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April 2022

SF Ballet Swan Lake

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Dance Theatre of Harlem
San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson's Swan Lake. Photo © Erik Tomasson   Dance Theatre of Harlem's Anthony Santos, Derek Brockington, Amanda Smith, Dylan Santos. Photo: Rachel Neville

Updated April 27, 2022

Check with theaters for performance, dates and times.
Mar 29–Apr 3
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
March 31 - April 2
(originally scheduled for Jan. 8-15)
The Tip of My Tongue
David Herrera Performance Company
Explores how non-English or mixed-English minority communities in the United States use language and communication practices
Z Space, San Francisco
March 31- April 3
Digital Encore: On Demand April 9 - May 31
Dance Downtown

Program A - On Renewal:
Speaking Volumes, Choreography by Brenda Way
Vámonos, World Premiere, Choreography by Dexandro Montalvo
April 1
50+ Anniversary Gala

Dinner and performance with a surpirse one-night only add-on performance, post-show after-party.
April 1-2, 8:00 pm
Oakland Ballet Company
Dancing Moons Festival

First-ever celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander choreographers. new works by Phil Chan, Megan and Shannon Kurashige, Michael Lowe and Caili Quan. Includes the West Coast premiere of Chan’s Ballet de Porcelaines or The Teapot Prince.
Bankhead Theatre, Livermore
April 1-2, 7:30 pm
April 3, 2:00 pm
Robert Moses' KIN
The Soft Solace of a Slightly Descended Lost Life (Suck It)

(World Premiere) An immersive performance focused on the fractured heritage, risk, and theft of solace and safety from everyday life.
Presidio Theatre, San Francisco
Read All About It: Rejuvenated Presidio Theatre
April 2, 7:30 pm
New Ballet
Fast Forward

World-premiere contemporary ballet by choreographers Amy Seiwert, Duncan Cooper, Marika Brussel, Mariana Sobral, and Dalia Rawson.
Hammer Theatre, San Jose
April 2-16
San Francisco Ballet
Program 5

THE FIFTH SEASON Composer: Karl Jenkins Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
HARMONY (WORLD PREMIERE) Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
MAGRITTOMANIA Composer: Yuri Krasavin after Ludwig van Beethoven Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov.
April 3, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Launch of the LIFT Series. Featuring the choreographic work & process of Babatunji Johnson & Katerina Beckman.
Luminaire, San Francisco
April 6-15
San Francisco Ballet
Program 6
PRISM Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
April 7, 6:30 pm

Diablo Ballet
28th Anniversary Performance
Sur le Fil Choreography:Penny Saunders
Waltz of the Hours from Coppélia Staged by: Amanda Farris and DBS Faculty
Orange Choreography: Stanton Welch
Flames of Paris Choreography: Vasily Vainonen
Following the performance is the 28th Anniversary Gala and dinner with the dancers.

April 7-10
Digital Encore: On Demand April 16 - May 31
Dance Downtown

Program B: On Reflection
Investigating Grace, Choreography by Brenda Way, Music by J.S. Bach
No Alibi, World Premiere, Choreography by Amy Seiwert, Music by Leonard Cohen
April 8-10
Sean Dorsey Dance
Sneak-peek excerpts-in-progress of SDD’s new work “The Lost Art Of Dreaming”
Z Space, San Francisco
April 14, 6:30 p.m.
Carmel Dance Festival
Ballare Carmel

Excerpts of Ihsan Rustem's "Just Don't End Up In The Pinecone, Honey," and a peek at their newest piece by James Gregg.
Blue Fox Cellars
April 15-16, 8:00 pm

Brava Theater Center
Ballet Nepantla's Valentina

A collection of stories that speak to the strength and resilience of women during Revolutionary Mexico by fusing contemporary ballet with traditional Mexican folklorico.

Brava Theater Center, San Francisco
April 16, 7:30 pm
San Francisco Ballet
Sarah Van Patten's Farewell Performance

Pas de Deux from DIAMONDS Tchaikovsky/Balanchine
Excerpt from WOODEN DIMES Stephenson/Rowe
Balcony Pas de Deux from ROMEO & JULIET Prokofiev/Tomasson
The evening will also include a special video commemoration of her career.
April 23-24, 11:00am - 6:00pm

Over sixty Bay Area dance organizations (from young children to professional companies and everything in between) present many styles of dance. In celebration of National Dance Week. Admission is FREE.
April 24, 5:30 pm
San Francisco Ballet
Helgi Tomasson: A Celebration
To mark the end of Helgi Tomasson’s 37-year tenure as Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer with SFB, Tomasson has handpicked the following ballets from the more than 50 works he has created for SF Ballet:
The Fifth Season
Two Bits Pas de deux
from Handel–A Celebration
Excerpt from Harmony
Chaconne for Piano & Two Dancers
Concerto Grosso
Balcony pas de deux
from Romeo & Juliet
April 28, 3:00-5:00 PM
Cheekbones & Pride
Open Rehearsal of Martha Graham's Deep Song

with Regissuer Miki Orihara of the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance. Explores the staging process of staging this 1937 work. Special Appearance : Dores André & Katerina Beckman. FREE to the public.
Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota St., San Francisco
April 29-30, 7:30 pm
Dance Theatre of Harlem
The 18-member company performs a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics, neoclassical works by George Balanchine and resident choreographer Robert Garland, as well as innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate Black culture.
April 29-May 8
San Francisco Ballet
Swan Lake
Composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Choreographer Helgi Tomasson
April 29-May 7
Smuin Contemporary Ballet
Dance Series 2: P.S. Forever Smuin

Confessions by Val Caniparoli
Renaissance by Amy Seiwert
World Premieres by Smuin artists Tessa Barbour and Brennan Wall
April 30, 1:00-4:30pm
Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF
Dancing in the Park

An annual, one day, admission free, outdoor event featuring 30 dance groups or dance artists, including professional dance companies, pre-professional programs, and community groups from around the Bay Area.
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
April 30, 2:00 pm
Epiphany Dance Theater
Native Land, Native Hands

World premiere. Outdoors site-specific work exploring the historic oppression and racial injustice toward Bay Area Deaf communities and communities of color.
California School for the Deaf - Bear Hunt Sculpture, 39350 Gallaudet Drive, Fremont
April 29 & 30
Oakland Ballet

Honoring the legacy of founde, Ronn Guidi and looking towards the future with Dancing through the Ceiling – works featuring women choreographers.
Laney College, Odell Johnson Theatre, Oakland
April 29 - 30, 7:30 pm
ODC Theater
wow mom

World premiere. Film with live dance created by Larry Arrington and Alexa Burrell. A continuation of Arrington’s exploration of astrological archetypes and planetary cycles.
ODC Theater, San Francisco
April 30- May 1
May 7-8
MoBu Dance Studio
DancEsteem Program’s 25th Anniversary
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