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


5th Annual PUSHfest Dance Festival
2 SEASONS | April 27-28, 2018 | September 28-30, 2018

PUSHfest Spring features works a work-in-progress showing of Codelining by Artistic Director Raissa Simpson and a world premiere by Robert Henry Johnson for PUSH. Guest companies include LV Dance Collective and Visceral Roots Dance Company performing alongside local youth groups PUSH Youth Program, Handful Players, Rising Rhythm and The Village Dancers.

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Showtimes and dates:

8:00pm Friday, April 27th *Special youth program fundraiser
2:00pm Saturday, April 28th
7:30pm Saturday, April 28th

2 Exciting Seasons of PUSHfest’s 5th Annual

Spring Youth Showcase and Invited Guest | April 27-28, 2018
Fall Season, 2 Programs and PUSHfest Awards | Sept 28-30, 2018

For Artists interested in applying for PUSHfest, please go here.

PUSHfest Spring 2018
Featured Artists

Featured Companies
LV Dance Collective
Visceral Roots Dance Company
The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company (BATCO)
PUSH Dance Company

Featured Youth Groups
PUSH Youth Program
Handful Players
Rising Rhythm Project SF
The Village Dancers

5th Annual PUSHfest – Tickets go on sale March 1st, 2018

With an all new Spring Festival & Youth Showcase, PUSHfest will debut at the Buriel Clay Theater with guest companies and professional groups. The Festival is the best opportunity in the Bay Area to catch an incredible variety of dance – contemporary, modern, Bharatanatyam, hip-hop, jazz and more – all in one night, all on one stage.


Buriel Clay Theater

1st Floor
762 Fulton Street
San Francisco, Ca 94102

Direction: The 206-seat Buriel Clay Theater is located inside the African American Art & Culture Complex.

Take the 101N or 80W and Exit Octavia Blvd. Coming from the North, Take 101S to Scott Blvd.

Parking: Designated parking spots are free to ticket holders.

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Festival Committee

Raissa Simpson

Artistic Advisor

Karla Quintero

Project Assistant

Grisel Torres

Technical Director

Julia Canavese

Tamika Chenier

Kai Curtis

Khalid El

Mariah Halperin

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