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November 2020


A Ballet and Modern Dance Information Resource




Updated November 18, 2020

Check with theaters for performance, dates and times.
Nov. 1, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
San Francisco Ballet
Ballet Insights

American Ballet from Coast to Coast, Featuring Kay Mazzo, Chairman of Faculty at the School of American Ballet, and Anita Paciotti, Ballet Master at SF Ballet
every Wednesday from October 7 through November 18 at 6:00 pm
PUSHfest Global
Raissa Simpson’s PUSH Dance Company features 18 Bay Area dancemakers and companies—and a few from beyond the Bay--in seven live, online presentations. Includes excerpts of several choreographers’ works and discussion of them with Simpson and other moderators from PUSH Dance Company.
Nov. 4, 12:00 PM
Diablo Ballet and Macy's Walnut Creek
Live from the Runway

Covid safe fashion show featuring Diablo Ballet dancers modeling the latest men and women's holiday fashions right off the runway.
Nov. 5-7 Rescheduled To Be Determined
Dana Lawton Dances
The Farallonites

Explores the harsh physical conditions, repetitive labor, and isolation of the families of lighthouse keepers who lived on the Farallons. Features original musical scores, ambient sounds, spoken word, and projections of original art work.
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco
Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, 2:00pm-3:00pm
TenderArts DANCE!
CounterPulse’s weekly outdoor dance series that brings CounterPulse performances to your outdoor dining experience.
600 Block of Golden Gate between Larkin & Hyde, San Francisco
Nov. 11, 7:30 pm
Nov. 15, 4:00 pm
Smuin's Virtual Fall Dance Series
Program B

Company artists Ian Buchanan, Maggie Carey, Tess Lane, and Max van der Sterre perform Michael Smuin favorites set to Frank Sinatra and Willie Nelson, as well as the premiere of a new work co-choreographed by Buchanan and Carey followed by virtual Q&A with Celia Fushille and the artists.
streamed virtual performances Tickets
Nov. 12, 6:00 PM
ODC Theater
This is Also the Art
with Bobbi Jene Smith, director of LOST MOUNTAIN is joined by artists Keir GoGwilt, Marta Miller, and Or Schraiber, to share a glimpse into their process of collaboration, creation, and meeting in the middle, on a mountain.
Nov. 13, 7:30 pm, available through Nov. 15.
Diablo Ballet
A Nutcracker Suite
The Diablo family and their daughter Clara check into the Nutcracker Suite at the Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill for Christmas Eve.
Nov. 13, 5:15pm
Drinks & a Dance: ODC Films
Features a triple-bill exploration of ODC/Dance films: 2011’s Love on the Run, the public premiere of ODC’s Sleeping Beauty; and the public premiere of Walk on Air (against your better judgement). Accompanying the dance are two exquisite wines that can be directly delivered to guests.
Nov. 18, 7:30 pm
Nov. 22, 4:00 pm
Smuin's Virtual Fall Dance Series
Program C

Livestream of Michael Smuin favorites set to The Beatles and Elvis Presley, and the premiere of a new suite of dances choreographed by Tessa Barbour and Brennan Wall.
Nov. 19, 6:00 PM
ODC Theater
This is Also the Art

A virtual excavation – Christy Funsch talks with colleagues and collaborators Maurya Kerr and Rowena Richie about EPOCH, Funsch’s 12-hour installation performance designed to dismantle capitalism.
Nov. 20, 7:00PM
The Joe Goode Annex
Virtual Open House 3.0
Nov. 27-Dec. 31
New Ballet
The San Jose Nutcracker

Choreographed by New Ballet Director Dalia Rawson in 2016, “The San Jose Nutcracker” is a retelling of everyone’s favorite classical holiday ballet, set in San Jose at the turn of the last century.
Livestream from the Hammer Theatre
Nov. 27-Dec. 31
San Francisco Ballet
Nutcracker Online

Streamed in HD, tour virtual opera house full of fun activities, send downloadable holiday snaps to friends and family, enjoy historical highlights of San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker, and learn steps from the choreography. (Tchaikovsky/ Tomasson)
Nov. 29, 4:00pm
Dec. 2, 7:30pm
Smuin's Virtual Fall Dance Series
Program D
Livestreamed. Offstage/Onscreen allows the Smuin Company Artists to exercise their artistic voices in a series of new works. Each choreographer and their Pod ventured out into the streets and parks, situating their creations in the great outdoors and grounding them in the here and now. Conceived, directed, and filmed by Smuin’s Artists.

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