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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival 2017

Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival
5th Year Anniversary!
Aug 11-13, 2017
Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 4pm

Price:
$30 at Door  
$25 on line
$12 Youth (under 16)
Babies Free
Group Discount (Please Call)  (415) 863-9824

Antoine Hunter's Urban Jazz Dance Company presents
5th Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival
"Deaf United Louder"

The Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival (BAIDDF) is an annual event produced by Urban Jazz Dance company that consists of performances and workshops that highlight the important contributions that Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) artists make to our community.

This is the show you do not want to miss and share with everyone. 
This year we have Deaf artists flying in from Germany, Russia, Australia, Brazil, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Nigeria Africa, New York, Missouri, Texas and Washington DC.   There will be a diversity of Sign Languages including but not limited to Mexican Sign Language (LSM), British Sign Language (BSL) and Hong Kong Sign Language.

Deaf Celebrities: Antoine Hunter, Rosa Lee Timm, Kassandra Wedel (Winner of So You Think you can Dance Germany)

Deaf in Spotlight: Jacob Kujo Lyons, Ian Sanborn, Chris Fonseca, Isidore Niyongabo, Zahna Simon and more!

Please note that the Sunday, 4pm performance is a family-friendly matinee and will be shorter in length.

In addition to performances, the festival will feature workshop in Jazz , Hip-Hop, Ballet, ASL DANCE, and more different types of dance classes taught by International, Domestic and Local Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing artists who sign fluently.  These workshops will be taught for both Youth and Adult participants in various locations including Richmond, Santa Cruz, Oakland, San Francisco, South Bay and other parts of the Bay Area.

For workshop please details is Below  

For Deaf Panel and Presentations
please visit www.RealUrbanJazzDance.com 
Please read careful. 

Photo of Antoine Hunter, by RJ Muna, Matt Haber


----------------------Workshops and Presentations----------------------------- 

All Workshops and Presentations open to both Deaf and Hearing 

Workshop location:
Deaf Community Center = (DCC)
1550 San Leandro Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94577

Dance Mission Theater = (DMT) 
3316 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110


--Aug 8th 6:00-7:30 pm @ (DDC)
Artist 1: Chris Fonseca' (UK) 
 

Workshop title: 
Chris Fonseca's Hip Hop Dance Workshop

Description about workshop:
Love to dance? Want to learn to dance? Need to release the stress? Here's perfect opportunity for you to get involved in dance!

Chris Fonseca Note:
I'm excited to present dance session with passion and knowledge of dance with you.

Dance workshop aims & objectives:
Encouragement
Gain confidence
Understand better structure of timing and how to interpret music into choreography
Learn excitable hip hop choreography
Exercise whilst dancing and having fun

Meet new faces

Cost: $10 or what you can pay.
All proceeds go to the teaching artists to support their travel.



--Aug 8th-7:30-9pm @ (DDC)
Artist 2: 
Ekaterina Migitsko and Maria Rumyantseva (Art Tour Company from Russia)
Workshop title:
This fun Russians Jazz theater dance workshop 
(Think Broadway dance but signing instead of singing.)

Description about workshop:
Using this technique you will learn to coordinate in space simultaneously feeling the rhythm in your body. Utilizing the basic elements of jazz dance warm-up, breathing exercises, stretching and relaxation, the dynamic parts of this workshop will be jazz steps and exercises for coordination in space.

Art Tour Company developed specifically for dramatic actors who are not professional dancers and then adapted for Deaf artists. Think Broadway dance but signing instead of singing.

In addition the workshop will consist of a warm-up of the hands, which trains the flexibility, speed and amplitude range of the fingers as we lead into the basics of Russian Sign Language.

You will learn words, expressions, etymology of the language and how Russian Sign Language and American Sign Language differ! Come on down for once in a lifetime Russian Jazz in your own backyard!


Cost: $10 or what you can pay.
All proceeds go to the teaching artists to support their travel.


--Wednesday August 9th, - 6-7:30 pm @ (DCC)

Artist 1: 
Kassandra Wedel (Germany)
Kassandra Wedel WINNER of the "Deutschland Tanzt" a German TV Dance "So You Think You Can Dance" in 2016! From Bavaria Munich is a Deaf dancer, choreographer, coach, actress and a freelance artist. Founder of Nikita Dance Crew since 2005, she won the German World Championship in Hip Hop Duo and Solo in 2012

Workshop title:
Hip Hop and German Sign Language

Description about workshop:
In this workshop she will teach Hip Hop Choreography mixed with German sign language while exploring the use of facial expressions and stimulating your own creativity in both dance and language. This is an all friendly workshop. Feel the beat and let's dance together.


