An invitation to our home
Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
When & Where
Pythia Arts Foundation
Pythia takes communities beneath surface realities to a deeper awareness of being, by inviting the questioning of assumptions. We do this by creatively and scientifically exploring the profound relationship of the body to the self, the environment, society and the world.
Our creative work is driven by the powerful need to find authenticity, essence and intimacy; a catalyst that courses through all of our programs, and encourages the facing of the unfamiliar.
In fulfillment of our mission, we have focused our effort into three areas:
Dance: Pythia has created over twenty dance productions ranging from simple solos to technical spectacles journeyed over several city blocks, We partner with organizations to bring innovative programming to the general public.
Educate: The Oak Tree Arts Center is a community-based studio in East Oakland that celebrates our cultural diversity in order to foster understanding and appreciation. The Center promotes the exploration of experimental and traditional art forms through our afterschool program, dance classes, art classes, theatre classes, created through relationships with leaders in our local community, and schools.
Heal: The Phoenix Rising Homeless Project is a program whose aim is to find a way to repair homelessness among women and children. Our effort is focused on innovative methods through providing healing, educational, therapeutic movement classes and arts programming. We teach them skills and empower them to care for themselves. Shelters and rehabilitation facilities are staffed with worthy people battling their own addictions.