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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Antoine Hunter With Holly Shaw - Flamenco Portal !!

Antoine HunterHello Folk -
This concert is going to be really exciting because I am doing something new with a wonderful spirit Holly Shaw.
The work is very special because it a true communication forms in this dance. I've found myself really open and able to be me. Such blessing to commicate to learn about myself in so many level. A Urban (me) to Flamenco dance that I've never done before. Very smoking HOT in gentle ways! this dance is not to be missed please read below what Ms Holly Shaw had to say and share.

Flamenco Portal 
a performance of transformative works by Holly Shaw

What is on the other side of "Effort"? When we allow ourselves to flow and play in the creative sandbox that we've each made out of our lives? What if style, genre, the forms we study, are just arbitrary choices - serving as the doorway, the portal, through which we can step into expansion of our highest selves?

This Thursday!! 
September 19th
(doors at 7)
Berkeley Rose Labyrinth
2138 Cedar Street
Berkeley, 94709
Tickets $10-$20 

With Dancers:

Antoine Hunter

Rebecca Siegel

Anya de Marie

And Live-Musicians:
Laura Inserra 
Dara Roberts
Esteban Bello
Program includes a re-mounting of Holly's 
Solea por Bulerias with Cane 
and her contemporary piece,
 Effort and the Triumph of Being, 
as well as new pieces such as 
Heavenly Creatures,
a pas de deux with Antoine Hunter to Bizet's Carmen.
You'll also get a work-in progress sneak preview of her work 
that's being commissioned by West Wave Dance Festival
The Outlaw
with dancers Rebecca Siegel and Anya de Marie

Gracing the evening with their live-music compositions will be
multi-instrumentalist, Laura Inserra,
vocalist, Dara Roberts,
and flamenco guitarist, Esteban Bello
providing accompaniment as well as original musical solos.

HollyShaw Holly Shaw is a professional dancer, choreographer, and creativity coach based in the San Francisco Bay Area for over a decade. While principally a flamenco dancer she has also studied contemporary modern dance, as well as other ethnic dances, and those techniques and sensibilities tend to weave themselves into her work as choreographer and coach. For the last several years, Shaw has performed as a soloist with the internationally renowned company, Caminos Flamencos, worked as a freelance choreographer, and also produced the Eve's Elixir Project, a platform for artists of contemporary world dance wanting to bring new ideas to traditional dance forms, producing several shows in the San Francisco Bay Area. She currently coaches artists of all types, teaches dance composition workshops, performs, and produces The Sunday Salon, a quarterly performing arts showcase. Her latest work, The Outlaw, has been commissioned by the West Wave Dance Festival, to be premiered October 5th, 2013 at ODC. To find out more about how you can become a thriving artist, please visit

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

DCARA Literacy Camp 2013: Movement Workshop with Antoine Hunter

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DCARA Literacy Camp 2013: Movement Workshop with Antoine Hunter: Antoine Hunter, a local dancer, joined us today and facilitated an energetic movement workshop.  We learned about various ways to move our b...

Movement Workshop with Antoine Hunter

Antoine Hunter, a local dancer, joined us today and facilitated an energetic movement workshop.  We learned about various ways to move our bodies and how we can create a story using movement.

The video shows our process and at the end you will see our movement story "Freeing the Bird."

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Remembering Deaf night out at YBCA

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