Cost: $10 or what you can pay.
All proceeds go to the teaching artists to support their travel.



--Wednesday August 9th, - 7:30-9 pm @ (DCC)
Artist 2: 
Isidore Niyongabo (Texas originally from Burundi, Africa)- 7:30-9 pm

Workshop title: !!Salsa and Bachata Dance!!

Description about workshop:
1. Salsa: As commonly known in the Latino community, Salsa music originated in Cuba, as Puerto Rican culture influenced the evolution of dance. Salsa is recognized as an Afro-Latin dance due to the influence of Bolero music and African musicality.

2. Bachata: Similar to Salsa, Bachata is also an Afro-Latin dance that is known to have originated from the Dominican Republic in the early 1960s.

Description about workshop:
What will you learn?
This workshop is composed of two 45 minute sessions. We will teach the fundamentals of Salsa and Bachata and each dance will be taught consecutively. Our main focus will include timing, footwork, partnerwork, and musicality by feeling the bass and rhythmic vibrations within the song. Participants will also learn basic patterns and connection techniques for social dancing.

The Omnidanza approach was born and designed with the purpose of teaching everyone who enjoys music and dancing. Some people believe dancing without the ability to hear the music is impossible. To counteract this belief, Isidore and Liana developed pedagogies focused on teaching how to connect both Deaf and hearing dancers. This innovation is based on Isidores (Deaf) and Lianas (hearing) personal dance experience of 10+ years. Both have learned how to lead, follow, and recognize musicality through the beats of various instruments and rhythmic patterns. 

Cost: $10 or what you can pay.
All proceeds go to the teaching artists to support their travel.


Aug 13, 2017 (Noon to 2) @ (Dance Mission Theater) 
Antoine Hunter's Sunday One dollars Youth Workshop:



Who:
Antoine Hunter and his fellow Deaf International Guest teacher and Dancer 
will  teach Youth Workshops!  Youth of all ages welcome! 
Deaf, Hearing, CODA, HOH youth are all welcome!!! 

$1 Suggested Donation: $1
No one is turned away for lack of funds!
 We can't wait to see you all there.

----------------------------------Presentations------------------
For Deaf Panel and Presentations
please visit www.RealUrbanJazzDance.com 
Please read careful.

Monday, January 23, 2017

The Bay Area International Deaf Dance festival is coming back..

Hey I know it been a while but i've been so busy trying to make things happen all over the world.
So far Ive been traveling all over the world. Learning about different Deaf Cutlure from different culture.

While I feel selfish to learn these things and other people had not had the chance or unable to travel - I deicide how to bring them to my Deaf dance festival.

And it happening - i can't wait for 2017 Deaf dance festival !!!!

Incase you didn't see last hear here a clip of the Deaf dance festival - really I should say full name - real name

The Bay Area International Deaf Dance festival

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Antoine Hunter going to Brazil



eventos

|| Entre || Arte e Acesso 2016

  • 09
    • /SOLOS - INSTALAÇÃO PERFORMÁTICA

      Sexta-Feira - 09:00
      Estreia de um experimento da artista paulistana Estela Lapponi, que cria uma instalação com a finalidade de propor ao público uma experiência estética de desterritorialização unindo dança, performance e artes visuais.
      O ambiente é composto de uma paisagem sonora, chão de areia e uma bengala. 
      Disponível nos três dias do evento, a instalação é aberta à visitação, das 9h às 20h, e conta com uma performance da artista, das 16h30 às 19h30. 
      piso térreo – sujeito à lotação do espaço
      Entrada gratuita
      [livre para todos os públicos]

  • 09
    • /DUDU DO CAVACO

      Sexta-Feira - 14:30
      O músico mineiro já aos 12 anos passou a ser convidado para pequenas apresentações. Integrante do grupo Trem das Onze, realiza shows toda semana em Belo Horizonte. Na apresentação do dia 9, o cavaquinista traz um repertório composto de diversos clássicos do samba e do chorinho, como “Garota de Ipanema”, “Sei lá” e “Trem das Onze”.
      [duração aproximada: 60 minutos]
      piso térreo – sujeito à lotação do espaço
      Entrada gratuita
  • 09
    • /MOVIMENTOS E MODELOS: A DEFICIÊNCIA NA PERSPECTIVA SOCIAL

