dNaga is an intergenerational dance company founded by Claudine Naganuma in 2001. dNaga’s mission is to create work that reflects the culture in which we live and to explore our shared human experience. dNaga is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary. dNaga’s arts education programs include Dance for Parkinson’s Disease (DFPD) and GIRL Project. dNaga raises funds to keep its classes free of charge for attendees.
Dance for PD
Through DFPD classes, dNaga is able to teach students with Parkinson’s how to employ the tools of imagery and musicality that professional dancers use to execute movement. dNaga is licensed by the Mark Morris Dance Group to offer the DFPD program and Claudine is a certified teacher and has been holding classes for over 12 years. Your donation will go to provide opportunities for people with Parkinson's to socialize and use dance to foster play and creativity.
GIRL Project is a free program that offers art and empowerment activities taught by women of color, providing intergenerational spaces for long term mentorship. Classes include dance, theater, poetry, and visual arts for BIPOC girls aged 11 and older. The program was created to fight against child sex trafficking in Oakland and to instill the tools young girls need to develop self worth, awareness, and empowerment. dNaga has been offering free GIRL project workshops for BIPOC girls for 8 years.
While making a donation, you can earmark if you want your funds to go specifically towards DFPD or GIRL project. We appreciate the support of all of our individual donors towards maintaining and continuing our free programming.
For more information about dNaga and our programs, visit www.dnaga.org.