Denzel Chonkster Davis's Viral 'Smeeze' Dance Shows Oakland's Happy Vibe To The WorldThe Oakland man who created a popular dance move in 2009 says the past two years have been life-changing to see the world learn the "Smeeze" and acknowledge its roots in his hometown.
SF Dancer Creates International Virtual Nutcracker After Local Performances CanceledAfter live performances of The Nutcracker ballet were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, a San Francisco dancer created a way to keep them going virtually.
Youth Theater Company Moving Into New Space During PandemicDespite these difficult times, with the pandemic and economic uncertainty weighing us down, one local Theater Company in Danville is moving beyond survival to expansion.
D-Nice Teams Up With Houseparty To DJ A Huge Virtual Prom Party For Class Of 2020As if D-Nice hasn’t already done his share to make this COVID-19 lockdown bearable with Club Quarantine on Instagram, now he’s teaming up with San Francisco-based app Houseparty to spin what may be the biggest prom night party ever for the Class of 2020
SF Dance Company Performs At Home To Raise Money For SFUSD Students, Families In NeedBay Area arts organizations have gone dark since the COVID-19 shelter in place, but their creativity is shining bright. World-renowned dance company Robert Moses Kin has created a powerful online performance from their homes, to help students and families in need during the shelter in place.
11th Annual Fresh Fest Showcases Experimental Dance, PerformanceFestival co-curator and co-director of NAKA Dance Theatre Jose Navarette talks to Anne Makovec about the 11th Annual FRESH Fest.
A Tale Of Two Cities: The Oakland-Saint Denis Cooperation ProjectWhen we talk about Oakland, it’s often about what’s wrong with the city: rising rents, gentrification, homelessness and crime. That is not the case on the international stage.
Don't Miss Diablo Ballet's 'A Swingin' Holiday' & 'The Nutcracker Suite'Diablo Ballet Artistic Director Lauren Jonas talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about two upcoming productions, 'A Swingin' Holiday,' and 'The Nutcracker Suite.'
Don't Miss Arenas Dance Company's 'Eso Si!' Celebrating Afro-Cuban DanceArenas Dance Company's director Susana Arenas Pedrosa and company dancer, Dr. Daktari Shari talk to Black Renaissance about their latest production 'Eso Si!'
Don't Miss The 6th Annual PUSHFest Dance FestivalPUSH Dance Company artistic director Raissa Simpson and guest choreographer Gerald Casel talk to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about the 6th Annual PUSHFest.
Don't Miss Robert Moses's 'The Exceptionally Elderly Overweight Black Man Phoenix'Famed choreographer Robert Moses, artistic director of Robert Moses Kin, talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about his latest work, "The Exceptionally Elderly Overweight Black Man Phoenix."
'Don't Quit Your Day Job Dancers' Helping Dancers Showcase Their PassionIt’s a job that pays no money, but yields lots of rewards. For 30 years now, Marin County’s “Don’t Quit Your Day Job Dancers” have been coming together in their “off” hours to create an annual showcase of their passion for dance.
Lenora Lee Dance Presents 'Within These Walls'Artistic Director Lenora Lee talks to BAF host Michelle Griego about her upcoming show that was inspired by the stories of immigrants, 'Within These Walls.'
Diablo Ballet Performs Works By 'Celebrated Masters' Including Swan LakeDiablo Ballet will perform works by 'Celebrated Masters' including Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake in May. Artistic Director Lauren Jonas talks to BAF host Michelle Griego about the upcoming shows.
Don't Miss The Bellwether Project's 'Let Slip The Witches'Amy Foley, founder of The Bellwether Project talks about her latest project, a series of dance performances titled, 'Let Slip the Witches,' at ODC in San Francisco.