Antoine Hunter is an African American Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Choreographer, Dancer, Dance instructor, model, actor and poet. Hunter
was born deaf and was raised Oakland, California and began dancing with
Dawn James at Skyline High School.
He has studied West African Dance with Master C.K. and Betty
Ladzekpo, and studied at the Paul Taylor Summer Intensives in 2003 and
2004 as full scholarship.
He is a lover to dance. You may had seen him in commercial or music
video. Had performed and taught all over USA and all over the world such
as, Rome, London, Cuba, Africa and so on.
He also has performed with Savage Jazz Dance Company, as dance
artist/performer/jazz instructor; he has also performed with Nuba Dance
Theater, Sins Invalid, Sonic Dance Theater of Epiphany Productions,
Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Alayo Dance Company, Cat Willis, Push Dance
Company and Robert Moses’ Kin Dance Company, Sign Dance Collective AKA.
Signdance Theatre International, Dance Captain for an Expedia.com
commercial, choreographer for Amerikana The Musical, and many more.
Mr. Hunter has
attended the California Institute of the Arts and is studying toward a
B.A at St. Mary’s College of California L.E.A.P. He later becomes
Founder/Director of Urban Jazz Dance Company 2007. A faculty member at
East Bay Center of the Performing Arts, Dance-A-Vision, Youth In Arts,
Shawl and Anderson Dance Center, Ross Dance Company, just to name a few. http://urbanjazzdance.com/site/artist-statement/
Antoine Hunter, Artistic Director and Founder, Urban Jazz Dance, joins us to talk about DEAF LOUDER: The 2nd Bay Area Deaf Dance Festival
this weekend, Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9 at 8pm; Sunday,
August 10 at 4 pm at Dance Mission Theatre
in San Francisco. DEAF LOUDER
proudly presents a festival that celebrates deaf culture. There will be
dance, poetry, song and rap by deaf and hearing performers. Starring
Def Motion from London, Michelle Banks, Fred Beam, Joey Antonio, Rosa
Lee, and Antoine Hunter. Other performers include James L. Taylor the
3rd, CODA Brothas, Sister Master, Half N Half, Deaf ASL singer Tonique
Hunter and poet Joy Elan Sledge.Tickets: $25 For a discount use the
code: “DeafLouder” (for an $18.00 ticket at Brown Paper Tickets); $12
for children 10 and under). For groups of 5 or more contact Ms. Stella
Adelman 415-826-4441 firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be
a special workshop Saturday with Michelle Banks at EBCPA in Richmond
and Sunday from 12-2 there will be dance workshops at Dance Mission and a
conversation witht the artists.
Visit http://www.antoinehunter.blogspot.com/ Antoine Hunter is an
African American Deaf and Hard of Hearing Choreographer, Dancer, Dance
instructor, model, actor and poet. He has performed and taught all over
USA and all over the world such as, Rome, London, Cuba, Africa. He also
has performed with Savage Jazz Dance Company, as dance
artist/performer/jazz instructor. He is a faculty member at EBCPA,
Dance-A-Vision, Youth In Arts, Shawl and Anderson Dance Center, Ross
Dance Company, just to name a few.
For all Deaf Louder Festival details
We open with Lacey Schwart, dir. Little White Lies, featured in the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 34, with screenings: Aug. 7 (PARK 7 p.m.), Aug. 8 (RAF 3 p.m.). Visit
sfjff.org and 415-621-0523.
Music: Kim Nalley's "Trouble in Mind" and "I Wish I Knew How It Felt to Be Free."
Link to show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wandas-picks/2014/08/06/wandas-picks-radio-antoine-hunter-deaf-louder-dance-fest