A community-driven, immersive, site-specific performance that unites vertical dance, locally-sourced content, music and spoken word to reframe the experience of urban community.

Interwoven by words and stories sourced from each local community, BANDALOOP’s full company of dancers choreographically respond to and illuminate provoking dialogues on community, placemaking and art.

Intrinsically driven by the inclusion of crowd-sourced narratives representing a unique expression of each city, the performances curate experiences that animate and draw out conversations about place-based memory, change and renewal. Built from discovery, empathy and communal sharing, #PublicCanvas is about human possibilities, cost of urban change, and amplifying the voices of the people impacted, expressed through the unique, immersive, perspective-changing art of vertical dance. 

2016 San Francisco, CA premiere
2017 Providence, RI premiere

Coming in 2019-2020:
Los Angeles, CA
Oakland, CA

Interested in presenting #PublicCanvas in your community?

To help guide you as you think about how #PublicCanvas would work in your community, we've put together a #PublicCanvas Playbook (PDF) which takes you through the basic steps needed to create a successful community-driven experience.

We look forward to collaborating with you!

#PublicCanvas in Providence, RI, featured fearless local poet Christopher Johnson performing spoken word on the wall.

#PublicCanvas in Providence, RI, featured fearless local poet Christopher Johnson performing spoken word on the wall.


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 climbing technology to turn the dance floor on its side. Founded by Amelia Rudolph, BANDALOOP re-imagines dance, activates public spaces, and inspires wonder and imagination in audiences around the world. The company trains dancers and youth at home and on tour, and has performed for millions of people in over 22 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Americas, and Asia, and on screens in films and digital media.

BANDALOOP is based in Oakland, CA, where the company creates work for its bi-annual home season and for touring performances presented around the globe each year.  Education and outreach are also an intrinsic part of the company’s mission. In addition to its ongoing work with youth, BANDALOOP offers regular classes, camps, and intensives at its home studio and in the mountains, and team building programs for business executives. 

For more information on BANDALOOP click here.