Bike Drive for dNaga

By December 6, 2017 Uncategorized One Comment
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Do you have an old bike that you’ve grown out of, never use, or is taking up space in your garage?


Donate to the BIKE DRIVE!

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In partnership with Cycles of Change and the Bikery, dNaga is collecting donated bikes. The bikes will be fixed up for our bike riding component of the GIRL Project. Each summer during our week-long dance and empowerment program, the GIRL Project participants learn how to ride a bike, all about bike safety, and are given a bike to be able to use around their neighborhoods. By donating a bike this December you give someone a way to learn how to bicycle safely in their communities and a potential lifelong love of biking.


Our goal is to collect 24 bikes by New Years. Would you help us in making this goal a reality?


Bring your bikes to Danspace studio before or on January 1 and we will transport them to Cycles of Change and the Bikery to get spruced up. We are accepting bikes of all sizes in working condition. Bikes should have wheels, gears, and minimal rust.


Thank you!

About Claudine

Claudine Naganuma (Choreographer/Teacher) received a liberal arts education from Dominican College, earning a BA degree in English Literature. She studied Early Childhood Education while she earned an MFA in Dance from Mills College in Choreography and Performance(1992). Claudine taught at Aurora Elementary School in the fourth/fifth grade classroom and at La Escuelita in a sixth grade classroom doing a fall semester empowerment workshop. She is currently a ballet teacher and Director of Danspace and its Dance for PD® program since 2007. Claudine served as the Artistic Director of Asian American Dance Performances for twelve years. There, she had the opportunity to curate and produce Asian Pacific Islander (API) dance makers and lead its resident dance company, Unbound Spirit. Together with San Francisco Community Arts Organizations, the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center was founded to support contemporary API work. As a choreographer, Claudine has received a Young Presenters award from Jacob’s Pillow, a Jack Loftis and Vibeke Strand Honorary Fellowship as a Djerassi Artist in Resident. She was also selected as an international exchange artist between the Hong Kong Fringe Club and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Claudine’s work was recently filmed as part of Dave Iverson’s documentary Capturing Grace. Her choreography set on the Mark Morris Dance Group’s Youth Company along with members of the Brooklyn Parkinson Group and dNaga performed at the World Parkinson Congress in September 2016. Claudine’s untiring dedication to the community is further evidenced by her GIRL project, now in its fourth year. This is a free art and empowerment workshop for middle school girls living in the San Antonio District of Oakland.

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