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
September 28-30, 2018 at ODC Theater

PUSHfest at ODC Theater features Codelining by Artistic Director Raissa Simpson, and company members Courtney Hope and Hien Huynh and performances by local artists like Alleluia Panis, Luis Valverde, and Anapuma, Srivastava as well as visiting artists from St. Louis and Santa Barbara.

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Two Different and Exciting Programs:

Program A:
8:00pm Friday, September 28
4:30pm Sunday, September 30
Program B:
8:00pm Saturday, September 29
7:30pm Sunday, September 30

PUSHfest 2018 Program Information
(* indicates a world premiere)

PROGRAM A:  Friday Sept 28, 8pm & Sunday Sept 30, 4:30pm

Raissa Simpson, PUSH Dance Company (San Francisco)*
Hayley Bowman, Hayley Bowman/Collaborators (San Francisco)
Denice Simpson Braga (Antioch)
Ashley Gayle & Noah D. James III, Visceral Roots Dance Company  (Richmond/Oakland)
Alyssa Mitchel (San Francisco)
Alleluia Panis, Kularts (San Francisco)
Jessica Recinos, Rising Rhythm Project SF (San Francisco)
Anupama Srivastava, inSyncKathak Dance School (Fremont)
Luis Valverde, Valverde Dance (San Mateo)

PROGRAM B: Saturday Sept 29, 8pm & Sunday Sept 30, 7:30pm

Courtney Hope & Hien Huynh, PUSHLab*
Bernard Brown, bbmoves (Elk Grove)
Weslie Ching (Santa Barbara)
Cherie Hill, IrieDance (Richmond)
Lissa Resnick, No Strings Attached Dance Company (Lafayette)
Jocelyn Reyes, Reyes Dance (San Francisco)
Agatha “Agatron” Rupniewski, IRON LOTUS Street Dance Company (San Francisco)
Martha L.Z. Pamintuan & Kao Vey Sebastian Saephanh, LV Dance Collective (San Francisco)
Kameron N. Saunders, SueMo: A Dance Experience (St.Louis/Milwaukee)
Ayo Walker, LJ Boogie and Company (Sacramento)

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

Meet our PUSHfest Artists

PUSHfest Artists 2018

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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