      Sexta-Feira - 16:00
      A mesa de debate é composta de três acadêmicos da área social. Adriana Dias é coordenadora do comitê de deficiência e acessibilidade da Associação Brasileira de Antropologia. Carlos Vinícius é psicólogo e especialista em saúde coletiva e psicoterapia analítica. Camila Alves é psicóloga clínica e coordenadora pedagógica do programa educativo do Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil do Rio de Janeiro (CCBB/RJ). O debate terá transmissão ao vivo.
      piso -2 – 120 lugares
      Entrada gratuita
      distribuição de ingressos
      público preferencial: duas horas antes do espetáculo | com direito a um acompanhante
      público não preferencial: uma hora antes do espetáculo | um ingresso por pessoa
      [livre para todos os públicos]
  • 09
    • /VOLÚPIA DA CEGUEIRA

      Sexta-Feira - 20:00
      Dirigida por Alexandre Lino, a peça da Documental Cia. fala sobre fantasias e tabus sexuais de quatro personagens cegos. No espetáculo, imagem e sons são explorados simultaneamente. O elenco é composto de dois atores com deficiência visual, que não serão identificados. No início da sessão, o público receberá vendas para os olhos, no intuito de vivenciar a experiência de não enxergar e experimentar o enredo de forma diferente.
      Sala Itaú Cultural (piso térreo) – 230 lugares
      Entrada gratuita
      distribuição de ingressos
      público preferencial: duas horas antes do espetáculo | com direito a um acompanhante
      público não preferencial: uma hora antes do espetáculo | um ingresso por pessoa
      [classificação indicativa: 16 anos]
  • 10
    • /SOLOS - INSTALAÇÃO PERFORMÁTICA

      Sábado - 09:00
      Estreia de um experimento da artista paulistana Estela Lapponi, que cria uma instalação com a finalidade de propor ao público uma experiência estética de desterritorialização unindo dança, performance e artes visuais.
      O ambiente é composto de uma paisagem sonora, chão de areia e uma bengala. 
      Disponível nos três dias do evento, a instalação é aberta à visitação, das 9h às 20h, e conta com uma performance da artista, das 16h30 às 19h30. 
      piso térreo – sujeito à lotação do espaço
      Entrada gratuita
      [livre para todos os públicos]
  • 10
    • /JAM BATERA

      Sábado - 14:30
      Pessoas com deficiência vivenciam diversos tipos de restrição. Pensando nisso, o pedagogo e baterista Paul Lafontaine criou o projeto Alma de Batera. Por meio dele, pessoas com deficiência têm acesso a atividades pedagógicas e musicais, como oficinas gratuitas de bateria.
      No show do dia 10, os alunos Paola Miranda e Renan Sant’Ana se apresentam ao lado dos convidados Thais Piza, Gus Correia, Felipe Castelo e Ricardo Lambiasi para executar um repertório com sucessos do pop e do rock, como “Under Pressure”, do Queen, e “Hot n’ Cold”, de Katy Perry.
      piso térreo – sujeito à lotação do espaço
      Entrada gratuita
      [livre para todos os públicos]
  • 10
    • /ACESSIBILIDADE: NA CENA E PARA A CENA

      Sábado - 16:00
      A mesa de discussão contará com três profissionais de acessibilidade. Livia Motta trabalha com audiodescrição desde 2005. Leciona cursos sobre essa ferramenta e a implementa em diversos tipos de obra, como espetáculos, filmes e eventos acadêmicos e sociais. Andreza Nóbrega é arte-educadora, produtora e atriz, além de fundadora da consultoria em acessibilidade comunicacional VouVer Acessibilidade. Adriana Somacal é professora, diretora de teatro e produtora cultural. Em 2010 fundou o Grupo Signatores, formado por atores surdos e que trabalha com dramaturgia corporal na Língua Brasileira de Sinais (Libras). O debate terá transmissão ao vivo.
      piso -2 – 120 lugares
      Entrada gratuita
      distribuição de ingressos
      público preferencial: duas horas antes do espetáculo | com direito a um acompanhante
      público não preferencial: uma hora antes do espetáculo | um ingresso por pessoa
      [livre para todos os públicos]
  • 10
    • /ANTOINE HUNTER

