Cypher Dance


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  • March 6th, 9:15PM before the feature film All Joking Aside at the California Theatre

A few pieces from our evening long production will be presented back to back as one story line. Each piece is unique with one solo and three group pieces. To start off with a freestyle, go into a group piece, a solo and then a final group piece. The theme revolves around the idea of Identity and freedom. What is freedom, is it real, is it attainable, who has freedom and is it temporary? The pieces go back in forth in claiming your personal strength and not having any at all.

Based in San Jose, California, Cypher Dance Company exists to create an all-inclusive creative environment. Each dancer is selected based on his or her improvisational skills. Improvisation is the heart of Cypher Dance Company for the simple goal of making dance accessible for all movers and viewers. Cypher believes that when it comes to dance, there is no right or wrong, only preference. At its purest and without rules that create barriers, dance becomes an enjoyed shared experience.

Cypher Dance Company welcomes movers from all backgrounds and levels of experience. While traditional dance companies may favor using body molds and specific training in their selection process, at Cypher we proclaim dance to be universal and not exclusive. We believe that all lovers of movement should have the opportunity to experience the thrill of performing on a stage. We believe audiences are entertained and inspired when reflected onstage.

Denying talented individuals from exhibiting their contributions to dance because of body type, height, race, or gender is not in our DNA. Together, Cypher Dancers and Audiences, let us shatter society's superficial and divisive dance norms and make dance accessible and enjoyed by all.

Curated by Anno Domini Gallery.