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March 2018


A Ballet and Modern Dance Information Resource

San Francisco Ballet

San Francisco Ballet
Pascal Molat in Robbins' Fancy Free. (© Erik Tomasson)

Updated February 24, 2018
Check with theaters for performance, dates and times.
March 4, 5:00pm
Smuin 2018 Gala
Celebrate Smuin’s 24th season with cocktails, dance performance, dinner, live auction, and after-dinner dancing.
The Galleria, San Francisco
March 6-11
San Francisco Ballet
March 8–10, 7:30pm
San Francisco Performances
Company Wayne McGregor
A new work being developed in McGregor’s signature process that fuses dance, art, philosophy, science, technology and current events for a deeper look at how movement embodies much more than movement.
March 14-18
CounterPulse Festival
The first edition of the CounterPulse Festival is an incubator and launch pad for experimental dance and performance makers. This year CounterPulse asks audiences to join in the experiment of festival, both human-scale and mind bending, a full program of performance, conversation, and radical celebration unfold over four days.
CounterPulse and The Lab with associated events at SFMOMA’s Open Space winter season Limited Edition
March 15 - 18
Dance Around Town
News of the World

Premiere of Brenda Way’s News of the World with music by David Lang and mise-en-scène by painter Doug Argue and set designer Alexander V. Nichols. A bracing artistic response to a turbulent world, the evening will also reprise last season’s prescient work What we carry, What we keep.
March 18, 6:00 pm
Mark Foehringer Dance Project | SF
Young Choreographers Forum SF/SJ
MDFP|SF choreography mentoring program showing for the works generated during the 2018 session.
Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco
March 20-25
San Francisco Ballet
Robbins: Ballet & Broadway
Opus 19/The Dreamer
The Cage
Other Dances
Fancy Free
March 22,

Diablo Ballet
24th Anniversary Celebration
A one-night only special performance:

  • Swan Lake Suite—Selections of Swan Lake including the Black Swan Pas de Deux, White Swan Pas de Deux, Coda and Variations
  • Solas—Music: Heitor Villa-Lobos, Choreography: Salvadore Aiello
  • Spiritus—Music: Composed by Justin Levitt, Choreography: Lauren Jonas and the Diablo Ballet Dancers.
  • A World Premiere film by Walter Yamazaki in collaboration with composer Justin Levitt.
  • Trait d’union— Music: Gabriel Fauré Élégie, Choreography: Sonya Delwaide
  • The Blue Boy—Music: Ludwig Van Beethoven, Choreography: Trey McIntyre
  • Sixes and Seven—Music: Philip Glass, Choreography: Robert Dekker
March 23-24
Smuin Ballet
Dance Series 01
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Requiem for a Rose set to Schubert’s string adagio from the Quintet in C.
Michael Smuin’s Fly Me to the Moon tribute to Frank Sinatra blending ballet and popular dance, including Sinatra’s renditions of “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “The Lady is a Tramp.”
Garrett Ammon’s Serenade for Strings set to Tchaikovsky’s score of the same name, a new interpretation of the iconic 1934 Balanchine ballet.
March 24-25
Tiny Dance Film Festival
Features short dance films (10 minutes or under) from across the globe.
Roxie Theater, San Francisco
March 26, 6:00PM
The "Izzies" Award Ceremony
The Isadora Duncan Dance Awards presentation to the honorees of the 2016-2017 performance season for outstanding contributions to dance in the Bay Area.
Brava Theater, San Francisco

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