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

What we have in store for 2024…

We are excited to ring in the New Year with new programs and ways to engage with our all new Sanctuary space. Start something new, take a class or get involved with some of our new community engagement initiatives.

PUSH performs at the Season of Black Arts

January 13th, 2024 (6pm – 10p) / Free

Join PUSH Dance Company, along with some of the freshest dance makers and companies for an evening of Black dance with an encore performance of Ashley Gayle’s SwitchTheCode. Join us for this historical event!

BΛSE Residency Applications are NOW OPEN!!

Deadline to Apply is February 9, 2024 at 11:59 PM

Our BIPOC Artist Sanctuary & Enrichment (BASE) Residency Program is officially back! The BΛSE Residency intends to engage 5 early-career dance and performance BIPOC & QTBIPOC teaching artists in artistic and pedagogical activities that empowers them to engage with their community at large, lead performance workshops, and ultimately create a final performance. We intend to accomplish this by providing space and marketing, along with awarding a $2000 stipend per resident to be used for residency, workshop, and production needs.

New Classes at the SANCTUARY

Decolonizing Ballet

Mariana Sobral will be hosting a series of no barre ballet classes specially designed for the Sanctuary.

This is an intermediate to beginner-advanced community class that is based on ballet movement, and it focuses on technique, artistry, and musicality. You will be encouraged to discover your “Ballet Voice” while embracing your individuality. This class will combine the ABT NTC and Vaganova techniques alongside conditioning, which will help you rediscover your relationship with Ballet while working on fundamental technique and movement expressiveness.

Sundays Jan 11 – Apr 14

1:30pm – 2:30pm @ 447 Minna Street, San Francisco CA

Donation-based / Suggested donation $10