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March 2024

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Cal Performances presents The Joffrey Ballet in the Bay Area premiere of Anna Karenina, accompanied by the Berkeley Symphony, March 15-17, 2024, at Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Cheryl Mann)    

Updated March 11, 2024
Check with theaters for performance, dates and times.
Feb. 23 - March 3
San Francisco Ballet
Swan Lake
Choreographer: Tomasson, after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, Composer: Tchaikovsky
Feb. 29 - March 3
Smuin Ballet
Celebrating Michael Smuin
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.
March 1

A recurring platform offering a rare and candid look into the creative process of ODC's choreographers.
Studio B, ODC Dance Commons, 351 Shotwell St., San Francisco
March 2, 8:00 p.m. March 3, 4:00 p.m & 7:00 p.m.
Pilot Program 74: REAL:FAKE

Featuring new choreographic works by Clairey Evangelho, Raychel Hatch, Jenni Hong, Lily Gee, Amber Gott, and Addison Norman. Reception to follow Saturday Performance.
ODC Theater, San Francisco
March 3, 4:30 pm
Smuin Contemporary Ballet
Annual Gala
Celebrating 30th anniversary season honoring Smuin Artistic Director Celia Fushille. Cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, dessert, and dancing. Attendees receive premium seating to the March 3rd performance of Celebrating Michael Smuin with their ticket or table purchase.
The St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco

March 8 - 9


San Francisco Performances
Batsheva Dance Company

Bay Area Premiere. Recordings of Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet’s Landfall and Philip Glass’ Metamorphosis
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
March 12–23
San Francisco Ballet
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Ballet in Two Acts and Six Scenes. Choreographer: George Balanchine, Composer: Felix Mendelssohn, Scenic and Costume Design: Christian Lacroix, Lighting Design: Jennifer Tipton
March 15-16
the CONCEPT series: 31

Five Bay Area choreographers join RAWdance to share works-in-progress and revamped repertory tailored for intimate viewing.
The Green Room, San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center, San Francisco
March 15 - 17
Robert Moses’ KIN
New Legacies: One Act Dances

Features a collaborative triptych among three choreographers, three composers, three writers, and a cast of 16 dancers.
Presidio Theatre, San Francisco
March 15–17
Cal Performances
The Joffrey Ballet
Anna Karenina

Bay Area Premiere, Berkeley Symphony
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
March 16, 1:00 Symposium
Performance 2:00 pm
PUSH Dance Company
Technoculture Symposium + Dance Performance
Featuring technology talks and demonstrations by John Eric Henry, Philip Butler, Miles Lassi and new works by Artistic Director Raissa Simpson.
4705 3rd St San Francisco, Ca 94124
March 16
San Francisco Performances
Calder Quartet
Urban Jazz Dance Company
Antoine Hunter choreographer
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
March 16, 7:30 PM
March 17, 2:30 PM
Stanford Live
Malpaso Dance Company

Cuban contemporary dance
Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University
March 21-24
Margaret Jenkins Dance Company
Unstill Life

Five celebrated artists from across different mediums – dance, music, theater, visual art – collaborate for the first time to create an evening-length work. Live music by Rinde Eckert with Jon Kinzel.
March 22 - 23
Diablo Ballet
Stars and Stripes Jubilee

Stars & Stripes
Music: John Philip Sousa, Choreography: Balanchine
Elevator Operator
Music: Lesfm, Serge Quadrado, and Redeemin Choreography: Amanda Farris
Forward Thinking
Music: Justin Levitt Choreography: Michael Wells
La Bayadère
Music: Ludwig Minkus Staged by: Based on Marius Petipa
Lesher Center, Walnut Creek
March 25
The Isadora Duncan Dance Awards
The first in-person gathering since Spring 2019.
ODC Theater, San Francisco
March 27 – 31
Dance Downtown

World premieres by Brenda Way, Kimi Okada, and guest choreographer Sonya Delwaide with two of the company’s repertory works. ODC Gala March 29.
March 28
Magma (Chapter One)

See the unveiling of Magma in an evening-length immersive dance theater experience produced by Post:ballet and choreographed by Resident Choreographer Moscelyne ParkeHarrison.
The Midway, San Francisco

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