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April 2017

A Ballet and Modern Dance Information Resource

Who's dancing
what, when, and where around San Francisco Bay

Updated April 27, 2017

Check with theaters for performance, dates and times.
March 23- April 2
Gala special program March 24. See schedule for balcony talks.
ODC Dance Downtown
Two world-premieres: Blink of an Eye (Nelson) and What we carry What we keep (Way)
Live music, and the reprise of Brenda Way's Walk Back the Cat and Kate Weare's Giant.
March 30-31, 8:00 p.m.
April 1, 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.
April 2, 2:00 p.m.
LEVYDance and ODC
The Invitation

Choreography by Sara Shelton Mann in collaboration with performers: Abby Crain, Alexander Diaz, Dag Andersson, Keanu Brady, Michaela Burns, Chinchin Hsu, Yu Reigen. Composer: Richard Marriott Musicians: Richard Marriott and Carla Fabrizio.
ODC B'Way Theater, San Francisco
March 31-April 12
San Francisco Ballet
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson, Black Swan Pas de Deux and Act II Choreography: Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa.
Memorial Opera House, San Francisco
April 5 - April 18
San Francisco Ballet
TRIO Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
GHOST IN THE MACHINE: Composer: Michael Nyman, Choreographer: Myles Thatcher
WITHIN THE GOLDEN HOUR Composers: Ezio Bosso and Antonio Vivaldi, Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Memorial Opera House, San Francisco
April 8, 8:00PM
April 9, 4:00PM & 7:00PM
Pilot 68: Wild Bodies
Topics from female empowerment to exploring "free choice" within the body. Choreography by Kristin Damrow, Peter Cheng, Garth Grimball, Alyssandra Katherine Wu, Carly Lave, Lili Weckler
ODC Dance Commons, Studio B, San Francisco
April 20-22, 8:00 pm
ODC Theater
David Gordon and Pick Up Performance Co(s)
Featuring live performances from Valda Setterfield, Karen Graham, and Scott Cunningham, his scripted storytelling interlaces with projected collage, photographs, and videos. Gordon reexamines the artifacts of his past to demystify the relationship between life, family, and work.
ODC Theater, San Francisco
April 20-29, Thursday-Saturday, 8:00pm
CounterPulse 2017 Edge Residency Performance
The Bell in the Blood by Scarlett Cushion
weather // body by Arletta Anderson & Adam Smith.
Artist reception on Friday 21 after the show.
Artist Opportunities Mixer April 21, 6:00pm-7:30pm: Learn about current artist opportunities for choreographers and community artists. Meet the CounterPulse curatorial group to ask questions about your project and get tips on applying.
CounterPulse, San Francisco
April 21, noon
Dancers' Group
Bay Area Dance Week
Kick-Off Event

A 10-day celebration of dance featuring hundreds of FREE classes, performances, open rehearsals, lecture demonstrations at locations throughout the Bay Area from April 21-Aril 30. The Kick-Off event acknowledges the 2017 Dancers Choice Awardees and Della Davidson Prize recipient.
City Hall, San Francisco
April 21 to April 29, 7:30 p.m.
April 21-22, 27-28 & 29 2:00 p.m.
April 23, 7:30 p.m.
Sonoma State University Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo
A collaborative, contemporary dance piece exploring Japanese, South Korean and American Contemporary Dance aesthetics - "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" - is performed by 21 Sonoma State University Dance Program students.
Evert B. Person Theatre, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park
April 22, 7:00 pm
Best of Diablo Ballet
Carnival of the Imagination (Saint-SaŽns/ Robert Dekkers)
Pas de Deux and Coda from Raymonda
Three to Tango (Sally Streets)
short film Aeterna XXI by Walter Yamazaki
Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater, Yountville
April 23, 10:00am to 5:00pm
sjDANCEco Festival @ Santana Row
Celebrating National Dance Week, sixty to seventy Bay Area dance organizations present many styles of dance. Admission and parking is FREE.
Santana Row Park, 368 Santana Row, Stevens Creek Boulevard, San Jose
April 26-29
San Francisco Performances
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Program A April 26: Spring Rounds, New Work, Szyygy
Program B April 27-28: Book of Beasts, Lines of Loss, Black Tuesday
Program C April 29-30: Danbury Mix, Insects and Heroes, Esplanade
April 27, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Smuin Ballet Open Rehearsal
Open studio rehearsal. Observe Smuinís 16 dancers during a typical day in the studio, working in conjunction with ballet master and choreographers. Also livestream on Smuinís Facebook page at 11:00 am.
Smuin Dance Studio, San Francisco
April 27 - 30, Thurs. - Sat. at 8:00 p.m., Sun. at 3:00 p.m
Risa Jaroslow + Dancers
Touch Bass

World premiere. A collaboration with Bay Area bassist and composer Lisa Mezzacappa
ODC Theater, San Francisco
April 28-30
Menlowe Ballet

World Premiere by Michael Lowe & Sarah-Jane Measor to music of Philip Glass.
Choreographic debut by company dancers Stefanie Maughan & Ali McKeon.
Return of Measorís Portraits
Selected works by accomplished young artists
April 28 - May 7
San Francisco Ballet
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev, Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Memorial Opera House, San Francisco
April 29, noon to 4:30 pm
Dancing in the Park SF
Mark Foehringer Dance Project's annual outdoor dance event featuring dance companies from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Schedule courtesy MFDP:
(times and running order subject to change)

12:00pm - Mark Foehringer Introduction to Dancing in the Park SF
12:03pm - SJSU University Dance Theater
MFDP Ensemble
12:31pm - Conservatory for Contemporary Dance Arts
12:39pm - LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican University
12:47pm - The New Ballet School
12:51pm - LINES Ballet Training Program
1:03pm - San Francisco Ballet School
1:07pm - David Le
1:14pm - Carly Lave
1:30pm - sjDanceCO
1:34pm - Stanford University
1:42pm - Natasha Carlitz Dance Ensemble
1:48pm - sjDANCEco
1:53pm - FACT/SF
2:02pm - Katharine Hawthorne
2:10 pm - Post:Ballet
2:17pm - Kinetech Arts
2:27 pm - Printz Dance Project
2:33 pm- burnsWORK
2:40pm - Dance Theatre of San Francisco
2:45 pm - Ktdavisdance
2:55pm - Tanya Bello's Project. B.
3:05pm - The Anata Project
3:15pm- Rogelio Lopez and Dancers
3:23pm - AXIS Dance Company
3:33pm - MFDP Ensemble
3:40pm- Carnaval King 2016 Carlos Venturo
& Natalie Elaine Terry
3:48pm- Folklorico Nacional Mexicano
3:57pm- Nemenzo Polynesian Dance Group
4:07pm- Sambaxé Drum and Dance Company
Band Shell Music Concourse off Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
April 29, 2:30 Ė 5:00
San Francisco Dance Film Festival
Dances for Camera 2017
Highlights from the 2016 festival, including award-winning screendance shorts and the documentary film Kick Ball Change, which offers a window into the creative, crazy, and inspiring mind of Maxim Kozhevnikov, five-time professional world champion in latin ballroom dance. Free and open to the public.
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library
April 29, Doors Open: 11:30 am, Class Viewing: 11:45Ė1:00 pm
San Francisco Ballet
Open Company Class
In celebration of Bay Area Dance Week, San Francisco Ballet will hold an open Company class onstage led by one of the Company's Ballet Masters. This is an open seating free event. RSVP.
Memorial Opera House, San Francisco
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