On Friday night, headliner Amy Poehler largely ceded her stage time to local artists such as the all-female Oakland dance troupe Mix’d Ingrdnts, Bay Area transgender comic Nori Reed — seriously, someone, give her a special — and former Punch Line regular Janine Brito.
Dance Theatre of San Francisco leaps into new season
Don’t Miss: The 17th Annual San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest brings 16 hip-hop dance companies from around the world to the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre on Nov. 20-22, including Bay Area stalwarts Academy of Villains, Mix’d Ingrdnts, Loose Change and NastyRay, as well as dance crews from Philadelphia, L.A., Memphis and Sacramento.
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Among the companies are local crowd favorites like Mix’d Ingrdnts, Loose Change, the area’s “dance circus” known as San Francisco Academy of Villains, Spulu, and the highly charged SoulForce Dance Company.
Micaya brings bone breakers to SF International Hip Hop DanceFest
Other performers this year include Chapkis Dance Family, Far from the Norm, Funk Beyond Control, Greathouse of Dance, Groove Against the Machine, Ill Style & Peace Productions, the Lor Brothers, Loose Change, Mix’d Ingrdnts, Nicole Klaymoon’s Embodiment Project with d. Sabela Grimes, Loose Change, and Micaya’s SoulForce Dance Company.
All-female dance collective, Mix’d Ingrdnts, brings waacking to Oakland
“Swing around, boom boom boom!” Instructor Jenay Anolin’s voice echoes through the hollow studio. As bass-heavy music begins flowing through a large speaker six dancers mimic movements in front of a wall mirror. “Don’t lose your rhythm,” Anolin bellows. “That’s a part of hip-hop.”