10:00am to 3:00pm
Oakland based vertical dance company BANDALOOP is in a major period of planning. Spurred by an imminent move out of their small(ish) West Oakland studio, BANDALOOP is honing financial strategy, capital campaign goals and architectural designs for a state of the art “Vertical Arena.” This new multi-studio’d space will serve Oakland and the greater Bay Area teaching students how to soar, glide, and fly with strength and endurance. The Vertical Arena will house BANDALOOP’s offices, incubate the creation of new work for local premiere and sustain the company while it manages international tours and media projects in Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and across the US.
BANDALOOP seeks architects, financial gurus and venture capitalists with social vision to engage in the design and evolution of this core cultural institution in Oakland.
10am-12pm Strategy Session (How do we start to position, build, develop the capital campaign to build our new school!)
1pm-3pm LUNCH Design Session (How do we start to generate the space for vertical dance within the Oakland urban fabric)
3pm-5pm Optional: Bandaloop experience workshop where the dancers share some vertical dance elements with volunteers