dNaga presents: SHIFT

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dNaga presents : SHIFT

Celebrating the spirit of

Courage, Tenacity and Hope

in association with the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center’s:

United States of Asian America: Threading Resilience





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May 12, 2017 8pm

May 13, 2017 8pm

May 14, 2017 2pm

Performed at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103


SHIFT offers an evening of dance that will feed both your heart and your mind. Art is brought to you by a collaborative team that has been working together for over two decades:  original music by Joel Davel and lighting design and projection by Dale MacDonald.



A collection of dances originally inspired by interviews conducted with Civil Rights leader Yuri Kochiyama. Part of the work is performed in the main gallery of SOMArts, surrounded by work curated by the Asian American Women Artist Alliance celebrating the life of Yuri Kochiyama.



As performed at the fourth World Parkinson Congress. Members of our Dance for PD® community performed at the WPC in Portland, Oregon this past Fall. We are excited to be able to offer a Bay Area debut of this work. Proteinology is a collection of dances that explores what it is like living with Parkinson’s disease and seeks to share the wisdom of people grappling with the disease.


To learn more about the performers visit our dNagaler page

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.

One Comment

  • Patricia R. Needle says:

    There is a place for us…somewhere a place for us…I feel it so strongly now that I am over 3,000 miles away…thanks to Claudine and all her humans who work to bring us together, and give us hope.

    There is always an alternative movement if you are unable to perform the initial offering. That does not happen in real life or even life with PARKINSON’S. I am so aware of that lack of ‘give’ , spontaneity, and/or compassion. Thank you for ‘alternative’ movements.

    I do feel jealous and have to cop to the fact that I am so jealous. I love all you do, and wish I could transport myself to your DANSPACE and watch and watch your rehearsals…the gathering of people, and the selection of emotion. It is mesmerizing, and emotionally charged. Thank you for feeling so deeply and reminding us of what is important: life and how we choose to live it.



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