Press Room

What Critics Are Saying

 

“This is an intense performance, a bit like taking a defibrillator jolt to the soul… “Seed Language” also is exquisitely subtle in its way.  Klaymoon has woven opposing perspectives together and left the threads tangled — as in art, so in life.” – SF Chronicle

“Art and life collide in Nicole Klaymoon’s works of dance and documentary theater… With a wit that is sometimes poignant, sometimes lacerating, Klaymoon avoids polemic in pursuit of ambiguous, messy truths.”  – KQED

“Nicole Klaymoon’s Sixth Vowel was THE BEST small theatrical production I have seen in this city in a decade.” – Miami New Times

“The performers are charismatic, the hip-hop dance commanding, the truths delivered unflinching. In case I haven’t been emphatic enough: Call up your local presenter. You need to see this.” – Fjord Review

Press Links

 

Women to Watch: Nicole Klaymoon” by Carla Escoda, KQED

“What Happens When You Bring Street Dance On Stage?” by d. Sabela grimes and Amy O’Neal, Dance Magazine

“Dance-theater piece re-creates ‘Seed’ of Black Lives Matter” by Claudia Bauer, SF Chronicle 

“CubaCaribe Festival Takes Stock a Year into the ‘Great Cuban Thaw’” by Carla Escoda, KQED

After Suhrs Registration Bay Area Musicians Keep Pushing For Change by Andrew Gilbert, KQED

“Bay Area Performance Picks that go Beyond the Completely Obvious”, by Chloe Veltman, KQED

“KBLX Cares Interview with Sterling James: The San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest” by Sterling James, KBLX Cares

“Obscure Court Ruling May Mean More Funding For SF Arts Orgs” by Wirtschafter, KQED

 “Sights and Sounds with Nicole Klaymoon”, by Jen Chien, KALW

“Hip Hop dance performance puts spotlight on racism”, by Tammerlin Drummond, San Jose Mercury News 

“Students Reimagine Black Lives Matter”, by Lakshmi Sarah, KQED 

“Destiny Arts Puts Movement in the Movement”, by April Kilcrease, East Bay Express 

“Destiny Arts Ready to Unveil Powerful New Dancetheater work”, Bay Area News Group, San Jose Mercury News

 “Homebodies”, by Rita Felciano, SF Bay Guardian 

“House of Moon Candy” by Rachel SwanEast Bay Express 

“Hip-Hop Hit” by Chuck Strouse, Miami New Times Blog 

“Risk-taking choreographers reached new heights in 2012”, Rita Felciano, SF Bay Guardian 

 “Guerrilla Warfare: The San Francisco International Hip Hop Dancefest at the Palace of Fine Art”, Carla Escoda, Huffpost

“Hip Hop dance performance puts spotlight on racism” by TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, East Bay Times

LeftCoastLeaning, ‘It’s All About the Left Coast’ By Rachel Swan, East Bay Express 

“Hip Hop Dance Fest in San Francisco Was Incredible” By Alex Mak, broke-ass stuart

“Dance mecca ODC Theater turns 40” By Andrew Gilbert, The Mercury News

“Escape the Distractions and See These Ten Dance Events” By Carl Escoda, KQED Arts

“Bay Area Performance Picks that go Beyond the Completely Obvious” By Chloe Veltman, KQED Arts

“Students Reimagine Black Lives Matter & Black Panther Icons” By Lakshmi Sarah, KQED Arts

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