ODC Theater Festival 2021
Thursday, June 10, 6 PM PT
*Festival Pass holders are invited to a Zoom artist reception following this evening’s event.
ODC Theater Resident Artist Antoine Hunter (Purple Fire Crow)
UNHEARD Deaf Refugees in America (part 1)
UNHEARD Deaf Refugees in America (part 1) is an interdisciplinary dance production based on interviews with Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Hoh) refugees. The show fuses together American Sign Language (ASL), film, modern dance, ballet, and folk rock to raise consciousness about the plight of Deaf refugees and aims to effect justice for all refugees.
- Antione Hunter (Purple Fire Crow)
Founded in 2007 by pioneering Deaf dancer/choreographer Antoine Hunter (Purple Fire Crow), Urban Jazz Dance Company consists of a mix of professional Deaf and Hearing dancers. UJDC’s mission is to provide opportunities for Deaf and Disabled artists to contribute to the arts and connect cultures of all races, ages, abilities, and backgrounds. UJDC performs globally and its programs thrill Deaf and Hearing audiences alike. UJDC also produced the annual Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival since 2013. Mr Hunter has received the 2019 national Dance/USA fellowship award and the 2018 Isadora Duncan Award (Izzies) for BAIDDF in bridging the hearing and the Deaf communities.
This is the culminating project for Antoine Hunter (Purple Fire Crow) as an ODC Theater Resident Artist.
The current cohort concludes at the end of June 2021 after participating in a vital three-year intensive offering Bay Area contemporary dance and performance artists comprehensive mentoring and unique opportunities to develop both their creative practice and their sustainable capacity as artists and ensembles.
All ticket sales are final. Performances, dancers, and guest artists subject to change.
All events are held virtually. ASL and captioning will be available for all live stream events.