Animate Alameda is a West End Arts District project focused on proliferating and promoting dance performance in Alameda. The project started in October 2018 with the inaugural Animate Dance Festival. The festival program included dance classes, vendors and 19 performances, featuring more than 150 dancers of all genres. The next festival is scheduled for spring 2021 as part of the Grand Opening of the new waterfront park in Alameda Point.

In 2019 we are launched “Animate Shorts”, a series of site-specific performances that will take place bi-annually in intimate spaces around Alameda.  While the festival allows hundreds of people to experience different dance genres and perfor- mance styles, ‘Animate Shorts’ is an opportunity to witness dance performance in intimate and unconventional spaces. 

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