a black silhouetted city skyline with images of Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company dancers superimposed in shades of blue. Both the skyline and youth are reflected below the horizon.

Friday April 28 - Sunday April 30, 2023

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The Reintroduction is a hip-hop theater performance created and performed by the Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company and collaborators.

I think it’s safe to say that you are different.

Different from 3 years ago, 2 years ago, a year.

How are you different?

What is different in the world around you?

What is the same that should be different?

How are you showing up in this time of a new normal?


The Reintroduction is a hip hop dance and theater performance that invites the audience to explore who we are, what has changed us, what has or hasn’t changed around us and how are we reemerging into this world as we work to be our true authentic selves.


Under the artistic direction of Rashidi Omari and Paula Dewart, The Reintroduction is created and performed by the Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company, Destiny Junior Company, The Elders Project and BANDALOOP.


Tickets start at $10.


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Location: Laney College 900 Fallon Street Oakland, CA 94607


Free parking onsite.


Support available for accessibility.



Friday, April 28 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 29 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 30 2:00 PM & 6:00 PM

Brook, a teen dance captain, with sunglasses on her head, hands raised smiling and dancing.



Destiny Arts Center is grateful for the contributions from individuals, foundations, corporate, and government sources that make our work possible.We are proud to recognize these generous partners.


This event is funded in part by the City of Oakland. This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at arts.ca.gov.


BANDALOOP’s youth work is supported by the City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program and by the California Arts Council.

Group of 9 youth dancers sitting on an orange couch posing

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