30 Jun 2024



BANDALOOP at the Calatrava Sundial Bridge 20th Anniversary Celebration, Redding, CA. Photos by Basil Tsimoyianis.

Hello Loopers!

Greetings from Redding, CA! We are thrilled to be performing for the 20th anniversary of the iconic Sundial Bridge, a stunning cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge designed by the renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.

This unique experience has been extraordinary for both our company and the thousands of audience members. Our design team (rigging, lights, costumes, and live music) has done a remarkable job creating multiple looks for both the early morning and evening shows.

The limitless heights of our vertical performance reaffirm our mission to spread joy and awe to everyone—local residents of all ages, our dedicated loopers, and the dance community!

Our summer is off to an exciting start, and we have more to share. Keep reading, and don't forget to keep looking up. Beauty surrounds us.

Video by Filmmaker/Cinematographer/Musician/Photographer Nino Fernandez ninofernandez.com
Cultivating A Culture of Safety, Care and Trust Through Inclusive Dance Education

"I feel safe. I feel free."

"I've never felt so grounded, at peace, and connected so far off the ground."

"We respect each other as beings."

These are just some of the heartfelt words shared by participants in BANDALOOP's inclusive dance programs. Our commitment to a Culture of Safety is integral to everything we do, starting at our home studios in West Oakland.

We're thrilled to present our first-ever mini documentary created by Oakland filmmaker Nino Fernandez, showcasing this dedication.

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Our Inaugural Gala at the BANDALOOP Studios, West Oakland. Photos by Brooke Anderson.
A New Era of Community Impact Celebrated at BANDALOOP's Inaugural Gala

The sold out inaugural gala last month was a resounding success!

We welcomed a distinguished group of attendees to our Oakland BANDALOOP Studios, including Council Member Carroll Fife, City of Oakland Director of Cultural Affairs Roberto Bedoya, Oakland Symphony's Mieko Hatano and Bette Epstein, Oakland Zoo's Nik Dehejia, writer and thought leader Rebecca Solnit, BANDALOOP producing partner Tara Pilbrow with Chris Seiwald, climate scientist Bill Collins, and inventor and entrepreneur Kat Nouri.

Our deepest gratitude goes to our Gala Sponsors: The Caw Foundation, the Ben Ari Family Fund, Irene & Regina Dick Endrizzi, Family Wines Direct, Bar None's Canyon, Original Pattern Brewing, Montperi Catering & Events, Bliss Bridal & Black Tie, and Island Creative. It truly takes a community for us all to soar.

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