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March 2023

A Ballet and Modern Dance Information Resource


Dance Theatre of Harlem's Ingrid Silva, Daphne Lee, and Alexandra Hutchinson. Photo: Rachel Neville   San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson's Giselle. Photo: © Erik Tomasson

Updated March 4, 2023
Check with theaters for performance, dates and times.
Feb. 24-March 5
San Francisco Ballet

Choreography by Helgi Tomasson, after Marius Petipa, Jules Perrot, and Jean Coralli
March 4, 7:00 pm
Smuin After Hours Party
Celebrate Smuin's 29th season with dinner and cocktails, a live auction, and a specially curated dance performance by Smuin artists.
Smuin Center for Dance, San Francisco
March 5, 5:00 pm
Smuin Gala 2023
Celebrate Smuin's 29th season. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, a performance, and a live auction.
San Francisco Design Center Galleria, After Hours Party: Smuin Center for Dance, San Francisco
March 7-8, 7:30 pm
Berkeley Ballet Theater and Post:ballet
still be here (preview)

An evening length collaboration with Kronos Quartet and Berkeley Ballet Theater featuring scores from Kronos' 50 for the Future, and choreographies of multiple dynamic creatives.
BAMPFA, Berkeley
March 14-19
San Francisco Ballet
The Colors of Dance
7 for Eight (Helgi Tomasson)
COLORFORMS (Myles Thatcher)
Blake Works I (James Blake)
March 16-17, 7:30pm
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Orange by Stanton Welch
When Love by Helen Pickett
Coming Together by Nacho Duato
March 16-18
Oakland Ballet
Dancing Moons Festival

A celebration of AAPI choreographers, features the world premiere of Exquisite Corpse - a new ballet co-choreographed by Phil Chan, Seyong Kim, and Elaine Kudo. Also featuring: Amber Waves by Phil Chan (2022) Layer Upon Layer by Caili Quan (2022) Ballet des Porcelaines or The Teapot Prince by Phil Chan (original 1739; reimagined 2021).
March 18, 7:30 PM
New Ballet
Fast Forward

A fast-paced evening of contemporary ballet, Fast Forward is an opportunity for emerging choreographers.
Hammer Theatre, San Jose
March 24-25, 7:00 pm March 26, 2:00 pm
Robert Moses' KIN's
28th Annual Home Season

Choreographed entirely by Artistic Director Robert Moses, a World Premiere, a West Coast premiere, and a revival of one of Moses' classical works.
Presidio Theatre Performing Arts Center, San Francisco
March 29 – April 2
Program B: Wed. 7:30 p.m. (ticketed preview) Program A: Thu. 7:30 p.m. (opening) Program B: Fri. 8:00 p.m. (Gala performance)
Program A: Sat. 7:30 p.m.
Program B: Sun. 7:30 p.m.
Dance Downtown
Program A:
Witness (world premiere) by Amy Seiwert
Something About a Nightingale (2005) by Brenda Way
Triangulating Euclid (2013) by Brenda Way, KT Nelson & Kate Weare
Program B:
Collision, Collapse and a Coda (world premiere) by Brenda Way
Impulse (2014) by Dexandro Montalvo
Triangulating Euclid by Brenda Way, KT Nelson & Kate Weare
March 31-April 8
San Francisco Ballet

Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon
March 31, 6:00 PM
Diablo Ballet
29th Anniversary Performance and Gala

Confetti Music: Gioacchino Rossini Choreography:Gerald Arpino
Paquita Music: Music by Édouard Deldevez & Ludwig Minkus Choreography:Based on Marius Petipa
Elevator Operator Music: Lesfm, Serge Quadrado, and Redeemin Choreography: Amanda Farris
Immediately following the performance, the night continues at The Garden (previously Scott’s Garden) within walking distance from the theatre.
Lesher Center, Walnut Creek
March 31
2023 Dance Downtown Gala
Dinner followed by performance by ODC/Dance. Afterwards, join ODC dancers, choreographers and collaborators in their post-show glow for an after-party.
The Forum at YBCA and Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA, San Francisco

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