Royal NoneSuch Gallery Presents Holding Space: a solo exhibition by artist Angie Wilson as part of a six week series of art and movement based workshops. Each weekend the workshops will be facilitated by the artist in collaboration with a roster of grass roots educators, dancers, artists, activists, and thinkers.
SUNDAY MAY 19, 1-3 PM
DANCE PERFORMANCE AND PARTICIPATORY DANCE WORKSHOP by Destiny Youth Arts Junior Dance Company and choreographer Samara Atkins of Alphabet Rockers
SUNDAY MAY 19, 3-5 PM
ALL AGES/FAMILY DANCE PARTY with DJ RikiRain
image: Destiny Youth Arts Performance Company
Workshop Facilitator Bios:
The Destiny Junior Company DJC was founded in 2009 as DAYPC’s younger counterpart. Following a supportive audition process much like DAYPC’s, each fall fifteen 9-12 year olds are chosen to spend the academic year cultivating their artistic voices and building technical vocabulary in dance, theater, and performance. These young visionaries join DJC Artistic Director, Destiny Mentor teaching artist, and DAYPC alumna Mika Lemoine in co-creating portions of DAYPC’s annual production as well as original works that they perform at various venues throughout the year.
DJ RikiRain After throwing events that merged genres, scenes, and art to benefit local youth organizations with Inspire Productions in Washington, D.C. in the 90’s and 00’s, RikiRain continues to bring her love of music and booty shakin’ bass to the Bay with mixes that span soulful house to breaks and beyond.
Samara Atkins is Associate Artistic Director and Co-founder of Mix’d Ingredients, a teaching artist at the Destiny Arts Center, and choreographer with Alphabet Rockers. Samara has performed in various dance companies including New Style Motherlode, Diamond Dance Company, Neopolitan, Dance 10, St. Mary’s Dance Ensemble, Vizion Performance Team, Carla Service’s Dance-A-Vision, as well as with LUAM, whose choreographer credits include Busta Rhymes, Nelly Furtado, and Rihanna. Traveling to Mexico, China, Thailand, Nepal, and Vietnam to showcase, teach, and share her love of dance with other cultures, her passion is to perform and teach youth and the community to freely express themselves with confidence. She teaches adult and youth hip-hop classes around the Bay Area and also is currently a hip-hop columnist for Dance Studio Life Magazine.