Mom & Me: The Warrior Heart

Led by Director Claudine Naganuma, dNaga explores the archetypal relationship between moms and their daughters. The work is a salve for healing in times of upheaval.

Mothers demonstrate great strength, courage and wisdom. How can we learn, honor and use this investigation of mothers to grow into our best selves.
dNaga’s work examines the tools we already own through our birthright. They will serve us to open our warrior heart that guides us as we fight for justice and peace.

The work integrates audio interviews conducted by Claudine Naganuma, new music composition by Joel Davel and Indigo Mateo. Choreography by Claudine Naganuma and dNaga dance co. members.

Live Zoom Screening

Saturday, June 27 @ 1-2pm

Email [email protected] for technical assistance.

Participating Artists

Claudine Naganuma

Joel Davel and Indigo Mateo and pianist Ana Eye.

Video Editor courtesy of APICC
Marie Fontejon

Ceressa Allen, Yael Berol, Seosaimhin Black, Emilia Friedberg, Martha Friedberg, Jhia Louise Jackson, Lucie Jerome, Ellie Kerwin, Erin Landers, Leslie Lopez, Janey Madamba, Leila Massoudi, Micah Morris, Carissa Myung, Harriette Ray, Shaunnah Ray, Pei Yi Tam Peng, Cathy Wake Quides, Hamida Yusufzai, and Members of Banteay Srei.

Supported by Dancers’ Group CA$H Grant Program, The East Bay Community Foundation’s Fund for Artists, the Clorox Company Foundation and Individual Donors.

dNaga dance co. is fiscally sponsored by Dancers’ Group and is in residence at Danspace.

About dNaga

dNaga was founded in 2001 by Director Claudine Naganuma. dNaga recently performed at the World Parkinson’s Congress in Kyoto, Japan in 2019. In addition to offering performances, dNaga’s programs include GIRL Project, a dance and empowerment workshop for East Oakland girls and Dance for Parkinson’s at Danspace. For more information visit or find us on facebook.

Event is FREE. Donations accepted to support dNaga and it’s important community programs.

To learn more about dNaga programs, visit

Header Image Credit: Matt Haber

June 27, 2020 at 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Oakland, CA
United States
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