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February 2019

Smuin Dance Series 01

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Smuin dancers Robert Kretz and Terez Dean in Nicole Haskins' Merely Players. Photo credit: Keith Sutter   San Francisco Ballet in David Dawson's Anima Animus. (photo © Erik Tomasson)

Updated December 5, 2018
Check with venues for performance, dates and times.
Jan. 25-Feb. 2
San Francisco Ballet
Don Quixote
The stylish rom-com of classical ballet—and an audience favorite. Helgi Tomasson and Yuri Possokhov.
Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 8:00 pm
Kristin Damrow & Company
Impact
World premiere featuring a cast of 15 dancers inhabiting a dystopian world in the near future. Choreographer: Kristin Damrow.
YBCA Forum, San Francisco
Feb. 1, 7:00 PM
ODC/Dance Unplugged
Path of Miracles
(KT Nelson & Volti) Explores how a choreographer conceives of and directs singers in collaboration with the dancers.
Studio B, ODC Dance Commons, San Francisco
Feb. 1-2
Diablo Ballet
Balanchine and Beyond
The second program of the season features the classic masterpiece Apollo, the lyrical From Another Time by Diablo Ballet alumna and choreographer Tina Kay Bohnstedt, composed and performed by Justin Levitt, and the classical Paquita featuring the entire company in a bravura finale.
Feb. 1-2
Smuin Contemporary Ballet
Dance Series 01
Trey McIntyre returns with his 4th collaboration with Smuin in Blue Until June set to the vocals of Etta James
Merely Players by Smuin dancer Nicole Haskins
Reflection by Smuin dancer Ben Needham-Wood
Sinfonietta by former Smuin dancer Rex Wheeler
Smuin’s Schubert Scherzo
The Eternal Idol, Smuin’s romantic pas de deux inspired by Auguste Rodin’s iconic sculptures.
Feb. 1-2, 8:30 pm
CandyBomber and Live Nation
FURY
An immersive concert experience inspired by Mad Max: Fury Road. Featuring live music by YASSOU and star dancers from Alonzo King LINES Ballet.
August Hall, 420 Mason Street, San Francisco
Feb. 3, 10:00 am–noon
San Francisco Ballet School
Master Class: Sofiane Sylve on Études
Observer, as well as participant, tickets are available. Observers must register in advance. For male and female students ages 15–19 currently training at the advanced level in ballet. Harald Lander’s Études brilliantly elevates the exercises of daily ballet class into art. San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer Sofiane Sylve will discuss dancing this ballet and will teach excerpts.
San Francisco Ballet, 455 Franklin Street, San Francisco
Feb. 3, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
San Francisco Ballet School
Master Class: Tina LeBlanc and Jeff Lyons on The Sleeping Beauty
Observer, as well as participant, tickets are available. Observers must register in advance. For boys and girls ages 10–14 currently training in ballet. SF Ballet Faculty member and former SF Ballet Principal Dancer Tina LeBlanc and SF Ballet School Faculty member Jeff Lyons will talk about performing this fairytale ballet and teach excerpts, including the popular garland dance.
San Francisco Ballet, 455 Franklin Street, San Francisco
Feb. 7-8
AXIS Dance Company
Dance Access Day
A Day of Dance, Disability Education, Performance, and Fun, unique event for schools and children of all ages. AXIS dancers perform innovative choreography that demonstrates how people with and without disabilities work together. The show includes active participation so audience members should come prepared to dance and have a good time.
Feb. 9, 2:00 pm
AXIS Dance Company
AXIS' Family Matinee

Youth performance incorporates increased accessibility components and the ever-popular interactive component of AXIS' youth programming. Audiences will leave empowered with the message that difference is what makes us powerful.
Feb. 10
Mark Foehringer Dance Project
Dance Encounter
Meet the artists and sneak peek showing of premiere works of March program
Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco
Feb. 12–23
San Francisco Ballet
Kaleidoscope
Divertimento No. 15 (Mozart/ Balanchine)
Appassionata
(Beethoven/Millepied) explores relationships through the soaring abandon of three couples.
Anima Animus
(Bosso/Dawson) Ballet pushed to the extreme; technique stretched to its outer limit.
Feb. 14–24
San Francisco Ballet
In Space & Time
The Fifth Season (Jenkins/ Tomasson)
Snowblind (Beach, Feeney, Foote, Pa¨rt/ Marston) from Edith Wharton’s novella Ethan Frome.
Etudes (Riisager/Lander) Ode to pure joy of dance starts with dancers moving simply at the barre into a crescendo of 39 dancers leaping and turning.
Feb. 21-24
Smuin Contemporary Ballet
Dance Series 01
Trey McIntyre returns with his 4th collaboration with Smuin in Blue Until June set to the vocals of Etta James
Merely Players by Smuin dancer Nicole Haskins
Reflection by Smuin dancer Ben Needham-Wood
Sinfonietta by former Smuin dancer Rex Wheeler
Smuin’s Schubert Scherzo
The Eternal Idol, Smuin’s romantic pas de deux inspired by Auguste Rodin’s iconic sculptures.
Feb. 23, 7:30 pm
Jessica Lang Dance Company
A New York City-based dance company whose mission is to present and perform dance works around the world that immerse global audiences in the beauty of movement and music.
Feb. 28 - March 2, 8:00 PM
ODC/Dance Unplugged
Path of Miracles
(KT Nelson & Volti)
Inspired by the Camino de Santiago and created in collaboration with San Francisco’s outstanding 17-member vocal ensemble Volti singing a transcendent score by Joby Talbot.
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

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