Dimensions Dance Theater, the Bay Area’s preeminent African American dance company, is proud to announce the world premiere of The Town on Notice. Combining dance, live music, spoken word and stand-up comedy, The Town takes on the subject of Oakland’s gentrification as an invitation for meaningful dialogue. Conceived and directed by Deborah Vaughan with choreography by Latanya d. Tigner and Colette Eloi, The Town features composer and pianist JooWan Kim, poet Marvin K. White, comedian Micia Mosely and percussionists Kiazi Malonga and Guy DeChalus. The Town runs for one night only; tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, and may be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets and EventBrite.
“Gentrification is one of those hot-button issues,” says Vaughan, co-founder and artistic director of Dimensions Dance Theater. “In creating The Town my approach has been to observe and reflect without offering pat prescriptions. From beginning to end, the evening is designed as an invitation for the audience to share and interact.”
We will have an open beer & wine bar for a pre-show party @ 7pm & after party immediately following the show.