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A Ballet and Modern Dance Information Resource

Updated May 23, 2017

Check with theaters for performance, dates and times.

April 28 - May 7
San Francisco Ballet
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev, Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Memorial Opera House, San Francisco
May 3, 7:30 p.m.
Paul Taylor Dance Company
Company B
Lost, Found and Lost
Bankhead Theater, Livermore
May 4-14
Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Spring Home Season
Poet and endangered language activist, Bob Holman joins LINES for the spring season world premiere. May 6 Spring Gala with Honorary Chair Ashley Judd.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
May 5, 8:00pm
May 6, 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Diablo Ballet
Celebrated Masters
A duet from Gustav’s Rooster (Caniparoli)
The Blue Boy (McIntyre)
World Premiere (Dekkers) set to live music
Del Valle Theatre, Walnut Creek
May 5-7
Smuin Ballet
Dance Series 02
World Premiere by Trey McIntyre
Broken Open by Amy Seiwert
World Premiere by Nicole Haskins
Mountain View Center for the Arts
May 6, 4:00pm-6:30 pm
Inside the studio at CCDA
Mark Foehringer's Conservatory for Contemporary Dance Arts (CCDA) is holding an open rehearsal. Intermediate and advanced dancers ages 14-18 are invited to take a sample class at 4 pm with Brian Fisher, Heather Cooper and Dominique Lomuljo. Open rehearsal begins at 5 pm and a meet and greet follows. Open rehearsal includes a peek at upcoming SPRING WORKS and other works. For more information contact jessie@mfdpsf.org
SJSU dance studios
May 6, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Oakland Ballet
2017 Spring Gala
May 6, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Shawl-Anderson Dance Center
The Shawl-Anderson Youth Ensemble (SAYE) shows work created specifically for them by artists working in the Bay Area: Rogelio Lopez, Karla Quintero, Abigail Hosein, Crystaldawn Bell, and Randee Paufve, joined in performance by local professional dancers, performing new and in-progress work by Dana Lawton Dances, AHDANCO/Abigail Hosein, Karla Quintero, and the Richmond based Visceral Roots Dance Company/Ashley Gayle & Noah James.
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, Richmond
May 6, 8:00pm
May 7, 3:00pm
Added performances! May 6, 2:00pm
May 7, 7:00pm
Cal Performances
Bach Dances

Program set to music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
May 7, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Dimensions Dance Theater
The Village Matters
Guest Artists: Destiny Muhammad, Bay-Peace, On Demand, Likha School of Philippine Dance, Batala SF, Oakland High, Oakland Tech, Kipp Bridge Academy and Bret Harte Middle School.
Phillip Reeder Auditorium at Castlemont High School, Oakland
May 10-12, 8:00pm
Cal Performances
Scottish Ballet
A Streetcar Named Desire
Scotland's national dance company performs their interpretation of the Tennessee Williams classic.
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
May 12-13
Smuin Ballet
Dance Series 02
World Premiere by Trey McIntyre
Broken Open by Amy Seiwert
World Premiere by Nicole Haskins
Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
May 12-14, 19-21
Robert Moses' Kin
Looks at how parents leave their children vulnerable; how literally dangerous it is for children of different heritages to be friends if they buy into the ideas of colorblindness and meritocracy. World premiere by Robert Moses with guest choreographers Terence Marling and Latanya Tigner.
Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco
May 16-20
Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion
Dearest Home
About love, longing, and loss. Comprised primarily of solos and duets generated through conversations, workshops, and new research into the concept of scientific empathy.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
May 18-20, 8:00pm
Tim Rubel Human Shakes
A series of reconstructed, re-imagined and re-worked excerpts from existing repertoire. Audiences will experience work that is funny, satirical, and flamboyant, as well as pieces that are dark, introspective and political.
Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco
May 19 – 21, Fri. – Sat. at 8:00 p.m., Sun. at 2:00 p.m.
Liss Fain Dance
Known Once
World Premiere. An immersive performance piece about time and memory based on personal stories and movement developed with young people ages 11-13 and seniors in their nineties.
Z Space, San Francisco
May 19-28
Smuin Ballet
Dance Series 02
World Premiere by Trey McIntyre
Broken Open by Amy Seiwert
World Premiere by Nicole Haskins
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
May 25-27 & June 1-3, 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm both days (each show runs 30 mins)
Flyaway Productions
The Right to be Believed
A site-specific dance explores the lack of credibility for women that is simultaneously both a legal, social and economic problem.
UC Hastings College of the Law on the outdoor wall 333 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco
May 25 – June 4
San Francisco International Arts Festival
Dance performances include: Alma Esperanza Cunningham Movement, Alyce Finwall Dance Theater, Amy Lewis / Push Up Something Hidden, Erica Essner Performance Co-Op, Eve Mutso, Gu Jiani, JJBRO, LEVYdance, SAFEhouse for the Arts, Sarah Bush Dance Project, STEAMROLLER Dance Company, Victor Fung Dance, and others.
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
May 25-27, Thu-Sat at 7:30pm
This Is What I Want Festival
Featuring Krista DeNio, Jaime Cortez, Jose Abad, Sammay Dizon, Randy Reyes, Jaq Nguyen Victor, Tavi and Angeline. An annual performance festival which uses queer desire as a lens to examine phenomena of our time. In 2017, we are looking at the moral explosion of the intersection of desire and youth under pressure; setting these stories in the Tenderloin. The youth artists will take your hand and walk out into the evening...
CounterPulse, San Francisco
May 26-27, 7:30pm
Contra Costa Ballet
Alice in Wonderland
Robert Dekkers. Original score by Daniel Berkman. Join Contra Costa Ballet in the Hofmann lobby for a special 30th anniversary celebration following the Saturday performance.
Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
May 31, 7:30 pm
June 1, 6:00 pm
June 2, 7:30 pm
An Invitation to Dance
San Francisco Ballet School 2017 Student Showcase
Highlights San Francisco Ballet School’s up-and-coming stars. Upper-level students dance challenging repertory pieces, solos, and ballets created specifically for them. Following the June 1 performance, the SF Ballet Auxiliary hosts the Student Showcase Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, San Francisco

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