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Raissa Simpson's Push Dance Company grapples with Mixed Messages through movement

 

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Push Dance Company includes dancers from 3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic.
PHOTO BY RAISSA SIMPSON

Watching this dynamo in rehearsal is a surprise. Soft-spoken, calm, and focused, at times she seems almost reticent, perhaps thinking aloud. As she demonstrates an across-the-stage sequence, she tells the dancers exactly what she wants even as she encourages them to find their own way through the phrasing. At one point, she asks for more articulated details that have to run current-like through the whole body. "I am a quiet person," she tells them, "but I like loud dancers." 

 

PUSH DANCE COMPANY: MIXED MESSAGES

Sat., 2 and 4 p.m.; Sun., 1 and 3 p.m.,

Through May 29

Museum of the African Diaspora

685 Mission, SF

www.moadsf.org

 

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