Embodiment Project at Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

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Thank you Yerba Buena Gardens Festival for hosting us!

A street dance theater company founded in 2008 by choreographer Nicole Klaymoon, the Embodiment Project illuminates narratives silenced by inequities to inspire critical conversation and healing. The company presents a new hip-hop documentary dance theater production that fuses street dance, verbatim theater, choreo-poetry and original live song. This work uses specific dance forms - house dance, bgirling/bgirling, hip hop, popping, vogueing, and waacking. Themes explored include recovery from sexual trauma and how different forms of storytelling can challenge pervasive rape culture. The production is centered around powerhouse vocalists Amikaeyla Gaston and gina Breedlove, artists who have dedicated their art and lives to creating music that connects us to our shared humanity in these alarming times.

Part of Yerba Buena Gardens Festival's Weekend Sessions series. For the full summer schedule, visit www.ybgfestival.org.

EP'S NEWEST FILM CHRYSALIS TO PREMIER AT SAN FRANCISCO DANCE FILM FESTIVAL

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EP's Newest Dance Film Chrysalis
Premiers at SF Dance Film Fest

Sunday October 14th 6pm @ Brava Theater
2781 24th Street, San Francisco

What must we endure to break through and fly? Directed by the Embodiment Project’s Artistic Director Nicole Klaymoon, in collaboration with filmmaker Morgan Wise, Chrysalis explores the urgency of transforming our pain through poetry and dance.  Featuring movement artists Tigre Bailando and Micah “Just Jamz” Abbrey, this lushly-shot film asks us to consider the weight of our encumbered past and how we might embody and launch new versions of ourselves.

Part of SF Dance Film Festival's Co-Lab, Embodiment Project partnered with the National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron in Ohio to as part of a nine day Dancing Lab: Screendance residency.

For more info on the showing click here

GET FREE Experimental Battle 2v2 - Saturday, July 7 (5-10, signups at 5)

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Saturday, July 7
Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St, SF 94110 *FREE
As artists we are always meant to push boundaries within ourselves and within the art form. There’s no wrong way to do it and you never know where you might end up. Join us in a night of moving outside the box where an open mind, good vibes, and having fun are key!

Wanna watch?
The Final Round is open to audience members and begins at 8pm.

Interested in competing? 
• Sign-ups open at 5pm
• Preliminary starts at 6:00pm (details below)
• Final Round starts at 8pm (open to audience)

PRELIMS: For this round each dancer will get to pick their own song to display their art to. This is an opportunity to select music that inspires you the most and display yourself in YOUR element. Each dancer will be given 90 seconds for the showcase.
Please address the “subject” line of the e-mail as “GET FREE” and submit selected songs with name of dancer, where to start and end in the song, and any other special requests to “rj.dreamteam@gmail.com”.
**Dancers MUST submit their songs 24 hours prior to the event or song will be chosen for them.**

FINALS: Straight Round for Round Battle (different genre of music each round).  This round starts at 8pm and is open to the public to watch!

JUDGES:
• Just Jamz (SoulShifters)
• Fluidgirl (Follow The Trees / Sisterz of the Underground / Extra Credit Crew)
• Tsunami (Circle of Fire x Soulshifters)

DJ:Raul Rj KoolRaul Navalta (Beatz n Pieces / The Muthafunkers )

HOSTS:Wukong (Circle of Fire / SoulShifters / Hybrid Crew) / Nicole Klaymoon (Embodiment Project) / d. Sabela Grimes

GET FREE Hip Hop Dance Festival & Intensive - July 1st-7th

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Presented in collaboration with Dance Mission Theater and the Oakland Museum of California
 

Classes * Battles * Showcases * Panels


Sunday, July 1st – Saturday, July 7th, 2018
GET FREE is a *free* Hip Hop Dance Festival and Intensive rooted in cultural preservation, tradition and community. Attendees will participate in classes, panels, battles and showcases to elevate their art as freestyle street dancers.

 

GET FREE Opening Showcase

Sunday, July 1st 7pm
 

Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street (at Mission), SF * FREE
GET FREE kicks off OPENING SHOWCASE at Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco!
Featuring performances by: Be Movement Collective, Dana Fitchett, Coflo, Toyin, Lesar Junior, d. Sabela Grimes, and Embodiment Project.

GET FREE Dance Intensive

July 2-6: Monday – Thursday 9AM – 6PM, Friday 9AM – 4pm
 

Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St, San Francisco *FREE
Featuring classes with: d. Sabela Grimes, Lesar Junior, Nicole Klaymoon, Tsunami, Just Jamz, and more!
ALL dancers must apply in order to attend intensive classes. Dancers must be at least 17 years old. 

* Applications are closed and all accepted dancers have been notified at this time.  

GET FREE All Styles Dance Battle:  2v2

Friday, July 6, 6-9pm (sign-ups 5-6pm)
 

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607  *FREE
The All Styles Dance Battle is open to all. Contestants will dance to house tracks and music performed live by MoonCandy.

 

GET FREE Experimental Battle:  2v2

Saturday, July 7

Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St, SF 94110 *FREE
As artists we are always meant to push boundaries within ourselves and within the art form. There’s no wrong way to do it and you never know where you might end up. Join us in a night of moving outside the box where an open mind, good vibes, and having fun are key!

Wanna watch?

The Final Round is open to audience members and begins at 8pm.

Interested in competing? 

  • Sign-ups open at 5pm

  • Preliminary starts at 6:00pm (details below)

  • Final Round starts at 8pm (open to audience)

PRELIMS

For this round each dancer will get to pick their own song to display their art to. This is an opportunity to select music that inspires you the most and display yourself in YOUR element. Each dancer will be given 90 seconds for the showcase.
Please address the “subject” line of the e-mail as “GET FREE” and submit selected songs with name of dancer, where to start and end in the song, and any other special requests to “rj.dreamteam@gmail.com”.
**Dancers MUST submit their songs 24 hours prior to the event or song will be chosen for them.**

FINALS

Straight Round for Round Battle (different genre of music each round).  This round starts at 8pm and is open to the public to watch!

JUDGES:

  • Just Jamz (SoulShifters)

  • Fluidgirl (Follow The Trees / Sisterz of the Underground / Extra Credit Crew)

  • Tsumani (SoulShifters)

DJ

Raul Rj KoolRaul Navalta (Beatz n Pieces / The Muthafunkers )

HOSTS

Wukong (Circle of Fire / SoulShifters / Hybrid Crew) / Nicole Klaymoon (Embodiment Project) / d. Sabela Grimes

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