embodied drama is a dance class that encourages experimentation that exercises the mind, body, and soul. intentional movements and breath deepen our awareness to our bodies, senses, as well as how we move through space around us. simple choreography and guided prompts are paired with a curated and flowing playlist to activate and connect the body and mind for improvisation and musical interpretation.
barefoot class, bring a waterbottle, donation based 👐🏽 🎶
Abun-Dance is a donation based communal gathering in Oakland CA, that offers healing and respite through movement and dance!
A gathering for healing expression.
Happiness awakens the life force. Optimism, energy in abun-dance, positive action, and clear vision. A feeling of being part of something bigger than your own individual life. Let the old forms shatter, let the truth shine through as you enter a stage where quality of life and being your authentic self is more i...
We Rise is collaboration, a collective of voices, a cross-pollination of communities...
We are collaborators seeking to create socially conscious work that inspires collective liberation.
We Rise are cultural producers who embody solidarity, theory in the flesh & aspire to heartfelt, prayerful offerings to the freedom movement of our time.In order to Rise, we must know where we stand, where we come from.
This show is a tribute to our ancestors, our foremothers and fathers, the souls who’ve given us life, who’ve shaped our movements, those known and unknown. While we offer gratitude to individuals, we know our movements are not built upon singular great leaders, they are built by the many, uniting despite the divide and conquer status quo.
We honor those who have come before us in struggle and in resilience. Their words, manifestos of promise, dedication, fortitude, a...
We Rise performed #DancersAgainstDAPL at Shapeshifters Cinema's group screening Fired! organized as part of 100 Days Action, a counter-narrative to Trump's first 100 days in office.
We Rise are cultural producers who embody solidarity, theory in the flesh & aspire to heartfelt, prayerful offerings to the freedom movement of our time.
“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” - Lilla Watson, Murri visual artist, activist and academic
There are a handful of influential women recognized in Philippine history with gracious titles such as “Mother of the Philippine Red Cross” and “Mother of the Philippine Revolution.” The stories of these women still remain relatively unknown – as often is the case with Philippine history – but with the opportunity to shine light on any revolutionary woman in history, I decided to feature a more obscure name: Nieves Fernandez.
A former school teacher, Captain Nieves Fernandez is the only known female guerilla leader who fought against the oppressive and violent Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War II. While Nieves chose to join in the resistance, the unfortunate fate for many Filipina women was forced sexual slavery for the Japa...