Happy New Year dNaga Family!
So much happened last year. Here are the highlights from 2015!
Proteinology: Diagnosis was premiered at Mills College. The dance examined what processing occurs when someone first discovers they have Parkinson’s Disease.
The GIRL Project successfully saw 14 girls from the San Antonio district of Oakland complete a week long intensive and the EastSide Cultural Center. The free workshop offered classes in dance, urban planning, self defense, gardening, bike riding safety and received bikes, locks, helmets and book racks at the completion of the workshop.
dNaga was featured in the premiere of Dave Iverson’s documentary, Capturing Grace that was screened around the country and on public television.
The world premiere of Lovely Gibberish was performed by our inter-generational dancers and featured dancers with Parkinson’s.
I went to the Bessie Lab in New York City to study with choreographer Ralph Lemon. It was invigorating to explore post-modern concepts and have time to do some critical thinking around dance making.
The world premiere of Spider Inside Her was performed at Z Space, in San Francisco. The dance explored sexism in medicine and scratched the surface of mental health issues.
Mental Health and Tikkun Olam was performed at Studio 8 in Berkeley.
We offered an Empowerment Dance Workshop for 6th graders at La Esquelita, in East Oakland.
It was a great year and we hope to see you in class or in the theater. Please let us know if you would like to be added to our e-mail list by sending a quick note to info@dNaga.org!