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 visceral physical movement, the company makes its statement by weaving dance, story telling, text, music, and media into a textured conversation between Latino cultures and a multicultural audience. The company is centered on equity and representation of Latinx peoples in modern dance arts as 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 Latino focused modern dance companies in the United States.
Works by DHPCo. have been performed 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), San Jose State University (Ca), Orange County Community College (Ca), Miles Memorial Playhouse (Santa Monica, Ca), Spector Dance Studios (Marina, Ca), Dance Mission Theater (SF), The Garage (SF), The 418 Project (Santa Cruz, Ca), LEVYdance Studio (SF), Mint Plaza Downtown SF, Yerba Buena Gardens (SF), and United Nations Plaza (SF).
- Recipients of the Puffin Foundation Grant, Zellerbach Family Foundation Community Arts Grant, Sales Force Champion Gran
- Residencies at The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, Z Space, Studio 210, Kunst-Stoff Arts, West Coast Dance Conservatory, and Safehouse Arts
- Commissions by UC Santa Cruz, ODC Theater, FWD.US, Williams Sonoma,Yerba Buena Gardens, Novato School of the Arts.
The company has been featured in multiple print publications and online: San Francisco Chronicle, SF Guardian, SF Weekly, 48Hill.org, San Jose Mercury News, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Santa Cruz Good Times, Wanda Sabir’s Radio Podcast, Mission Local, California Literary Review (Dance Vine), Bay Area Dance Watch.