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Visceral Roots Dance Company

Visceral Roots Dance Company Visceral Roots Dance Company (Bay Area, CA) develops work that addresses social complexities. Visceral Roots Dance Company remains active in our community by telling stories that inspire, strengthen and add tenacity during these perilous times.

Connect with us as we continue to rise, expand & grow towards the sun.

Operating as usual

03/03/2022

Never hold on to something that doesn't want to stay.

SUPPORT US: Visceral Roots creates work about social issues that significantly impact us.You can help by donating to our...
02/27/2022

SUPPORT US:

Visceral Roots creates work about social issues that significantly impact us.
You can help by donating to our company, so we can continue to inspire change in our community and provide opportunities for collaborating artists.

#GivingTuesday [March 01, 2022]

"Whether it's doing an act of kindness, speaking out for a cause that matters to you, or donating to a favorite nonprofit, every act of generosity counts and each means more when we give together. Get ideas for how you might give back today. And help us spread the word that generosity matters now more than ever."

https://www.visceralroots.org/donation-page

02/25/2022
Take a moment to read our latest update - includes Performance Info for a virtual event THIS Friday!
02/23/2022
You're Invited

Take a moment to read our latest update - includes Performance Info for a virtual event THIS Friday!

Join us for a special virtual event hosted by SADC to celebrate Black History Month Friday, Feb. 25th at 7pm

02/21/2022

Hey friends!

We have some exciting news to share with you. This Friday we have a quick Virtual Show ๐ŸŽ‰โค๏ธ.
Date and time:

Fri, February 25, 2022
7:00 PM โ€“ 8:30 PM PST
Location:

Online event
Event description:

An evening virtual showcase of 7 invited black artists to share a film/video they have created in the past couple of years along with a moderated Q&A.
Host/Moderator: Raissa Simpson of PUSH Dance Company

Films by:
--Gabriele Christian
--Clarissa Dyas
--Erik Lee
--Blakh Love
--Styles Alexander
--Visceral Roots Dance Company***
--Frankie Lee III Dance Page

Virtual Showcase: Friday, Feb 25th 7-8pm
Hope to see you there!!
With love,
Noah James & Ashley Gayle

AMIR.
02/17/2022
Rose gold on TikTok

AMIR.

๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿฅฒ๐Ÿฅฒ๐Ÿฅฒ๐Ÿฅฒ๐Ÿฅฒ๐Ÿฅฒ๐Ÿฅฒ๐Ÿฅฒ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ–ค๐ŸคŽ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ™๐ŸฝAMIR ๐Ÿ–ค๐ŸคŽ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค๐Ÿฅฒ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”#Amir

02/05/2022

Still so grateful for all that he stands for in Dance

02/05/2022

Hey friends!?
How are you?

Big Facts!!! Support your DANCERS!
01/31/2022

Big Facts!!! Support your DANCERS!

01/29/2022
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Stay tuned as we share our favorite moments, artists, lessons, and pieces that celebrate

01/23/2022
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"There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind."
-C.S. Lewis | If you're all about moving forward, what keeps you going when you want to stop.. and look back at the good ole days??

I'll start: (See comments)

โ€œrarely, if ever, are any of us healed in isolation. Healing is an act of communion.โ€โ€โ€• bell hooksCo-Director NoahAs I r...
01/08/2022

โ€œrarely, if ever, are any of us healed in isolation. Healing is an act of communion.โ€โ€
โ€• bell hooks

Co-Director Noah

As I reflect on this quote by Hooks, I think about my journey with pain, mental health challenges and the oppression/ opposition faced as a black man. While healing is rarely instantaneous I have gratitude for the long term commitment in healing. Even if it is not with a person or someone near by, I am never alone in spirit or meditation while engaging with healing.

Co-Director Ashley

As I reflect on yet another chapter coming to a close, I feel this quote is right on time. Transitions usually bring out a range of emotions, as the success and failures can easily be summarized. To heal from this...how to heal from this? The "turtle shell" is what I call my form of isolation, and as comforting as that can be, it's not an act of true healing. That part happens when there's a sense of safety to release to others who can see you, feel you, and support you while the healing transpires. Lean into your people, now more than ever.

Reflect w/ us.

