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

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"Electrifying and impressive."

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"Sleek and Sexy edge."

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“Reflective contemporary choreography.”

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The Motley Experiment 2020
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Mothership III 2019
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Codelining 2018
PUSH at Aspen Fringe Festival
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TecTonic Shifts 2018
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Mothership II 2017
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In Conversation by Kendra Kimbrough Barnes

Mothership I 2016
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Disequilibria 2015
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Point Shipyard Project 2014
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Push Dance Company debuts in Atlanta, February 2014
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San Francisco State University Dance Theater 2014

Interview: 1690AM by Stephen Key

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Something Leftover From The Last 2013
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Mixed Messages at Museum of the African Diaspora 2011
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Push Dance Company debuts in New York City, July 2010
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Black Swordsman Saga, June 2010
Note to Readers: Black Swordsman Saga is the new working title for the hip-hop opera performed mid-June. The new title debuted July 23, 2010 at Joyce SoHo in New York.
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Bitter Melon
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Life as a Modern Dancer 2020
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