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February 2024

A Ballet and Modern Dance Information Resource

Diablo Ballet

San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson's Swan Lake, Photo © Erik Tomasson   Diablo Ballet's Amanda Farris and Marco Clemente in Sleeping Beauty’s Wedding. Photo by Rosselyn Ramirez.

Updated February 9, 2024

Check with venues for performance, dates and times.

Feb. 2, 7:00pm
New Ballet
Fast Forward

Includes a world premiere by LA-based roller skating dancer and Los Gatos native Keon Saghari (aka Neon Keon), and live music by local South Bay group Top Shelf Big Band performing from the soundtrack of the video game, Cuphead, for New Ballet Founder/Director Dalia Rawson's new piece.
Feb. 2-3, 8:00 pm
Feb. 4, 2:00 pm
Lenora Lee Dance
15th Anniversary Season

Two world premieres:
In Visibility and Convergent Waves: EP
Dance, narrative storytelling, video, and archival images to impart the lived experiences of migrants and justice workers.
Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco
Feb. 2-4

Re-wild and reimagine what it means to move as a Mas(s) in a world hellbent on division. Involving a sprawl of Black miracle workers in dance, song, and visual design.
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
Feb. 3, 7:30 pm
Feb. 4, 3:00 pm
Garrett + Moulton Productions
Highlights, Tall Tales and Near Disasters: An Intimate Evening with Choreographers Janice Garrett & Charles Moulton

Choreographers Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton present an up-close-and-personal event to engage with audience members in a lively dialogue about the inner workings of their creative partnership.
ODC Theater, San Francisco
Feb. 9 - 10
Diablo Ballet
Sleeping Beauty's Wedding
Dr. Magic (World Premiere)
by Penny Saunders dedicated to Mari Cyphers
Confetti (Rossini/Arpino)
virtuoso ballet for three couples and their festive tambourines
Feb. 9 - 15
San Francisco Ballet
British Icons
Song of the Earth

SF Ballet premiere. Choreographer: Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Composer: Gustave Mahler. Features on-stage vocal performances by current and former San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows Gabrielle Beteag, Moisés Salazar, Nikola Printz, and Thomas Kinch. Houston Ballet’s principal dancer Chase O’Connell perform as a guest artist in the matinee on Feb. 10.
Marguerite and Armand
SF Ballet premiere. Choreographer: Sir Frederick Ashton, Composer: Franz Liszt. Principal dancer Yuan Yuan Tan will dance the role of Marguerite as her farewell performances on Feb. 10 at 8pm and on Feb. 14.
Feb. 10, 7:30pm-9:00pm
Black Choreographers Festival:
Here & Now (BCF) - 2024

This kick-off to the Festival is a special one-night only event and features choreographers: Gregory Dawson| dawsondancesf, Robert Moses| RMK, Raissa Simpson|PUSH Dance Co., Dazaun Soleyn| dazaundance, Deborah B. Vaughan| Dimensions Dance Theater.
Feb 14, Early Show from 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Late Show from 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Sarah Bush Dance Project
Sapphic Valentine's Soiree Dance Show

KJ Dahlaw, Jetta Martin, Richelle Donigan, Sarah Bush, Jeni Leary, Bianca Cabrera & Blind Tiger Society, Juliann Witt, Hannah Westbrook, Abigail Hinson, and Frances Sedayao!
Parker Electric Mfg. Co, 221 Washington Street, Oakland
Feb 16–18
Cal Performances
common ground[s]
by Germaine Acogny & Malou Airaudo
The Rite of Spring
by Pina Bausch, Bay Area Premiere. An ensemble of more than 30 dancers from 14 African countries.
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
Feb. 16 - 18
Rachael Lincoln and Leslie Seiters
Long Playing

An intimate and unfolding landscape of aging, transformation, accidental beauty, and the imperfect shelters we construct to navigate the wilderness of our lives.
ODC Theater, San Francisco
Feb. 17, 7:00 pm
Smuin Ballet
After Hours pre-party

An opportunity for Bay Area young professionals who share an interest in ballet to mingle with Smuin’s artists and celebrate the company’s season.
Smuin Center for Dance, San Francisco
Feb. 23 - March 3
San Francisco Ballet
Swan Lake
Choreographer: Tomasson, after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, Composer: Tchaikovsky
Feb. 23 - 25
Fanny Ara

Reflects on the journey of Lilith, a female symbol of independence, freedom and control over destiny through experimental and improvisational flamenco dance.
ODC Theater, San Francisco
Feb. 24 - 25, 7:30 - 9:00pm
Black Choreographers Festival:
Here & Now (BCF) - 2024

New works premiered by BCF Artists including: Gabriele Christian, Coral & Jetta Martin, Justin Sharlman w/ Shawn Hawkins, Natalya Shoaf, Dazaun Soleyn w/Algin Sterling, Marianna Hester, Ebonie Barnett, ArVejon Jones | OSA (Sat), Krystal Bates & Haseem Bivins (Sat), Ashley Gayle (Sun), Jamie Wright (Sun).
Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco
Feb. 25, 2:30pm
Stanford Live
Calder Quartet + Antoine Hunter
The Mind’s Ear: Motion Beyond Silence

Collaboration by the Calder Quartet and dancer, choreographer, and Deaf artist and advocate, Antoine Hunter, a special insight into Beethoven’s Op. 130 String Quartet and Grosse Fugue.
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University
Feb. 29 - March 3
Smuin Ballet
Celebrating Michael Smuin
Zorro! A swashbuckler complete with sword-fighting, Zorro! has not been performed since 2006.
Fly Me to the Moon, Beloved tribute to Frank Sinatra has both pointework and pizzazz.

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