      Sábado - 20:00
      O coreógrafo, dançarino, poeta e produtor com deficiência auditiva realizará uma apresentação solo. O norte-americano é membro da faculdade East Bay Center of the Performing Arts e fundador e diretor do Urban Jazz Dance Company.
      Sala Itaú Cultural (piso térreo) – 230 lugares
      Entrada gratuita
      distribuição de ingressos
      público preferencial: duas horas antes do espetáculo | com direito a um acompanhante
      público não preferencial: uma hora antes do espetáculo | um ingresso por pessoa
      [livre para todos os públicos]
  • 11
    • /SOLOS - INSTALAÇÃO PERFORMÁTICA

      Domingo - 09:00
      Estreia de um experimento da artista paulistana Estela Lapponi, que cria uma instalação com a finalidade de propor ao público uma experiência estética de desterritorialização unindo dança, performance e artes visuais.
      O ambiente é composto de uma paisagem sonora, chão de areia e uma bengala. 
      Disponível nos três dias do evento, a instalação é aberta à visitação, das 9h às 20h, e conta com uma performance da artista, das 15h30 às 18h.
      piso térreo – sujeito à lotação do espaço
      Entrada gratuita
      [livre para todos os públicos]
  • 11
    • /AVENTAL TODO SUJO DE OVO

      Domingo - 16:00
      O Grupo Ninho de Teatro e Produções Artísticas encena esta peça sobre sentimentos, limitações e outros aspectos das relações familiares. O público será convidado a entrar no universo do casal Alzira e Antero: há 19 anos, os dois aguardam o retorno do filho Moacir, que sumiu de casa ainda criança.
      piso -2 – 120 lugares
      Entrada gratuita
      distribuição de ingressos
      público preferencial: duas horas antes do espetáculo | com direito a um acompanhante
      público não preferencial: uma hora antes do espetáculo | um ingresso por pessoa
      [classificação indicativa: 14 anos] 
  • 11
    • /BATUQUEIROS DO SILÊNCIO

      Domingo - 19:00
      O grupo é formado por alunos surdos do Projeto Som da Pele. A iniciativa foi criada pelo músico e educador Irton Silva e utiliza um método inovador – o MusiLibras – em que as figuras de tempo musical clássicas são escritas com sinais visuais. Lanternas e um sequenciador com lâmpadas de diferentes cores formam frases rítmicas e auxiliam na compreensão por parte dos instrumentistas. No dia 11, serão apresentadas as soluções desenvolvidas para sensibilizar a musicalidade dos alunos surdos e um repertório diverso, que inclui composições dos próprios integrantes do grupo.
      Sala Itaú Cultural (piso térreo) – 230 lugares
      Entrada gratuita
      distribuição de ingressos
      público preferencial: duas horas antes do espetáculo | com direito a um acompanhante
      público não preferencial: uma hora antes do espetáculo | um ingresso por pessoa
      [livre para todos os públicos]

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Antoine Hunter Join CONVERSATION WITH DEAF AND DISABLED ARTISTS


Antoine Hunter 
Join the
CONVERSATION WITH DEAF AND DISABLED ARTISTS

Image of a stage with five people sitting and having a conversation. There is an Asian American woman in a wheelchair on the very left with a small table in front of her. To her right is a white woman with white-blonde hair and a black dress. Next to her is an older Black disabled man with a bright orange shirt and a wooden walking stick. Next to him is a younger Black man with long dreadlocks and a beard. He is wearing a gray top and dark pants. The final person on the right side of the stage is a woman of color in a wheelchair with a blue top and a table connected to her wheelchair.



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9/25 DVP EVENT: CONVERSATION WITH DEAF AND DISABLED ARTISTS


Date/Time:Sunday, Sep 25 | 2–4pm  
Admission:Free with advance registration at access@thecjm.org
Contact:access@thecjm.org or 415.655.7856 during Museum hours

