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Stories and Insights: Meet David Herrera 


Conversations with Entrepreneurs, Artists & Creatives

April 11, 2024

Review: David Herrera Performance Company, ÓRALE!

by Jen Norris

Jen Norris Dance Reviews

September 11, 2023

David Herrera Interviewed by iHeartRadio about ÓRALE!

by Tinka Floyd-Blackmon

Featured on STAR 101.3FM, The Breeze 98.1FM, WILD 94.9FM, and 80s+ KOSF 103.7FM. 

September 4, 2023

"Órale! Highlights Diversity of Latin Culture"

"Live! In The Bay" KRON Channel 4 interview

by Olivia Horton

David Herrera is interviewed on live television about all things ÓRALE! and dance

August 28, 2023

​ÓRALE! by David Herrera Performance Company


August 2023

David Herrera Performance Company Ignites Language in "The Tip of My Tongue"
by Garth Grimball 

Life as Modern Dancer 

March 30, 2022

(Dance) Field of Dreams by David Herrera

In  "Collective Matters on Dance and Other Body Modifications" by Dancing Around Race 

In Dance, a publication of Dancers' Group

January 13, 2022


As Omicron surged, local arts venues were left to fend for themselves

by Marke B.

Why did organizations have to make their own decision to close or stay open, with no specific guidance from the city (San Francisco)? 

January 11, 2022

"Liberate Your Choreographic Practice"

by Hope Mohr

Dance Magazine

David Herrera was featured , "What tools or tactic are you using in the studio to liberate your choreographic practice?" 

Read Hope Mohr's article and his answer on pages 74-75.

January 2022 

Heartistry Podcast:  Danzacuentos

 Farah Yasmeen Shaikh in conversation with David Herrera, Karla Quintero, Mario Ismael Espinoza  (Co-curators)

A conversation with the creators of Danzacuentos a series holding space for artists that self-identify as Latinx, Hispanic, and/or Indigenous to drive their own narrative, while showcasing the spectrum of experiences of movement artists from Latin America or who form part of the US Latin American diaspora.

September 7, 2021

In Conversation Interview

with Joceyln Reyes (Reyes Dance)

In Dance, a publication of Dancers' Group

Conversation on being a Latinx artists and leveraging community to address inequitable practices in the dance field.

January 19, 2021

Heartistry Podcast Interview 

by Farah Yasmeen Shaikh 

Discussion on being a POC professional dance artist and the road getting there.

December 22, 2020

Compassionate Labor Deserves Intentional Rest

My Life As a Modern Dancer

Perspectives from 6 members of Dancing Around Race in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Writings on overdue cultural equity shift happening in the modern & contemporary dance field.   

July 19, 2020 

UCSC Theater Arts Alumni Interview  

by Saksham Kumar

UCSC Theater Arts Instagram 

An open discussion about equity in the arts, "making it",  and advice for emerging artists.

July 8, 2020 

Race, Aesthetics, and Working in Community: From "Dancing Around Race" to "LatinXtensions" 

A Conversation between David Herrera, Lead Artist 2019-2020 Community Engagement Residency,

and HMD Artistic Director Hope Mohr.

October 29, 2019

KAWL Radio Interview

 DHPCo's discusses "Queridxs Mios: My Loved 1(s)" and its participation in PUSHfest.

 "Audience Award Winner" 2019


David Herrera Performance Company explores the power of empathy -- loss  

by Marke B.

 "Resurrection of Everyday"

After the death of his father, the choreographer-collaborator's new 'Resurrection of Everyday People' became something more personal and immersive.

March 27, 2019

'It's about surviving turmoil': Latinx dance troupe explores racial trauma 

by Jose Fermoso

The Guardian (U.S).

Feature about DHPCo. participation in the Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers

November 9, 2018

‘The Least of Them’ examines race, politics through dance 

by Mary Ellen Hunt

San Francisco Chronicle /SF Gate

"The Least of Them"

May 10, 2016

Building Dance on the Latino Experience

by Liz Brent

Stance on Dance

Interview with David Herrera , "The Least of Them"

May 9, 2016


Risk, Experimentation, and Drinks at Z Space 

by Laura Wenus

Missiona Local


March 31, 2015


Separation Becomes Communal in "TOUCH"

by Marke Bieschke



March 31, 2015

Helping the Homeless Through the Arts: Community Housing Partnership in Action 

by Irene Hsiao 

SF Weekly

Highlights David Herrera & DHPCo's community outreach practices 

April 9, 2014 


'The Stranger (Part1)': Poor Amongst the Rich

by Nirmala Nataraj 

San Francisco Chronicle/ SF Gate

 "the Stranger (Part 1)" SF premiere

April 17, 2013


So You Think When You Dance?

by Scott Rappaport

UCSC Newscenter 

Commissioned Guest Company for UC Santa Cruz's Theater Arts Dept.

Spring Dance Concert 

May 2013 


Death and All His Friends

by Jenny Simeone

Santa Cruz Good Times 


April 24, 2012


5 Questions with Choreographer David Herrera

by Geri Jeter

California Literary Review

 "American Layercake"

March 10, 2011


Wanda Pick's Radio Blogspot 

by Wanda Sabir

(Listen from 40min-60min)

Interview for "American Layercake" 

March 4, 2011

Backstage with the 2011 GWC Professional Inviational Artist:

Feature Profile David Herrera Performance Company

Nannette Brody Dance Theater

Feature as guest performers for NBDT professional perfomance at Orange County Community College 

January 2011

Dancers and Video Evoke Emotions of Immigration

Mission Local

"Origins of Fligh/Origines de Vuelo: An Immigration Story"

November 2009

Hispanic Dancers Make Their Voices Heard

by Rita Felciano 

Write Up for "A Modern World: Latino Perspectives" festival presented by DHPCo.

February 10, 2009 



Winter Arts: Dance

by Irene Hsiao

SF Weekly


What's in April's Flask?

Stance on Dance

March 28, 2013


Best Bets

Santa Cruz Sentinnel

April 2012

Backstage with the 2011 GWC Professional Inviational Artist:

Feature Profile David Herrera Performance Company

Nannette Brody Dance Theater

Invited guests during NBDT concert at Orange County Community College 

January 2011


Editor's Notes by Greg Archer 

Santa Cruz Good Times

April 25, 2012 


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