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Queer Valentine's Day

Starts at Rockridge BART
Sunday, February 13, 2022 | 2-4:30pm

A neighborhood excursion featuring valentine-making, poetry, serenades, and an outdoor dance party!

Staggered start times, masks required, one mile route, family friendly!

Free! Donations are welcomed.

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

Cynthia Ling Lee by Darial Sneed

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October 2-3, 2021
Saturday at 5 & 7p | Sunday at 5p
2727 California Street, Berkeley, CA

SOLD OUT!
If you are Blind/Low-Vision and are interested in the Oct 3rd Live Audio Description we have tickets available - contact jessi@shawl-anderson.org to reserve
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Didn't get tickets? Come to Real Talk #2, an online screening of Estrellx's film Saturday 10/2 at 1pm!
Bonus: You'll get to hear about their process!
FREE - Register Here


 

Live Events:

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photo: Guerilla Davis

Live Dance Performance by Octavia Rose Projects

Bodyfabric II

performed by Jhia Jackson, Noah James, and Heidi Cash

Dance film screening

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created & performed by Estrellx Supernova

 

 

Bring your date(s) to hang on the outdoor patio before & after the performance - BYOB!!

ACCESSIBILITY

2727 California is a fully ADA accessible space with a gender-neutral wheelchair-accessible (power and manual) bathroom. 

 

Live Audio Description will be offered at the Sunday, Oct 3rd performance. Tickets are still available for Blind/Low-Vision folks. Contact jessi@shawl-anderson.org

 

This performance features no spoken text. ASL interpretation is available upon request - please let us know which show you'd like to come to! Closed captioning will be available for the house speech.

Contact jessi@shawl-anderson.org or 510-654-5921 to request additional access or if you have questions!

COVID SAFETY

Audiences are capped at 15 people for the indoor performance. Masks and proof of vaccination are required. 

To make a vaccine-exemption request for medical, religious or personal reasons and attend the show with recent COVID-negative test please visit: https://forms.gle/DNbjQgHBrLfVW4sM6

Contact jessi@shawl-anderson.org if you have questions or concerns.

Online Events:

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Saturday, October 2nd | 1-2pm PST

Real Talk #2: digging into confessions of a stone whore

 

Online screening of the full film 

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followed by an artist talk and discussion with Estrellx Supernova

 

FREE ~ Pre-registration required

Zoom link will be sent to attendees the day of the event.

 

Closed-captioning provided.

Need more help accessing this event? Email jessi@shawl-anderson.org

photo: Ainsley Elizabeth Tharp

Sunday, October 3rd | 10am-1pm PST

New Moon de Quebrantamiento Werqshop

con Estrellx Supernova

Estrellx invites you to take part in this virtual workshop series where you will be supported with digging deeper into your crystalline and cellular structure. The focus of our time together will be to give ourselves permission to get wild, messy, and ask, “What do I really want and need? What kind of nutrients is my root system asking for? What parts of me need more oxygenation? What am I ready to receive and let go of?”
 
The workshop will weave together a series of exercises I have been working with including inner child prayers, somatic scores, club dancing, Tarot divinations, 1:1 + group discussion, writing-doodling-streaming, meditative states, wandering, and ultimately you get to choose how you ride the waves of the experience. Let’s practice surrendering, alone and together. Let’s practice speaking what we desire and need into existence. Let’s practice the art of letting go and grieving as an act of praise without attachment to that which we are letting go.

 
Bring a journal. Bring snacks. Bring your pets. Bring your plants. Bring water.

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FROLIC 2020

(two live online performances by ten commissioned artists)

 
Saturday - Sunday
September 19th - 20th, 2020
7-8pm
Free

The 2nd Annual Queering Dance Festival presents FROLIC ONLINE, showcasing 10 LGBTQ+ dance artists sharing new work in the this free two-day live online event.

Saturday, Sept 19 | 7-8pm PST

Zoe Huey/Nicole Maimon

Río Saúl

JanpiStar

Lucia August

randy reyes

Sunday, Sept 20 | 7-8pm PST

Bernard Brown/bb moves

Heather Stockton/Aiano Nakagawa

Octavia Rose-Hingle

Kevin Gaytan

Chibueze Crouch

Each performance will be followed by a Q&A session with the artists!

Read the performance reviews:

Saturday Night: "Shift into Queer Time" by Aiano Nakagawa

Sunday Night: "of our bodies, in time" by Audrey Johnson

randy reyes by Yvonne Portra

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ASL Interpretation available both nights

Highlighting the artistic work and issues on the minds of the queer, trans and gender-nonconforming dance community in the East Bay, QUEERING DANCE aims to present dance through a queer lens, elevating the work and diverse voices of local LGBTQ+ movement artists from all backgrounds.

2020 Commissioned Artists

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QUEER AS DAY

Friday, September 13th, 2019
7-10p
FREE!
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Neyborly - Poets Corner

2043 San Pablo Ave 

Berkeley, CA

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(kick-off party)

~ drag ~ dance ~

~ films ~ art~

~free food ~ cash bar~

Kel Dae by Meagan McBride

Drag and dance performances by:
~ Kel Dae ~ LOTUS BOY ~ SNJV ~ Mira ~
~ Sissy Slays ~ Pepper Pepper ~ Octavia Rose Hingle ~

Films by:
Raymond Samame
Jules Rezlaff
Nicole Maimon, Kass Friend, Zoe Huey

Art, Books, Community:
Cecilia Dong
Zoe Huey
Scott Duane
CTRL+SHFT Collective
The Pacific Center
ABO Comix

Wheelchair accessible
Single stall all gender restrooms

CIR
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ON A QUEER DAY YOU CAN SEE
FOREVER

(free workshops, panel talk, artist showings)

11am - Sharing Weight: Queer Partnering with Andrew Merrell & Rogelio Lopez
12:30pm - Bay Area Queer Dance-Making: Past, Present & Future

Join us for a intergenerational panel talk with local choreographers:

Anne Bluethenthal (ABD Productions, CIIS)

Nina Haft (Nina Haft & Co, CSU East Bay),

Jesselito Bie (STEAMROLLER Dance Company),

Aiano Nakagawa (Luna Dance Institute).

Facilitated by Shaunna Vella, assistant professor of dance at St. Mary's College of CA.

2pm: Supporting and Sustaining: Resources for Queer Dance-makers

Join Sarah Crowell of Destiny Arts in a discussion about ways to

make art and make life work in the Bay.

4pm: The Queer Body in Process:

Open Work-In-Progress Peer Share facilitated by Marc Brew of AXIS Dance & Bhumi Patel of pateldanceworks

Sunday, Sept 15th, 2019
11a - 6p
FREE!
Shotgun Studios
1201 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA
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2019 Commissioned Artists