|Date:||June 14, 2014|
|Location:||Laney College Theater|
Saturday June 14th, 2014 at 8:00pm; and
Sunday June 15th, 2014 at 2:00pm
Laney College Theater
900 Fallon St., Oakland, CA
Across the street from the Lake Merritt BART station
Children under 3 free, Ages 4-17 $10 at the door****
Advance ticket sales end at NOON on Saturday for the Saturday show and 8am on Sunday for the Sunday show. After that tickets will be available at the door.
This is the big one, folks. We work toward these shows all year long, where emFATic DANCE and other incredible performers bring you a size-diverse performance showcase like you’ve never seen. emFATic DANCE will be hitting the stage with all-new fabulous, fun, dramatic, and daring pieces with thirteen dancers! Guests include Raks Africa, Magnoliah Black, Kitty Von Quim, Tigress Osborn and Sarah Redman, the models of Full Figure Entertainment, The Tartlettes, The Spoonies, Bahiya Movement, and more! Juicy D. Light of Rubenesque Burlesque emcees.
Theater and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. Fixed theater seats have arms. Seat width on fixed seats with arms is 19 inches. There will be a number of armless chairs in the accessible seating section. We are expanding the accessible section for armless chairs and wheelchairs/scooters this year by removing some of fixed theater seats. We will be reserving the row of seats behind the accessible section so that people in mixed size/ability groups attending the show together can sit together.
Note: The main entrance to the show this year is the accessible entrance at the back of the theater. To reach this entrance enter the campus from Fallon St. and enter at the accessible entrance at the back of the theater. Go down the hallway and enter the theater directly. We will have a volunteer check you in at will call or take your money for a ticket. There are accessible bathrooms on this level. There is street parking on Fallon St. and flat, but sloped, pathways to get to the theater. There are a number of disabled parking spaces available in the Laney parking lot closest to 8th St. and Fallon and the theater. From that lot, you will go down an alley behind the theater to the entrance that is closest to 10th St. People can also be dropped off directly at the accessible entrance door. We will have a volunteer posted at the entrance and lots of signs!To avoid stairs in the theater, enter at the accessible entrance. For the accessible entrance to the theater, enter the campus from Fallon St. and enter at the accessible entrance at the back of the theater (the side of the theater that is closest to the art gallery and 10th St.–see photo and also at link:http://www.laney.edu/wp/
****People often ask us if the show is kid-friendly and we always say this: It depends. It is an all-ages show, but there is some brief partial nudity in the show from our two guest burlesque artists and there may be some salty language used throughout the evening. A couple of emFATic’s pieces are kind of serious this year and deal with themes of fat oppression and fat hatred (a little more serious and emotional than in years’ past). Some kids watch the whole show and some step out into the lobby for certain acts and that is easy to do. If you have questions about this, just let us know!