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March 2020

Diablo Ballet

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Jackie McConnell and Raymond Tilton in Diablo Ballet's Coppélia. Photo by Aris Bernales   Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo presented by Cal Performances. Photo by Zoran Jelenic.

Updated March 14, 2020
Check with theaters for performance, dates and times.
Feb. 27-March 1
Smuin Ballet
Dance Series 01
The Man in Black

Carmina Burana
Take Five
Feb. 27-March 1
Deborah Slater Dance Theater
inCIVILITY p.3: A Seat at the Table (World premiere)
inCIVILITY p.2: Outrage Machine
Celebrates the company’s history of exploring timely social issues through acrobatic dance and multimedia spectacle. Choreographer: Deborah Slater. Co-presented by ODC Theater.
ODC Theater, San Francisco
7:00 pm
Margaret Jenkins Dance Company
Performance & Q&A with Merián Soto

Experience celebrated dance artist Merián Soto (Puerto Rico/ Philadelphia) as she shares solo work from her past repertoire.
301 8th Street, Studio 200, San Francisco
March 6-8
Smuin Ballet
Choreography Showcase
Choreography by Smuin artists. Fresh new works take center stage in this showcase of rising choreographers followed by an intimate Q&A session. For the first time this showcase will be presented in Smuin’s brand new home.
March 6-8
Cal Performances
The Joffrey Ballet

LIAM SCARLETT Vespertine (music: Bjarte Eike, Dowland, Corelli, Geminiani) (California Premiere)
STEPHANIE MARTINEZ Bliss! (music: Stravinsky) (California Premiere)
NICOLAS BLANC Beyond the Shore (music: Mason Bates) (Bay Area Premiere, Cal Performances Co-commission)
JUSTIN PECK The Times Are Racing (music: Dan Deacon)
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley

March 6-15

Performances March 7-March 15 cancelled. SFB Message

San Francisco Ballet
A Midsummer Night's Dream
(Mendelssohn/ Balanchine)
SF Ballet last performed this timeless Balanchine masterpiece over 30 seasons ago; this revival features radiant costume and scenery designs by Martin Pakledinaz. Casting.

Postponed until further notice March 12 - 15

Triple Take
Three new works by choreographers Wendy Rein, Ryan T. Smith and Katerina Wong: Rein and Smith premiere the first phase of Shadow, a deep dive into our digital footprints; The Healer by Wong mines traditional Chinese medicine; all three on a new work that utilizes the Surrealist “exquisite corpse” drawing game as a framework.
ODC Theater, San Francisco
All Performances Canceled Through March 29 March 14–15
Cal Performances
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Savagely funny satire married with seriously stunning ballet. Statuesque, glamorous male dancers in the iconic, fictional roles of prima ballerinas.
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
Cancelled March 15, 5:00 pm
Smuin Contemporary Ballet
26th Anniversary Gala
Mingle with Smuin’s dancers, featuring a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner catered by McCall’s, world class wines, performances by Smuin dancers, live auction, after-dinner dancing.
The Galleria, San Francisco
Lesher Center cancelled through March 25 March 20, 6:30 pm
March 21, 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm.
Diablo Ballet

Staged by Artistic Director Lauren Jonas and company Regisseur Joanna Berman. Features a doll that comes to life with a dash of magic. Accompanied live by the Diablo Symphony Orchestra.
Rescheduled to spring 2021 March 21-22, 2:00 pm
Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF
Mark Foehringer’s Alice in Wonderland
A 50-minute dance theater version with colorful sets, costumes and puppets. It features live music and a cast of 11 dancers and puppeteers.
Cowell Theater at Fort Mason, San Francisco
March 24–April 4
San Francisco Ballet
Ballet Accelerator
7 for Eight (Bach/ Tomasson)
Mrs. Robinson (Terry Davies/ Cathy Marston World Premiere)
Anima Animus (Ezio Bosso/ David Dawson)
March 26 Cancelled
Presidio Dance Theatre
Spring Gala
Annual gala "The Pink Slipper Club" to raise money for the Spring Season.
The Metropolitan Club, San Francisco
Postponed March 26-29
April 2 - 5

ODC Dance Downtown
Program A: Grassland and Speaking Volumes
KT Nelson, the world of nature and the power of community.

March 26–April 5
San Francisco Ballet
Present Perspectives

Classical Symphony (Prokofiev/ Possokhov)
Appassionata (Beethoven/ Millepied)
The Seasons - SF Ballet Premiere (Alexander Glazunov/ Alexei Ratmansky)
March 28, 7:00 pm
New Ballet’s Fast Forward
Choreography by Ben Needham-Wood, Laura Burton, Mads Eriksen, Naomi Sailors, Heather Cooper, and Dalia Rawson. Rawson’s work features Soprano Betany Coffland and Pianist Veronika Agranov-Dafoe.

THIS IS NOW A LIVE STREAMING EVENT. This event will be accessible through the internet, so you will be able to watch it at home on a computer or other devices such as a Smart TV. Ticket holders will be sent a website link with a code for access that you will receive 48 hours before the performance.

Hammer Theatre Center, San Jose

Postponed until further notice March 28, 4:30pm + 6:00pm
detour dance
2020 Tiny Dance Film Festival

Features short dance films (10 minutes or under) from across the globe. TDFF prioritizes films that stretch into new territory, challenge dominant narratives, and embrace brevity.
Roxie Theater, San Francisco
March 31–April 5
Cal Performances
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Note: The 2019 Ailey program schedule will be announced in January.
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley

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