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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Visiting L.A for Chime and meeting Deaf Artists

If some of you remember I won this year 2011 Bay Area Chime(Choreograhper in Mentorship Exchange) program by Ms Margaret Jenkins.

Those who don't know I been working around the clock for many years trying to master my work as choreographer- there is alway many choreographers such as Aliven Aliey and Bill T Jones had inspired who inspired me to dance in many forms of course not forgettng Mr Savage from Savage Dance company and Mr Robert Moses from Roberts Moses's Kins who inspired me to go deeper into my work. While the communities it self made me and inspired me to keep going never giving up and given me a stronger reason to do what i do today. The community of people of color and the community of the Deaf world.

I remember when i felt no one understood me for a long time long before i found dance. Hearing people and Deaf people didnt take me because i was too proud being who I was. It seem to bother people that i was happy and proud of being Deaf. I found myself at early age. I knew who I was and what my life job was meant to be. I said to myself before high school that I and not just an African American Deaf man but I am Antoine Hunter and in my heart for many years I would love helping people without getting anything back. People would seek me for help and no knowing why. Many people would have so many issue in their life that they can not find a way to let it out. I was too feeling like I was going to lose my mind I remember being in involves in so many arts that help me express my feeling but it wasnt until I found dance- Dance help me communicate with people, to advocate , to educate, to heal spirit and soul and more. I hoping this trip to L.A and meeting more artist will help make my work clear and ... well just make it happen in the dance world.

However while i had great sucessful with many of my work of dance, I am still looking for a way to master the dance I work or shall i say create. I know there are others who are too looking for a way to master their work as an Artist. I woke up and decide to work on an master plan. This is part of the plan- meet other artist see how they do it and push our mind outside the box.

If you are wondering who are these people please look below

The Margaret Jenkins Dance Company (MJDC) is pleased to announced the recipients of the 2011 Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange (CHIME) grant in the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California.
CHIME, a project of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, is an innovative mentorship program where self-selected pairs of professional choreographers – a mentor and mentee – receive significant support over one year to establish and explore a working relationship that includes, but is not limited to, work in the studio. For more information on CHIME,click here.









CHIME in the San Francisco Bay Area is funded by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Bernard Osher Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation and generous individuals. Funding for CHIME in Southern California is provided by the James Irvine Foundation, with additional support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

CHIME in the San Francisco Bay Area 2011 Artist Profiles

Kim Epifano has a 25-year history as an award winning choreographer, director, performer, vocalist, educator and collaborator. She is the Artistic/Executive Director of her company Epiphany Productions, which she founded in 1997. Ms. Epifano curates and produces the popular San Francisco Trolley Dances, which is now entering its eighth year and was awarded by the San Francisco Weekly "Best Public Transit Ballet" 2010. In the 1980's and 1990's, Epifano was a key member of two of San Francisco's most collaborative and influential dance companies, the Dance Brigade and Contraband. Her work has been nominated for and awarded several Bay Area Isadora Duncan Dance Awards (IZZIES), won the SF Weekly's Black Box Award in 1998 for Best Dance Ensemble, and placed first in Mexico's Bi-National Competition. Epifano's work has been funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Dance: Creation to Performance program (funded by the James Irvine Foundation and administered by Dance/USA), SF Arts Commission, Grants for the Arts, The Creative Work Fund, and the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, among others. She received her MFA in Choreography from U.C. Davis and has more than 15 years of experience teaching dance at the collegiate level. She has taught at and or been commissioned to set work at U.C. Berkeley, Stanford University, Arizona State, Skidmore College, University of San Francisco, U.C. Davis, UCLA, among others. Her work has been performed internationally, in Mexico, China, India, Ethiopia among others, as well as all over the United Sates. Most recently, Epifano toured to Tunisia, North Africa to present an evening of work for the international festival Mad'Art Carthage and perform outreach with local Tunisian youth. The trip was co-sponsored by the Tunisian government and the U.S. State Department. In April 2010, Epifano traveled to Vietnam with Mudd Butt International to bridge artistic alliances and create a performance piece with young adults from the city of Hue and America. For the last 24 years, Ms. Epifano has been the Co-Director with Sally Davis of the Mudd Butt Mystery Theater Troupe in Telluride, CO. In June 2011, Ms. Epifano's home season will be part of the curated performances at ODC Theater in San Francisco. Her work has been presented at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Theatre Artaud, Cowell Theater, ODC Theatre in San Francisco, Mondavi Center at UC Davis, Sushi Performance and Art Galleries in San Diego, New York MELT Festival, Colorado Dance Festival, Aerial Dance Festival in Boulder, CO, among others. For more information go to

