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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Antoine Hunter Performing for ODC PILOT 55: FLIGHTS OF FANCY

Hey Folk, this is it! The one you been waiting for!
You do not want to miss this show, we are gonna be putthing things out that going to make you want to see our show every year!

Six New works by Bay Area dance artists:
Julie Caffey
Jessica Damon
Erin Derstine
Ara Glenn-Johanson
Leigh Riley

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ODC web site!

ITS gonna be off the hook ya'll!!!
Saturday, November 21 at 8pm
Sunday, November 22 at 7pm and 9pm

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Tickets: $12

ODC Dance Commons
Studio B, 351 Shotwell Street, SF, CA 94110

Buy tickets early. These shows will sell out! or 800-838-3006

Six Emerging choreographers are immersed in an intimate 11-week session where they are mentored in choreography and aspects of self-production including promotion, publicity, marketing and technical theater production. Curated by the ODC School and the ODC Theater, the Pilot Program encourages the artistic and professional development of up and coming choreographers by providing a performance venue and a framework for self-production and promotion. The emphasis on collective spirit and the philosophy of "by our own bootstraps" creates artistic alliances and a strong support system. Past Pilot Artists have burst onto the Bay Area dance scene and beyond and credit Pilot as an invaluable experience. The Pilot Program has supported over 290 artists since its inception in 1990.

COme prepare to Laugh, to be shocked, to crying, to be gross out, to dance, to sing and to tap your feet, because this what this show going to make you do.


You Do not want to miss Anything! Come ready to see us dance!
Julie Caffey Jessica Damon Erin Derstine Ara Glenn-Johanson antoine hunter Leigh Riley

Friday, November 6, 2009

Antoine Hunter and Cara Page in Sins Invalid 2009

Hey everyone,
You know it was beautiful working with Sins Invalid 2009. Many years ago, I was told to work with them but when i asked people about the Sin InValid it was clear people said some strange things about them. Someone alway performing naked or whatever. Te feed back was alway negative. Until I saw one DVD by one of my friend-it had Leroy Franklin Moore Jr in it. I began to watch the DVD closely and deeply. By time the DVD ended I was blown away. My friend said SEE naked?? I thought to myself naked..... AND-The man is disable and you dis him because he is happy speaking his truth about his experience living as a man with disability - a person dealing with sexuality and want to explain people how deep this can me. It was mind blow to watch Leroy express himself.

Leroy Moore is a Black writer, poet, hip-hop\music lover, community activist and feminist with a physical disability. He is the co/founder & community relations directoy of Sins Invalid. I wanna be like him. The man inspired me to get out there naked. Of course I could take off my clothes and show what my life been as a deaf person but get people to see me inside out but I had a different style of reaching people. We all have a different style or ways to reach people or inspire them. Some may sing, some paint, write, dance , rap and so much more.

I want to take a minute to say thank you Sins InValid 2009-you inspired me to stay the person am. I hurt my hip and my back went out before the show, I couldn't barely WALK AT ALL!!! I did not want to give up and no one get the message - I had something to say to the people-I wanted them to learn what I saw and learn what a deaf people go through-I wanted to teach other deaf people it ok and they too can reach their dream-thank you Sins InValid for give me the chance to share the message to he people — to the world.

They came and saw me dance and then told me I had to work with them - it was a blessing!Those who missed the show - I tell you make sure you never miss their show again- these are one of th best company I ever worked with- They are honest - fast- open minder- hard working- supportive, and so much - Ms Patty Aint no joke who is Directing Sins Invalid 2009- I thank her for her strong tough love- she made me feel blessed to be in her show while she beat up to work-

I know it was crazy show-for me and I could hurt my body even more when i dance on it knowing my back was in bad shape and my hip was really bad-couldntcouldnt barely walk but It was a RISK - THAT I HAD TO TAKE-

Merce Cunningham is one of my Fav Icon-He alway switch the dance with the music — sometime use the dice to pick what dance to do and which music to dance to.

