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October 2021

A Ballet and Modern Dance Information

Updated November 15, 2021

Check with theaters for performance, dates and times.
Sept. 9 - Oct. 30
Split by FACT/SF
Charles Slender White's "peep show meets escape room" continues in CounterPulse's Project Space for a total of 300 one-on-one dance performances that explore the relationship between dissociative episodes and identity formation.
CounterPulse, San Francisco
Sept. 28 - Oct. 2, Tuesday – Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Hope Mohr Dance
Bacchae Before

World premiere of a dance theater project inspired by the tragedies of gender reveal parties and Anne Carson's Bakkhai.
Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco
Sept. 30-Oct. 4
Smuin Contemporary Ballet
Zorro! by Michael Smuin
The adventures of the California folk hero created by author Johnston McCalley. Set to an engaging original score by composer Charles Fox.
Streaming on Demand
October 1, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Opening Night—South Slope Cinema
“pop-up drive-in movie includes two dance films:
ARTWorks, Part 1, Drea Cooper, Robert Rosenwasser of Lines Ballet
Fire in the Mountain, Eric Koziol
Alemany Market Plaza, 100 Alemany Blvd, San Francisco
Oct. 2, 10:00 AM
ODC Theater
Funsch Dance Experience

In-person and virtual. Subverts conventional performance models by pushing the limits of duration. EPOCH unfolds over 12 hours, in a gratuitous surplus of movement, interrupted by moments of nothingness, to challenge the valuing of acquisition and excess. Is endurance political? What bonds does an unlikely scenario forge?
ODC Theater, St San Francisco
Oct. 3, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
San Jose Dance Theatre
San Jose Movement Festival

Features dance companies from San Jose and around the Bay Area. Over 30 professional dancers including Ballet22, Fermata Ballet Collective, sjDanceCo, Abhinaya Dance Company, Cambrian Symphony, and the San Jose Dance Theatre Company.
St. James Park, San Jose
Oct. 4, 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM
Oct. 5, 12:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Garrett + Moulton Productions and the
Jewish Community Center of SF

A Free To The Public Performance Event Celebrating our Return to Live Performance
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco: Pottruck Family Atrium, San Francisco
Oct. 14-17
Flyaway Productions
Meet Us Quickly With Your Mercy

Choreographer: Jo Kreiter, Composer: Jewlia Eisenberg and Shazad Ismali. Acknowledging the complicated, problematic, and honorable history of solidarity between Black and Jewish movements for social change.
CounterPulse, San Francisco
Oct. 15-24
San Francisco Dance Film Festival
125 international dance films across 18 programs
Bay Area locations and online
Oct. 16 - 17
Epiphany Dance Theater
San Francisco Trolley Dances

From the Castro to the East Cut with site-specific performances by Babatunji & Charmaine, Epiphany Dance Theater, Joe Landini & Dancers, La Mezcla, Parangal Dance Company, and Rising Rhythm.
Admission to SFTD is free, but reservations for the in-person tours will be limited.
Oct. 30, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Oakland Museum of California
Oakland Ballet Company
Lunchtime Sessions: Music, Dance, and Storytelling in the Garden
Free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own blankets to sit on as they lounge on the lawn.
Oct. 18 - 24
SF International Arts Festival
Includes Sha Sha Higby, SISK Dance, STEAMROLLER Dance Company, and others.
San Francisco
From Oct. 18-24 all Festival performances scheduled to take place on outdoor stages have been moved to indoor venues: Young Performers Theatre at Fort Mason, Brady Street Dance Center and Dance Mission Theater.
Oct. 21, 5:30 pm
2021 Arts Medallion Reception & Ceremony
Honoring Helgi Tomasson

San Francisco Ballet Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson will be presented with the San Francisco Arts Medallion for his outstanding leadership in the arts.
Oct 21–22
Cal Performances
50th anniversary program ranges from signature works from vintage classics to the company’s trendsetting innovative work in shadow.
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
Oct. 22-Nov. 5
Amy Seiwert’s Imagery and ODC Theater
SKETCH 11: Interrupted
October 22 digital streaming of Amy Seiwert’s “By Any Other Name” and Ben Needham-Wood’s “Waiting for…” or on-demand access through November 5. Pays homage to the worldwide disruption of the pandemic and reconceives Imagery’s original plan on a smaller scale.
Oct. 22 - 23, 8:00 pm
AXIS Dance

Features three world premieres by prolific disabled and non-disabled choreographers:
Roots Above Ground by Marc Brew
Flora Hereafter: how flowers survive by Neve Mazique Bianco
Hold Fast by Sonsherée Giles
Z Space Theater, San Francisco
Oct. 22 7:30 PM
Oct. 24, 5:00 PM
San Francisco Performances
PIVOT Festival
Post:ballet and The Living Earth Show

This take on the age-old story of Orpheus and Eurydice features music by Samuel Adams, choreography by Vanessa Thiessen, and the cinematography of Benjamin Tarquin, and is a highly collaborative synthesis of dance, projected film, live music, and new spatial sound technology.
Taube Atrium Theater, San Francisco
Oct. 23, 7:00 PM & 8:15 PM
Oct. 24, 2:00 PM & 3:15 PM
Oct. 23 In-person and virtual
Oct. 24 In-person only
Kinetech Arts and ODC Theater
ODC Theater, San Francisco
Oct. 24, 7:00pm-9:00pm
San Francisco Dance Film Festival
Bay Area Shorts

Features seventeen dance films and a performance from LINES Ballet dancer Babatunji Johnson.
Brava Theater, San Francisco
Oct. 29, 6:00 PM
Oct. 30, 5:00 PM
RAWdance and ODC Theater

RAWdance’s three Co-Artistic Directors offer an evening of dynamic digital dance, created for the stage and re-envisioned for film.

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