BANDALOOP CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY WITH FREE OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES OF “LOOM:FIELD”
Oakland-based innovator of vertical dance BANDALOOP, activator of international public spaces with awe-inspiring, perspective-changing mid-air performances, will celebrate its 30th anniversary by unveiling a new large-scale outdoor work titled LOOM:FIELD. Performed high above uptown Oakland on the side of the art deco Breuner Building, LOOM:FIELD explores art of weaving and ecological implications of fast-fashion, transforming the building’s façade into a giant loom where stories and dances interlace. The street below the performances, Grand Avenue, will be closed to traffic, offering seated and picnic viewing areas. Pro Tip: Bring blankets and camping chairs to enjoy the performance!
🗓️ 3 FREE OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES Friday, April 15 @8pm Saturday April 16 @5pm*** & 8pm 📍 Location: Breuner Building at Grand & Broadway, Uptown Oakland
***Sat. April 16th 5pm show is a family-friendly performance featuring opening set by 3x GRAMMY-nominated intergenerational hip hop group Alphabet Rockers; Audio Description provided by Gravity Access Services; ASL provided. Haptic Access Tour begins at 4:00pm. Please call 760-957-5564 to pre-register and reserve a headset.
❓We are looking for volunteers April 15-16! Volunteers can enjoy the performance on the evening that they work, and will receive a free BANDALOOP t-shirt! Please fill out this form to express interest in volunteering for BANDALOOP.
❓Are you part of a community organization or small business? Sign up to have a booth at our LOOM:FIELD shows and share your work with local community members attending the performance or just passing through.
LOOM:FIELD is the centerpiece of the LOOM trilogy, a multi-year initiative bringing together a collective of performing artists, climate scientists, regenerative textile artists, a visual technologist, and creative riggers to create performances that deepen and challenge perspectives on the art and industry of textiles. Transforming the building’s façade into a giant loom where stories and dances interlace, LOOM:FIELD is directed by Melecio Estrella and marks the first major work by the company since Estrella assumed the position following Founding Artistic Director Amelia Rudolph’s shift to Director of Special Projects. “LOOM lifts up the social, the environmental, and the ancestral aspects of fabric and fashion,” says Estrella.
Directed by Melecio Estrella Choreography by Melecio Estrella and the BANDALOOP dancers Collaborators include ninth-generation Nigerian weaver and costume designer IB Bayo, theater artist Chibueze Crouch, composer Ben Juodvalkis, lighting designer Jim French, and sustainability strategist Catherine Botrill
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