Aug 9-11: Deaf Dance Festival

Urban Jazz Dance Company, in collaboration with Dance Mission Theater, presents

The 7th Annual Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival!

August 9-11, 2019: Fri-Sat 7:30pm, Sun, 2pm


Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street, SF CA 94110

Tickets:  $12-30 available at

Group discounts available: 415-826-4441 or


The Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival is back for its seventh year!  Highlighting the important contributions that Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) artists make to our community, the Festival features three days of performances, workshops and a family-friendly matinee.  In addition to the Bay Area, this year the Festival welcomes Deaf artists from India, Colombia, Jamaica, Taiwan, Russia, New York, Arkansas, Washington DC and California. The Festival is produced by Antoine Hunter’s Urban Jazz Dance Company in partnership with Dance Mission Theater.  The Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival is a fiscally sponsored project of Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco’s oldest alternative arts space, presenting groundbreaking works in the literary, performing, visual and interdisciplinary arts.


The entire festival runs from August 7th through August 11th with wonderful workshops including self-defense movement, ASL Broadway Jazz taught by visiting artists on Tuesday August 7th along with our 4th annual Meet the Artists Brunch and Panel on Saturday August 11th.  This panel allows you to peek into the accomplishments and struggles our Deaf artists share from their experiences, sample famous Bay Area Deaf Chef Phillip Smith’s soul food and get a chance to see some local artworks presented by Deaf visual artists and photographers.  A personal favorite every year not to be missed will our special youth workshop for Deaf and HoH children on Sunday August 11th 11am-12:30 pm taught by our visiting guest artists.  Bring your children to the workshop and then watch our family friendly matinee at 2 pm. For more detailed information on workshops, panels and museum specials, please visit our website.  All Workshops and Presentations are open to both Deaf and Hearing community members.

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