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Hip Hop Artists Residency & Training
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Jamey Williams Photo by Deeksha Prakash Photography

What You'll Need to Apply

Submission Materials:
1. 1-Page Resume/List of Performances
2. Professional Letter of Recommendation
3. Work Sample (Links only)

Selection: An interdisciplinary selection committee will consider applications for the residency. There will be careful consideration of artists who represent a diverse set of disciplines, experiences, and ideas.

For inquiries and/or application support, please contact erik@pushdance.org

HART is a 4-month residency that will provide training and performance opportunities to 8 Black resident artists (ages 18 and up) with aspirations to build a career in Hip Hop theater through addressing racial and social justice.

IMPORTANT DATES

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 9/1/2022
Notification: 9/12/2022
Orientation/First Session: 9/28/2022
Duration: 4-months/Weekly Meetings on Wednesdays 6:30pm-9:30pm
SHOWS: 2/11/2023 at 3pm & 6pm

Aleja Aleja Photo by Deeksha Prakash Photography

Music • Dance • Visual Art

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

Past Resident Artists

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Past 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.

Past HART Panelists & Workshops

Workshop | Rashad Pridgen

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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