Featuring: Dramatic soprano Jeannine Anderson, dancer Tarance "T" Artis and Paco Gomes, musician Jacqueline B. Hairston, theater artist Wayne Harris, and cartoonist Keith Knight.
Tarance "T" Artis - Inside the Brain: Teenage dancer Artis, performs a piece exploring peace and violence, life and death, choices and decisions choreographed by Paco Gomes
It is a work about family love, loss and redemption.
"T" is 17 years old and from Denver, Colorado.
has been dancing for seven years and has had the opportunity to train and perform with some of the world's top ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz and lyrical teachers and choreographers.
will be attending Alonzo King Lines Ballet summer intensive in July on a full scholarship.
- Before and After Fifty: Afro-Brazilian, Paco Gomes
comes out of retirement to premiere Before and After Fifty, an exhilarating autobiographical work exploring the passage from youth to adulthood, admiration to love and good health to concern for others.
It is a moving tribute to his
Gomes has studied folkloric and religious dances since his childhood in Bahia, Brazil and holds a degree in dance and a Masters in education from the Federal University in Bahia.
In addition, he has been a guest faculty member at Stanford University.
Dance Company, Paco Gomes
and Dancers founded in 2004, has performed in various venues in San Francisco and Bahia, Brazil.