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Past Programming

Song Class

Songs to Obatala: Lucumí Chants From Oro Cantado 



Week 1: Class- June 27, 2020

Photo by: Kingmond Young 

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Artist Talk

Art, Aesthetic and Practice in my films


Week 2: Artist Talk-  July 11, 2020

Photo by: Mensajeros De Paloma

Artist Talk 

CINQUE,  celebrating the roots of the Afro diaspora in the Caribbean


Join Elio Villafranca, an Afro-Cuban Jazz pianist and composer talk about his latest grammy nominated album.

Week 3: Artist Talk- July 18, 2020

Photo by: Cynthia Van Elk 

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Artist Talk

I am a KNOWbody

Join Adia Tamar Whitaker as she discusses her life as a KNOWbody, and celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Àse Dance Theatre Collective. 


Week 4: Artist Talk- July 25, 2020

Photo by: Tracie Williams

Dancers living and dancing in Cuba answer the same 5 questions and demo movement that they love and defines them. Dancers hail from Habana, Santiago, & Matanzas 

Week 5: Interviews shorts- August 1, 2020

Ballet Photos by: Jason Baldwin

3 Folklore artists discuss what it is like to be an Afro-Cuban artist living and working in the U.S.



Week 6: In-Depth Interviews-  August 8, 2020

Photos by: RJ Muna, Keita Hanyuda

3 Cuban choreographers create performance pieces in which all participants are socially distanced. Dancers hail from Habana, Santiago, & Matanzas.

Week 7: Virtual Performance Videos- August 15, 2020

6 minute collaborations live streamed with local artists from around the Bay Area. 

Week 8:  Live & Virtual Collaborations- August 29, 2020

Dance All Day!

Come join us for a full day of workshops with our amazing local master teachers including Tika Morgan, Tainah Damasceno, Royland Lobato, Susana Arenas Pedroso, Yismari Ramos Tellez, Bobi Céspedes & Ramón Ramos Alayo.

All day event with local master teachers

Performance by Arenas Dance Company and more for workshop participants

Live Event @ Portrero Del Sol Park in SF

$100 for the day includes all activities or $25 drop in per class

Link here: Dance All Day (live event) - August 8, 2021

Saturday August 21 6pm PT

Mouth of a Shark: Showing of Alayo’s most recent work in progress

Filmed in Santiago de Cuba

Q and A with choreographer and artistic director, Ramón Ramos Alayo.

Zoom event $12

View promo: Mouth of a Shark trailer

Thursday February 24 6-8pm PT

We Still Here / Nos Tenemos - Film Screening and Q&A

A new documentary film by Eli Jacobs-Fatauzzi in collaboration with Defend Puerto Rico, FistUpTv and Clenched Fist Productions

Bomba Dance Demo by Aguacero

In person event $20

View event page: We Still Here

How to sign up: 

Please follow these steps to sign up:

  • Click on artist week you would like to attend (ie: week1, week 2, etc) to Pre-register on zoom

  • Make a Donation 

  • Receive an email with Zoom link for access

  • Enjoy!


 If there any questions or concerns please contact  

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