VRDC's first solo show at 145 Eddy St. - we did the full length version of District 6.
The process that birthed Visceral Roots, leading Ashley and Noah to collaborate for good!
VRDC is selected has BCF 2017 AMP Artists and showcased our work on the BCF stage for the first time.
Ashley Gayle and Noah James are professional artists. They’ve worked across the United States with various choreographers and met while dancing for PUSH Dance Company in 2013. Organically they've combined their passionate love for dance and visual arts to create Visceral Roots Dance Company. VRDC creates pieces that highlight the social issues that directly impact their community; thereby exploring the visceral experiences of life while fusing different art forms to create real stories. Initiated by collaboration, the duo strives to present work with artists from all mediums and expand their artistic development.
Visceral Roots debuted “Unparalleled” at PUSHFest 2016 through the PUSHLab process; this led to them being selected as the 2017-18 Black Choreographers Festival AMP Artists! The company has participated in multiple residencies with SAFEhouse Arts that culminated in a home show in 2018. As a fiscal sponsor, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center is a second home and includes VRDC throughout the year for local showings. The Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival, directed by Antoine Hunter, has mentored and presented VR each year since 2017. Viewers have said their movement is multifaceted, witty, and courageously takes them on an intimate spiritual and intellectual journey.
Their goal is to continue sharing who they're as influencers in the greater Bay Area, California & beyond. VRDC values community outreach, service, and collaboration. For more information about other classes and projects, hover over the ABOUT section of this page. If you are interested in working with us please use the contact form below. Also, check out our blog community by clicking Our community.
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