Dimensions Dance Theater Celebrates Big Anniversary in Oakland

Dimensions Dance Theater will celebrate its 50th anniversary with performances of new works by company collaborators laura elaine ellis and Nimely Napla in two performances October 22 and 23 at Mills College Lisser Hall in Oakland.

One of the country’s longest- standing dance companies, DDT at 50 boasts a history of artistic innovation and collaboration, culture keeping and deep community connection that has made it an internationally revered model arts organization for half a century.

Performances of ellis’ ruminations. [re]visited. and Napla’s Dai Zoe Bush — The Breaking of the Poro & Sande Bush will be given Saturday, October 22, at 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 23, at 4 pm and both performances will include a Q&A with the artists and company members. Tickets are priced $15-$50 with discounted four-ticket family package tickets for $100 and legacy tickets for $500-$1000 supporting the future of Dimensions’ important work as culture keepers and innovators.  Lisser Hall is located on the Mills College at Northeastern University campus at 5000 MacArthur Blvd. in Oakland.

For tickets and information about Dimensions Dance Theater’s 50th anniversary, visit; www.dimensionsdance.org

“For 50 years the voices of our dance artists, collaborators and Dimensions’ community have provoked, enlighted, brought us together and created a fearless, bold and joyful space for truth, beauty and the unstoppable power of art and creativity,” says Deborah Vaughan, co-founder of Dimensions Dance Theater. “Today our neighborhoods, communities and the world are in an unpredictable state of flux. As we navigate through these challenges, now more than ever, our work is urgent and a lifeline to many. It penetrates the mind, heart, and soul and touches the essence of humanity.”