Audition Series with David Herrera Performance Company

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Sunday, January 12, 4:00-6:00 PM

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The ODC School Audition Series brings dancers and choreographers together in a class context. Dancers may use class cards or pay a $18 drop in fee. Come early to fill out information forms.

David Herrera Performance Company (DHPCo.) seeks dancers of any gender for their upcoming home season, The Tip of My Tongue in June 2020 season at Z Space. Dancers of bi-lingual, multi-lingual, immigrant, and POC backgrounds are highly encouraged to audition. Dancers should have a developed background in modern, contemporary, contact/partnering, and improvisation, and ideally poses the ability to work quickly in a collaborative environment. Rehearsals will be twice a week February-May with performances the first two weeks in June. Potential performances opportunities in July-Dec 2020. All rehearsals and performances are paid.

The 60-minute immersive dance explores the positive and negative effects of speaking a non-English language in the U.S. Focus on the ways minority cultures use non-English or mixed-English languages as a tool for community building, cultural perseverance, and as resistance to racism, xenophobia, and toxic nationalism is highlighted. Simultaneously, we will challenge growing discrimination and bullying by nationalist monoglot English speakers against communities who speak other languages or who create cultural colloquialisms and hybrid languages as means of communication.

For more information on DHPCo. please visit dhperformance.org

Founded in 2007, David Herrera Performance Company champions visibility and exposure for a diverse Latinx American experience in an American context. Rich in theatricality and immersed in visceral physical movement, the company weaves dance, narrative, text, music, and media into a textured conversation between Latinx/POC cultures and a multicultural audience. The company centers equity and representation of communities of color in modern dance as performers, choreographers, audience, curators, scholars, policy makers, teachers, and students.  Since its inception, DHPCo. has received support in the form of numerous residencies, grants, commissions, and awards.  Some include: Puffin Foundation Grant, Zellerbach Family Foundation Community Arts Grant, Sales Force Champion Grant; Commissions by Yerba Buena Gardens, UC Santa Cruz, ODC Theater, FWD.US, Williams Sonoma. Hope Mohr Dance Bridge Project-Community Engagement Residency Lead Artist (2019-2020), ODC Theater Sandbox Series, Z Space Technical Residency, The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts Artist-In-Residence, Studio 210, Kunst-Stoff Arts, Safehouse Arts, and West Coast Dance Conservatory Rehearsal Residency.  

Photo Credit: Natalia Perez

All ticket sales are final. Performances, dancers, and guest artists subject to change.