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Upcoming Events

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Join Facilitator David Herrera and Queering Cultural Forms teaching artists Rogelio Lopez, VERA!/Vera Hannush, SNJV, and Dr. Uzo Nwankpa as they discuss the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ people in cultural dance forms and what ways dancers and cultural dance practitioners can support each other in bringing their full selves to the dances. Join us as we begin to dream of what the future of our cultural dance forms can look like when they are welcome to everyone. Stick around for an open Q&A session and time for mingling and stacks!

This is event is free and open to all!
RSVPs are appreciated but not required.

Access Information:

This panel will have live ASL Interpretation
BANDALOOP Studios is a wheelchair accessible space.  
Bathrooms are gender-neutral and single stall and ADA-accessible 
Masks are required for attendees.  Panelists will have taken a same-day covid test and will be unmasked.

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 September 23 & 30




A two-weekend festival of site-specific work, the Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest showcases the extravagant creativity, diversity and vibrancy of the Bay Area dance scene. Programmed by RAWdance for its first five years, YBG ChoreoFest opens a new chapter co-curated by David Herrera Performance Company (Artistic Director David Herrera) and PUSH Dance Company (Artistic Director Raissa Simpson and Associate Artistic Director Ashley Gayle). Presented by Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

DAY 1, Sat September 23

DAY 2, Sat September 30

More Information: Yerba Buena Gardens

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Co-presented by Z Space


September 7-9, 2023

Z Space 

San Francisco, CA



Featuring the choreography by 6 leading national Latinx dance artists Alfonso Cervera (Los Angeles & Ohio), Eric Garcia (San Francisco), David Herrera (San Francisco), Stephanie Martinez (Chicago, IL), Gabriel Mata (Washington D.C.), and Yvonne Montoya (Tucson, AZ) and the

live music by Chicano living legend El Vez (Robert Lopez) and the Memphis Mariachis, DHPCo. creates a magical and explosive contemporary dance experience of Latinx/e celebration!


Rambunctious, lucid, and celebratory, a mix between dream and reality, encompassing all things Latinx! Part dance, part rock concert, part cabaret, part's a spectacle of grandiosity.  Touching on the lived realities and complexities of a diverse Latinx/e community in a multi-cultural U.S. society, from Immigrants to "Pochos" , and everyone in between, Órale is sure to bring a smile to your face, make you want to groove in your seat, and brings you closer to understanding the vibrancy and richness Latinx/e communities bring to American culture!


Órale! also features a multi-cultural cast of 10 of the Bay Area's best dancers. 

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DHPCo. and Latinx Hispanic Dancers United (LDHU) are Co-presenting, along with ODC Theater, a Workshop by two amazing Latinx, women choreographers Rosanna Tavarez and Bianca Cabrera.  LHDU is a national initiative that invests in and mobilizes Latinx/e/a/o and Hispanic dance artists in our immediate region and across the country.


Join Rosanna Tavarez (Los Angeles) and Bianca Cabrera (Oakland) for an afternoon of dance! Rosanna will lead a short Countertechnique warm-up to get everyone started, and then dancers will learn luscious choreography from Rosanna's Piece x Piece and Bianca's Fever Dreams.

November 12, 11am-3pm
ODC Theater, San Francisco
FREE + RSVP required

LHDU is Partially supported by the California Arts Council and San Francisco Arts Commission.

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Let's Talk About It:

The Immigrant Experience &

U.S. Contemporary Dance

Join Latinx Hispanic Dancers United for our virtual panel discussion, Let's Talk About It: The Immigrant Experience & U.S. Contemporary Dance.  This discussion will be moderated by Juan Manuel Aldape Muñoz (Cornell University) and will feature guest speakers Liliana Gomez, Gabriel Mata, and Wilfredo Rivera.

Items of discussion include artmaking and citizenship, immigrant aesthetics and themes, language, and examining how the U.S. dance field includes or excludes these narratives. This discussion event is open to all self-identifying Latinx/e/o/a and Hispanic dance artists. 


Wednesday September 28, 2022

Virutal / Zoom Webinar

Partially supported by the California Arts Council and San Francisco Arts Commission.

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New Date: August 25th, 2022

Join us for a moderated conversation with Bay Area intersectional Latinx artists Karla Quintero, Javier Stell-Fresquez, Andreína Maldonado, and Kathryn Florez.

- What cultural shifts do we see or are a part of in the Bay Area Dance scene?
- How can we continue to unify and uplift each other in our region and across the country?
- In what new ways can we collaborate, support, and include others within our own work and missions?


Date: Thursday August 25, 2022
FREE, Open to All

Joe Goode Annex, SF


Covid Protocols: Masks are required for all guests.. Proof of Vaccination or Neg. Covid test within 48hrs.

Partially supported by the California Arts Council and San Francisco Arts Commission.


Seeking dancers for our 2022/23 Season


Our newest season  features a full-evening production in collaboration with musical legend El Vez (Robert Lopez) and 7 national Latinx/e choreographers.  Guest choreographers include: Alfonso Cervera, Rosie Herrera, Eric Garcia, Stephanie Martinez, Gabriel Mata, Vanessa Sanchez, and Yvonne Montoya.

Dancers should have a background in contemporary, modern, improvisation, contact and/or Latin/Afro social dance forms.  Dancers should be comfortable in a collaborative, movement generating environment.   We highly encourage dancers of Latinx/e/o/a and POC backgrounds. We are also accepting virtual auditions via our registration form for those who cannot attend the live auditions.    

Saturday August 6, 2022


Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco



Countertechnique Master Class &
Movement Workshop 

Master class and movement workshop taught by USC Assistant Professor of Dance, and Latinx Hispanic Dancers United member, Rosanna Tavarez. The class also features Samuel-Melecio Zambrano co-teaching the class portion of the event.  Rosanna's work is also being presented at ODC theater on June 2, 2022 as part of their "State of Play" festival.  

Friday June 3, 2022
Joe Goode Annex
Capacity is very, limited 15 spots.  


*Proof of vaccination (booster not required) and/or negative COVID test within 48 hours needed for entry per venue requirement. Masks encouraged but not required at this time. 

Partially supporter by the Callifornia Arts Council .

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