Raissa Simpson

Delvis Frinon, left, and Helen Wicks danced in “The View From Here” by Joanna Haigood during the first week of the Black Choreographers Festival: Here and Now. (Courtesy Jason Hairston)

Black choreographers fest kicks off powerfully

Taking inspiration from James Baldwin, who said, “I am what time, circumstance,…

 

“Mothership (Part I), a premiere by choreographer Raissa Simpson, is part of PUSHfest at ODC Theater. (Courtesy photo)

PUSH Dance Co. explores race, history in ‘Mothership’

With an upcoming three-part world premiere, and the start of her troupe…

 

COURTESY MATT HABERRaissa Simpson dancer Ashey Crockett is among the performers in the 11th Black Choreographers Festival at Dance Mission Theater for two weekends.

Bay Area black choreographers look past and forward

The Black Choreogaphers Festival, now in its 11th year, celebrates the theme…

 

COURTESY PUSH DANCE COMPANYFrom left

PUSH Dance premiere addresses Hunters Point cleanup

PUSH Dance Company choreographer Raissa Simpson has been building a body of…

COURTESY PUSH DANCE COMPANYFrom left