dNaga is opening up its doors

Claudine Naganuma May 17 2009-0205

As part of Bay Area Celebrates National Dance Week, dNaga will be sharing our dances and the artistic process that goes into creation.

Join us on for the following events:

Thursday, April 21, 2016

20 Points of View: A peek into dance making, 11:30am Luna Dance Institute 605 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Open Company Rehearsal, 12:30 to 2:00pm Danspace 473 Hudson Street, Oakland, CA

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Matinee Munch, 2:00p to 3:00pm Danspace 473 Hudson Street, Oakland, CA

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Tapestry: Weaving the Community of Dance 7:00pm,  4780 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA

These events give you a chance to see what dNaga is up to and an opportunity to meet with dNagalers and talk to us about the creative process.

Check out our Dance Anywhere clip. We are shown here dancing in front of the Lakeview Branch Library, Oakland, CA.


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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