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November 2023


A Ballet and Modern Dance Information Resource


Smuin Ballet's Terez Dean Orr and Mattia Pallozzi in "The Christmas Ballet." Photo by Chris Hardy.

Updated November 7, 2023

Check with theaters for performance, dates and times.

Nov. 1
Smuin 10:00 pm- 11:30
SF Ballet 11:30 am- 2:30 pm

World Ballet Day
Live online presentations by Smuin Ballet and San Francisco Ballet of company classes, rehearsal selections, and more. SFB schedule

Nov. 3-4
Diablo Ballet
The Nutcracker Suite

A newly expanded version by Julia Adam. The Diablo family and their daughter Clara check into the Nutcracker Suite at the Fairmont Hotel for a Christmas Eve adventure.
Lesher Center, Walnut Creek
Nov. 3, 7:30pm
Nov. 4, 2:30pm
Oakland Ballet
Luna Mexicana

Co-choreographed by Martín Romero of Ballet Folklórico México Danza and Oakland Ballet Artistic Director Graham Lustig. Ballet Folklórico México Danza presenting traditional Mexican Folkloric dance.
Paramount Theatre, Oakland
Nov. 3, 4, 10, 11, 8:00 pm
Nov. 5 & 12, 2:00 pm
Rogelio Lopez & Dancers
Entre Despierto Y Dormido

New work by Rogelio Lopez and Dancers, fantasies, anxieties, and a floral print merge on a search for an essential essence that has been shamed away.
Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco
Nov. 3-4, 8:00 pm
Nov. 5, 5:00 pm
Circo Zero

Dancing towards racial healing. Co-directed by Sarah Crowell and Keith Hennessy in collaboration with Larry Arrington, Samara Atkins, Amber Julian, Sheila Russell, Ainsley Tharp, and Shaunna Vella.
Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco
Nov. 4, 5:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Water in the Kettle

Uses Artistic Director Evie Ladin's body music choreography (harmony singing, body percussion, rhythm dance) to illuminate the maddeningly recurrent struggles of modern women and the country, with intention, humor, and connective rhythm.
Manny's, San Francisco
Nov. 5, 1:00 pm
Smuin Ballet
Christmas Kickoff Fundraiser
A special fundraiser and sneak-preview of Smuin’s The Christmas Ballet. This kickoff event starts with a performance of excerpts from Smuin’s The Christmas Ballet, followed by a fully catered buffet lunch with Artistic Director Celia Fushille, Associate Artistic Director Amy Seiwert, and the Company Artists.
Mountain Winery, Saratoga
Nov. 9- 11, 8:00 pm
Nov. 12, 2:00 pm
Nov. 16- 18, 8:00 pm
Nov. 19, 2:00 pm
Jess Curtis/Gravity
Into the Dark

A new work by Artistic Director Jess Curtis in collaboration with a diverse ensemble of Blind, Low Vision and Sighted performers, addressing the physical, subconscious, and literal effects of western culture's binary mythologizing of darkness and light.
CounterPulse, San Francisco
Nov. 18 - 19
Smuin Ballet
The Christmas Ballet

Smuin’s annual holiday extravaganza with new numbers alongside iconic mainstays like Santa Baby.
Lesher Center, Walnut Creek

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