Antoine Hunter is an Oakland-born African American deaf and hard of hearing choreographer, dancer, dance instructor, actor, speaker and poet. He has performed with Savage Jazz Dance Company, as a dance artist/performer/jazz instructor; he has also performed with Nuba Dance Theater, Sins Invalid, Sonic Dance Theater of Epiphany Productions, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Alayo Dance Company, Cat Willis, Push Dance Company, Robert Moses' Kin Dance Company and many more. Mr. Hunter has attended the California Institute of the Arts and is studying toward a B.A at St. Mary's College of California L.E.A.P. He is Founder/Director of Urban Jazz Dance Company, and a faculty member at the East Bay Center of the Performing Arts, Dance-A-Vision, Youth In Arts, Ross Dance Company and more. Mr. Hunter dances with companies from various parts of the world and is traveling around the world performing/teaching, proving that even those with a hearing disability or any kind of disability can reach for their dreams. and

Sara Shelton Mann has directed Contraband in Canada and the U.S. She has received four Isadora Duncan Awards. She was a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow in Choreography in 2000. Her 2006 presentation ofTe'lios/Teli'os was awarded one of the top ten dance performances in SFCA. She taught intensives in Berlin, Budapest, Stolzenhagen, as well as Freiburg in the summer of 2007. The "Inspirare" Trilogy was presented by ODC Theater in the spring of 2008. She directed Kalpa 1/my life as a turtle in San Diego, created Tribes/zeropoint for the Potsdam International Festival of Dance & Theater, presented at the Schinkehalle Theater, and was a Granada Artist at UC Davis, CA. In 2009, she received the Gerbode Choreographers in Collaboration Award fortribes/dominion with collaborator David Szlasa at YBCA for 2010. Sara's work has been supported by Djerassi Artist in Residence Programs, Commissions, NEA, SFAC, SFF, Zellerbach and Gerbode Foundation.

Benjamin Levy is a choreographer, dancer, and director based in San Francisco who is recognized for his cutting-edge interdisciplinary works that explore the nuance and drama of human intimacy. After earning his BA in Dance and Marketing from U.C. Berkeley and performing with Joe Goode Performance Group, Levy founded LEVYdance in 2002. LEVYdance very quickly became known for its innovative works and collaborations and in 2004 was named one of the "Top 25 Companies to Watch" by Dance Magazine and awarded a San Francisco Bay Guardian Goldie Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement. Levy has also been awarded a Choreographic Fellowship from the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, an Emerging Choreographer Award from the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, and creative residencies at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program and The Silo. As Artistic Director for LEVYdance, Levy has presented original works at prestigious venues across the nation and internationally, engaged distinguished collaborators including Kronos Quartet, Keeril Makan, Mason Batas, Colleen Quen and Rick Lee, and established a unique recognizable artistic aesthetic for LEVYdance.

Jill Togawa has worked as a dancer, choreographer, innovator and community builder in her native Hawai'i, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 30 years. She founded Purple Moon Dance Project, which explores the continuum of intimacy between women and illuminates less visible and unheard stories from our communities, through the integration of non-western and western dance forms and aesthetics and interdisciplinary collaboration. In her creative projects she creates circles of collaborators – multicultural, intergenerational and spanning different disciplines – to texture each work with their diverse experience. With Purple Moon she began producing The Community Healing Garden Festival at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco (2003), which has become a biennial event bringing together artists, healers, community leaders and diverse communities to celebrate life and honor our ancestors.

