Read our dancer Mitch Allen's account of Dancing Through China 

See Jubilee 
Oakland Ballet's 
East Bay Dances!

Sunday, June 4th, 2017
4 PM

Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center
Laney College, Oakland

Oakland Ballet Company is excited to present the 3rd annual East Bay DANCES – an afternoon celebrating the very best of dance in the East Bay. Featuring performances by Oakland Ballet, Ah-Lan Dance, AXIS Dance Company, Ballet Folklórico México Danza, Jubilee American Dance Theatre, The Milissa Payne Project, Shabnam Dance Theatre, YuRue Ma, and more!

Snapshots of Jubilee's Summer 2016 Tour of Portugal (click to enlarge)

"Jubilee American Dance Theatre gives us lively and engaging American folk dances and traditional music from across the nation and throughout history." 
San Francisco Chronicle, 2016

Jubilee American Dance Theatre is a unique performance ensemble, bringing to life the dances, music, songs, and stories of the folks who made America. From Appalachia to Swing Era dance halls to Cajun Country, the North American Whalers, Baja California, America's immigrants and more, Jubilee transports you to another time and place, through its rich weaving of stories, songs, dance, and music. Jubilee's work is all set in context with period costumes and props. The costume staff goes to great lengths to research and reproduce authentic costumes of each era. Likewise, the choral and music directors recreate regional and historical musical styles.  See Repertoire, About Us, and Photos + Videos.

Jubilee has performed in the San Francisco Bay Area at a variety of venues, including:
Jubilee has also performed at International Dance and Music Festivals, representing the USA at public, educational, and official events, including:
  • Portugal (33rd Arribe-Monte! International Festival of Music and Traditional Dances), Summer 2016
  • Czech Republic (International Folklife Festivals in Šumperk and Liptál), 2015
  • France (Festival de Gannat, Les Cultures du Monde), 2008 and 2014
  • Cuba (Palma Soriano), 2011
  • Russia (Moscow International Folklore Festival), 2010
  • Finland (Kaustinen Folk Music Festival), 2005
  • Italy (Latium World Folkloric Festival, Cori), 2002
  • Czech Republic (9th International Folklore Festival Klatovy), 2002
  • Mexico (Baja California), 2000
If you're a potential member of Jubilee, or if you might present Jubilee dancers, musicians, and singers in a customized performance, see About Us

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Jubilee on tour in the Czech Republic 2015 (click to enlarge)