19 Sept 2016


China, France, Maryland, and More

BANDALOOP on Tianmen Mountain, China
BANDALOOP dances above Tianmen Mountain's Stairway to Heaven | Photo: Basil Tsimoyianis

Fall Season in Full Swing

BANDALOOP's fall tour is underway, with performances over the past several days at Fondation Cartier (Paris), The Clarice Center for Performing Arts (University of Maryland), Dartmouth College (New Hampshire), Quick Center for the Arts (Fairfield University, Connecticut), and in conjunction with the World Wingsuit Flying Competition on Tianmen Mountain in northern Hunan Province, China. Watch footage from Tianmen Mountain from the Wall Street Journal here.
"[Our Tianmen Mountain performance] is about not only the harmony of humans and nature...
but that humans and nature are the same thing."
- Melecio Estrella, Assistant Artistic Director and Dancer

Come experience BANDALOOPING for yourself as the tour continues across the US and Europe.

Leopold Museum presented by Tanzquartier Wien
SEPTEMBER 24, 2016 
BANDALOOP re-mount of Trisha Brown’s “Man Walking Down the Side of A Building”
Museumsplatz 1, Vienna
University of Alabama, Birmingham
SEPTEMBER 21 & 23, 2016
Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center
Birmingham, AL
BANDALOOP dancers with choir, Tianmen Mountain | Photo: Basil Tsimoyianis
BANDALOOP dancers with choir, Tianmen Mountain | Photo: James Adamson

SHIFT Screenings Around the World 

In November 2015 BANDALOOP released SHIFT, a wilderness performance filmed over two weeks in one of the Sierra Nevada's most rugged, remote locations in Yosemite high country.

The short film appeared last week at the Breckenridge Film Festival, and will appear in the upcoming film festivals around the US, Europe, and the South Pacific.
Salamanca Moves
September 20-Oct 1, 2016
Bushwick Film Festival
Sept 29- October 2
Bushwick, NY
San Francisco Dance Film Festival 
Oct 19-23, 2016
San Francisco, CA
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
November 3-6, 2016
York, England
BANDALOOP on front page of CHINA DAILY | Photo: James Adamson
BANDALOOP on front page of CHINA DAILY | Photo: James Adamson

Upcoming Workshops

Come immerse yourself in the art of BANDALOOPING!

Fall Weekend Open Level Workshop
Ages 14+
October 8 & 9, 2016
10:00-1:30 Saturday, 10:00-1:00 Sunday

NEW! Young Loop Weekend Workshop
Ages 12-17
October 8 & 9, 2016
3:00-6:30 Saturday, 3:00-6:00 Sunday
This new workshop provides young dancers a chance to regularly ascend into a fun and challenging practice of BANDALOOP’s signature style of dance.  From a foundation of safety and equipment training, the workshop will activate BANDALOOP Studio’s dance walls, trampoline wall, and low flying floor space with fun and rigorous dancing. Age appropriate lessons include harness movement fundamentals, creative process, and more advanced work (wall running, flipping, extended air time, partnering). All gear will be supplied.   

For details, click here.

BANDALOOP is grateful to the City of Oakland's Cultural Funding Program
for their support!
Hewlett Foundation
With special thanks to our sponsors, Paragon Real Estate Group and Hewlett Foundation