UniverSoul: A Cross-Cultural Benefit for the Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

(Editor’s Note: Christine Joy Ferrer, The Beat of 24th and Mission a.k.a. Dance Mission’s blog, web editor, who is also a regular Dance Mission Theater dancer/aficionado and trains Afro-Haitian under DMT’s very own Porsha Jefferson, is co-founder of the Bela Alma Dance Collective.)

Bela Alma Dance Collective Presents UniverSoul
Saturday, January 11, 2014
8 PM – 11 PM
Suggested donation $10-$30/person sliding scale

60 person capacity, standing room only. Advanced tickets highly encouraged. A limited amount of tickets will be sold at the door. Click the Brown Paper Tickets link below to get tickets.

Doors open at 7:30 PM. Performances start at 8 PM.

Proceeds and donations from this event will be gifted to Operation Air Drop and NAFCON USA. Learn More About Their Relief Efforts…

Sons of Cayuga (A circus-acrobatics wearhouse/training space)
915 Cayuga Avenue at Ocean Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112

Street Parking Available. Lot space is for residents only.
Public Transportation: Balboa BART Station, 29, K, J, 49, 14, 8x, 54

UniverSoul is a (informal/intimate) cross-cultural benefit show for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. Featuring a collective of San Francisco Bay Performing Artists.

Hosted by the Bela Alma Dance Collective (Christine Joy Ferrer and Desiree Dela Pena), in collaboration with Sons of Cayuga, Audio Pharmacy and Taskforce Haiyan. Sponsored by Startistic Expressions.

Another world is possible if we can connect with one another, collaborate and create; cross cultures, cross boundaries and cross social differences. We hope that through this event, we’ll be able to build community with one another, educate others about what’s going on in the Philippines after the Typhoon Haiyan and provide a way for folks to help by creating a beautiful cross-cultural arts experience. We stand in solidarity with the Haiyan survivors and all those doing their part to support relief efforts.

Pole Dance Shelly Lamb
Circus Arts Chloe “Marvel Light” Axelrod
Roots and Wings (Ahsia and Poco)
LV Dance Collective (Kao Vey Saephanh and Martha L. Zepeda)
Cloud 9 Tribe of All Tribes SF Zulu Nation
BBoy Blakk of Renegade Rockers
Me Plus Two
Bela Alma Dance Collective
Capoeira Ijexa
Aerial Arts (Gemiah)
Partner Acrobatics (Aryn Shelander and Zac Diener)
Live Music Audio Pharmacy
Spoken Word – Pinay Mujer and Friends (kulintang music and dance), Jazz Hudson

And More…

Bboys vs. Capoeiristas Battle
Live Art by Nicole Terzic
DJ Teao Sense of Audio Pharmacy

Hors d’oeuvres. Libations. Entertainment.

For more information, visit belaalmadance.com. Bela Alma Dance Collective is a project of Startistic Expressions. Please spread the word about UniverSoul. If you can’t make it, you can also donate directly to Operation Air Drop and/or to NAFCON USA. If you don’t have the funds, no worries, just share this link with your contacts and re-post it to your social media. You can also volunteer to be a part of Taskforce Haiyan.

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