We invite you to join us in seeking awe in the everyday.
BANDALOOP dancer and instructor Wailana Simcock teaching youth
Sharing the Air in 2022 and Beyond
BANDALOOP's dance vocabulary is not only a legacy to preserve, but a living, evolving language in movement. Our form grows as each new dancer brings their own curiosity, sweat and grace to the Bandaloop Studio. Our education programs in Oakland and in cities where we tour are critical to our growth as performing artists. They are the growing edges that illustrate who we are becoming.
Over the past year, like so many other arts and teaching organizations, we reinvented our protocols to maintain a safe and healthy community. As we look towards 2022, we hope to continue expanding our programs so more may experience the joy and shift in perspective.
Your contributions this year will support our Education Scholarship Fund giving access for our socio-economically diverse student base.
Thousands of folks came out to our LOOM:FIELD premiere in Atlanta, GA
The Dance Wall is a Loom
Our new full length work LOOM:FIELD looks towards textiles as our teachers and guides. In this piece we honor ancestral hand-makers, heirloom fabrics and the stories they contain. We are placing in question rituals of fast fashion, its culture of waste and its supply chain impacts on our people and planet. How do we weave communities with our words and deeds? What makes a flexible yet durable social fabric as does a FIELD of intersecting threads?
Presented by Flux Projects, LOOM:FIELD premiered over three days last month in the Cotton South in Atlanta with audiences numbered in the thousands witnessing our collective stories. We are so excited to be celebrating our 30th anniversary with you as we premiere LOOM:FIELDinour very own home and local community in Oakland, CA, on April 15 & 16, 2022 -Please Save the Date! Your contributions this year will directly support our presentation of LOOM:FIELD.