Bliss Dance Festival
The Bliss Dance Festival is a Bay Area's very first dance festival to celebrate Female Sexual Empowerment. Hosted by Bliss Dance Company, we have invited Bay Area's up and coming female choreographers to showcase their work. Choreographers will express what they feel or witness about female sexuality while responding to the question, "What would the world be like if women were safe?". Book a babysitter and enjoy an evening of dance near downtown San Leandro at the site of Truth Is Beauty, a 55 foot sculpture created by Burning Man artist, Marco Cochrane. Bliss Dance Festival embraces the East Bay's commitment to social change and social justice.
Bliss Dance Company
Bliss Dance Company (BDC) supports the voice of female issues through the art of performance dance. Our commitment to original and innovative creations come straight out of our artists’ hearts and souls. A fusion of diverse disciplines of dance and cultural backgrounds enable us to touch our community with the passion that comes from our life experiences.
Learn more about Bliss Dance Company.
Truth is Beauty by Marco Cochrane
Truth is Beauty is the second in the series of three monumental sculptures, The Bliss Project, by Marco Cochrane of a woman, Deja Solis, expressing her humanity. Truth is Beauty, 55 feet tall, debuted at Burning Man 2013 and will be permanently placed at the San Leandro Tech Center in the San Francisco Bay Area in September 2016. These sculptures are intended to demand a change in perspective… to be catalysts for social change. They are intended to challenge the viewer to see past the sexual charge that has developed around the female body which has been used for power and control, to the human being. They are intended to de-objectify women and inspire men and women to take action to end violence against women, thus allowing both women and men to live fully and thrive.
Learn more about Truth is Beauty and Marco Cochrane.
Cassie Begley, Creative Director/Visionary
Wyatt Wong, Media Director
Ami Doyelmason, Marketing Director
Britney Bindel, Fundraising Director
Jahda Dioum, Performer’s Coordinator
Miranda Kanowsky, Social Media Manager
Hannah Thrasher & Erica Peralez, Stage Managers
Staff and Volunteers
Rudy Barrios, Robert Begley, Leah Dorman, Brian Gerges, Alfonso Gutierrez, Patricia Gutierrez, Gwyneth Jones, LeAnn & Ward Kanowsky, Bernard Mamuyac, Vanesa Morales, Moriah Grace Oliphant, Christina Silveira, Rohith Sankarraman, Tiffany Stelle, Janis Valencia, Ryan Wilson