This page highlights cultural events at the hall.
For rental availability, please visit the page of the room you are interested in, located under the "RENTALS" tab, and check the availability calendar for that space.
FALL HALL JAM 2018
a weekend of Contact Improvisation practice
Class, Labs & Jams!
Community Dinner Saturday night
...schedule & details coming soon...
Sliding Scale Pricing
Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to use the "send money to a friend" option! You can also bring cash/check to the Tuesday jam. Pay early to save money, and help us plan ahead!
$60-200 through October 1
$80-200 through October 31
$200 day before/ day of
Upcoming Moving On Center Workshops at the Finnish Hall:
Body Mind Centering with Diane Elliot
Thurs., Fri., Sat. Oct. 25, 26, 27, 9:15-11:45am
Bartenieff Fundamentals with Brenton Cheng
Thurs. Fri., Sat., Oct. 25, 26, 27, 1:00-3:30pm
Laban Movement Analysis with Peggy Hackney
Thurs., Fri., Sat.,Jan. 2019, 24, 25, 26, 9:15-11:45am
Hakomi Somatic Therapy with Manuela Mischke-Reeds
ONLY Thurs., Fri., Jan. 2019, 24, 25, 1:00-5:00pm
New Year's Eve
at The Finnish Hall
Come transition into a new year with a full day of Contact Improvisation in Community
December 31, 2017
Tuesday December 5th at 8PM
Finnish Hall Auditorium
Valentine Tanz is an experimental choreographic project created by Vala/ Tomasz Foltyn. This work is a collage of Valentine’s works, a fearless life/art process that refers to the history of crystal ancestors, queer nature of the universe, as well as challenges the aesthetics of drag culture. The form of the show is oscillating between grotesque theater, expressive dance, performance art and oral pleasures of talking.
This performance is part of "Fem_Ness/How do we keep on dancing?", an exchange between Kraków based artists Tomasz Foltyn, Justyna Stasiowska & Bartolomeu Koczenasz, and Berkeley artists Rosemary Hannon & Miriam Wolodarski, funded by TMU, the Trust for Mutual Understanding.
Join us for the show, discussion, and dancing afterward!
Performing Arts Salon
Friday May 20th at 8PM
in the upstairs Meeting Room!
With new work by:
with Mindy Zarem
and Diana Lara
Join us for works in progress, experiments, and improvisation. Feedback, discourse, hangout. Performance, discussion, mingling!
Spring 2017 Residents
RANDY REYES & GABE CHRISTIAN
Randy & Gabe join forces to bring us Pu$$y Pop for Jesus / Ballsacrilegious, a tongue-in-cheek spin-off on traditional Sunday Services that intends to queer the memory-space-time of “Sunday mornings” by disseminating spiritual and non-spiritual texts, building queer spiritual ecologies, warm-up/praise and Serwoman sermon/intention-setting, yoga, dance improvisation, and shaking our @$$es to celebrate our individual and collective resilience.
*** PUBLIC SHARING the evening of June 18! ***
Rent Romus Life's Blood Ensemble
April 29, 2017
Easter Cheapster Jam
April 14th - 17th 2017
Axis Syllabus/ Movement Artisans
with Kira Kirsch and Antoine Ragot
July 7-10 2016
RASANBLE! Haitian Arts & Culture Festival
July 22 - 24 2016
Axis Syllabus Workshop
with Kevin O'Connor and Kelly Keenan
April 29 - May 2
Axis Syllabus Intensive
with Frey Faust and Francesca Pedulla
March 7 - 13th 2016
Fall Hall Jam
a focused and affordable weekend of Contact Improvisation
October 28th - 30th
Halloween Time Travelers Ball
Oakland Intergroup Alcohol Free Party
SALTA Dance Collective
Wednesday October 28th
Show at 8:30PM
starts at 7pm
VîV Soft Open
Show at 8PM