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Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now ~ 2019 Summer Series
Malonga Casquelord Theater
Oakland, CA
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Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now ~ 2019 Summer Series
In association with the African & African American Performing Arts Coalition, K*Star*Productions is pleased to announce the Black Choreographers Festival (BCF):
Summer Series, September 7th and 8th, at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts in Oakland. Starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday the 7th, the program will feature works by Kendra Barnes, Gregory Dawson and Reginald Savage, among others. Sundays show starts at 3 p.m., and features more than half a dozen pre-professional youth dance groups from around the Bay Area, including Frankie Lee Peterson III, New Style Motherlode, Oakland School for the Arts, On Demand, and Sweat Contemporary Dance Company.
Tickets are $10 to $25


The Black Choreographers Festival (BCF), with scheduled events throughout the year, is directed by Bay Area nonprofits AAAPAC and K*Star*Productions. Since 2005 BCF has served local, national and international artists with over 150 public events, acknowledging the diverse artistic expression within the context of African and African American dance and culture. BCF incorporates live performance, mentoring, master classes, workshops and special events, and is made possible by the continuous support of the San Francisco Arts Commission, Cultural Arts Funding from the City of Oakland, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, as well as community partners Dance Mission Theater, Dimensions Dance Theater, ODC Theater, and numerous small businesses and individual donors.


A San Francisco-based, non-profit organization, AAAPAC was founded in 1995 by a collective of artists who were looking to create better performance opportunities for African and African American performing artists as well as produce shows that reflect the aesthetic and cultural representation of the African and African American experience. As AAAPACs executive director, Laura Elaine Ellis has co-produced successful events such as the Labor of Love Dance Series, The Quilt Project: Pieces of Me, and
the Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now. Funding Awards for past projects include: SF Grants for the Arts, CA$H, The Creative Work Fund, The Irvine Foundation, Zellerbach Family Fund, and The Walter and Elise Haas Fund Foundation.

Formed in October 1996 by Director, Kendra Kimbrough Barnes, K*STAR*PRODUCTIONS  serves as a performing arts presenting organization for the Black Choreographers Festival (BCF) & the Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble (KKDE).The mission of  K*STAR*PRODUCTIONS (KSP) is to fearlessly cultivate a diverse environment that inspires, informs, and supports the evolution of the arts through relationship building, mentoring, exploration, forming community partnerships and presentation. KSP has received funding from the City of Oakland Cultural Arts Program, CA$H, The Irvine Foundation, Zellerbach Family Fund, Alameda County Arts Commission, East Bay Community Foundation, California Arts Council, and The Walter and Elise Haas Fund Foundation.


Malonga Casquelord Theater (View)
1428 Alice Street
Oakland, CA 94612
United States


Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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