Duniya Dance and Drum Company is looking for dancers!
Duniya Dance and Drum Company is looking for dancers trained in a variety of styles. We do evening-length theater performances, school assemblies, festival performances, and private gigs, such as weddings, business events, and parties. Most performances are paid; at this time rehearsals are not paid.
Rehearsals are Wednesdays and some Fridays 6:30-8:30pm in San Francisco.
If you pick up choreography quickly, have performance experience, and are trained in West African, Bhangra, Bollywood, or any other dance forms, come audition for us! Please be prepared to show us a short choreography, up to 1 minute, in any style, and bring your music on a phone or mp3 player.
Date: Friday, April 14th
Location: Symbolic Dance and Fitness, 672 So. Van Ness, between 18th and 17th St.
To sign up for the audition, please send a dance resume and photograph to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must sign up in advance!
A Family of Fighters: A conversation with Joti Singh
“I felt like I came from a family of fighters,” said Singh. “It gave me a greater sense of responsibility, as in ‘OK this is who we are. I better live up to the name.’” - South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA)
A conversation with Joti Singh where she talks about her inspiration for her artistic creations and her passion to uplift different communities through her creative pieces.
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7 Great Dance Classes in San Francisco - From Hip Hop to Bollywood
"Learn some seriously fun footwork at Duniya's Bollywood classes, which combine fabulous Bollywood music with a variety of moves from Indian folk dances to modern hip hop. Combined, they form a diverse routine to make you dance like a star. // Thursdays at 7:45pm, ODC Dance Commons, 351 Shotwell St. (Mission), duniyadance.com/classes.html
What else they teach: Bhangra as well as West African drumming and dance."
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Where We Belong: Artists in the Archive
Saturday, April 8, 2017 | Philadelphia, PA
On April 8th, South Asian American Digital Archive will host a day-long symposium bringing together artists, activists, academics, and archivists to explore ways to challenge the systematic erasure of stories of marginalized communities in America.
The symposium will be held at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and will premiere works from five artists - musicians, visual artists, and dancers - who have engaged SAADA’s archives to find inspiration from overlooked histories of South Asians in the US.
This cohort includes Rudresh Mahanthappa, Chitra Ganesh, Chiraag Bhakta, Joti Singh, and Zain Alam. Their year-long discovery process culminates with a presentation of works-in-progress, discussions of art and archives as activism, and other interactive workshops.
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Half and Halves featured in KQED Arts!
African Arts Festival Survey: Please help us do it again!
We'll be sharing more pictures and video on Instagram and Facebook soon.
In the meantime, if you attended but didn't fill out our short survey, please find it here.
These surveys will help us present more festivals in the future!
New Bollywood class with Joti Singh, Thursdays at ODC!
Thursdays, 7:45-8:45 pm
ODC Dance Commons, 351 Shotwell St., San Francisco
Imagine yourself in the middle of a vibrant Bollywood movie, shaking your hips and shoulders to invigorating Bollywood songs! Learn a variety of dance styles that come together to create a vivacious Bollywood choreography, including Indian folk and classical dances, hip-hop, West African, dancehall, and more. Class begins with a thorough and energizing warm-up, followed by a break-down of an upbeat Bollywood choreography, all in a fun and supportive environment! All levels are welcome. Please wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to sweat! Bare feet are suggested but supportive footwear is fine as well.