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March 2019


A Ballet and Modern Dance Information Resource


San Francisco Ballet

ODC/Dance's Tegan Schwab. Photo by RJ Muna   San Francisco Ballet's Sarah Van Patten and Nathaniel Remez in Arthur Pita's Björk Ballet. (photo © Erik Tomasson)

Updated February 15, 2019
Check with theaters for performance, dates and times.
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
Feb 28-March 2
Family Matinee March 2, 2:00 PM
San Francisco Performances
Jessica Lang Dance

San Francisco debut in what has been announced as the company’s final season.
Lyric Pieces, created for the Birmingham Royal Ballet with music by Edvard Grieg.
The Calling, commissioned by Ailey II with music by Trio Mediaeval
Thousand Yard Stare, co-commissioned by Des Moines Performing Arts with music by Beethoven
This Thing Called Love (West Coast Premiere) commissioned by The Performing Arts Center of Purchase College with music specially arranged and recorded for the company by Tony Bennett.
March 2-3
Cal Performances
Akram Khan
Reveals the beauty and horrors of the human condition through the myth of Prometheus told from the perspective of an Indian soldier recruited to fight in the trenches of World War I for the British Crown.
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
March 2, 9, and 27
Mia: A Dancer's Journey
A free film screenin in celebration of Women's History Month. Mia Slavenska helped introduce America to ballet as a brilliant dancer and was also one of the first ballerinas to form companies and commission original ballets. Mia's daughter recounts her life's journey in this powerful documentary co-directed by Kate Johnson, who will join us for these screenings. Co-presented by San Francisco Public Library.
three San Francisco Library branches
March 3, 5:00 pm
Smuin 2019 Gala
Celebrate Smuin’s 25th season with cocktails, dance performance, dinner, live auction, and after-dinner dancing.
The Galleria, San Francisco
March 8
ODC Dance Around Town Gala
Celebrate the new season of with dinner at the St. Regis followed by a performance of work from the ODC Choreographers at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater. Afterwards join ODC dancers, choreographers, collaborating dancers, and fellow art enthusiasts at a glamorous after-party in the St. Regis.
St. Regis Hotel and YBCA Theater, San Francisco
March 7 - 10
Gala Performance March 8
World's on Fire
A world premiere choreographed by Kate Weare and Brenda Way, explores the cyclical nature of human experience with music played live by The Crooked Jades. Tackles the emotional underpinnings of community: kinship, belief, suffering, love and the will to survive.
YBCA Theater, San Francisco
March 9-16
San Francisco Ballet
The Sleeping Beauty
(Tchaikovsky/Tomasson, after Petipa) Helgi Tomasson’s production highlights the dancers’ classical virtuosity, casting its spell over a fairytale ballet of romance and wonder.
March 16, 8:00 pm
March 17, 7:00 pm
Dance Mission Theater
D.I.R.T. Festival 2019: storm SURGE - Program B
(Dance In Revolt(ing) Times) focuses on the theme storm SURGE and features artists exploring ideas and concerns surrounding Global Warming and displacement as a result of environmental change.
Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco
March 20, 11:00 am
San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary Fashion Show
Jason Wu Runway Show and Reception. Proceeds will benefit a wide range of San Francisco Ballet initiatives.
The Bently Reserve, San Francisco
March 22-23
Diablo Ballet
Once Upon a Time

25th Anniversary celebration with a brand new fairytale ballet accompanied by the Contra Costa Wind Symphony and choreographed by renowned dance maker Julia Adam.
March 22-23
Mark Foehringer Dance Project
Like an Ox on the Roof
WORLD PREMIERE- Evening Length Mixed repertory program featuring two new premieres, one remount and a restaging of an audience favorite. Works set to scored by Liszt, Milhaud, Brittan and Bloch. Live music with music director Michael Morgan.
Cowell Theater, San Francisco
March 23, 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Fast Forward 2019
Hosted by The New Ballet
Contemporary ballet featuring new works by choreographers Naomi Sailors, Dalia Rawson, Le Mai Linh, Laura Burton, and more. Presented in collaboration with the SJSU Dance Department in the School of Music and Dance.
SJSU Dance Theater at Spartan Complex
March 23-24
Little Roxie Theater, San Francisco
March 24
Mark Foehringer Dance Project
Young Choreographers Forum SF/SJ Showing
Showing of works generated during our choreography mentoring program for ages 16-26 years old, led by Mark Foehringer.
Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco
March 27–April 7
San Francisco Ballet
Lyric Voices
Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem
(Garneau/McIntyre) Channels the vulnerability of Chris Garneau’s songs into an endearing look at the ties across generations.
Bound To
(Henson/Wheeldon) Explores what we’re missing by being glued to our phones.
Yuri Possokhov World Premiere
March 28 - 30, 8:00 pm
Deborah Slater Dance Theater
The Sleepwatchers

Looks at sleep metaphorically and literally, examining how it affects society's mental and physical well-being.
ODC Theater, San Francisco
March 29–April 9
San Francisco Ballet
Space Between
Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes (Copland/Peck) An athletic, high-energy interpretation of Aaron Copland’s iconic music.
Liam Scarlett World Premiere
Björk Ballet (Gudmundsdottir, Ghersi, Sjón / Pita) Channels the magic and mischief of pop singer Björk’s music in this crazy, glamorous ballet that The Guardian called “a ridiculous amount of fun.”

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