BADW recognizes dance’s life-changing capability with its Dancers Choice Award, which goes this year to the Oakland-based belly dance duo Etang Inyang and Tammy Johnson, who performs as Raks Africa. Specializing in Egyptian style belly dance, the duo has found that participating in Dance Week is an ideal form of outreach. “We teach locally in Oakland at the Women’s Cancer Resource Center, and a number of participants in Dance Week have gone on to follow us to our classes,” Inyang says. “It’s a wonderful way to reach people who we wouldn’t have the resources to interact with.”.
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The Shadows of the Knight motorcycle club, the Raider Nation and a Ham radio group will be out, along with 11 DJs; nine bands; two dance troupes; and one martial art-music group, according to Tod Vedock, the man in charge of organizing the roadside support. Nine official cheer stations will be set up. “As long as it does not rain, it should all work,” Vedock said. Marathoners will pass the fire dragon at the behemoth American Steel studios on Mandela Parkway near 20th Street, as well as Chester, the fire-breathing horse art car with a built-in sound system. Made from an Econoline Ford and recycled tires, Chester’s eyes light up red and fire shoots out of his nostrils.
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Members of the Mark Morris Dance Group perform Morris classic 1988 work L Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, which the company will revive during three performances March 11-13 at UC Berkeley. (Elaine Mayson/Mark Morris Dance Group). The Mark Morris Dance Group returns to Cal Performances this week to perform Morris towering masterwork L Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, a fusion of beauty and philosophy set to Handel s oratorio of the same name. And the news gets even better: The oratorio will be performed live by the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale. Performances at UC Berkeley s Zellerbach Hall are 8 p.m. March 11-12 and 3 p.m. March 13; $40-$150; 510-642-9988, www.calperformances.org.— Randy McMullen, Staff.