11 Dec 2015



photo | Basil Tsimoyianis

REVEAL: New short film SHIFT released!

Thanks to the generous support of our RocketHub campaign for "Crossing" last year, BANDALOOP has released the new 11-minute film, SHIFT.
SHIFT is a wilderness performance filmed over two weeks during Summer 2015. Challenging the boundaries of site-specific performance, SHIFT is historically significant within the canon of American dance, transporting the aesthetic of dancing remotely in fragile landscapes back to the urban realm.

BANDALOOP is humbled and grateful to have had the opportunity to return to its mountain roots with this project thanks to extraordinary support from the community and from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tom Robbins and Amelia Rudolph
International best-selling author Tom Robbins accepts the BANDALOOP Award from Amelia Rudolph. Photo: Kelly Johnson

An Unforgettable Evening at OFF THE GROUND!

The inaugural BANDALOOP gala was a huge success! Thank you to all who participated and made it possible.

Everyone present was amazed and delighted by the beautiful live performance on the walls of Mint Plaza, and Tom Robbins' acceptance of the first BANDALOOP Award and conversation with Amelia Rudolph was illuminating and moving.

If you were unable to attend this year but would like to offer your support for BANDALOOP to continue reaching new heights in the new year, your contribution would be warmly received. All donations are fully tax deductible.


On November 14, Amelia Rudolph appeared as one of ten presenters at the inaugural TEDxYosemite's "Woven," celebrating the interconnected relationship of ourselves to our environment, both local and global, and to one another, presenting her talk "Dances from Thin Air."

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Learn more about TEDxYosemite here

Upcoming Workshop

BANDALOOP's next workshop kicks off on January 15, 2016! For details, click here.

BANDALOOP is grateful to the City of Oakland's Cultural Funding Program
for their support!