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June 2017



A Ballet and Modern Dance Information Resource


Updated June 7, 2017

Check with theaters for performance, dates and times.
May 31, 7:30 pm
June 1, 6:00 pm
June 2, 7:30 pm
An Invitation to Dance
San Francisco Ballet School 2017 Student Showcase
Highlights San Francisco Ballet School’s up-and-coming stars. Upper-level students dance challenging repertory pieces, solos, and ballets created specifically for them. Following the June 1 performance, the SF Ballet Auxiliary hosts the Student Showcase Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, San Francisco
June 1
San Francisco Ballet School
2017 Student Showcase Dinner
San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary hosted dinner to raise funds for the School’s scholarship and financial aid programs.
Four Seasons Hotel, San Francisco
June 1-2, 7:30 pm
June 3, 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Oakland Ballet Company
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
West Coast Premiere
Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center Theater, Laney College, Oakland
June 1-3, 8:00 PM (Performances)
June 2-3, 4:30 PM (Walking Tours)
Hope Mohr Dance

Labor History Walking Tour & Dance Performance inspired by the twin dynamics of gentrification and re-vitalization in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood.
CounterPulse, San Francisco
June 2-3
Smuin Ballet
Dance Series 02
World Premiere by Trey McIntyre
Broken Open by Amy Seiwert
World Premiere by Nicole Haskins
Sunset Center, Carmel
June 2-10, Fridays and Saturdays
ODC Theater
WALKING DISTANCE DANCE FESTIVAL-SF featuring: FACT/SF, Monique Jenkinson/Fauxnique, The Foundry, tinypistol, Zaccho Dance Theatre and artists from the Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now.
ODC Theater and other venues in San Francisco
June 4, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Oakland Ballet Company
East Bay DANCES '17
Hosted by Oakland Ballet Company. Performances by: Oakland Ballet Company AXIS Dance Company Diablo Ballet Jubilee American Dance Theatre The Milissa Payne Project Patty Chu's Chinese Folk Dance Savage Jazz Dance Company.
Laney College Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center, Oakland
June 5, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Words On Dance
Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

Sneak peek screening of documentary film of the prima ballerina as she prepares to leave New York City Ballet after performing there for three decades. Pascal Molat will be present for a screening of a recent short film he stars in from Amy Seiwart.
Vogue Theatre, San Francisco
June 15-18, Thu-Sat 8:00pm, Sun 7:00pm
A curation of missing people By Tableau Stations / Isak Immanuel with Pijin Neji (Kyoto), Marina Fukushima (SF), and Guests
CounterPulse, San Francisco
June 16,
6:15pm: open rehearsal
6:45pm: Mingle with the artists
Post:Ballet and The Living Earth Show
In Process
Join the artists of Post and TLES for a first glimpse into their next evening-length creation at In Process open rehearsal event.
ODC/Commons, Studio B, San Francisco
June 19, 7:30 PM
Detour Dance
A work-in-progress theatrical journey to a lost city. Based on forgotten stories from Queers, people of color, and long-time residents of San Francisco, the performance is a foray into nostalgia and utopian yearnings.
East Side Arts Alliance, Oakland
June 22-23, 8:00pm
June 24, 2:00pm & 8:00pm
SFDanceworks Season Two
Co-presented with ODC Theater
Shadows (US Premiere)
Choreography: Christopher Bruce, Cbe, Music: Pärt
Choreography: José Limón, Dancer: Pascal Molat, Music: Bach
Soir Bleu
Choreography: Penny Saunders, Music: Moore, Ammon, Cave, Ellis, Hope
Never Was
Choreography: Alejandro Cerrudo, Music: Purcell, Handel
World Premiere
Choreography: James Graham
For Pixie
Choreography: Danielle Rowe
Music: Simone
ODC Theater, San Francisco
June 24, 6:30pm
June 25, 2:00pm
Grown Women Dance Collective
Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars
A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance featuring powerhouse performances honoring musical greats and civic leaders whose legacies impact and inspire.
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, Oakland
June 25
Dance with PRIDE
Dancers' Group (the presenter of Dance Week) is teaming up with Rhythm & Motion's annual Pride Parade contingent to highlight the parade's theme, "A Celebration of Diversity." With World Arts West, ODC School, Latin Dance Grooves, and Alonzo King LINES Dance Center. Registration required.
Pride Parade Route, San Francisco
June 30 to July 2
A re-imagining of Igor Stravinsky's 1913 Rite of Spring score, connects this ancient tale of ritual, sacrifice, and awakening to the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s. A timely statement on the shifting attitudes towards the gay community, this work also intends to be an educational experience for a generation that may be unaware of the history of the epidemic.
Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco

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