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Laney College

Odell Johnson Theater

900 Fallon Street

Oakland, CA 94607

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Fri, April 14 @ 7:30pm
Sat, April 15 @ 7:30pm

Fri, April 21 @ 7:30pm
Sat, April 22 @ 2pm
Sat, April 22 @ 7:30pm
Sun, April 23 @ 5pm

Adults: $15-$40 sliding scale ($25 suggested)
Youth 18 and under: $10

All tickets are General Admission

For information contact Destiny Arts Center at 510-597-1619 ext. 111 OR info@destinyarts.org


Illuminate transports our current socio-political climate into an eerie and twisted alternate reality and lights it up with hip-hop, west african, and aerial dance, theater, rap and song.

At an American high school, tensions come to a head at the school dance, as students are faced with a school lockdown, a devious dance coordinator and a power outage. Together, they must find a way to literally illuminate their environment so that they can find their way home. But this young band of resisters is not without guidance: the visionary voices of activists like Angela Davis, Tim Wise, Van Jones, Alicia Garza, Valerie Kaur and America Ferrera help them light the way.

Eerie, provocative, at times humorous, but also disturbingly real, Illuminate takes us into a world of shadows — where profit is valued over human life, uniformity is not only embraced but enforced, toxic divisions are exploited, and the threat of violence makes community solidarity feel far, far away — and illuminates a road map for how we might find our way out.


Artistic Directors
Sarah Crowell, Rashidi Omari

Aerial Dance Director
Amelia Rudolph, Artistic Director, BANDALOOP

Lighting Design
Jenny B, Shady Lady Lighting

Costume Design
Angie Wilson

Sound Design
Ben Frost, aka Soleil

Video Design
Yoram Savion & students from Destiny’s New Media Arts program

Guest Artists
Anisah Abdullah, Melecio Estrella, Suzanne Gallo, Krystal Harfert, Rose Huey, Mika Lemoine, Afia Thompson, Nafi Thompson

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