PUSH

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Hip Hop Artists Residency & Training
Final Showcase Events • May 14th, 2022 at 3pm and 6pm
LIVE PERFORMERS & DJ
BAYVIEW OPERA HOUSE
RUTH WILLIAMS MEMORIAL THEATRE
3PM/6PM | MAY 14
HART Workshops

Workshops

EVENTS

3PM AND 6PM ON MAY 14TH
@ BAYVIEW OPERA HOUSE
RUTH WILLIAMS MEMORIAL THEATRE
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HART resident artists showcase their original music, dance and visual art collaboration on one stage!

HART Mentorship

Mentorship

Resident Artists

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Team HART

Photo: Edward Miller

Erik K. Raymond Lee, HART Director

Erik K. Raymond Lee is an Oakland native and professional choreographer and dancer for the past 11 years. He began dancing hip hop and received formal dance training from UC Berkeley, BA in Dance & Performance Studies (2010) and Mills College, MFA in Dance (2017).  He also has trained in liturgical dance and African Diasporic dances. He was Program Director for Berkeley Scholars to Cal, an 8-year mentoring program for Black and Brown youth. He became Co-Managing Director for Ailey Camp Berkeley/Oakland in 2019 after working within the organization for 4 years. He is excited to serve as HART Director.

Photography Credit: Edward Miller

Sean Gonzalez

Sean Gonzalez, Program Coordinator

Sean Gonzalez (she/him) is a young performing artist and arts administrator, with a BA in Performing Art & Social Justice, Dance Concentration, from the University of San Francisco (2019). Over the years, Sean has developed a passion for the administrative end of the art world, hoping to use her positions to help artists and our communities thrive. Besides her position with PUSH, she also holds the position of Praxispace Coordinator for Alexandra Beller’s online creative community, praxispace.com, and is a founding member and administrator for the developing Indigequeer Collective. She is incredibly excited to be in this position with PUSH, and to work alongside the HART Residents in this pilot program.

Photography credit: Ken Skelton

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Flo Dabokemp, Lead Teaching Artist

A Senegalese Brit born in Mexico and raised in San Francisco, Flo Dabokemp, also known as IDA fLO is a vocalist, songwriter, professional dancer, and holistic movement coach deeply influenced by her intercontinental roots. After performing a single off her debut album live on BET’s 106th and Park in 2011, IDA fLO went on to secure a residency at San Francisco’s Supper Club, partnered with Wild 94.9’s for their High School Tour, performed at LGBTQ+ Pride for five consecutive years, and across the Bay Area. She also trained professionally with ODC Dance Commons, Allan Frias’ Mind Over Matter dance company, and Ronnie Reddick’s Dance Alliance. With 9.94M playlist reach on Spotify, 43 top charted tracks on Traxsource, and 32 top charted tracks on Beatport in just the last three years, IDA fLO is recognized as one of the highest performing vocalist/songwriters in House Music today. Her more recent release, ‘My Life (Sun Can’t Compare)’ with Francesco Poggi on Black Book Records gained a 1.63M playlist reach on Spotify alone.

HART Mentors

HART | Traci Bartlow

The Hip Hop Artist Residency & Training mentor Traci Bartlow.

HART | Miles Lassi

The Hip Hop Artist Residency & Training mentor Miles Lassi

HART | Martin Luther McCoy

The Hip Hop Artist Residency & Training mentor Martin Luther McCoy.

HART Panelists & Workshops

Workshop | Rashad Pridgen

About HART Our DKI is decolonized, This unique residency combines the three Hip Hop tenets (dance, m

Workshop | Yeni Lucero

About HART Our DKI is decolonized, This unique residency combines the three Hip Hop tenets (dance, m

Workshop | Ronnie Reddick

About HART Our DKI is decolonized, This unique residency combines the three Hip Hop tenets (dance, m

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

This event is supported by the Secure the B.A.G. regranting program, a collaboration between BVOH and SFAAACD with support from the SF Dream Keeper Initiative and the SFOEWD Invest in Neighborhoods program