โœจDecember Newsletter is out โœจInvite yourself to close 2021 with gratitude and inspiration as we move forward with purpos...
12/29/2021
December Newsletter

โœจDecember Newsletter is out โœจ

Invite yourself to close 2021 with gratitude and inspiration as we move forward with purpose and motivation!

Read our latest inspiration quote below and comment what resonates with you the most.
https://shoutout.wix.com/so/e5NstLdCZ?languageTag=en

#VRDC #inspiration #dance #newsletter #quote #reflect #holidays #dancerslife #artist #bayarea

Happy Holidays! We hope your hearts and homes are filling with joy and peace as we bring 2021 to a close. As we end the year and reflect on ways to give to the community, we ask you to consider donating to Visceral Roots ~ artists committed to telling the stories of our local community and spreading...

Jazz with Ashley Gayle on Saturdays is always litty! Have you taken a class? What are you waiting for?
12/11/2021

Jazz with Ashley Gayle on Saturdays is always litty! Have you taken a class? What are you waiting for?

12/11/2021
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If you came to the awesome show tonightโ€ฆ.
Let us know what you enjoyed most.

Xoxo,
โ€œRed chairs, black floors & usโ€

Tickets to support our show tomorrow?? Click here:
12/09/2021
the CONCEPT series: Digital Edition 3

Tickets to support our show tomorrow??
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the CONCEPT series: Digital Edition 3 Posted on September 3, 2021 in by December 10 / OnlineTimesFriday, December 10 at 6pm PT (9pm ET) Live Captioning will be available for this performance Pay-What-You-CanVenueOnline, wherever you are! For increased security, ticket buyers will be emailed the Zoom...

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12/08/2021

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Introducing Visceral Roots Dance Company, one of the six fabulous guest artists featured in our upcoming CONCEPT series. Visceral Roots creates work that highlights social issues by exploring the visceral experiences of life while fusing different art forms to create real stories.

Tune in for Visceral Rootsโ€™ work at the CONCEPT series: Digital Edition 3!
Friday, December 10, 6pm PT (9pm ET)
Online, wherever you are
Pay-what-you-can tickets available at http://bit.ly/concept-tickets

Photo by Lynne Fried

The excitement is real yโ€™all!! Head on over to @_rawdance to see why.This Friday itโ€™s all virtual boo ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’•
12/07/2021

The excitement is real yโ€™all!! Head on over to @_rawdance to see why.
This Friday itโ€™s all virtual boo ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’•

RAWdanceโ€™s intimate and informal salon goes digital โ€“ featuring short dance films by six guest choreographers.Hosted liv...
12/02/2021

RAWdanceโ€™s intimate and informal salon goes digital โ€“ featuring short dance films by six guest choreographers.

Hosted live by RAWdance Co-Artistic Directors, the 3rd Digital Edition highlights dances for camera, with a mix of short dance films, works-in-progress, and digital experiments. Throughout the event, audiences will be encouraged to share impressions and feedback with the choreographers, helping provide an outside perspective as they continue to craft their works.

Featuring RAWdance with guest artists Leighann Kowalsky, Andreiฬna Maldonado, Paufve Dance, natalya shoaf, Visceral Roots Dance Co., and Hannah Westbrook.

Friday, December 10 at 6pm PT/9pm ET
Online via Zoom RAWDANCE.ORG
Pay-What-You-Can tickets: http://bit.ly/concept-tickets

Live Captioning will be available for this performance. |
for more info hit up Noah James & Ashley Gayle

โ™ฅ๏ธโœŒ๐Ÿฝโ˜€๏ธ ThankfulTuesday with gratefulness toward Wednesday. โ˜€๏ธโœŒ๐Ÿฝโ™ฅ๏ธ This 2021 Holiday Season we ask that you consider us a...
11/24/2021
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โ™ฅ๏ธโœŒ๐Ÿฝโ˜€๏ธ ThankfulTuesday with gratefulness toward Wednesday. โ˜€๏ธโœŒ๐Ÿฝโ™ฅ๏ธ

This 2021 Holiday Season we ask that you consider us a part of your family and pledge a small reoccurring donation of $10. We need your #SUPPORT to continue to survive. (https://www.visceralroots.org/donation-page)

Visceral Roots has always made work about social issues that have left stains within our Bay Area hearts and world. Ashley Gayle and I intertwined our DREAMS of ultimately being a multifaceted dance company that was a safe haven for pre professional artists. We are charged with a vision to bring dance to inner city youth, young adults and beginning/seasoned artists of all disciplines. In this way we collaborate with visual arts that best reflects the core of our Bay Area home.

