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NEA Celebrates Capoeira in Our Communities

Sharpen your pencils, it’s Quiz Time. Q: What do the National Endowment for the Arts and Performing Arts Workshop have in common ? A: We both turn 50 this year ! That’s not all this national arts agency and small arts education nonprofit share: The NEA promotes opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity;  ...

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Get Your Encore! @ the Brava Photos Here!

On May 12th, students from across the city came together at the Brava Theater to showcase the hard work, dedication and artistry that they've mastered in their Performing Arts Workshop classes. From the lively pre-show party to the creative movement, Capoeira and spoken word performances that wowed the audience,  it was certainly a night to remember. Relive our 3rd annual...

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A special message for the Workshop community

Dear Friend of the Workshop, After 9 years of an incredible experience at the Workshop, I am very excited to announce that I have been hired as program officer for Performing Arts at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. I will be leaving the Workshop at the end of June, and beginning my new position in August. This change is truly bittersweet for me. I have grown up at...

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Celebrating One of Our Own for National Teacher Day

It's National Teacher Day, and what better way to celebrate than by sitting down with a beloved former teaching artist? Taylor Strand worked with the Workshop for 2 years and continues to be active in the San Francisco dance community teaching at ODC. Get to know her a bit! The Workshop: You used to be a Performing Arts Workshop teaching artist! How did you hear about the...

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Tracing Artist Inspiration

By Lorena Landeros and Janelle Gleason Performing Arts Workshop takes pride in its profoundly talented staff of teaching artists. Across a variety of art forms — from Capoeira to spoken word to world music — our artists are constantly rising to the challenges of composition, improvisation and inspiration in the classroom. This year, for our professional development day-long...

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Dancing to the Beats of the Bayview

By Anupama Tadanki “You are about to see the results of a YEAR-LONG collaboration. These kids have been working HARD!” The DJ’s voice boomed through the powerful street sound system at 3rd on Third, Bayview’s monthly community festival, and marked the beginning of an energetic and inspiring night of performances. “Are you all ready for this?!” Students, parents,...

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Lobbyists for a Day

By Beverly Mislang, Larry Jones, and Jessica Mele While arts advocates around the nation flocked to DC to celebrate National Arts Advocacy Day, Performing Arts Workshop took a more local approach: staff took a two-hour train ride to Sacramento to meet with legislators whose districts are home to the students we serve. We were delighted to meet with the offices of: Senator Mark...

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Introducing… Elaine!

We've got a lot of events coming up in 2015 and a lot of extra help coming our way from one talented intern. Meet Elaine! What is your role at the Workshop? I am the Spring 2015 intern. My main responsibility is helping plan the 50th anniversary student showcase. Where did you grow up? Oakland, Ca What college do you attend and what are you studying? I am graduating this...

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FREE EVENT FOR APASF MEMBERS!

New Year's Networking + "The Creative Classroom" Toast the New Year with friends, art, and lively discussion!  Join the Arts Providers Alliance of San Francisco (APASF) members for an exclusive happy hour celebration where you’ll network and make art over food and drinks. Stay for The Creative Classroom, an engaging lecture with Carol S. Dweck and Michael Light. Dweck and...

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We’re in the Holiday Spirit!

Take a peek at photos from yesterday's holiday potluck extraordinaire and be sure to vote for your favorite gingerbread house in this year's ultimate architecture showdown.   Happy Holidays from Performing Arts Workshop!   https://www.facebook.com/PerformingArtsWorkshop/posts/10152916173879509

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