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Smuin dancers Erin Yarbrough-Powell and Robert Kretz in Michael Smuin's Sinatra tribute, Fly Me to the Moon, in Smuin's Dance Series 01, Sept 29 - Oct 7 at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco. Photo credit: Keith Sutter

Updated October 17, 2017

Check with theaters for performance, dates and times.
Sept. 29-Oct. 7
Smuin Ballet
Requiem for a Rose by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Fly Me to the Moon by Michael Smuin
Serenade for Strings by Garrett Ammon
Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
Oct. 5, 6:00 pm
San Francisco Performances
38th Season Gala
Black-tie optional evening featuring cocktails, dinner, a fund-a-need drive, and a concert with soprano Deborah Voigt. All proceeds from the gala benefit San Francisco Performances’ education and outreach programs.
Julia Morgan Ballroom, San Francisco
Oct. 5
World Ballet Day
20 hours of live, behind-the-scenes footage via Facebook Live. The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, and San Francisco Ballet.
Get involved using the hashtag #WorldBalletDay.
Oct. 5 - 7, 8:00pm
ODC Theater
Kate Weare Company
Marksman
New York based choreographer Kate Weare returns to San Francisco. Marksman explores how we form — and are formed — over time. An abstract work, Marksman zeros in on the magnetism and electricity between bodies, revealing signals of power, attraction, and vulnerability.
ODC Theater, San Francisco
Oct. 11, 8:00PM

Cal Performances
ODC/Dance
boulders and bones

Brenda Way & KT Nelson, choreographers, Zoë Keating, composer and cello Andy Goldsworthy, landscape artist. Traces the shifting light, changing landscape, and raw natural materials of an Andy Goldsworthy installation and transforms these images into an exploration of the process of creation.

Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
Oct. 12-14 & 19-21, Thu-Sat at 8:pm,
Clement Hil Goldberg
Our Future Ends

A sad yet hopeful satire that connects threats of extinction to wildlife and wild life through fabulously choreographed final numbers. The multidisciplinary piece unearths Lemuria in a visual arts installation that unfolds into parallel narratives. Pay-what-you-can Thursdays.
CounterPulse, San Francisco
Oct. 12, 8:00pm Opening Night Reception
Oct. 13, 8:00pm Post-Performance Q&A with artists
Oct. 14, 8:00pm
Margaret Jenkins Dance Company
Skies Calling Skies Falling
Site Series (Inside Outside)
Taube Atrium Theater, San Francisco War Memorial Building, 4th Floor
Oct. 18, 6:00pm
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.
Center for the Performing Arts, James Logan High School, Union City
Fundraiser Kickoff Oct. 5
Screenings Oct. 19-22
San Francisco Dance Film Festival
Featuring over 90 dance films at multiple San Francisco venues. Includes opening and closing receptions, post-screening discussions with filmmakers, live performances, and special presentations including a first-time exhibition of 360°/Virtual Reality films. Collaboration with Catharine Clark Gallery featuring art/experimental dance films from Sept. 9 - Oct. 28.
Oct. 24, 6:00 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.
San Leandro Performing Arts Center, San Leandro High School
Oct 26-27, 8:00pm
ABD Productions’ Skywatchers
I Got a Truth to Tell

Brings together Tenderloin residents and community practice artists to collaboratively create original performance work weaves together themes of ancestry, cultural gas lighting, and the radical act of having each other’s backs.
CounterPulse, San Francisco
Oct. 26-29
AXIS
Onward & Upward
30th Anniversary Home Season
Radical Impact (World Premiere) March Brew/JooWan Kim
The Reflective Surface (Amy Seiwert/Darren Johnson)
Secret Ponies (Stephen Petronio)
Oct. 27, 8:00PM
Cal Performances
Dorrance Dance
A new, extended version of Myelination with original live music in a program that connects tap back to its roots in jazz and jump blues and forward to the cadences of hip-hop and indie rock.
Myelination
Three to One
Jungle Blues
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
Oct. 27, 6:30 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.
Amador Theater, Pleasanton

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