This dance had 6 different music — all 6 track was very different-I thought hmm which music should i dance too-so i said I don't need to pick the people pick and if i dance off beat ohh well at least people will know the truth - IT AINT EASY BEING DEAF - A person had to roll the dice to give me a music track to dance to- and this what happen

Antoine Hunter dances and Cara Page MCs at Sins Invalid 2009 at the Brava Theater in San Francisco on October 4, 2009

thank you so much!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Antoine Hunter Try to ASL Michael Jackson"s Song Called Earth Song

Antoine Hunter Try to ASL Michael Jackson"s Song Called Earth Song
I Doing this just for fun. my friend who is deaf asked me to Sign the song to him. I told Him I am not a singer but I am a dancer. He said I promise to help people who miss out. So I said ok A Promise is a Promise no matter how dumb I may look. I love this song and I doing my best Show the lyric of Earth Song. I am not promoting this song or promoting myself. I simply sharing the song to my deaf friend.
This song do not belong to me and I do not have the right to sing it!

You know when I was little i use to want to know the word to each song i heard but i could really hear- I miss out. So I trying to help a friend not miss out. Wish me luck hope you enjoy. Again this is just for FUN. I am singing the song in American Sign Language.

Share your Comment how to make this better or worst.
Also This Song do Not belong to me.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Antoine Hunter Dancing inKim Epifano's Epiphany Productions- 6th San Francisco Trolley Dances 2009

This October 17th and 18th, climb aboard the J-Church Muni Metro to discover San Francisco's diverse dance community and hidden architecture with San Francisco Trolley Dances 2009! $2.00 in train fare is all you need to see the best show in town as Kim Epifano's Epiphany Productions takes audiences out of the theater and into the streets to see some of the Bay Area's most acclaimed companies perform outdoor, site-specific works.

Beginning at Mission Dolores Park, performance tours (led by "tour guides") will wind through the Mission District, Noe Valley, and Mission Terrace to Balboa Park in the southern part of the City. Tours will begin at the statue of Miguel Hidalgo in the middle of Mission Dolores Park starting at 11:00am, and leave every 45 minutes until 2:45pm. Tours are on a "first come, first served" basis so arrive early.

This years sites and sounds will be brought to you by
Deborah Slater Dance Theater
Deep Waters Dance Theater
SF Merionettes Sychronized Swim Club
Epiphany Productions Sonic Dance Theater
Kathleen Hermesdorf
Rosamaria Garcia and Jorge Rodolfo De Hoyos
For wheelchair accessibility please arrive for the 11:00am Tour on Saturday and Sunday.
All Tours on a first come first serve basis. Call our production hotline at (415) 226-1139 for more information or email

It is going to be great! I had so Much fun in their rehearsal I could not get enough but my leg could get enough because I dance about 2 block and dancing around the tree then last dancing up the hill- Doing bell Turn up the hills!!! This will be a SOLO- a beautiful.

It is really a lot of fun I hope you can see the show come see.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Antoine Hunter Dancing in 2009 Sins Invalid: An unashamed look at sex, beauty and disability

This season I will be working with Sins InValid. I found myself thinking deep about my work. I thought I share the world what is it to be deaf. Of course many of you seen my youtube feeling about expressing myself as deaf and a dancer. Many people said this should be a solo- well I decided for Sins Invalid show is the place to do it.

I thought i would just do one dance and with music and a video express about dancing and being deaf. Some how it was not enough, later my Icon like Michael Jackson but Merce Cunningham die. I thought I pay an honor to him but using his idea. He often have many different kind of dance and many kind of music and mix the dance and music up. I love it however I keep one dance and the audience will get a chance to roll the dices and it will pick what ever those 6 different track music I have set up.

they would say "Antoine-DeVinci Hunter, an accomplished deaf choreographer/dancer, asks the audience to share the element of risk he faces every day as a deaf person by rolling a die, each side of which corresponds to a different sound score."

Then you will see me do the same dance again but NO MUSIC! I wonder what people will say!

