State of Play Festival: Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble

State of Play Festival: Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble

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State of Play Festival

Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble: The Golden Thread
Thursday, June 2, 6:30 PM
Fisher Studio, ODC Dance Commons

The Golden Thread, a multimedia dance production, takes us on a journey through  different worlds wherein unique timing and tempos are essential to the livelihood of its  people. Each world reveals a distinct key that unlocks their barrier to momentum, a  special vehicle on which ease and magical alignment take place. 

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  • Kendra Barnes | Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble

    Kendra Barnes (she/her),  Bay Area native, Contemporary & African Diasporic dancer, choreographer, instructor whose work as co-choreographer of Cal Shakes' Black Odyssey was a finalist for TBA’s Best Choreography Award. As Choreographer for the African-American Shakespeare Company she received a Broadway World award for best choreography and TBA Finalist for Outstanding Ensemble of a Play (For Colored Girls). She is founder of K*STAR*PRODUCTIONS, a dance space inside of  Flax Art & Design downtown Oakland as well as the performing arts-presenting organization for the Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble (KKDE), & co-presenter of the Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now. She currently teaches dance at UC Berkeley and is an Adjunct Professor at St. Mary’s College of CA’s LEAP Program.

    Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble (KKDE) was founded in 1996 by Kendra Barnes with a mission to bridge diverse cultures and communities through thought-provoking performances that address the common human experiences of its audience.  KKDE represents a range of ages and body-types and incorporates elements of theater & dance to engage audiences about sociocultural issues.


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