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October 2019

A Ballet and Modern Dance Information
Cal Performances Mariinsky Ballet's La Bayadere (Photo by Natasha Razina)

Updated October 15, 2019

Check with theaters for performance, dates and times.
Sept. 27-Oct. 6
Smuin Contemporary Ballet
Dance Series 1

The Man in Black by James Kudelka
Take Five by Rex Wheeler
Carmina Burana
by Michael Smuin
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco
Oct. 1-6
Alonzo King LINES Ballet
An evening-length collaboration with jazz greats tenor saxophonist Charles Lloyd and pianist Jason Moran who perform live every night, accompanying LINES Ballet's dancers. The work also features a light installation by internationally renowned media art pioneer Jim Campbell.
Oct. 3, 7:30 pm
Oct. 5, 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Oct. 6, 2:00 pm
Smuin Ballet
Dance Series 01
The Man in Black

Carmina Burana
Take Five
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco
Oct. 3-6 & Oct 10-13, Thu-Sun, 8:00 pm
Jess Curtis/Gravity

US premiere. Dislocates vision from the center of your experience, created and performed by an international cast of six blind, visually impaired and sighted body-based dancers/performers.
CounterPulse, San Francisco
Oct 3, 6:30pm
Oct 4, 7:30pm
Oct 5-6, noon
Zaccho Dance Theatre
Between me and the other world

Joanna Haigood explores issues of race and identity in her performance installation. Audiences are welcome to move around the space and view the performance from different vantage points. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are FREE community performances.
Zaccho Studio, San Francisco
Oct. 5, 8:00 pm
Oct. 6, 7:00 pm
The DanceWright Project
Divine Journey
The DanceWright Project in its 11th season presenting Divine Journey, plus other new and legacy pieces. Also appearing: PERSpectives Dance Company, EMotion Arts, The Latin Symbolics, Heat Danceline, Mannakin Theater and Dance, Adrienne Swan, and Victor Talledos.
Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco
Oct. 11, 8:00 pm
Path of Miracles

Created by ODC/Dance's KT Nelson in collaboration with San Francisco’s vocal ensemble Volti, site-specific performance experience originally performed in San Francisco's Grace Cathedral, takes the audiences, singers, and dancers on a journey through the newly renovated Presidio Theatre.
The Presidio Theatre, San Francisco
Oct. 11-12, 8:00 pm
Oct. 13, 2:00 pm
Peninsula Ballet Theatre
Cabaret: Hot October Nights
Featuring world premieres, including dances to the music of Mozart, Strauss, and a Turkish suite. Wine and hors d'oeuvre reception before the show. Doors open one hour before showtime. Meet-and-greet with the dancers after the show.
Oct. 12, 6:00 pm - 10:00pm.
Yerba Buena Night
One of San Francisco's biggest free evening performance and visual art events. Contemporary dance performers include Hope Mohr, Post:Ballet, Mark Foehringer Dance Project, LINES Choreo Lab.
Jessie Square, San Francisco
Oct. 17-19, 8:00 pm
ODC Theater
Àse Dance Theatre Collective
Have K(NO!)w Fear: A Bluessical
West Coast premiere. A kinesthetic reimagining of ritual dance theater as an action of protest, prayer, and healing. Adia Tamar Whitaker: Artistic Direction, Choreography, Costume Design, Songwriting, Musical Arrangement.
ODC Theater, San Francisco
Oct. 18-19, 8:00 PM
Etched in Time
Premieres new choreography by Artistic Directors Maria Basile and Gary Masters as well as company choreographer Hsiang-Hsiu Lin and other company dancers.
Oct. 19 , 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2pm, 2:45pm
Oct. 20, 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2pm, 2:45pm
Epiphany Dance Theater
16th annual San Francisco Trolley Dances
Site-specific performances by Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company, SoulForce, GERALDCASELDANCE, Guillermo Galindo, dawnsondancesf, MoToR/dance and more…plus a preview of Epiphany Dance Theater’s evening-length Rock & Mortar. Free admission with the cost of a Muni ticket
Starting at International Art Museum of America, San Francisco, Each tour runs approximately two hours.
Oct. 20, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Garrett + Moulton Productions and the Merce Cunningham Trust
A Reading by Choreographer Charles Moulton

Moulton shares his writings about his years as a dancer in New York, including his time in the Merce Cunningham Company.
ODC Dance Commons, San Francisco
Oct. 25-26, 8:00 pm
Oct. 27, 2:00 pm
AXIS Dance Company
n·ter·twine: Alice in Californiland by choreographer Arthur Pita, embark on a voyage into a Lewis Carroll-like upside-down world of being present but ignored by society and what it is like to both exist and yet try to resist the strange, surreal and harsh realities of being homeless.
Flutter from Bay Area Choreographer and POST: Ballet Artistic Director, Robert Dekkers.
Petrichor: the smell of earth after rain (World Premiere) from New York City based choreographer and Artistic Director of Arch Dance Company, Jennifer Archibald.
Z SPACE, San Francisco
Oct. 25-26, 8:00 pm
Oct. 7, 3:00 pm
Sarah Bush Dance Project
Un-Changing Nature

A collection of dances exploring how humans impact the environment, and how it in turn, impacts us.
Oct 26, 8:00 pm
Oct. 27, 6:00 pm
Dance Brigade's Dance Mission Theater
Between Underground and Skyworld
The audience is invited to witness and engage with performers journey to recover ancestral knowledge on behalf of Indigenous-centered futurity for humans and beyond.
Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco
Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 8:00 PM
Nov. 2, 1:00 PM & *:00 PM
Nov. 3, 3:00 PM
Cal Performances
Marrinsky Ballet and Ochestra

La Bayadere
(Minkus/Petipa, Ponomarev, Chabukiani)
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley

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