Come see the show

8pm Friday, October 2nd
8pm Saturday, October 3rd (interpretation provided by Stage Hands)
7pm Sunday, October 4th
Brava Theater
2789 24th St. (at York), San Francisco [map]
For more info please call 510.689.7198

ACCESSIBILITY: This venue is wheelchair accessible. Although we cannot guarantee that this will be a scent-free event, we ask people to refrain from using scented products to create a more accessible environment.
WHAT: Sins Invalid is a performance event celebrating the power of embodiment and the tenderness of struggle, stripping taboos off of sexuality and disability and offering a vision of beauty that includes all bodies and all communities. Join Sins Invalid for a night of resistance to invisibility!
Please Note: Show contains explicit content
Artists include: Aurora Levins Morales, Cara Page, Antoine Hunter, Mat Fraser, John Benson, Maria Palacios, Ralph Dickinson, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Nomy Lamm, Todd Herman, Leroy F. Moore Jr., Seeley Quest, and Patty Berne.
Supported by the Aepoch Fund, the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Zellerbach Family Foundation
Tickets are available online and for cash at the door on a first-come-first-served basis. $15 - $25 sliding scale; no one turned away for lack of funds. Shows sell out so buy your tickets early!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Michael Jackson from Antoine Hunter

Since I Can NOT have any Right to use Michael Jackson song- I just use an BEAT off my BOX!
But I just Share how MJ- push my Spirit out to dance!!

I am not the world Greatest MJ dancer but I dont even CARE- I feel GOOD and DOn't STOP UNTIL you HAD ENOUGH!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Antoine Hunter At the NBDA 2009 (dancing We are KINGs)

I thought this Video can show people in the world how beautiful we are. The World can be a beautiful place. Also Deaf people can dance and get down just like anyone else. We can dance and get down!
This was made for fun and I hope you all enjoy. We are Kings. This was in Az 2009 National Black Deaf Advocates. Yeah!

Comment what you think of this VIdeo - This Video was may by Antoine Hunter.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Antoine Hunter want you to know about National black deaf Advocates 2009

Hey people- Many people dont know about this events, So I thought this is important for each of you to know about- As a Deaf and Black man in america - it is important to share the news of what i know with other!

Saturday, July 18, 2009




Choreography by Raissa Simpson
Guest composer JooWan Kim
Music entitled: S for Solitude, Sorrow, and Sophia (2008)

danced by Raissa Simpson and Antoine Hunter

Excerpts from Mixed Messages, a mixed race identity piece conceived and directed by Raissa Simpson in association with community partner 3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic, San Francisco Arts Commission, Zellerbach Family Foundation in combination with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation & individual support.

"Reflective Contemporary Choreography."
Dance Spirit Magazine

© Push Dance Company 2009

Sunday, July 5, 2009

I remember working for Suitcase in LA-

I remember working for Suitcase in LA, it was really fun. I hope one day we all do it again- have alike a family reunion! Enjoy!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Antoine Hunter Express himself about be a deaf dancer!

Mr. Antoine Hunter founder of urban jazz dance company decided to share his world as a deaf african american dancer. A small short comment to say Deaf people don't just sit home and do nothing. Many deaf people get out there and have a life. He must work 4 times to work with hearing people and dance with hearing people. He struggle and never give up. Enjoy and comment!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Antoine Hunter Deaf Professioanl Dancer Teaching A B C in ASL!!!

Antoine Hunter founder of Urban Jazz Dance Company decided it was important that hearing people learn some Sign Language and began with the ABC in ASL- Enjoy! This about fun and learning- And Yes I am Deaf!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Antoine Hunter Present Iron triangle Urban Ballet on "Urban Love on Jazz Street"!! COME SEE THE SHOW!!

(( I am telling you all now you do NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!!))

This is Mr. Antoine Hunter Iron Triangle Urban Ballet Dance production along with Ms. Teyheeyee Ridge! THIS IS GONNA BE A FREE SHOW!