Michelle Fletcher loves movement, story, and architecture. After graduating with her BFA in dance from North Carolina School of the Arts, Fletcher pursued a career in ballet. Deciding that ballet company life was not for her, Fletcher returned to school to study choreography at Florida State University. Highlights from Fletcher's FSU education include teaching undergraduate theater majors, working as a demonstrator and rehearsal assistant to Dan Wagoner, and performing an original work choreographed by Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet director Benoit-Swan Pouffer. Upon graduation, Fletcher packed her bags for the west and immediately founded Here Now Dance Collective with fellow FSU graduates. With Here Now and the help of amazing collaborators, Fletcher has produced 2 full-length evenings of dance and participated in over ten curated performances in the past two years. Fletcher is currently working on The Apology Project, which investigates the way we ask for forgiveness on a daily

CHIME in Southern California 2011 Artist Profiles

Lionel Popkin's dances are characterized by his blend of humor, subtle sensuality, precision, sly wit and raw physical power that The Village Voice says, "yields first to the senses" and then to "intimate adventures". His work comes from a deeply sensory and unabashed kinesthetic curiosity that places vibrant individuals within an imagistic or abstract landscape, propelling his audience to have a highly visceral and physical experience. Popkin has had his choreography presented nationally and internationally at numerous venues including Danspace Project and Dance Theater Workshop in New York City; The Getty Museum, REDCAT, and Highways in Los Angeles; the Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out Series, On the Boards in Seattle; the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia; Sushi Performance in San Diego; and The Place Theater in London. As a dancer, Lionel has performed throughout the US and Europe in the companies of Trisha Brown (2000-2003), Terry Creach (1996-2000) and Stephanie Skura (1993-1996). From 1999-2000 Lionel was a Choreographer-In-Residence at the Susan Hess Studio in Philadelphia, PA. He has received grants from the City of Los Angeles' Department of Cultural Affairs, Danspace Project's Commissioning Initiative, the Jerome Foundation, the Nonprofit Finance Fund, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the New York State Music Fund, The Puffin Foundation and the Durfee Foundation. He has created commissioned work for San Diego's Lower Left Performance Collective's Satellite in 2005, Nejla Yatkin in 2006, and Li Chiao-Ping Dance in 2009. Lionel is a certified teacher of Skinner Releasing Technique and has served on the faculty at Bates College, London's Laban Centre, Sarah Lawrence College, Temple University and the University of Maryland. Lionel is currently an Associate Professor of Choreography and Performance at UCLA. For more information see

Arianne MacBean is the Artistic Director of The Big Show Co., a dance-theater group based in Los Angeles. The Big Show Co. has been presented in New York City at the DIA Center for the Arts and WOW, and in Los Angeles at the Skirball Cultural Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art, UCLA's Armand Hammer Museum, Unknown Theater, Highways Performance Space, and REDCAT as part of Studio and The A.W.A.R.D. Show! MacBean has been a Guest Artist at Scripps College and LA Valley College and is a seven-time grant recipient from the city of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, most recently, as an Artist-in-Residence. She holds a BA in Dance from UCLA and a double MFA in Dance & Critical Writing from the California Institute of the Arts. MacBean is currently the Chair of the Dance Department at Oakwood School in North Hollywood.

d. Sabela grimes is a multi-hyphenated artist, choreographer and educator whose work transforms speech and sound into a visual performance with movement that is electric on transmission. Sabela has conceived and presented a body of dance theater work that has consistently stretched beyond the boundaries surrounding contemporary notions of Hip Hop culture and aesthetics. Projects such as World War What?Ever?, 40 Acres & A Microchip: Salvation or Servitude, Sankofa and his evening length tour-de-force BULLETPROOF DELI exemplify his propensity to funktion as performer, choreographer, writer, composer and costume designer. His work continues to journey through the present future of Hip Hop's past and the corrugated spaces of its many incarnations. Sabela has been a principal dancer and artistic contributor with Rennie Harris Puremovement. He holds a MFA in choreography from UCLA's World Arts and Culture Department. His Funkamental and MediKinetix dance/movement workshops explore the physical/metaphysical efficacy and transformative qualities of Black dance practices.

Emiko Sugiyama was born in Tokyo, Japan and began dancing classical ballet at the age of seven and moved to Davis, CA in 1999. She studied Physical Therapy at U.C. Davis and Sacramento College. Soon she met B-boys in Davis, Sacramento and the Bay Area, and attended various breakin' events as a competitor. She became a member of Flexible Flave. In 2001, Emiko moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dance career and she joined the hip hop dance company, One Step Ahead, performing in several venues. In 2004, she moved to New York City and became a member of Illstyle and Peace Production and has been performing with them nationally and internationally, including Russia, Poland, Liberia and Canada. While she lived in NYC, she taught at Broadway Dance Center, Peridance and other studios. She was invited to compete in breakin' battles in San Francisco, Paris and London. In 2008, Emiko produced all the elements of a Hip Hop youth summer camp called "Hiphop Island" in Philadephia. Currently, she lives in Los Angeles working with Illstyle and Peace Production and the Hiphop Island Los Angeles chapter, as well as working as a producer for the J.U.i.C.E. Hip Hop Festival. Her credits include: Sacramento Kings (NBA and WNBA) half-time show, Breakestra music video "Get Your Soul Together," Warp Tour in Las Vegas, Thalia feat. Fat Joe music video "I Want You," Lipton Tour 2003 on ABC Good Morning America, KRS One, Warren G and Lil Ai music video and a NIKE Town in-store commercial. Emiko aspires to share not only her skills and abilities but also her individuality and personality through dance.

