Oakland Winter Live brings a showcase of the brightest stars of cutting-edge and multi-disciplinary performance including  live music, theatre, dance, and cinema, to the Oakland Asian Cultural Center Stage, in downtown Oakland, on December 8th, and 9th, 2017. The irascible Dhaya lakshminarayanan is the master of ceremonies, with Thea Farhadian, and Heike Liss performing electronic violin. Liss will  present a series with a steady stream of video images, that depicts like a fast-moving landscape from a train, with archival and live news feeds that show a stream of refugees crossing a border.  Naka Dance’s principal dancers: Debby Kajiyama and Jose Navarrete performing their haunting and visually explosive new work about the students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College who went missing in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico in 2014. Charles Woodman, video artist, will perform with Videos Avant,  Lisa Mezzacappa, Contrabass, Jason Levis on drums, and Tim Perkis, electronics. Jeanne Finley will peform with the Threshold Choir: Journeys Beyond the Cosmodrome which she created in collaboration with Lydia Matthews; Kim Anno, Kristina Dutton, Siyang Chen, and Ingibjorg Frioriksdottir will present a multi-media work about the contemporary challenge to nature using a video mosaic and live music and voice.  Finally, the incredible Tony Miyambo, from Johannesburg, will perform a stunning performance of Kafka’s Red Peter solo performance with an eye toward race in America. Oakland Winter Live is a production of Wild Projects.