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October 2023

A Ballet and Modern Dance Information
San Jose Dance Company
sjDANCEco in ABLAZE. Photo by Thomas Hassing, permission of sjDANCEco.

Updated October 20, 2023

Check with theaters for performance, dates and times.
Sept. 22 - Oct. 15
International and locally produced dance films
various San Francisco theaters and streamed online
Oct. 1, 7:00 pm
14th Annual San Francisco Dance Film Festival
A very special screening of FLOWER with Misty Copeland of the American Ballet Theatre in person.
Brava Theater, San Francisco
Oct. 6 - 7, 8:00 pm.

New works including four World Premieres by company choreographers Maria Basile and Nhan Ho and guest choreographers, Kara Davis, Rogelio Lopez and Cathleen McCarthy.
Oct. 6 - 15
Flyaway Productions
If I Give You My Sorrows

Choreography by Jo Kreiter in collaboration with the dancers
Space 124, Project Artaud, San Francisco
Oct. 7, 7:30 PM
Stanford Live
Sankai Juku

KOSA - Between Two Mirrors

Butoh dance troupe explores themes of anxiety and grief. Directed, choreographed, and designed by Ushio Amagatsu, the group’s founder, this piece is a meditation on the anxieties acutely felt by many in the past few years.
Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University
Oct. 12-15
LINES Ballet
Fall Season 2023

Featured in the program are passages from King's Suite Etta (1997), Following the Subtle Current Upstream (2000), Dust and Light (2009), Writing Ground (2010), Resin (2013), and Child of Sky and Earth (2021).
Oct, 13-15
San Jose Dance Theatre
Dracula- The Ballet

A new contemporary work by Artistic Associate Director, Augusto Silva, & Artistic Director, Mariana Zschoerper. This ballet includes some original composition by local musician Christopher Thomas.
Oct. 15, 6:00pm
Push Dance Company
Sanctuary Grand Opening
Immersive technology dance and other works by guest choreographers.
447 Minna, San Francisco
Oct. 21, 9.15 am
Peninsula Lively Arts
TV interview with Artistic Directors Greg Amato and Carlos Moreno plus five of the dancers,talking about the upcoming world premiere of “Ghost Dances” in celebration of the annual Day of the Dead tradition.
Oct. 21, 7:00pm
Bridgman|Packer Dance
'Ghost Factory' and 'Stories in Hidden Places'

An innovative integration of choreography and video technology, where image and reality collide
Oct. 21-22
Dimensions Dance Theater
Concludes 50th Year with a look at a few works that the company has created and performed over the years that highlight solo artists and group ensembles.
Oct. 21 - 22: 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:00 p.m. both days

Epiphany Dance Theater
San Francisco Trolley Dances
A communal experience uniting and highlighting a diverse group of dance artists, helping people see dance in new ways.

One Bush Plaza, San Francisco
Oct 26, 7:30 PM
Stanford Live
Gregory Maqoma and Thuthuka Sibisi
Broken Chord

Featuring four soloists and an onstage a cappella chorus, Maqoma’s new work tells the story of a South African–based chorus whose tour through North America and England in the late 19th century was marred by the realities of racism.
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University
Oct. 27-28
Ghost Dances:
A Día De Los Muertos Tale Of Two Worlds

In celebration of Day of the Dead/A Día de Los Muertos, a new collaborative dance production featuring artists from Peninsula Ballet Theatre, Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno and Calpulli Tonalehqueh (Aztec Dancers). Choreography and scenario by Gregory Amato and Carlos Moreno. Public invited to dress in costume.
Fox Theater, Redwood City
Oct. 27 - 29
10th Annual Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers
Program A] Friday Oct. 27 (8-9pm with Q & A) + Saturday Oct. 28 (5:30-6:30pm) Christopher "Un Pez Verde" Nuñez (Costa Rica/US) Gabriela Ceceña(MX) Fernando Ramos (Puerto Rico/US)
[Program B] Saturday Oct. 28 (8pm-9pm with Q & A) + Sunday Oct. 29 (5:30-6:30pm) Karla Quintero(Colombia/Nicaragua/US) + Belinda He (Singapore/US) Fana Fraser (Trinidad and Tobego/US) Joey Navarrete(US/MX) + Rosa Rodriguez (US/MX)
Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco
Oct. 28-29, 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.
Hammer Theatre, San Jose
Sept. 29, 7:00pm
Oakland Ballet presents
Misty Copeland's Flower!

A film starring and produced by Misty Copeland set in Oakland and created with artists from the Bay Area including local dancers. Music by Raphael Saadiq and choreography by Alonzo King and Rich + Tone Talauega.

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