Engaging members of the community one person at a time.
Through workshops, classes, choreography, and productions, the work explore issues of human rights and the human condition.
The GIRL Project
dNaga offers an annual spring break workshop for girls living in the San Antonio district of Oakland. This exciting week-long workshop offers a dance intensive in hip-hop, modern, choreography, urban planning and self-defense. Snack and lunch are provided along with a bike upon completion of the workshop. The GIRL Project takes place at EastSide Cultural Center on 23rd Avenue and International Boulevard.
The PEACE Project
The PEACE Project offers opportunities to dancers with PD to perform with our inter-generational ensemble. Currently we are exploring the role of alphasynucleans, misfolding proteins and their impact on Parkinson’s disease. We plan on attending the World Parkinson Congress in September of this year. For more information visit the World Parkinson Coalition website. Through our work with people living with Parkinson’s disease, we hope to partner with doctors and scientists to find a cure. We want to encourage the medical profession to listen to their patient’s stories. People with Parkinson’s disease can share important information that can influence the medical community treats people with PD. In addition, Claudine Naganuma directs the Dance for PD® program at Danspace. Classes are held on Thursday mornings from 10:30 to 11:45am. Check our Danspace website for more information.
Photo credit: Matt Haber
Since dNaga’s inception, the company has been offering free lecture demonstrations annually at Oakland Public library branches around the Bay Area, including the Rockridge, Fruitvale, Lakeview, and Asian branches.