Learn the truth about being Deaf with comedians, actors, dancers, singers, musicians and others invited by Antoine Hunter.
100% VIRTUAL, the 2020 Deaf LOUDER performances highlight the important contributions that Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) artists make to our community. There’s nothing silent or quiet about being Deaf. Come join us amazing Deaf loud talents. We have comedians, actors, dancers, singers, musicians and so much more invited by Antoine Hunter – LEARN THE TRUTH ABOUT BEING DEAF.
Friday & Saturday, November 6 & 7, 6pm-7pm PST
Audio Description on Saturday, November 7
Please tune in at 5:45pm for Audio Description by Jess Curtis of Gravity Access Services
Event link: twitch.tv/counterpulsesf
Sliding scale donations of $5 to $50 for Deaf Louder 2020.
100% of ticket proceeds goes to Urban Jazz Dance Co. Follow these links to donate online, donate on Venmo, or donate on PayPal.
About Urban Jazz Dance Company (UJDC):
Founded in 2007 by pioneering Deaf dancer/choreographer Antoine Hunter, UJDC consists of a mix of professional Deaf and hearing dancers. UJDC is a convergence of artistic forces, where raw energy is rooted in an athletic expression of freedom and passion, featuring the syncopation of urban jazz rhythms. The mission of UJDC is to provide opportunities for BIPOC, Deaf and disabled artists to contribute to the arts and the larger society and to promote the educational awareness of Deaf issues through the performing arts. Its programs thrill Deaf and Hearing audiences alike. UJDC is also the producer of the annual Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival and views Deafness as a human experience with its own values, principles, and cultural norms – not a disability. The company values the importance of play and performance to connect cultures of all races, ages, disability and backgrounds to live their dreams.
Catch artists’ presentations virtually at the Sign Language, Music & Dance Conference in the mornings from 9:15 AM-12:30 PM on Friday November 6th and Saturday November 7th.
[Image Description: Flyer for Urban Jazz Dance Company’s 2020 Sign Language, Dance, & Music Conference. The flyer is divided in half diagonally into two triangles. The top triangle is purple and the bottom triangle is black. The top of the flyer is information about the conference and the bottom is information about the performances. Dividing the two sections is text reading BOTH FREE!!!, Urban Jazz Dance Company’s logo, the sign language interpretation logo, and the closed caption logo, the audio description logo, and YANTERN’s logo. Flyer text glows neon in yellow, black, purple, and hyperlink blue color reading:
“2020 Sign Language, Music, & Dance Conference
Friday November 6 & Saturday, November 7
Coffee Chat: 9:15-9:45 AM PST | 12:15-12-45 PM EST
Webinar: 10 AM-12:30 PM PST/1 PM-3:30 PM EST
2020 DEAF LOUDER VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE
Friday November 6 & Saturday, November 7 | 6 PM PST | 9 PM EST
Performance Co-produced with CounterPulse
Urban Jazz Dance Company features a work in progress:
“UNHEARD Deaf Refugees in USA” and Featuring amazing Deaf talents”
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This activity was supported in part by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the California Arts Council, and the National Arts and Disability Center at the University of California Los Angeles and Ability Central.
Audio Description by Jess Curtis of Gravity Access Services supported by a generous grant from the Haas Fund and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation.
Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists is made possible with generous funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Excerpt: Work in Progress Deaf Refugees in USA is supported by a FACT/SF Co-Production Grant. Full performance will be held April 2021 at ODC.