Oguri, a native of Japan and a resident of Southern California since 1990 conducts Body Weather Laboratory a forum for investigating the body and environment. He works site-specifically in the California desert and urban landscapes – plazas, architectures, streets – as an improviser and with musicians. He develops multimedia works using literature, daily life imagery and simple materials to transform space and time with

Prumsodun Ok is an artist, critic, teacher, writer, and organizer actively engaging and connecting diverse communities through his practice. He has taught both Cambodian classical dance and filmmaking through out California and seeks to make the traditional arts relevant and accessible

in contemporary society. His original works contemplate and exemplify what Rene Daumal describes as "the avant-garde in antiquity" and have been supported by the Flourish Foundation, Arts Council for Long Beach, Durfee Foundation, Alliance for California Traditional Arts, and CounterPULSE's Performing Diaspora; they have been shown at venues such as REDCAT, CounterPULSE, Highways Performance Space, Red Poppy Art House, Pieter Performance Space and Dance, and KUNST STOFF arts fest.

Photos: Top to bottom; left to right: Emiko Sugiyama (photo by Ritchie Ramirez); Benjamin Levy (Ana Teresa Fernandez); Oguri (Eoin McLoughlin); Antoine Hunter (Matt Haber); d. Sabela grimes (Jorge Vismara); Prumsodun Ok (Navin Moul); Kim Epifano (Derrick C. Jones); Antoine Hunter (Matt Haber); Sarah Shelton Mann (LissaIvy Tiegel); Benjamin Levy (Ana Teresa Fernandez); Jill Togawa (Lucy Pemoni); Michelle Fletcher (Matthew Lewis); d. Sabel grimes (Hannan Saleh); Emiko Sugiyama (David Walden); Lionel Popkin (Steven Gunther); Arianne MacBean (Will Taylor); Oguri (Arturo Patten); and Prumsodun Ok (Phyras Men).

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

This week my life in Bay Area Oakland Occupy

I kno many people get scare to stand up but really when fear is realized and understanding is realized then nothing more annd than peace tha come in the game. Harmless peace come in the came when that come in the game then changes com.. but war doesn't create changes but death. I come to support my community

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Antoine hunter on the ABC News For trolley dance!

Hey everyone,
Many of you know each year I do trolley dance for Ms Kim. If you dont know who she is by now, it mean you have not been keeping up with the blog- I say her name a lot.
I had a great time perform for Trolley dance this year- It was my own work instead of Ms. Kim's work- she allow me to do my own work. How I really enjoyed the enviroment - it was really different- I had My dancers perform with me at the last minute because we were invited to join the site at the last minutes- I need to say i never worked so long in a small space- it was making me work deeper and closer to myself because the space was small- I had to say how can I fit a duet and a solo that is so huge of a dance into a small space. Somehow I mad it work and many people enjoy it- I got many email and it a blessing to know I did right- I didnt give up!

If you didn't see me on the news go to this site
ABC News Channel 7.
It a great and i hope u have a wonderful day

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wandas Picks Radio Show 08/10 by Wandas Picks | Blog Talk Radio

If you dont know I respect Ms Wada's work - she will alway keep you update about arts in the bay area and People of color Artists. I had a great time speaking with her on the radio station- it inspired me to keep doing my work-
Here it is.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011


DONT MISS OUT! Antoine Hunter want you there!

