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


PUSHfest Spring & Youth Showcase
April 26-27 2019 at Bayview Opera House

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The 2019 season of PUSHfest Spring will feature performances by youth groups and guest companies, hosted by PUSH Dance Company and San Francisco’s historic Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre.

As the culminating performance of each evening, PUSH Artistic Director Raissa Simpson will premiere Codelining 2.0, a performance inspired by movement and technology.  Codelining 2.0 was developed as part of the Bayview Opera House Performing Arts Residency and brings together young dancers from a variety of styles genres and disciplines and uses projection-based technology as uniting connective tissue.

This exciting youth showcase will feature groups from around the Bay Area such as:

East Oakland Sports Center
Tiffany’s Dance Academy
Teens at LINES Choreo Lab
PUSH Youth Program

We will also be welcoming the following professional companies as well:

eMotion Arts Dance Company
for change dance collective
PUSH / Pathways Dancers

Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94124

Meet our Spring Artists

Festival Committee

Raissa Simpson

Artistic Advisor

Ruth Perez

Interim Operations Coordinator

Tamika Chenier

Kai Curtis

Khalid El

Mariah Halperin