2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the Black Choreographers Festival. The annual event has grown immensely since 2004; this year, it features a number of events spread throughout 12 days until mid-March. The festival once again brings a wide range of activities, including workshops (like a set of mixed-level classes in a variety of dance styles where a daylong pass costs only 50 cents) and diverse performances that are curated, choreographed, and performed by leading African-American artists. From acclaimed Bay Area choreographer Gregory Dawson, we can expect quick, dynamic contemporary ballet, while from Robert Moses we can anticipate thoughtful, almost mathematical modern dance. Rounding out the more experimental end, the festival offers dancer turned dance-creator, Nora Chipaumire, with her movement-theater installation piece, Miriam. In addition to these well established choreographers, the BCF presents a lineup of up-and-coming artists who will present their works-in-progress during the festival's Next Wave Choreographers Showcase, an evening of dance on film, and post-performance Q&As with the participating artists, all throughout various venues in San Francisco and Oakland.
Sun., Feb. 9, 11 a.m., 2014