August 26, 2017

The Uptwown Nightclub, Oakland

 

No. 3

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Monsoon

Choreographed + Performed by Christine Chung, Julie Ni, Alex Nana-Sinkam, Amber Quiñones

Monsoon explores the complex components of nostalgia - the gravity, the levity, the heavy, the joyous emotions that layer a memory.

The Klick

Choreographed + Performed by Eddie Melendez & Jerson Jongia

Simple moves, simple grooves, we just want to show the fun side of dance and start giggin

In The Palace of Feel Good 

Choreography + Direction by Jessica Jin 

Performed by Cassie Cu, Rosemary Hsu, Jessica Jin

Film + Editing by Brian Lam 

Everything feels better when you’re surrounded by dance and friends. Thanks Alumni Dance Collective for the space and community to create and share art with such amazing people during this transitional stage of out lives. Much love!  Enjoy your time in the Palace 

Choreographed by Rachel Schuster 

Performed by Rosalind Hsu, Joy Tang, Elisa Glauber

The deepest, most intimate type of pain is the kind that lingers.  It seeps into every thought and physically constricts every breath. Despite the passing of time, this pain can leave scars that will never truly mend.  Outwardly denying the weight of the pain is not only self-deprecating, but also suffocating.  Being able to both acknowledge the heinousness of the pain’s impetus and accepts its effect on your being is how you steer away from self-destruction and find a path towards growth.  This piece seeks to explore the moment of healing that you concede to what your friends have been repeating: “No, stop saying it’s ‘fine.’  It’s not fine.  You don’t have to be fine.” 

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Drowning
To Be Black in America

Written + Performed by Jamey Williams

Choreographed + Performed by David Cha

[David Cha]

Choreographed + Performed by Sarah Pinner & Rosalind Hsu 

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Whyte Heauxes 4Eva!

Choreographed by Excel Love & Christian Navarro

Performed by ______

Choreographed by Excel Love and Christian Navarro, this project has been performing at ALUMNI showcase since the beginning and with each performance the bond between this group of individuals grows even stronger.  Brining together dancers from Project M, Main Stacks, and Cal Dance Team, you KNOW they’re about to show up and show out! 

Intermission
Love Lost

Choreographed by Caro Ding 

Performed by Caro Ding, Emma Nuss, Tiff Vo, Desi Chu

This piece is about never giving up hope and holding on against the odds. 

On My Own

Choreographed & performed by Rachel Goldman 

Sometimes we all just need to take a moment to find peace with ourselves.  Take a journey to discover what makes us feel comfortable. However, in these times of self-reflection, we cannot lose sight of the ones who have been standing by us all along - know you’re never truly alone - and enjoy the bumpy ride.

[Claire/Jess]

Choreographed + Performed by Claire Lee & Jessica Yuen

Kaila Love

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Melons

Choreographed + Performed by Erika Nguyen & Juile Ni 

How do individual sounds in music translate to movement in the body? Does it feel more natural to respond to lyrics or do you gravitate more towards the back beats?  How does that evolve as the song proceeds and how does that choice influence choreography?  This piece is the result of two dancers collaborating to translate sound into motion. 

Better TOg

The Oakland Poetry Slam was founded in 1999 by a small group of dedicated set on bringing Slam to the sunny side of The Bay. The Oakland Poetry Slam has been going strong for more than 10 years, sending a team to every Nationals since ’99. We’ve made Finals twice (’99 & ’03) and Semis every other year save two. In the years the shows been running we’ve featured a huge variety of talent from local luminaries to some of the most lauded poets in the nation and seen alumnae achieve wonders in creative and academic endeavors from coast to coast.

To learn more about what poetry slam is, check out the team's explanation here

One Dance

Choreographed & Danced by Kristin McLaughlan Gomez

 

Music: One Dance - Drake (Acoustic Cover by Toby Randall)

This is my one final dance before I leave the bay area and move back to Toronto. I am very grateful to have met some of my best friends through Alumni Dance Collective and I will always treasure the many memories created. I don't think you all understand how much you've all impacted me as a person, a dancer, and an artist. Thank you for an amazing 3 years, I'll miss you!

Videography by Brian Lam

Photography by Qing Wong 

Thank you to our volunteers: Helen Wu & Rachel Schuster 

Special thanks to The Uptown Nightclub​

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