Malonga Casquelourd Center For The Arts

Malonga Casquelourd Center For The Arts

City Of Oakland Parks & Recreation Cultural Arts Center

The Oakland City Council voted unanimously on June 1, 2004, to rename the Alice Arts Center to honor Malonga Casquelourd, who was killed last Father’s Day by a suspected drunken driver. Casquelourd was a master drummer, dancer and teacher who dedicated his life to promoting African culture in the East Bay.

The beautifully restored turn-of-the-century Arts Center is one of the area's busiest performing arts facilities. Patrons can participate in a variety of arts programs or rent spaces for arts events and activities.

Spaces available for rent include a 400-seat theater, five dance studios, meeting rooms and rehearsal spaces. Four long-standing Oakland arts institutions - Oakland Ballet, Citicentre Dance Theater, Dimensions Dance Theater and Oakland Ensemble Theater - are founding resident companies. Numerous other art groups present activities or have offices at the Arts Center...

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