About the Program

The Contemporary Jewish Museum is excited to invite Alice Wong from the Disability Visibility Project (DVP) for a conversation with Bay Area artists with disabilities and a listening party. A community partner with StoryCorps, the DVP will present selected clips from oral histories by artists with disabilities, and a talk with the featured guests about their passions and work, the creative process, and their relationship with the arts community. Featured artists on the panel include Patty Berne, co-founder and executive director of Sins Invalid; Antoine Hunter, founder and artistic director of Urban Jazz Dance Company since 2007 and the Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival since 2012; Leroy Moore, Founder of Krip Hop and co-founder of Sins Invalid; and Jennifer Justice, multi- media artist and lecturer in the Practice of Art and Disability Studies minor at UC Berkeley.
Please join us for beverages and light appetizers generously donated by StoryCorps.
The DVP would like to invite artists with a disability (comedians, poets, musicians, painters, writers, novelists, dancers, etc.) to record a story at StoryCorps in San Francisco. To participate and record your story, please visit: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/2016/04/27/call-for-stories-artists-with-disabilities-in-sf-bay-area/

Accessibility

The CJM is committed to ensuring a welcoming environment for people of all disabilities. In addition to ample space for wheelchairs and a friendly environment for service animals, The CJM will be providing ASL interpreting, CART real-time captioning, and large-print programs. In consideration of those who are sensitive to chemicals or fragrances, we ask our visitors to be scent-free. For additional accommodation requests, please contact  access@thecjm.org or call 415.655.7856 at least two weeks in advance.
Alice Wong is Founder and Project Coordinator of the Disability Visibility Project™ (DVP), a community partnership with StoryCorps and an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability stories and culture that started in 2014. Currently partnering with Andrew Pulrang and Gregg Beratan, Alice is an organizer of an online campaign called #CripTheVote encouraging conversations about disability issues during the 2016 Presidential election. She’s also a contributor to The Nerds of Color and Model View Culture. Alice is Staff Research Associate for the Community Living Policy Center, a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center. She is an author of online curricula for home care providers and caregivers for Elsevier’s College of Personal Assistance and Caregiving.

Patty Berne is co-founder/executive director of Sins Invalid, a disability justice based performance project centralizing disabled artists of color and queer and gender non-conforming artists with disabilities. Berne’s training in clinical psychology focused on trauma and healing for survivors of interpersonal and state violence. Her professional background includes offering mental health support to survivors of violence and advocating for LGBTQI and disability perspectives within the field of reproductive genetic technologies. Berne's experiences as a Japanese-Haitian queer disabled woman provides grounding for her work creating “liberated zones” for marginalized voices. She is widely recognized for her work to establish the framework and practice of disability justice.
Antoine Hunter is a Bay Area native and award-winning African-American Deaf and Hard of Hearing choreographer, dancer, dance instructor, actor, speaker, model, producer, poet and Deaf advocate who has performed and hosted workshops throughout the Bay Area and the world including London, Italy, Cuba, Africa, Peru, Paris, and Rome, to name a few. He teaches dance and ASL in both Hearing and Deaf communities and is the founder and artistic director of Urban Jazz Dance Company since 2007 and the Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival since 2012.
Leroy Moore is an African American writer, poet, community activist, and feminist. He is notable for the creation of Krip Hop Nation—a movement that uses hip-hop music as a means of expression for people with a disability. Since the 1990s, Moore has written the column "Illin-N-Chillin" for POOR Magazine. Moore is also a co-founder of the disability performance art collective Sins Invalid. Additionally, he currently serves as the Chair of the Black Disability Studies Committee for the National Black Disability Coalition.

Jennifer Justice is a multimedia artist, educator, and scholar. Her art practice explores the intersections between disability, technology, medicine, and art. Her work has been exhibited at StoreFrontLab and the African American Cultural Center in San Francisco, the Chicago Cultural Center, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, and the Birmingham Museum of Art. She is a lecturer in the Practice of Art and Disability Studies minor at UC Berkeley.


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Image credit: photo by Alice Wong.

Below is the program for an event co-organized by the Disability Visibility Project™ that will take place on September 25, 2016 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California.

Deaf/Disabled Artists: A Conversation 

Stories from the Disability Visibility Project™

The Contemporary Jewish Museum

September 25, 2016

2:00-4:00 PM

Image of a stage with five people sitting and having a conversation. There is an Asian American woman in a wheelchair on the very left with a small table in front of her. To her right is a white woman with white-blonde hair and a black dress. Next to her is an older Black disabled man with a bright orange shirt and a wooden walking stick. Next to him is a younger Black man with long dreadlocks and a beard. He is wearing a gray top and dark pants. The final person on the right side of the stage is a woman of color in a wheelchair with a blue top and a table connected to her wheelchair.
Left to Right: Alice Wong, Jennifer Justice, Leroy Moore, Antoine Hunter and Patty Berne. www.RealUrbanJazzDance.com