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June 2018


A Ballet and Modern Dance Information Resource

Embodiment Project
Delis Savigne Friñon of Alayo Dance Company
Photo by Andy Mogg
ODC Theater’s Resident Artist Program
Embodiment Project
Amber Julian and Terrence Paschal.
Photo courtesy of the artists

Updated June 16, 2018

Check with theaters for performance, dates and times.
May 31- June 1, 7:30pm
June 2, 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Oakland Ballet Company
Scene and Heard
Featuring five newly-commissioned works by choreographers Bat Abbit, Antoine Hunter, Michael Lowe, Danielle Rowe and company Artistic Director, Graham Lustig.
Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center, Laney College, Oakland
June 1, 5:00-7:00 pm
Happy Hour
Excerpts of James Sofranko's and Danielle Rowe's world premieres, and Nacho Duato's masterpiece Jardi Tancat.
City Ballet School studios, San Francisco
June 1-2,
Smuin Ballet
Dance Series 02
Oasis by Helen Pickett
Falling Up by Amy Seiwert
World Premiere by Val Caniparoli
Sunset Center, Carmel
June 2, 1:00pm
Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest
Highlights the spectacular strength, diversity and vibrancy of the Bay Area contemporary dance scene through a weekend of site specific performances. Curated by Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein, Co-Artistic Directors of RAWdance
Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco
June 2, 2:00pm & 7:00pm
San Jose Dance Theater
La Bayadére: Kingdom of the Shades
Repertory program featuring excerpts from La Bayadere with guests artists Fredrick Davis and Lilit Hogtanian. La Bayadere is a story of star crossed lovers who reunite in the afterlife in the Kingdom of the Shades. This program also features SJDT Academy Dancers in original contemporary works choreographed by Linda Hurkmans, Jake Casey, and Sian Ferguson.
Hammer Theatre, San Jose
June 3, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Oakland Ballet Company
East Bay DANCES '18
Featuring an array of local companies working in classical, folk, popular and contemporary dance styles: AXIS Dance Company, Ballet Folklorico Mexico Danza, d'Naga, Jubilee American Dance Theatre, Linda Steele II, Marika Brussel, Savage Jazz Dance Company, Shabnam Dance Company, and Urban Jazz Dance Company.
Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center, Laney College, Oakland
June 7 - 9, 8:00 p.m.
ODC Theater’s Resident Artist Program
Music of the Actualized Child
(world premiere)
ODC Theater, San Francisco
June 7-16, 2018 Thu. 8:30pm | Fri. 12:30pm & 8:30pm | Sat. 8:30pm & 9:30pm
Flyaway Productions and the Tenderloin Museum
TENDER (n.): a person who takes charge
Choreographer & Director: Jo Kreiter. A new site specific, off the ground dance on the Cadillac Hotel above the Tenderloin Museum. Free Performances.
Cadillac Hotel, San Francisco
June 8-10
SFDanceworks Season Three
Jardi Tancat
choreography: Nacho Duato music: María Del Mar Bonet
Danielle Rowe world premiere
choreography: Danielle Rowe music: Alton San Giovanni
James Sofranko world premiere
choreography: James Sofranko music: Franz Schubert
(originally created on Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, reworked for SFDanceworks) choreography: Penny Saunders music: Olafur Arnolds & Nils Frahm
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center for the Arts, San Francisco
June 13 - 15, 8:00 p.m.
ODC Theater’s Resident Artist Program

Cover Your Mouth When You Smile (world premiere)
The second piece in a trilogy about Asian American identity.
Not About Race Dance (preview)
ODC Theater, San Francisco
June 15- 16 8:00PM
Sara Shelton Mann
Echo / The Voice of Stones

Directed by Sara Shelton Mann in collaboration with Anya Cloud and Jesse Zaritt With live and recorded music by Pamela Z. Between the heartbeats is an empty space filled with information that holds an echo of the ___- In our walking are we repeating history that we have conjured and believe or is the present present?
Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco
June 16,
Nothing to Lose

Copresented by AXIS. Documentary follows a troupe of queer dancers of size reclaiming abundant bodies for pleasure, grandeur, and power.
Roxie Theater, San Francisco
June 15-16, 7:00 pm
June 17, 4:00 pm
The 14th Annual CubaCaribe Festival of Dance and Music
The Movements of Migration
Alayo Dance Company performs two World Premieres: Calle, co-choreographed by Artistic Director Ramos Ramos Alayo and Jamaica Itule explores the gap between “high art” and “street art; and Manos de Mujeres Cubanas delves into the complex role of Cuban women today and celebrates how their powerful hands -- literally and metaphorically -- continue to sustain us.
Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center, Laney College, Oakland
June 21 - 23, 8:00 p.m.
ODC Theater’s Resident Artist Program

kosmos (world premiere)
Created by Maurya Kerr, a former dancer with Alonzo King LINES Ballet.
ODC Theater, San Francisco
June 22- 23, 8:00 pm

The 14th Annual CubaCaribe Festival of Dance and Music
Showcases a mix of dance companies from around the Bay who represent the richness of the Afro-caribbean diaspora: Aguas Da Bahia (Director, Tania Santiago), The Cali Dance (Director, Yismari Tellez Ramos), El Wah Movement Dance Theater (Director, Collete Eloi), Nicaragua Danza, Hijos de Maiz (Director, Luis Leon), Alafia Dance Ensemble (Director, Mariella Morales), Dimensions Dance Theater (Director, Deborah Vaughn) and Dandha da Hora & Yabás Dance Co.,Cheza Nami Foundation, Musicians-SambaDá (Director, Dandha Da Hora).
Brava Theater, San Francisco
June 23, 9:00 am
Diablo Ballet
3rd Annual PAWS de Tutu dog festival
Celebrate all things dogs while raising money for a great cause. Registered guests will be treated to the dog costume competitions with demos by the Contra Costa Sherriff’s K-9 unit, a DOGA (Dog Yoga) demo by Molly Fox and a dog training demo by Oh Behave! Dog Training. Dog adoptions by ARF and Rocket Dog Rescue, performances by STARS 2000’s cast of Legally Blonde The Musical, plus many vendors, snacks and coffee provided by Don Francisco’s.
Lafayette Reservoir East Entrance at the stage
June 23, 8:30pm-11:30pm followed by a DJ dance party
June 24, 3:00pm-5:30pm followed by a Q&A w/ artists

A performance showcase and matinee, reccurring residency that provides multidisciplinary artists with 10 hours each of free rehearsal space to work, create, explore & develop ideas and themes. Each artist performs 5 minutes of their work-in-progress at the culminating showcase.
LEVYstudio, San Francisco
June 28-29, 8:00pm
June 30, 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Amy Seiwert's Imagery
SKETCH 8 |Origin Stories
New ballets by three female choreographers: Jennifer Archibald, Gabrielle Lamb, Amy Seiwert. Each choreographer will self-identify a creative risk they want to tackle, with the goal of breaking habits. The dance makers will center their work on the theme of Origin Stories. Both Gabrielle Lamb and Jennifer Archibald will make their Bay Area Debut.
ODC Theater, San Francisco

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