You can help by donating to our company, so we can continue being impactful towards creating change in our community. The generation after us deserves an overflow of support and love while surviving these perilous times, while keeping their art, their voices alive!

Partnering with us by committing to a reoccurring gift will be the miracle necessary towards supporting our vision in service to our Bay Area families.

With immense #love,
๐•‹๐•™๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•œ๐•ค & ๐•˜๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•–๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ฆ๐•ค ๐•˜๐•ฃ๐•’๐•ฅ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•ฆ๐••๐•–,

Co Artistic Director & Social Media Manager
Noah James

Visceral Roots is a Contemporary Modern company that uses current events as foundation to dance on. Our movement addresses social and political issues by exploring the core experiences of life while merging different art forms; taking audiences into another world while reflecting our times. We colla...

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10/19/2021
Gestures and Dreams at Q***r Date Night

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Octavia Rose Projects in "bodyfabric II" with Jhia Jackson (left), Heidi Cash (center), and Noah James (right). Photo by Kim Anno. Image description: Three dancers pose in close proximity in a space with light wooden flooring and white walls. Two are standing and one is seated in a power wheelchair....

09/23/2021

Are you a part of our #newsletter? If not, what are you waiting for?!

09/19/2021

For every dark night there's a brighter day.
-Tupac

09/19/2021

What was wrong years ago no longer matters, today is brand new.

Hello VR Community! Its Donation #TBT๐Ÿ“The following tiers represent the many ways you can #give: $1,000.00 - Visceral Ro...
08/27/2021
Donation Page | VR81320

Hello VR Community! Its Donation #TBT

๐Ÿ“
The following tiers represent the many ways you can #give:
$1,000.00 - Visceral Roots Patron
$500.00 - Visceral Roots #Advocate
$250.00 - Visceral Roots #Supporter
$100.00 - Visceral Roots #Fan
$50.00 - Visceral Roots #Friend

Of course you are not limited to those options of #support. Anything you #donate is tremendously appreciated.

All love xoxo,
Ashley, Noah & the VR Collective
https://www.visceralroots.org/donation-page

Visceral Roots is a Contemporary Modern company that uses current events as foundation to dance on. Our movement addresses social and political issues by exploring the core experiences of life while merging different art forms; taking audiences into another world while reflecting our times. We colla...

August Newsletter https://shoutout.wix.com/so/84NiSbwDj?languageTag=en
08/16/2021
August Newsletter

August Newsletter https://shoutout.wix.com/so/84NiSbwDj?languageTag=en

Quote of the Month: โ€œIt's all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self-love deficit.โ€ -Eartha Kitt For August we celebrate ourselves and each other. Last month we shared that we had our first...

Hello VR Community! Its Donation #TBT๐Ÿ“The following tiers represent the many ways you can #give: $1,000.00 - Visceral Ro...
08/05/2021
Donation Page | VR81320

Hello VR Community! Its Donation #TBT

๐Ÿ“
The following tiers represent the many ways you can #give:
$1,000.00 - Visceral Roots Patron
$500.00 - Visceral Roots #Advocate
$250.00 - Visceral Roots #Supporter
$100.00 - Visceral Roots #Fan
$50.00 - Visceral Roots #Friend

Of course you are not limited to those options of #support. Anything you #donate is tremendously appreciated.

All love xoxo,
Ashley, Noah & the VR Collective
https://www.visceralroots.org/donation-page

Visceral Roots is a Contemporary Modern company that uses current events as foundation to dance on. Our movement addresses social and political issues by exploring the core experiences of life while merging different art forms; taking audiences into another world while reflecting our times. We colla...

Someoneโ€™s Bday is coming up!!! ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ
07/28/2021

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This weekend!!! Get your tickets now. =)
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Hello Family, Some of you were unable to attend the show, please consider donating to my Gofundme. 10$ Can help out a great deal. Thank you so much for the support! https://www.gofundme.com/visceralroots