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Touch Bass returns! 

September 10-11, 2022

Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), Berkeley

Upcoming Events

Touch Bass at BAMPFA

September 10 and 11, 2022
Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), Berkeley

Touch Bass with choreography by Risa Jaroslow and music by bassist Lisa Mezzacappa premiered at ODC in 2017. SF Examiner said, “Touch Bass is an extraordinary showcase of Jaroslow and Mezzacappa’s creativity and belief in the power of relationships.” Heather Desaulnier described it in Critical Dance as, “one of the most honest and pure performance collaborations I have seen”

 

We will remount Touch Bass for the stunning BAMPFA space as part of their performance series, Full. All performances take place on a full moon. To learn more about Full, visit bampfa.org/program/full

Touch Bass in performance
Touch Bass in performance

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Touch Bass in performance
Touch Bass in performance

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Touch Bass in performance
Touch Bass in performance

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Touch Bass in performance
Touch Bass in performance

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The 2017 performance of Touch Bass, photos by Margo Moritz.

 

Talking Circle at Oakland Theater Project

January 2023 (dates TBA)
Oakland Theater Project, Oakland

After an incredible two-week run at CounterPulse in May 2022, Talking Circle will be reprised at the Oakland Theater Project in January 2023. Dates to be announced soon! To learn more about Talking Circle, click here.

"Technical, sensual, articulate movers all, each dancer exhibited a bodily surety that I found deeply satisfying. The choreography is full of subtle surprises ... There was so much delicious movement"

Sima Belmar for "Life as a Modern Dancer"

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The 2022 performances of Talking Circle, photos by Robbie Sweeny.

The Elders Project at Destiny Arts Center/The Black (W)hole

 

Coming Soon in 2022

The Black (W)hole, a powerful performance-turned-film, honors six young people of color who lost their lives in Oakland. The Elders Project was working with the Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company and an incredible group of collaborators. When performances of The Black (W)hole had to be canceled because of Covid, the bold decision was made to reimagine the project as a film. Forty hours of footage is now being edited.

 

The Black (W)hole will be a unique docudrama that reflects the life-changing impact of the response to the killing of George Floyd coming on the heels of the pandemic. The feature-length film will be released in late 2022. For more information: destinyarts.org/the-black-whole/

Click here to learn more about the Elders Project.

The Elders Project video shoot for the B

The Elders Project video shoot for the Black (W)hole at the Morcom Rose Garden, Oakland.