Oakland Tribune Outtakes

Notes from Oakland, Berkeley and in between

Phat Fly Girls

By awoodall
Saturday, November 1st, 2008 at 9:09 am in Fun Stuff to do in Oakland, Night Owl, Oakland nightlife.

Some dancers just do it bigger. Dance At Large, Big Moves Bay Area’s all new
dance spectacular, celebrates this not so small fact in style with plenty of
big dance from big dancers who aren’t afraid to show you what they’re made
of.  Featuring the Phat Fly Girls, Big Moves Bay Area’s resident dance
company for the curvaceous and confident, Dance At Large is coming to Laney
College Theater (900 Fallon St. in Oakland) on November 7th and 8th, 2008 at
8pm.  Tickets are $12 at the door ($10 for students) or $10 in advance ($8
for students) available now at
http://www.bigmoves.org .
Dance At Large features the Phat Fly Girls in hot new jazz, musical theater,
lyrical and hip-hop numbers, combining sexiness, raw emotion, sharp
choreography and a dash of humor with some seriously fierce full-bodied dance
for an evening you’ll never forget. The Phat Fly Girls’ performances will
include the premiere of a new hip-hop work created specially for the Phat Fly
Girls in all their ample glory by guest choreographer, Kim Sims-Battiste,
Director of Culture Shock Oakland.  A veritable bevy of size-diverse guest
performances round out the evening and include belly dance by local troupes
Raks Africa and Goddess Force, burlesque by Rubenesque Burlesque, Bollywood
by NaachDuniya, hip-hop by Culture Shock Oakland and contemporary dance solos
by former and current Big Moves dancers.  
Big Moves is the only production and service organization in the world
dedicated to getting people of all sizes out on the dance floor and up on
stage. Recently featured on “Entertainment Tonight” and in a national PBS
documentary, Big Moves Bay Area has also been named the “Best Place for Big
Girls to Shake It” by the SF Bay Guardian. Big Moves offers performing and
training opportunities for dancers of all sizes. To find out more about Big
Moves, visit us online at

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