The Anastasio Project: September 19-21, 2014 @ EastSide Arts Alliance!

NAKA and EastSide Arts Alliance present the Anastasio Project. The Anastasio Project is a multidisciplinary public performance work that investigates racial profiling and state brutality in the streets of Oakland and at the US-Mexico border, using the story of Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas as a point of departure. Hernandez-Rojas was a Mexican national who was detained at the US-Mexico border in May 2010 who was killed by a dozen Customs and Border Patrol agents. The Anastasio Project grows out of NAKA’s longtime interest in investigating social and environmental issues. Navarrete x Kajiyama Dance Theater artists José Navarrete and Debby Kajiyama have partnered with EastSide Arts Alliance since 2006. 

Friday, September 19, 20, & 21
EastSide Arts Alliance
2277 International Boulevard
Tickets: Sliding scale, $10-40
No one turned away for lack of funds

Conceived & Directed by Navarrete x Kajiyama Dance Theater (NAKA) with performer-collaborators: Kev Akhidenor, Dajuan Carter-Woodard, Simone Nalls, Patricia Barajas, Jose Navarrete, Michael Turner, Hector Torres

Music by David Molina
Multimedia by Steven Sanchez & Ian Winters
Mural by Leslie Lopez / Visual Element

Funding Credits:
Development of The Anastasio Project is supported by: The MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; The Kenneth Rainin Foundation; The East Bay Community Foundation's East Bay Fund for Artists; The Open Circle Foundation; the Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists Grant; EastSide Arts Alliance; Theatre Bay Area’s CA$H Grant; the Zellerbach Family Foundation; the Akonadi Foundation; the Della Davidson Prize; the California Arts Council Creating Places of Vitality Grant, The Triangle Lab, Rose Marie Lanier, Jose Maria Francos, and many generous individual donors.

Development of The Anastasio Project was supported by the Artist-Investigator Project of the Triangle Lab (a joint program of Cal Shakes and Intersection for the Arts), supported in part by The James Irvine Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and MetLife Foundation and Theatre Communications Group.

Navarrete x Kajiyama Dance Theater / The Anastasio Project is a fiscally sponsored project of Dancers’ Group.

Debby Kajiyama