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April 2024


A Ballet and Modern Dance Information Resource
Who's dancing
what, when, and where around San Francisco Bay

    San Francisco Ballet in Aszure Barton and Sam Shepherd's Mere Mortals // © Chris Hardy

Updated April 25, 2024

Check with theaters for performance, dates and times.
April 2–7
Cal Performances
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Celebrates the Black American experience. Choreography by creators like Rennie Harris, Aszure Barton, Twyla Tharp, Jamar Roberts, and Artistic Director Robert Battle.
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
April 2 - 13
San Francisco Ballet
next@90 Curtain Call
Violin Concerto

Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Gateway to the Sun
Choreographer: Nicolas Blanc Composer: Anna Clyne
Choreographer: Danielle Rowe Composer: Pär Hagström
April 4 - 14
San Francisco Ballet
Dos Mujeres
(World Premiere) Choreographer: Arielle Smith, Composer: Arturo O’Farrill, including original themes by Georges Bizet, costume designs by Gabriela Hearst.
Broken Wings
(SF Ballet Premiere) Choreographer: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa Composer: Peter Salem.
Principal dancers will include Jasmine Jimison, Sasha de Sola, Jennifer Stahl, Esteban Hernández, Joseph Walsh, and Wei Wang;
April 5–14,
Alonzo King LINES Ballet
A reimagined version of The Collective Agreement and King’s 2013 work Concerto for Two Violins.
Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco
April 6, 8:00 pm
April 7, 3:00 pm
Nancy Karp + Dancers
A world premiere set to music by Samuel Adams, and the revival of fly through the night, and land near dawn with music by David A. Jaffe.
Taube Atrium Theater, War Memorial Veterans Building, San Francisco
April 6, 7:00 pm
April 7, 4:00 pm
Peninsula Ballet Theatre & Masterworks Choral
Mozart Requiem

Also Bach’s Magnificat, Forrest’s Ngokujabula! from Jubilate Deo, and Paulus’ The Road Home. Performed with full orchestra, soloists, dancers, and choir.
April 14, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Smuin Contemporary Ballet
Friends of Smuin Roche Winery Event

Outdoor performance and catered lunch.
April 18–24

San Francisco Ballet
Mere Mortals

Choreography by Aszure Barton, music by Floating Points performing live at every performance alongside the SF Ballet Orchestra. Includes AI-informed stage, lighting, and lobby designs by Barcelona-based design firm Hamill Industries and costumes by Michelle Jank. Evening performances will include an afterparty featuring local DJs Nooka Jones and Mozhgan, plus a cash bar in the lobby areas open to all ticketholders.

April 19 - 21
Cal Performances
Mark Morris Dance Group

Socrates (2010; music by Erik Satie)
Via Dolorosa (World Premiere; 2024; music by Nico Muhly based on texts by Alice Goodman)
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
April 20, 7:30PM
Stanford Dept. of Theater & Performance Studies
Young Choreographers Festival

Features 12 new, original works by student choreographers.
Roble Gym Studio 113, Stanford University
April 20 - 21
Dance Theater of Harlem
This multi-ethnic company performs a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics and innovative contemporary works that celebrate Black culture and empowerment through the arts for all.
Lesher Center, Walnut Creek
Apr 26, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bay Area Dance Week
Smuin Contemporary Ballet:
Open Rehearsal for Dance Series 2

At capacity, but wait list available.
Smuin Dance Center, San Francisco
Apr 26, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bay Area Dance Week
HeART of Market

lunchtime outdoor performance as the best of the LINES Ballet community hit the stage-- from kids, to LINES Teens, BFA and Training Programs, and special guests!
Union Square, San Francisco
April 27, 11:30 am - 2:15 pm
Dancers Group
Bay Area Dance Week Kickoff
One Dance with Rhythm & Motion
This year’s festival kicks off with "One Dance" led by Rhythm & Motion. Everyone is welcome to participate. No experience needed.
Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco
1:00-4:30 pm
Mark Foehringer Dance Project
Dancing In The Park SF
Features over 20 dance groups or dance artists including professional dance companies, pre-professional programs and community groups from around the Bay Area.
Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
April 27-28, 12:00PM to 5:00PM
22nd Annual sjDANCEco Dance Festival

Hip-Hop to Ballet, Cultural to Contemporary. 15 minute classes held each hour. FREE to the public. From youth to professional groups.
April 30–May 5
San Francisco Ballet
Swan Lake Encore
SFB performs Swan Lake for the 2nd time this season with world-renowned guest stars: Natalia Osipova, Principal Dancer The Royal Ballet
Daniel Camargo, Principal Dancer American Ballet Theatre. See BayDance preview. View casting.
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