SNAKES – a new play showing at Destiny

An American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Collaborative Youth Arts Project Play

Written by Chris Webb
 & Directed by Tyrone Davis

Thursday, August 20 @ 7pm
Friday, August 21 @ 7pm
Saturday, August 22 @ 7pm
Sunday, August 23 @ 2pm

Tickets:  $10-$20 sliding scale for adults; $5 for youth
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Snakes, a Collaborative Youth Arts Project, is a play created especially for 12 young actors from three arts communities, united together in an exciting production performed at A.C.T.’s new Strand Theater and Oakland’s Destiny Arts Center. This world premiere includes a cast of young actors from A.C.T.’s Education & Community Programs, the Young Conservatory, and Oakland’s Destiny Arts Center.
The new Collaborative Youth Arts Project initiative brings together a diverse group of young actors from all over the Bay Area in the creation of a play about race, bigotry, and the very meaning of the American dream. In the wake of a cataclysmic earthquake, a newly discovered island that is home to a race of silver-skinned people captures the world’s attention. Infused with spirited poetry and movement, Snakes is a thought-provoking new play that asks timely questions about tolerance, justice, and community in a rapidly changing America.

For more information contact: Sarah Crowell, Destiny Arts Center Artistic Director (510) 597-1619 x102.




Illadelph Legends of Hip Hop Festival – Bay Area

Illadelph Legends of Hip Hop Festival – Bay Area

Thursday, June 25 – Sunday, June 28, 2015

Destiny Arts Center (970 Grace Ave Oakland, CA 94608)

The festival’s mission is to honor, preserve and disseminate the history and tradition of hip hop dance rather than exploit its commercial veneer.

Age 18+ with some special exceptions

9:00a- 6:30p daily

Learn Hip Hop, House, Locking, Waacking, Popping, Bboying/Bgirling & other original social dance styles directly from the legends and pioneers of hip hop dance. Illadelph is a dance intensive that explores the continuing global impact of hip hop dance through workshops, panels and performances featuring hip hop legends.

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Illadelph Legends Festival Showcase Info:

Thursday, June 25 @ 7pm:

Meet and Greet with the Legends/Orientation and Free Showcase @ Destiny Arts Center

7pm – 8pm: Meet and greet legendary hip hop dance artists from across the country including Rennie Harris (Philadelphia), d. Sabela Grimes (Los Angeles), Raphael Xavier (Philadelphia), Dance Fusion featuring Caleaf Sellars & Tony McGregor (New York), Junious Brickhouse (Washington DC), Pop Tart (Oakland), Moncell Durden (Philadelphia) Traci Bartlow (Oakland), Zulu Gremlin (Los Angeles),Tyrone Proctor (New York), and more. This will also feature a deep soulful house DJ set by Abdul Itote. Additionally, Illadelph festival students will finalize registration and receive welcome and orientation materials and forms.

8pm Embodiment Project premiers Chalk Outlines, a full length production, featuring the acclaimed Oakland based singer/songwriter, Valerie Troutt and her live vocal ensemble, MoonCandy. Chalk Outlines interweaves dance, poetry, live song, and documentary theater in response to the Black Lives Matter Movement.  The piece is dedicated in loving memory to Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, Freddie Gray, Eric Garner and the countless people of color who have unjustly lost their lives due to police brutality. Pre-show performance by LA-based MC/dance Legend, Zulu Gremlin and Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company will present an excerpt from their recent show Warrior

Fri. – Sat. June 26 – 27 @ 8pm:

Performances by d. Sabela Grimes, Embodiment Project, Junious Brickhouse, Raphiel Xavier and more. Panel moderated by Marc Bamuthi Joseph featuring Rennie Harris.

@ Z Space (450 Florida St. San Francisco).

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    What a brave band of determined souls is Destiny!

    Alice Walker
    Author, poet, feminist, and activist