photos by David DeSilva

The Festival

Animate Dance Festival is a celebration of dance in all its forms. Taking place in Alameda Point on October 27 2018, Animate invites people of all ages and backgrounds to discover the wealth of dance artistry on offer in the Bay Area.

The Mission

A bold new initiative, Animate Dance Festival aims to showcase the great diversity of dance forms practised and performed in the Bay Area.  We strive to create a friendly, festive atmosphere so that people are emboldened to experience and participate in dance discovering its power to enrich, and enlighten our daily lives.  

  • Support free access to the arts for everyone, irrespective of economic or social background.  

  • Provide opportunities for artists to create new work in an inspiring, nurturing and supportive environment.

  • Enhance the awareness of and access to dance in Alameda, and throughout the Bay Area

  • Engage and Unite the local dance community