Dance Brigade’s Dance Mission
SUMMER FEAST COVELO
A magical afternoon of dance, music, drumming, and poetry.
Featuring work by Bruce Ghent’s Maikaze Daiko, Krissy Keefer and Dance Brigade, Embodiment Project, Christelle Durandy, and Ramon Ramos Alayo.
When: Saturday, May 21 * Show 4:30pm; Gates 3:30pm
Where: Hidden Oaks Park
76699 Covelo Road, Covelo CA
Tickets: $5 for Round Valley Tribal Members
$15 for General Public
Free for youth 12 years and younger
Advance tickets available at brownpapertickets.com or 1-800-838-3006
For more information: www.dancemission.com * 415-826-4441
“In an age overrun with art as a cold, slick, commodity, the Dance Brigade’s work remains the real thing.” – Dance Magazine
(April 2016) Known widely throughout Northern California, Dance Brigade is presenting its third annual Summer Feast, an outdoor dance theater extravaganza in rural Covelo, California. The performance this year will be held at the Round Valley Indian Tribes’ beautiful Hidden Oaks Park Amphitheater and will include dance, drumming, music, and poetry. Featuring over twenty artists from the Bay Area, the magical afternoon of outdoor performance will consist of breath-taking modern dance, pulsating Taiko drumming, and inspiring Hip Hop and Street Dance.
San Francisco-based Dance Brigade is celebrated for its scrumptious dancing and delicious fun. The company explores the intersection between art and social politics with fierce inventiveness and deft comic touch. Ramon Ramos Alayo is known for his synthesis of Afro-Cuban modern, folkloric and popular Cuban dance. Embodiment Project is an urban dance theater company that seamlessly intersects high-energy street dance, live song, choreo-poetry, and theater. Their performances are hailed as “rocking and joyous.” Christelle Durandy is hailed for her mosaic of musical artistry. Her voice is a cross-cultural jazz combination that draws upon a vast spectrum of Soul, Caribbean and Latin inspirations. Fire-y Taiko drumming is by Maikaze Daiko.
Summer Feast Covelo will feature a new work by Krissy Keefer, Gracias a la Vida. Gracias a la Vida pays homage to Nueva Trova and the cross fertilization of the socially conscious music from Latin America (Nueva Cación) and the protest music of the United States. Keefer draws on the work of Silvio Rodriquez, Nina Simon, Marvin Gaye, Neil Young, and Mercedes Sosa, paying tribute to the musical giants who were the inspiration of her political and artistic life.
In addition to performance, Summer Feast artists will teach a special set of classes on Sunday, May 22 at Long Valley Dance in Laytonville, CA.