25 Jan 2017


Flying Strong into 2017

BANDALOOP at Africa Cup of Nations, Gabon
BANDALOOP dances at the Opening Ceremony of Africa Cup, Gabon | Photo: James Adamson


History was made on Saturday, January 21 when protesters marched on every continent in support of women's rights. In Oakland, California, tens of thousands of peaceful protesters took to the streets in a moving display of solidarity. BANDALOOP gave a free performance on Oakland City Hall to lend their voice to the occasion, and was joined by the incredible Tassiana Willis, a vocalist with YouthSpeaks - one of the community collaborators for the #PublicCanvas San Francisco world premiere in 2016.

Watch a clip from the performance here.
BANDALOOP at Africa Cup of Nations, Gabon
BANDALOOP dancers with Tassiana Willis | Photo: Rika Iino

Kickoff at the Gabon Total Africa Cup of Nations

BANDALOOP had the unforgettable honor of dancing at the Opening Ceremony for the Africa Cup of Nations 2017 in Libreville, Gabon earlier this month! Performing suspended from the 150-foot high rafters of the Stade de l'AmitiĆ©, the largest international delegation in BANDALOOP history performed to a stadium of 40,000, including the President of Gabon and other dignitaries for the continent's most celebrated sporting event. A top notch team on the ground and a global live broadcast helped make this one of the most stunning and farthest-reaching live vertical performances in the company's history.

More photos and some video clips are available on BANDALOOP's Instagram and Facebookfeeds.
Opening Ceremony, Africa Cup of Nations
Africa Cup of Nations Opening Ceremony | Photo: Thomas Cavanagh

Coming Up: Norway

BANDALOOP will perform in the Arctic Circle on a giant crane at the opening ceremony of the Barents Spektakel. Initially part of the industrial diversification of the local economy after the first closure of the local mine, the crane was decommissioned and became a purely sculptural landmark on the Kirkenes skyline.

In a dynamic exploration of the industrial landscape, BANDALOOP will perform to live soundscapes by FROST, an Arctic electro-pop duo from Norway.
Barents Spektakel
February 8, 2017
Kirkenes, Norway

Upcoming Workshops

Come immerse yourself in the art of BANDALOOPING!

Level 2 Weekend Workshop - DEBUT OFFERING
Ages 14+
February 4-5, 2017
Saturday & Sunday 10:00AM-1:30PM
PREREQUISITE: An intermediate/advanced mover should have regular movement practice, and have taken one BANDALOOP workshop/series in the past 2 years. Must be able to confidently acknowledge and actively engage in BANDALOOP's culture of safety.

Vertical Creatives Day Camp
Ages 12-17
July 17-21, 2017

Summer Intensive Workshop
Ages 14+
July 24-28, 2017

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


Our mailing address is:
2201 Broadway St. Suite 208
Oakland, CA 94612