ODC Virtual Pride Party
Monday, June 21, 5:30 PM PT
Free to all, RSVP required
Join our tribute and celebration of LGBTQ+ solidarity, featuring trivia hosted by San Francisco Pride, The Center, and the Department of Public Health. Learn new dance moves with Rhythm & Motion’s Dudley Flores, then get moving on the virtual dance floor with Adriana A (Bootie Mashup). The evening features a special performance by estrellx supernova
ASL interpretation will be available.
- estrellx supernova
estrellx supernova (they/them, formerly known as randy reyes) is a queer, Afro-Guatemalan choreographer, performance artist, brujx, and healer born in New Jersey (Lenape territory) and now based and making love and art in the San Francisco Bay Area (Ramaytush Ohlone territory). supernova is interested in choreography as a process of excavation, task as meditation, psychosomatic work (working directly with grief, joy, rage, and praise), Chinese Energetics, and getting messy by conjuring contemporary rituals within quotidian and natural landscapes. supernova explores the notion of club spaces as sites of generative dissonance and asks, “Are we celebrating or mourning or both? How do we prepare for the not yet seen?” questions directly inspired by their time listening and exchanging with Jeanne van Heeswijk, Rick Lowe, and Tania Bruguera while they were a Creative Dissent Fellow at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts during the summer of 2017.
Their practice and choreographic platform integrates ecology (as it relates to trauma, healing, the environment, perception, spirituality, BIQTPOC identity); choreography (that uses contemporary dance, structured improvisation, somatic, and ritual-based forms); and socially-engaged praxis (that bridges movement research to broader communities, fields, and discourses through performance). supernova frames performance as transmission and as acts or offerings of radical reciprocity, generosity, vulnerability, and love. In 2019, supernova was awarded a National Association of Latino Arts & Culture Artist Grant, a Dancers’ Group CA$H Grant, an Impulstanz | danceWEB scholarship, a Princess Grace in Choreography Fellowship Award, and was selected as a Choreography in Mentorship Exchange Mentee to work with mentor, Margaret Jenkins. supernova currently co-directs two performance collectives in the Bay called LXS DXS and the BIQTPOC Performing Artist Hive.
- Adriana A (Bootie Mashup)
For over 15 years, Adriana A has been the creator, producer, promoter, and resident DJ of the Bootie Mashup brand, becoming a well-oiled mashup machine. She plays for huge crowds every weekend -- as well as livestreaming on Twitch for a worldwide audience -- with an unparalleled collection of 100% genre-busting bootleg mashups. The Bootie Mashup events she produces in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, and Seattle draw hundreds each week, with creative themes always keeping things fresh.
- Dudley Flores
With a lot of passion, and a lot less experience, Dudley Flores started his career in dance when Peter Rothblatt trained him to be a Rhythm & Motion instructor in 2000. After studying biology in college and a brief stint as a passenger service agent with American Airlines at SFO, he became a freelance “commercial” dancer and performed in large-scale corporate and fashion events, for television, commercials, print ads, and independent and feature films.
All ticket sales are final. Performances, dancers, and guest artists subject to change.