Dancers participate in a Bay Area Dance Week kickoff event.

The Bay Area has more dance troupes per capita than any other city in the U.S. Dance Week kicks off Friday throughout the Bay Area, celebrating the region’s eclectic and enthusiastic dance community with over 200 participating organizations and 600 free events for the public. We talk with a panel of dancers and artistic directors about the region’s strong dance culture, the diversity of styles and the tradition of collaboration among local artists.

boulders and bones (2014) – highlight reel from ODC Dance on Vimeo:

Watch a highlight reel of Rachna Nivas' Kathak dance performances:

Guests:
Wayne Hazzard, executive director of the Dancers Group
Joanna Haigood, artistic director of Dance Theater
Rachna Nivas, principal Kathak dancer and director of the Chitresh Das Dance Company (CDDC); Chhandam School of Kathak
Brenda Way, Artistic Director & Founder of ODC

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  • Christy Funsch

    Thank you Forum and Dave Iverson for your engaging conversation with these dance artists and advocates. The Bay Area is indeed an incredibly rich place for dance and Dance Week is the perfect time to dive in!

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