Hello Wonderful Reporter,
This is it! The show many of you been waiting for - The show that many people asked me to do. I, Antoine hunter is inviting you personally to my show. Many people say that East Bay Area there is nothing there. I disagree there many wonderful things in East Bay come see for yourself. I have wonderful dancers, many dancers who never perform before will leave you SHOCKED. Each dance present the life we live. I would love all your support- This my 1st one in a long time and I dont know when my own work will perform again so please come support us. We are wonderful strong dancers who have so much to make to jump your feet. Music of all kind: Jazz, african, classical, so much more. Many people believe deaf dancers cant dance because we cant hear the music - i gonna shwo them WE CAN DANCE! I am asking our community to see the wonderful work that I created with such amzaing dancers. Many NEW WORK. I will perform my famous work as well that no one got to see because it was perform in London.

The Dance Up Close/East Bay series presents Urban Jazz Dance Company under the direction of Antoine Hunter for two weekends this August at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center in Berkeley, California.
Where is Urban Jazz Dance Company from ?
Oakland-based Urban Jazz Dance Company is a convergence of artistic forces, where raw energy, rooted in freedom and syncopation is expressed through athleticism, lyrical flow, and high-energy movement.

Who is Antoine Hunter?
A proud member of both the African-American and Deaf/Hard of Hearing communities, Mr. Hunter and his company will present works that integrate jazz dance with ballet, modern, hip hop, African and American Sign Language. The company’s mission is to show people that they can reach their dreams through creation of new dance works using a wide range of contemporary dance vocabulary.
Yes I am an African American Deaf and Hard of Hearing Choreographer, Dancer, Dance instructor, actor and poet.
Mr. Hunter explains, "Dancing has shown me that people can reach their dreams, even people with disabilities... Dancing is a way to express oneself, a way to communicate. As a person, who is deaf, I have found dance is a way to communicate with both hearing and the deaf world." In this show you are in treat to learn about what is it like to be a DEAF DANCER!
See youtube:

Mr. Hunter was born deaf and was raised Oakland, California-
and began dancing with Dawn James at Skyline High School as a teen. He train under West African Dance with Master C.K. and Betty Ladzekpo, and studied at the Paul Taylor Summer Intensives in New York City. Perform with Savage Jazz Dance Company, Alayo Dance Company, Roberts Moses Kins, and in addition to numerous stage performances, he has appeared in commercial and music videos and has performed and taught all over the United States and the world including tours in Rome, London, Cuba and Africa. Mr Hunter had been seen in Dance Magazine, dance Spirit, Cover story for DeafLife Magazine, and more ant more.


In 2011 Mr. Hunter was awarded the prestigious CHIME (Choreographers in Mentoring Exchange) grant in which he has been paired with seasoned choreographer Kim Epifano to support the development of new works that the company will premiere in August. The award includes significant artist fees and cost-free studio time over one year to work in the mentor/mentee relationship.

Mr Hunter also invited The famous wonderful Deaf stars; Fred Beam and Wild Zapper from Washington D.C to perform together with him on the 2nd Week of the show. This is a show you do not want to miss. See their web site: and he is on youtube

This show will leave you wanting more, more and more. This is show fit for all age. Please share this with everyone. Here the facebook invite

The Dance Up Close/East Bay series offers local audiences an intimate space to see professional level work, and supports local choreographers in producing their work several weekends in a row. The Series was launched in 2008 by the Shawl-Anderson Dance Center and has included presentations by Paufve Dance, Nina Haft & Company, Dandelion Dancetheater, and ahdanco. The series has been supported by the Zellerbach Family Foundation and the Berkeley Civic Arts Commission.

The performances will take place over two weekends on Friday & Saturday evenings, August 19-20 and 26-27 at 8pm. Seating is limited to 60 audience members per show, so advance purchase of tickets is strongly suggested.



Event Title: Urban Jazz Dance
Date: August 19-20, 26-27 8pm
Location: Shawl-Anderson Dance Center
2704 Alcatraz Avenue at College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
Tickets: General Admission $18
Seniors/Students/$15 VIP $35 (Sat 27 only- with Q and A)
Children under 8 yearrs old free.
Contact: (510) 654-5921
Event Info: The Dance Up Close/East Bay series presents Urban Jazz Dance Company under the direction of Antoine Hunter at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center inBerkeley,California.

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Here us on Wada' Radio show

Such wonderful interview!!

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

3-27-09 California School for the Deaf Fremont celebrated Deaf PAH!

