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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!
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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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Sincerely, Antoine Hunter
Founder/Artistic Director Urban Jazz Dance Company
The Company NEWEST SITE WWW.UrbanJazzDance.COM
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