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Peralta News – Congresswoman Barbara Lee & Chancellor Jowel Laguerre at Flex Day

31 August 2015

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The Peralta Colleges celebrated a very special Flex Day to kick off a new semester and welcome our new Chancellor, Jowel Laguerre. Congresswoman Barbara Lee joined the festivities, filling the packed Odell Johnson Theater with words of encouragement and inspiration. Board President Meredith Brown, faculty members and staff leadership also spoke at this joyous event!

The Peralta family was treated to an outstanding performance by the Jiklele dance group, hosted by Laney’s very own dance department.

We look forward to a new semester with more fantastic happenings at Peralta and a heartfelt welcome to Chancellor Jowel Laguerre. Many thanks to Congresswoman Barbara Lee and her staff for sharing this momentous day with us!

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AND STILL WE DANCE… “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within” at Laney College, Dec. 12-13

1 December 2014

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Witness the artistry of Laney’s ILO ~ Communication, through the lens of dance! Friday & Saturday, December 12-13, 8:00PM in the Laney College Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center. General Admission $15.00. Students, Seniors & Children $10.00.

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Oakland Mayoral Candidates Forum at the Laney College Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center, April 30

25 April 2014

image002Wednesday, April 30 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Laney College Johnson Performing Arts Center

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Annual Spring Recital Concert at Laney College, May 9-10

17 April 2014

Spring 2014 Dance Poster draft coverMay 9 & 10, 8:00 pm in the Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center, Laney College

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Author Toba Singer will speak at Laney College, May 2

10 April 2014

Toba Singer - NEWFriday, May 2, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the Laney College Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center.

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Laney College Welcomes the Oakland Ballet Company – May 16-17

3 April 2014

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You are warmly invited to attend an exciting collaboration between the Laney College Dance Department and the Oakland Ballet Company. OBC’s Artistic Director, Graham Lustig, will host a master-class in the Laney College dance studio (D100) on May 5, 2014 (10-11:30am); all participants will have the unique opportunity to learn repertory from OBC’s upcoming production of “Oakland-esque”. Following Lustig’s master-class, OBC dancers will present excerpts from “Oakland-esque” in the Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center (noon-1pm). The afternoon will conclude with an informal question and answer session. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit OaklandBallet.org.

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Mix’d Ingrdnts Presents: Q.U.E.E.N. From Throne to Altar, Laney College Theatre – Feb. 7 – 8

5 February 2014

 

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Mix’d Ingrdnts is an all female dance company that exists to empower women to express themselves. Founded in 2010 by Oakland natives, Samara Atkins and Jenay Anolin, Mix’d Ingrdnts cohesively combines various dance styles of Hip hop, Ballet, Samba, Waacking, Breaking, West African, Modern, House and Aerial into performance. 

Mix’d Ingrdnts represents a diverse group of women artists that strive to build lasting relationships within the community and beyond through their movement and art of storytelling. 

Our newest creation, “Q.U.E.E.N. From Throne to Alter”, takes a look at how society views a woman and how we establish what it means to be a queen, regardless of these external factors.

The 2014 show dates are as follows: Friday, February 7th @ 8pm & Saturday, February 8th | @ 2pm & 8pm at Laney College Theater in Oakland.  Get your tickets now!

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Laney College & the College of Alameda Dance Departments Present “Nutcracker International”: Oakland’s Sweetest Holiday Tradition

7 November 2013

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Nutcracker returns to Oakland! Laney and the College of Alameda Dance Departments will debut “Nutcracker International” on Friday Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. and Sat. Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center on the Laney College campus.

Artistic Director Priya Shah, presents a home-grown Nutcracker centered in Oakland, CA.. “Nutcracker International”, a very new take on a well known holiday tradition, highlights the many communities found in Oakland, including the Aztec, African American, Haitian, Cambodian, Vietnamese, and LGBTQ communities. Choreographer Colette Eloi crafts an original version of the Snow scene using traditional Haitian dance. In an effort to update the ethnic relevance of the various dances featured in the traditional Nutcracker, choreographers Dr. Zak Diouf, and Danny Nguyen re-create Arabian Chocolate (Senegalese Cinq Centimes) and Chinese Tea (Vietnamese Honey Comb Cake, Cambodian Sesame Cookies) dances using traditional West African, Vietnamese and Cambodian dance. Narrator Mama Clara delivers an educational storyline that weaves the magical scenes together and, along with surprise video and special effects, provides an engaging and historical overview of Oakland, CA.

In collaboration with Laney College and the College of Alameda Dance Departments, Laney’s Culinary Arts Department will prepare a smorgasbord of international desserts and holiday treats to compliment the “Nutcracker International” dance suites. These will be deliciously available in the lobby area.

General admission is $15 and $10 for students. Admission is FREE on Dec. 21 with a donation of a wrapped gift for a child under age 10. Tickets are available at the door one hour prior to show time. Santa Claus will make an appearance after the matinee show on Dec. 21. Do not miss this opportunity to celebrate the holidays and enjoy the rich and splendid diversity of Oakland, CA.

 

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Who: Laney College and the College of Alameda Dance Departments

What: “Nutcracker International”

When: Dec. 20 (7pm), Dec. 21 (2pm)

Where: Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center

Why: To celebrate the winter holiday traditions found in Oakland, CA

Contact: Priya Shah, vshah@peralta.edu

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Special Offer for Peralta Students: Trial of the Century Debate at Laney College Wed. Oct. 9, 6:30 pm

3 October 2013

Just for Peralta Students: You can attend this historic debate with some of the country’s top lawyers and learn about the Trial of the Century. Regular tickets cost $35, but Peralta Colleges students can attend and make any donation you can afford. 

This is a great opportunity to learn about our history and simply pay what you can. All students are welcome!

Don’t miss this exciting debate at Laney College’s Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center, Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 pm.

Trial of the Century

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Peralta News – “The” Trial of the 20th Century Debate at Laney College

18 September 2013

The Peralta Community College District is proud to co-sponsor with the Equal Justice Society, the Democratic Lawyers Club and Women Lawyers of Alameda County: “The” Trial of the 20th Century Debate at the Laney College Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 7pm. Click here to download PDF.

 

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