The Anastasio Project

The Anastasio Project is a multidisciplinary public performance work that kickstarts an investigation of racial profiling, police brutality, and border violence. Presented in collaboration with Eastside Arts Alliance.

 

Did you miss The Anastasio Project last year? Watch for it in September 2015!

Save the Date! The Anastasio Project is back with some new performers and updated stories. Mark your calendars for

September 11-13 & 18-20, 2015
Gallery Exhibit opens at 7:30 pm
Performance starts at 8 pm


EastSide Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd
Oakland

Buy Tickets
$10-20
No one turned away for lack of funds


The Anastasio Project is back with new performers and fresh stories and poetry! The Anastasio Project is a multidisciplinary public performance work that investigates racial profiling and state brutality in the streets of Oakland and at the US-Mexico border, using the story of Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas as a point of departure.

Created by NAKA Dance Theater's Jose Navarrete and Debby Kajiyama in collaboration with Susanne Takehara/EastSide Arts Alliance. Featuring KEV, Da’Juan Carter-Woodard, Simone Nalls, Patricia Barajas, José Navarrete, Guisela Mishel Ramos, Tane Madrigal, & Hector Torres. Stories, poetry, and song by Guisela Mishel Ramos, Tane Madrigal, Hector Torres, KEV, Da’Juan Carter-Woodard, Maria Puga, Bertha Gutierrez, Debby Kajiyama. 

Music by David Molina
Video by Steven Sanchez
Multimedia, Trike design and construction, Isadora programming by Ian Winters
Trike painting by Agustin Barajas
Sonic Altar installation by Adria Otte

Graphic Design by Tommy Wong, with interns Michael Turner, Jr. and Hector Torres

 

 

The Anastasio Project: September 19-21, 2014 @ EastSide Arts Alliance!

NAKA and EastSide Arts Alliance present the Anastasio Project. The Anastasio Project is a multidisciplinary public performance work that investigates racial profiling and state brutality in the streets of Oakland and at the US-Mexico border, using the story of Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas as a point of departure. Hernandez-Rojas was a Mexican national who was detained at the US-Mexico border in May 2010 who was killed by a dozen Customs and Border Patrol agents. The Anastasio Project grows out of NAKA’s longtime interest in investigating social and environmental issues. Navarrete x Kajiyama Dance Theater artists José Navarrete and Debby Kajiyama have partnered with EastSide Arts Alliance since 2006. 

Friday, September 19, 20, & 21
8pm
EastSide Arts Alliance
2277 International Boulevard
Oakland
Tickets: Sliding scale, $10-40
No one turned away for lack of funds http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/722370

Conceived & Directed by Navarrete x Kajiyama Dance Theater (NAKA) with performer-collaborators: Kev Akhidenor, Dajuan Carter-Woodard, Simone Nalls, Patricia Barajas, Jose Navarrete, Michael Turner, Hector Torres

Music by David Molina
Multimedia by Steven Sanchez & Ian Winters
Mural by Leslie Lopez / Visual Element

Funding Credits:
Development of The Anastasio Project is supported by: The MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; The Kenneth Rainin Foundation; The East Bay Community Foundation's East Bay Fund for Artists; The Open Circle Foundation; the Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists Grant; EastSide Arts Alliance; Theatre Bay Area’s CA$H Grant; the Zellerbach Family Foundation; the Akonadi Foundation; the Della Davidson Prize; the California Arts Council Creating Places of Vitality Grant, The Triangle Lab, Rose Marie Lanier, Jose Maria Francos, and many generous individual donors.

Development of The Anastasio Project was supported by the Artist-Investigator Project of the Triangle Lab (a joint program of Cal Shakes and Intersection for the Arts), supported in part by The James Irvine Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and MetLife Foundation and Theatre Communications Group.

Navarrete x Kajiyama Dance Theater / The Anastasio Project is a fiscally sponsored project of Dancers’ Group.

Only $1267 to go!

We've made our Kickstarter goal! (Thank you to all who donated!) But still have a mere $1,267 to raise to make our match for the East Bay Community Foundation. 

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation through our fiscal sponsor, Dancers' Group. Please be sure to select Navarrete x Kajiyama Dance Theater in the drop-down menu.

Or, send a check made out to NAKA:

900 East 11th Street, Oakland, CA 94606

Funds will be used to support our upcoming Youth Trip to San Diego to interview Ms. Maria Puga, the widow of Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas. We will also be crossing the border and contemplating the events that come to pass there. Your donation also supports the artists and designers who are working to make The Anastasio Project come to life! Thank you!


A Fundraiser for The Anastasio Project

Please join EastSide Arts Alliance and Navarrete x Kajiyama Dance Theater 
for a fundraising event to support The Anastasio Project!

Saturday, June 7
2-5pm
EastSide Arts Alliance • 2277 International Blvd, Oakland

2pm Racial Equity Community Engagement Session with Tammy Johnson
3pm Performances and reception

The Anastasio Project is a multidisciplinary, mobile public performance that kickstarts an investigation of race relations, state brutality and border violence. Navarrete x Kajiyama Dance Theater will create The Anastasio Project in collaboration with EastSide Arts Alliance muralist Leslie Lopez and video artist Steven Sanchez, as well as a cast of youth and adults from East Oakland and San Francisco. The work includes stories from the East Oakland community, a sound and video system on wheels, dance, theater, murals, and a topic that is relevant to all of us!

We've been working really hard with our collaborators, and now we need your help! We've been awarded an $8,000 matching grant from the East Bay Community Foundation. But we will only receive the funds if we can raise $8,000 in individual donations! Will you help us reach our goal? No donation is too small, and all funds will be used to pay artist and designer fees as well as production costs for our September 2014 production of The Anastasio Project at EastSide Arts Alliance as well as community performances throughout Winter and Spring 2015.

Please join us for a brief Racial Equity Training Community Engagement session by Tammy Johnson followed by performances and a reception with finger food and drinks. Join us for all or part of the afternoon to find out more about the project.

Featuring Mishel Ramos, Dajuan Carter-Woodard, Hector Torres, Kevin Akhidenor, Jose Navarrete & Debby Kajiyama.

Can't make it to the event? Please consider making a tax-deductible donation through our fiscal sponsor, Dancers' Group. Please be sure to select Navarrete x Kajiyama Dance Theater in the drop-down menu.