If Cities Could Dance 2019—Live in Oakland!

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If Cities Could Dance 2019: G-Nerd of Memphis, Angel "Moonyeka" Alviar-Langley of Seattle, and Phillip "Yung Phil" Mays of Oakland.

Every City Has Its Rhythm, Every Dancer Their Street.

On April 17 in Oakland, meet dancers and choreographers from across the country who dare to imagine what it would look like if their cities could dance. Join KQED for a night of film, conversation, music and performance, featuring artists from the series If Cities Could Dance:

ROOTS the Movement (Richmond)
G-Nerd (Memphis)
Moonyeka (Seattle)
Yung Phil (Oakland)
Zeus  of YouthUpRising (Oakland)

Hosting the festivities is Shireen Rahimi—vogue dancer, choreographer, community leader, and If Cities Could Dance alum 2018. Music by DJ Nastia.

If Cities Could Dance 2019:  Live in Oakland

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Doors at 6:45pm | Show at 7:30pm

Impact Hub Oakland
2323 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612


Food and beverages will be available for purchase at Impact Hub Oakland. This venue has limited seating- please arrive early if you need to secure a seat.


About the series: Dance Magazine calls If Cities Could Dance “a stunner” and a “turbo shot of serious inspiration.” For Season Two, we've raised the bar, meeting Minneapolis-based Native American hoop dancers who put a new spin on an art form thousands of years old, and women poppers in Seattle who carve out a safe space for girls in a male-dominated streetstyle scene. Chicago footwork dancers transfer turbulent emotions into lightning-speed steps, and the modern dancers of Miami’s all-female dance troupe slow things down with sensual, sex-positive moves.

Step into the shoes of these dancers and celebrate artists who dare to imagine what it would look like if their city could dance. Don’t miss eight new episodes every Tuesday starting March 26, featuring performers in Minneapolis, Chicago, Richmond (CA), Memphis, Seattle, Fresno, Oakland and Miami.