Founded in 2007, David Herrera Performance Company prides itself in providing visibility, agency, & exposure of a diverse Latinx American experience within an American context. Rich in theatricality and immersed in nuanced, visceral movement, the company makes its statement by weaving dance, story-telling, music, and media into a textured conversation between Latinx cultures and a multicultural audience. The company is centered on equity and representation of Latinx peoples in modern dance arts as topic/themes, performers, choreographers, audience, curators, scholars, policy makers, teachers, and students. We hope to create a lineage and network from which other Latinx artists can learn from and work with. DHPCo. is one of few predominantly Latinx focused modern dance companies in the United States.
Residencies have contributed the creative process and longevity of DHPCo. These include:
HMD Community Engagement Residency 2019-2020
The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Z Space Technical Residency
West Coast Dance Conservatory
Works by DHPCo. have been seen regionally and nationally at Z Space (SF), Links Hall (Chicago), ODC Theater (SF), Little Theater (Seattle, WA), AustinVentures Studio Theater (Austin, Tx), Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (SF), UC Santa Cruz, San Jose State University (Ca), Orange County Community College (Ca), Miles Memorial Playhouse (Santa Monica, Ca), Spector Dance Studios (Marina, Ca), Yerba Buena Gardens (SF), Dance Mission Theater (SF), and more.
DHPCo. has been generously supported by:
California Arts Council - Impact Grant
San Francisco Arts Commission - Cultural Equity Initiatives Grant
Center for Cultural Innovation - Quick Grant
Zellerbach Family Foundation Community Arts Grant
Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation
Commonwealth Charitable Fund
Sales Force Champion Grant
Puffin Foundation Grant
The company has been commissioned by various venues and organizations.
UC Santa Cruz
Yerba Buena Gardens
Asian Arts Museum (SF)
Novato School of the Arts
The company has been featured in multiple print publications and online: San Francisco Chronicle, 48Hills.org, SF Guardian, SF Weekly, KAWL 91.7FM, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Santa Cruz Good Times, Wanda Sabir’s Radio Podcast, Mission Local, Stance on Dance blog, Life As a Modern Dancer blog, California Literary Review (Dance Vine), Bay Area Dance Watch. Please see our "Press" page for more.