupama Srivastava | InSyncKathak Dance School (Fremont)
Jennifer Perfilio | Movement Works (San Francisco)
Gerald Casel | PUSHLab (San Francisco)*

ODC Theater, 3153 17th St, San Francisco, CA 941110

Interviews with our PUSHfest Artists

PUSHfest Artists 2019

In conversation

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Festival Committee

Raissa Simpson

Artistic Advisor

Karla Quintero

Graphic Designer

Grisel Torres

Technical Director

Tamika Chenier

Kai Curtis

Khalid El

Mariah Halperin