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BANDALOOP honors nature, community, and the human spirit through perspective-bending dance.  A pioneer in vertical performance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography, and the art of climbing to turn the dance floor on its side.  Under the artistic direction of Amelia Rudolph, the work re-imagines dance, activates public spaces, and inspires wonder and imagination in audiences around the world.

BANDALOOP performs in theaters and museums, on skyscrapers, bridges, billboards and historical sites, in atriums and convention halls, in nature on cliffs, and on screen.  Community is a pillar of the dance company’s work and they regularly offer courses for students and adults in Oakland, as well as lectures and corporate team building workshops worldwide.

Among BANDALOOP’s vertical dancefloors are the New York Stock Exchange, the LIC Building (Delhi), the Space Needle, IBM Headquarters Brazil, the National Museum (Singapore), the Campanile Tower at The Venetian Macau, UNESCO sites, Yosemite’s El Capitan, and the Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay (California). The dance company headlines at festivals and grand openings celebrating new structures and public spaces, including the Virgin Galactic Spaceport; Los Angeles City Hall for the launch of Grand Park and Mayor Eric Garcetti’s dedication ceremony for La La Land Day; the IFC Tower in Seoul; Peter Marino’s Hublot flagship in New York City; and Hermès Beverly Hills.

BANDALOOP believes in the power of its perspective shifting site-specific art as a means of dialogue between vastly different cultures and people, revitalizing public spaces, and as a tool to invite authentic engagement and creative curiosity.

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The more our citizens learn about one another’s culture, society, values and views, the better equipped we are to work together. Cultural diplomacy plays a fundamental part in building this understanding and in my time here, BANDALOOP has been our most effective Cultural Ambassadors.
— Joshua Lustig, Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate, Shanghai, China

IDEAS: Site specific, immersive, perspective-changing, activates public space, honors human spirit, dance in nature, dance and architecture