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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

History Made! Antoine hunter Join: 35th Anniversary Festival Schedule Announced

As far as I know - 
1st time in history Deaf Artist's work is presents as Deaf Culture's work in SF Ethic Dance Festival !!! 
Antoine Hunter will be presenting Deaf Culture!!!!
This festival is very hard to get into so manh hundred of beautiful different culture people are coming from all over the world to audition to present their culture. Only few out of a hundred are picked. You're presenter Antoine Hunter - will be on the front line - His company Urban Jazz Dance Company - Present No matter where or what you are you still can reach your Dreams! 
Please my deaf community please - join me and support me and our people. Show we are here!!! 
Festival Weekend Four, June 29 & 30
Lam Research Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Saturday at 2 pm & 8 pm; Sunday at 2 pm
Tickets: $18, $28, $38, $48, $58
Available online, or by phone 415.978.2787

Urban Jazz Dance Company (American Sign Language Dance)
In this stunning solo, Antoine Hunter presents American Sign Dance, expressing felt syncopation through the athletic body. Hunter unites jazz, African, hip-hop, gospel, and signing as a poetic gestured language. The piece honors Deafness as human experience.

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Tickets for the 35th AnniversarSan Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
on sale April 18!

You can beat the rush and purchase your tickets early by becoming a Festivalsupporter.
Don't miss out on your chance to get the best seats in the house!
Click here for more information.

Sponsor a FestivalArtist

Take advantage of this opportunity to become a sponsor of one of this year'sFestival artists.

You'll receive prominent recognition in our Program Book, and VIP tickets to theFestival.

More information is available here.

2013 Isadora Duncan Dance Awards

Festival Artistic Director CK Ladzekpo has been honored at this year's "Izzie" awards for his many years of work teaching and promoting African music and dance at UC Berkeley.

Congratulations, CK!
More information about CK and the other distinguished honorees can be found here.
.............................Urban Jazz Dance Company / Photo by RJ Muna
....................Antoine Hunter/Urban Jazz Dance Company / Photo by RJ Muna 

2013 Festival Schedule Released
The World United Through Dance

We celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival this year with a series of thrilling and inspiring performances honoring cultural legacies and highlighting the vibrancy of the Bay Area’s world dance community.

Named as the 2012 “Most Valuable Player” in dance by the San Francisco Chronicle, this year’s Festival features dances from Bali, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Egypt, Haiti, Hawai‘i, India, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Liberia, Mexico, the Middle East, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Senegal, Spain, Tibet, and the continental US.

Each weekend’s program is different, and includes innovative works by masterful dancers and numerous cross-cultural collaborations.

The Festival opens in grand style at San Francisco City Hall on Friday, June 7 with a special Rotunda Dance Series performance and Artist Dialogue with Ballet Folklórico Netzahualcoyotl and Fogo Na Roupa Performing Company.
Join us on Saturday, June 8, at the Legion of Honor museum for a special, innovative performance and Artist Dialogue featuring Charya Burt Cambodian Dance.
Weekends two, three and four of the Festival are at the Lam Research Theater and the Forum at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and feature breathtaking performances by more than 30 Bay Area dance companies.

Be sure to join us for these special events:
  • Performance, Artist Dialogue, and Ojo de Dios (God's Eye) making workshop with Ballet Folklórico Costa de Oro.
    Saturday, June 22, at 11:30am.
  • Artist Dialogue with four Bay Area dance leaders - Blanche Brown, Colette Eloi, Latanya d. Tigner, and Deborah Vaughan - who will reflect on the history and current status of dance from the African Diaspora with Festival Artistic Director CK Ladzekpo.
    Saturday, June 29, at 6:30pm. 

    For the full Festival schedule and other information, please visit ourwebsite.

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