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October 2018


A Ballet and Modern Dance Information

Hope Mohr Dance

Updated September 17, 2018

Check with theaters for performance, dates and times.
Sept. 28-Oct. 6
Smuin Contemporary Ballet
Blue Until June by Trey McIntyre
Merely Players by Nicole Haskins
Echo by Ben Needham-Wood
Sinfonietta by Rex Wheeler
Schubert Scherzo by Michael Smuin
Eternal Idol by Michael Smuin
Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
Oct. 4-5, 7:30 pm
Stanford Live
Dystopian Dream
Nitin Sawhney and Wang Ramirez

U.S. premiere. a theatrical realization of a concept originated by composer Nitin Sawhney, a collaboration with international hip-hop duo Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramirez, takes the audience on a journey through parallel universes and unreal dreams. Featuring animated projections, flying by wire, and dazzling set design, Dystopian Dream grapples with themes of loss, isolation, surrender, and continuity.
Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University
Oct. 4 – 6, 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.
Hope Mohr Dance and ODC Theater
extreme lyric I (world premiere)
An intimate work presented in the round for small audiences, featuring Anne Carson's translations of Sappho. Director and Choreographer Hope Mohr will distill choreographic forms as vehicles for dancers to explore ecstatic states, moments in which the self dissolves.
ODC Theater, San Francisco
Oct. 4-14
San Francisco Dance Film Festival
Over 100 films from21 countries, including multiple World, U.S., and West Coast premieres. Special screening of Paul Taylor: Dancemaker, October 13, 6:30pm
San Francisco venues
Oct. 5- 7, 8:00 PM
Dance Theatre of San Francisco
Season 6 Fall Program
And If It's Still Black Outside World premiere by Sandrine Cassini
From: Now On by Robert Dekkers
Cooties by Ben Needham-Wood
Z Space, San Francisco
Oct. 5-14
Alonzo King LINES Ballet + Kronos Quartet
35th Anniversary
World Premiere
OCT. 11-13, 8:00PM
ODC Theater
Sara Shelton Mann

Echo / Riding the Rapids
What is an echo that resounds from the walls? Is it an invitation to inhabit a spatial interim, the terrain between viewer, performer, composer, and space?
ODC Theater, San Francisco
Oct. 11-13 & 18-20 Thu-Sun, 8:00 pm
Joe Goode Performance Group
A work by Monique Jenkinson/Fauxnique & Marc Kate.
Oct. 11-14, 18-21, 8:00 pm
Zaccho Dance Theatre
Picture Bayview Hunters Point

Free performances over two weekends. This interdisciplinary, site-specific performance centered in, on, and around the historic Bayview Opera House is a celebration of the community in which Zaccho has made its home.
Bayview Opera House, San Francisco
Oct. 12, 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m
Epiphany Dance Theater and Biederman Redevelopment Ventures.
Participating artists include ALTERNATIVA, ODC/Dance, Parangal Dance Company, Robert Moses’ Kin, Tara Brandel.
Salesforce Park, San Francisco
Oct. 19 - 21,
Liss Fain Dance
I Don’t Know and Never Will: A Recomposition

What are the anchor points in our past that define us? An immersive performance installation based on letters choreographer Liss Fain received decades ago. This is Liss Fain Dance’s 30th anniversary season.
Z Space, San Francisco
Oct. 20 - 21
ODC Dance
Gifts of Solace
Kimi Okada (World Premiere)
Trolley Dances in Mission Creek Park
Oct. 22, 6:00pm
Stanford Live
Andy Warhol and Merce Cunningham:
Returning to RainForest

A screening of the film of Cunningham's dance piece RainForest (1968), which incorporated Warhol's "Silver Clouds," helium-inflated mylar balloons that work as reflective mirrors and climate barometers on stage, will be followed by a performance demonstration by former Merce Cunningham Dance Company member Silas Riener. A panel organized and led by Professor Peggy Phelan, the Denning Family Director of the Stanford Arts Institute and "Contact Warhol" exhibition co-curator, will follow.
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University
Oct 25-27, 8:00 pm
Jess Curtis/Gravity
Beyond Gravity
Llegends from a future queer revolution and experience new ways of being with each other at a family reunion for a post-human universe. New body-based performance works from around the world by jose e. abad, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Abby Crain, Gabriel Christian, Rachael Dichter, and Mira Kautto.
CounterPulse, San Francisco
Oct. 26, 7:00 pm

Axis Dance
In Motion
A celebratory evening of sharing, connecting and busting a move on the dance floor. Sneak peek of new works by Robert Dekkers and Marc Brew. Hors d'oeuvres and an open bar are included with ticket purchase.

Oct. 26 -27, 800 pm
Oct. 28, 7:00 pm
Sarah Bush Dance Project
Spirit and Bones
World Premiere choreographed by Artistic Director Sarah Bush, featuring Joanna Haigood, Elvia Marta, Priscilla Regalado, Joan Lazarus, Anne Bluethenthal and Sue Li Jue. An evening-length production highlighting female resilience in times of darkness, the tenacity of the solo woman, and the ferocious love and strength generated by community.
Taube Atrium Theatre at San Francisco War Memorial Building

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