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Updated October 19, 2017

Check with theaters for performance, dates and times.
Nov. 1, 7:00 pm
Oakland Ballet
Luna Mexicana
A dance and music celebration of the iconic Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)! In Luna Mexicana, a young woman’s dreams revive her relatives and friends who all dance back to life in the forms of teetering skeletons, skirt swishing girls, a high flying “deer dancer,” and a deathly Bride and Groom.
Dublin High School
Nov. 3, 6:00pm festivities, 7:00pm performance
Oakland Ballet
Luna Mexicana
A dance and music celebration of the iconic Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)! In Luna Mexicana, a young woman’s dreams revive her relatives and friends who all dance back to life in the forms of teetering skeletons, skirt swishing girls, a high flying “deer dancer,” and a deathly Bride and Groom.
Paramount Theater, Oakland
Nov. 3-4 & 10-11, at various times
Hope Mohr Bridge Project 2017: Radical Movements: Gender and Politics in Performance
With Judith Butler, Monique Jenkinson, Peacock Rebellion, Jack Halberstam, boychild, Maryam Rostami, Julie Tolentino, Amara Tabor Smith, Xandra Ibarra, Laura Arrington, Maurya Kerr, Scot Nakagawa (ChangeLab), Debra Levine (Hemispheric Institute for Politics and Performance)
CounterPulse, San Francisco
Nov. 12, 7:00PM
Cal Performances
Festival of South African Dance
Featuring the Gumboots and Pantsula Dance Companies
Gumboot dancing, performed in rubber Wellington boots, was developed by black miners to accompany work songs when talking and drumming were prohibited. Pantsula, an energetic urban street dance with precise, technical footwork, originated in the black townships during Apartheid.
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
Nov. 15-19
Alonzo King LINES Ballet
The Propelled Heart

With vocalist Lisa Fischer, movement and song as essential components in the human capacity to grow and endure.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Nov. 17-18
Smuin Ballet
The Christmas Ballet

ACT I: Classical Christmas
ACT II: Cool Christmas
Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
Nov. 17–19
Cal Performances
The Joffrey Ballet
In Creases (Glass/Peck)
Episode 47 (West Coast premiere) (Ekmane/Brad Mehldau Trio, Django Django, Tiga, Moby)
Mammatus (Lopez Ochoa/Gordon)
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
Nov 25 - Dec 10
ODC Dance
The Velveteen Rabbit
Margery Williams’ classic tale of a well-worn nursery rabbit that becomes real. Told through music, dance and a powerful narrative, The Velveteen Rabbit celebrates the unique relationship between a little boy and his stuffed rabbit, and the enduring power of love.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Nov. 29–30, 7:30pm
San Francisco Performances
Wendy Whelan
Former New York City Ballet star ballerina Wendy Whelan teams up with dancer-choreographer Brian Brooks to reprise their duet, First Fall. Live music by string quartet Brooklyn Rider.
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

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