Antoine hunter head down to California School for the Deaf Fremont ! On March 13, California School for the Deaf celebrated Deaf PAH! I am alway there for the community often people never knew I was there or forgot I was there. I been going CSDF as long as I know. Sometime I teach in one classroom about dance or career- or sometime talk about real world out side the classroom. Doesn't matter what reason I am there- I Love supporting my community.. I never brag but here a little something and i bet many people never knew I was there!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Hey everyone,
Many of you said want to di

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Antoine Hunter AT Y.B.C.A (Smart Night OUT) turn into Silent Night Out! (MAY 28, 2011)

MAY 28, 2011
Grand Lobby
Main Galleries


Sometimes analogies are the best descriptive device. If Big Idea Night is a Camaro, then Smart Night Out is an Aston Martin. At our debut SNO, we'll explore the concept of quiet as it relates to contemporary art and performance. Joanna Haigood, choreographer and Artistic Director of Zaccho Dance Theatre, will create a series of short movement meditations where visitors/participants will follow simple, yet evocative movement scores that interact with the gallery artwork and architecture. Guests can also participate in a silent dance party, enjoy culinary delights (for an additional fee), eardrum preserving ambient sound art, and engage in workshops with artists featured in our Daily Lives exhibit. SNO is a decidedly different affair that retains the same boisterous and aesthetically promiscuous spirit as our Big Idea Nights. So nevermind the weather and come play in the SNO! And, as always, your donations and purchases at our free events help to keep them free!
Silent Disco | You've seen the pictures. You've read the CNN article. Now experience a headphone dance party yourself! In collaboration with promotional and event sponsor Silent Storm Sound System, YBCA brings you the ultimate quiet dance experience. For $5, you can rent a headset and twist to classic soul spun by the Hard French geniuses, or wild out with international bass enthusiast Kid Kameleon! Can't decide what to listen to? Fear not — there are two channels, so switch it up!Limited headset availability — first come, first served! $5 rental fee includes a $1 drink discount! To prevent loss, YBCA will need to hold your ID while you enjoy your Silent Disco headset experience.
Get High Now with James Nestor | Trippier living without chemistry! Alter your consciousness via hallucinatory breathing and far-out sound frequencies in this workshop led by renowned author and adventurer James Nestor [LINK: ], who has written about architecture, alternative fuels, popular culture, and more for National Public Radio and The New York Times, and more. His column, "Too Much Tech," appears in ReadyMade Magazine. He is currently finishing the book, OUT THERE: A Year in the Weird Science of Enlightenment to be released in late-2011. Space is limited!
Movement Meditations with Joanna Haigood | Acclaimed choreographer Joanna Haigood has created a score of DIY movement exercises designed to be performed in unspoken dialogue with the Song Dong exhibition. Participants will select cards illustrating these movements and will be encouraged to perform them alone or together. Space permitting, all are welcome to participate in this unique hybrid of performance and visual art!
Body Harmonics with Grand Master Greg Yau | A research paper published in the National Academy of Sciences demonstrated that hand gestures, or mudras, stimulate the same regions of the brain as language. Join Greg Yau, founder of the Grand Harmony Wing Chun School, in an interactive workshop where participants can hone their mudra skills and get psychically centered.
Silent Dance with Antoine Hunter | Oakland-based choreographer/dancer Antoine Hunter is a founder of two celebrated local dance companies and has performed worldwide with several troupes. His Deafness has not stopped him from making his art—it’s arguably enhanced the intuitive, sensual nature of his work. This workshop will be free of any auditory stimulation and will focus on the nonverbal power of bodily expression and gesture.
Incidental Soundscapes: High and Low by Steve Rowell |
Internationally exhibited artist Steve Rowell assembled field recordings from a recent trip to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. This remote location proved to have a surprising soundtrack both natural and engineered. Kick back in our Screening Room with his audio-visual exploration of these aural landscapes and ponder the meaning of silence. An intermission piece will feature incidental ambience of the supersonic airspace of the Mojave desert. Generously co-presented by Long Now Foundation.
And as always...
Food! For sale from a delicious and sustainable (and affordable!) local food cart!
Drink! Creative cocktails, beer and wine for the 21+ crowd!
Exhibits! Our three Visual Arts exhibits will be open late: Song DongEuan Macdonald , and Daily Lives!
Special thanks to our silent disco sponsor, Silent Storm Sound System, and our co-presenters, the Long Now Foundation.
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  • Smart Night Out
    May 28, 2011 7:00pm – 11:30pm
    Grand Lobby