top
East Bay
East Bay
Indybay
Indybay
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Indybay
Regions
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
Topics
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Related Categories: East Bay | Arts + Action
View other events for the week of 3/25/2011
Destiny Arts Center Presents 'Free: Voices From Beyond the Curbside'
Date Friday March 25
Time 7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details
Laney College Theater
900 Fallon Street
Oakland, CA 94607

http://www.laney.peralta.edu/
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorRenee Heider
Emailinfo [at] destinyarts.org
Phone510-597-1619
Fri-Sat, March 25-26, 7:30pm; Fri, April 1, 7:30 pm, Sat, April 2 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm; Sun, April 3 at 2 pm

The internationally regarded model of youth arts and violence prevention organizations, Destiny Arts Center in Oakland, will present the world premiere of "Free: Voices from Beyond the Curbside", a movement/theater work created by the young artists of the Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company. Created in collaboration with Artistic Directors Sarah Crowell and Rashidi Omari, the full-length work features hip-hop dance and music, theater, spoken word, modern dance, aerial dance, video backdrop art, vocalists and a cast of 45 talented youth ages 7 to 19. "Free" asks the many nuances of questions about where we belong-and how we evolve our identities amid tumultuous times--in our cultures and society. A special benefit performance to support the Raising the Roof Campaign is scheduled for March 26, including performance ticket, reserved seating and post-performance dessert reception to meet the artists.

Destiny Artistic Director Sarah Crowell describes "Free": "This year's original production explores what it means to be free in all the senses of the word. And what it means NOT to be free. The show opens with a tableau of a few students scattered between discarded furniture and other household items left on the side of the road with handwritten signs taped to them marked "FREE". The young artists dig deep into intimate personal issues that affect them and their communities from pressure to have sex and drugs to how they feel about stereotypes that limit them in boxes of race, gender, sexual orientation and body shape. Then they use the lens of the personal to explore social and political issues from climate change to the plight of the public educational system. They touch typical teenage issues of searching for meaning and belonging and make them ageless and universal by connecting them to global issues that affect us all."
Added to the calendar on Saturday Feb 19th, 2011 3:13 PM
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

donate now

$ 82.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network