This show will be exciting hot. East Bay Area Teenagers put together one their hottiest moves on stage. If you like Ballet, we got some, if you love Hop-hop, D.A.N.C.E!- We got that too, If you love Jazz - then you gonna love this, because this is what "Urban Love on Jazz Street" is about. Time to love our Community.

12 Hot dancers and TWO cool/hot Bay Area Choreographer: Antoine Hunter and Teyheeyee Ridge ***IMPORTANT***( We need your support show these teenagers that they are somebody. Thats NO, they do not need to stay home and just babies, or go out in the street and get into drugs and other kind of troubles. That they too can reach their dreams) - Guest Artist Urban Jazz Dance Company!!

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Don't exciting Solo Antoine Hunter Created. Please come see our dance show! (FREE SHOW!)

THIS IS a FAMILY friend and meet Artist DANCE SHOW, A LITTLE BE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!! Also this is perfect time to look for your children or your friend or yourself a dance class. Any dance class you want.

-In Case most of you need more reason- this also My Senior Project. Come and Support! ALL OF US!

Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!


Iron TriAngle Urban Ballet Present Urban Love on JAZZ Street
East Bay Area Production By Antoine Hunter Presenting (ONE NIGHT ONLY FOR FREE) Iron triangle in "Urban Love on Jazz Street" Family Dance SHow! (free show)
Antoine Hunter
Music/Arts - Performance

Saturday, May 9, 2009

5:00pm - 6:45pm

East Bay center of the Performing Arts
339 11th street
Richmond, CA


Sincerely,Antoine Hunter

Founder/Artistic Director

Urban Jazz Dance Company

Co-Founder/ Artist Director

Iron Tri-Angel Urban Ballet

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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Antoine Hunter With Urban JAzz Dance Company Performing in Cuban Caribe Festival April 25(8pm) and 26(2pm)

If you missed Last Year then you don't want to miss this year show!
5th Annual CUBA CARIBE FESTIVAL OF DANCE, MUSIC, AND THEATER See stage listings for showtimes. $15–$20. Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St., SF. (415) 273-4633,

Here is Last Year

This year is even more powerful! Don't miss it( Share your Comment- good and bad)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Black Choreographer Festival - thank you!

I want to take the time to say thank you to everyone who gave their support near and far. It was really a blessing to have such support from each and every one of you. It did make a different. Each comment from each of you gave me and my Company the energy to do what we are made to do on the stage and off the stage.

I am trilled that everyone enjoyed my dance Company Urban Jazz dance Company and excited for more work to bring. I am blessed to have such great dancers. I am blessed to find a way to share my solo to all those who need to reach their dreams. It is a blessing to find a way to reach inside a person and say you can reach your dreams no matter what it is. NOW people - Now is the time- Again I thank you all and I thank all my mentor and I thank Black Choreographer Festival for it was a blessing to be a part of something BIG!

Peace and love
Antoine Hunter
Founder/Artistic Director
Urban Jazz Dance Company
Co-Founder/ Artist Director
Iron Tri-Angel Urban Ballet
The Great Urban Dancing Warrior

What is BCF here it is!


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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Antoine Hunter With Urban JAzz Dance Company Performing in OAKLND Feb 6 and the 8th!

Antoine invited you to "Urban Jazz Dance Company Performing in Black Choreographers Festival!" on Friday, February 6 at 7:00pm and Sunday 8th at 7pm.

Antoine says, "Hello Everyone Respectfully-
This is Mr. Hunter I do wish I could email everyone one on ONE but it would take forever to do that
and I do not have an forever time but I do want to make sure that I invite
everyone- PLease come to the show the 411 is inside.".

Event: Urban Jazz Dance Company Performing in Black Choreographers Festival!

"Urban Jazz Dance Company Antoine Hunter Oakland,CA Black
Choreographers Festival! Deaf Dancer Black "

What: Performance

Host: Black Choreographers Festival

Start Time: Friday, February 6 at 7:00pm
Time: Sunday, February 8th at 9:00pm

Where: Laney College Theater

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