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50 Cent Tabernacle
April 05, 2014
YBCA Forum


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50 Cent Tabernacle
YBCA Forum
50 ¢

The 50 Cent Tabernacle is a series of open, mixed-level dance classes with some of the Bay Area's foremost masters of the craft. For 50 cents, participants receive an all-day pass, which is good for up to five different 60-minute classes as well as an open rehearsal by a rising local performance company. Curated by the YBCA Young Artists at Work program, the 50 Cent Tabernacle transforms the YBCA Forum into a creative, energized space for all. Come out, and join the movement…

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  • April: Inspiring the Contemporary Edition
    Apr 5, 2014 11:00am – 4:00pm
    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater

    In conjunction with Margaret Jenkins Dance Company (MJDC)’s performances April 3-6, this 50 Cent Tabernacle spotlights the connection between contemporary dance and its diverse sources of inspiration. Featured classes include capoeira (taught by MJDC dancer Kelly Del Rosario), contact improvisation (inspired by Japanese Aikido), and more!

    Part interactive celebration, part community movement space, these workshops are organized by the YBCA’s Performing Arts department in collaboration with YBCA’s Young Artists at Work program, and are open to everyone, with a focus on teens in the community. Come out and join the movement…

    Classes include:
    Introduction to Capoeira
    Kelly Del Rosario, teacher
    Margaret Jenkins Dance Company (MJDC) incorporates each dancer’s own movement into the company’s choreography. Join MJDC dancer Kelly Del Rosario, who has been practicing capoeira since 1998, and learn some of the basic movements used in the art form and how to apply them into the game of capoeira. Exercises will test strength, balance, coordination and awareness in a safe, fun, and active environment.


From teachers:
"This is AWESOME! The classes! The energy, the connection between the people. It feels like home!"

From participants:
"My legs were shaking before this class and now I feel alive with passion!"

"It was the most amazing 6 hours of my life! Will definitely be aware of more events like this."

"This event is so powerful and such an amazing experience every time I go. Meeting so many cool people and being exposed to all the different movement sets me free. I am always waiting excitedly for the next tabernacle. :)"

"Nice to participate in multi-level course with such high level talent."

"This should happen ALL the time. It should also be publicized far and wide. Well kept secret that will hopefully not be so secret for long!"

"These Tabernacles are a great way to bring dance to the masses. It keeps the arts alive. I really appreciate that these events are so affordable and vary in genres, styles and formats."

"What a way to open the doors of the institution to the local community. Tons of fun."

"50¢ Tabernacle is perfectly designed to unite our community"

"I am a choreographer and also on faculty at CSU East Bay in Hayward. My dance students have absolutely loved coming to the 50 cent Tabernacle—they are often unexposed to professional dance classes in SF, and so this has been a much more accessible way for them to branch out and experiment outside of what they know and have students raved about it this past year! I can say off the top that many of my students struggle with money and the expense of being in school, so just the fact that these classes are community-oriented and virtually free made my students' eyes light UP at first mention."

YBCA's programs are made possible in part by:
Abundance Foundation
Koret Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Lam Research

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

Community Engagement and Youth Education Programs are made possible in part by:
The Bernard Osher Foundation, The Sato Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Panta Rhea Foundation, The Kimball Foundation, U.S. Bank, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Special Innovation Projects in 12-13 supported, in part, by generous grants from:
Association of Performing Arts Presenters and MetLife Foundation All-In: Re-imagining Community Participation Program, and EmcArts’ Innovation Lab for Museums in partnership with AAM’s Center for the Future of Museums and MetLife Foundation