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 is set to become a bi-annual event with the next installment coming to Alameda Point in October 2020.  

2019 sees the launch of “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 performance styles, ‘Animate Shorts’ is an opportunity to witness dance performance in an intimate and unconventional spaces.