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September 2021


A Ballet and Modern Dance Information Resource

San Jose Dance Theater's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Photo by Kyle Adler

Updated November 15, 2021

Check with theaters for performance, dates and times.
Sept. 1, 5:00 pm
HMD’s The Bridge Project
Livestreamed Panel Discussion
Virtual at danzacuentos.org
Sept. 1 – 19, 7:30 PM
Joe Goode Performance Group
Time of Change

World premiere created by the Artistic team, co-directors: Joe Goode/Joe Goode Performance Group, Melecio Estrella and OYSTERKNIFE (Chibueze Crouch + Gabriele Christian). This is an in-person show that will guide small audience groups through the streets of the Haight-Ashbury to witness several pop-up moments of movement, music, monologue and more.
Special Location in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco
Sept 3-5, 7:30pm

World premiere free, site-specific live performance, which transforms the elevated garden of TJPA's Salesforce Park into a multimedia ecosystem.
TJPA's Salesforce Park, San Francisco
Sept. 9, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Diablo Ballet’s
10th Annual Gourmet Gallop
Food and wine walk to benefit Diablo Ballet at over 21 downtown Walnut Creek locations. Small bites and wine parings from some of the finest locally-owned restaurants and foodie locations in Contra Costa County. With a wide range of locally sourced and artisanal foods crafted by innovative chefs.
Downtown Walnut Creek
Sept. 9-13
Smuin Contemporary Ballet
Stabat Mater by Michael Smuin

A beautiful tribute on the 20-year anniversary of 9/11. Originally choreographed in 2002, the powerful piece was Michael Smuin’s response to the events of 9/11 and an affirmation of the human spirit.
Streaming on Demand
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. 11 2:00pm-3:00pm

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts

An improvisational performance that uses dance and music to reveal the dichotomies of intimacy and power.

Sept. 15-19, 7:30pm
Joe Goode Performance Group
Time of Change

Weave and examine the utopian ideals and failures of the hippie era – as they relate to our current revolution.
Sept. 16 - Oct. 16.
PUSH Dance Co.
Sweet 16 Benefit for New Home & BIPOC Sanctuary
Premiere of choreographer Raissa Simpson’s EMME YA: Expedition, a full-length exploration of Afrofuturism and Black diaspora.
Sept. 16-20
Smuin Contemporary Ballet
by Michael Smuin
Adaptation of Edmond Rostand's 1897 play about an unattractive poet and soldier who is too afraid to confess his love for the beautiful Roxane, instead wooing her on behalf of his handsome best friend.
Streaming on Demand
Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m.
Ballare Carmel
Silent Auction & Launch Party

New work byArtistic Director Lillian Barbeito and a new piece by Zurich-based dancemaker Ihsan Rustem.
Hidden Valley Theatre, Carmel Valley
Sept. 23-27
Smuin Contemporary Ballet
Pinocchio by Michael Smuin
The wooden puppet who becomes a real boy and learns the meaning of love.
Streaming on Demand
Sept. 25, 6:00 pm
Sept. 26, 1:00 pm
Seasons of Change
A variety of Bay Area dance and performance artists present a mixed bill in an intimate in-studio setting: Ballet22, Em(body), Marika Brussel, Alyssa Mitchel,* Trivial Motion, Helen Grace
Academy of Ballet, San Francisco
Sept. 25 – 26
San Jose Dance Theatre
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Follow the mischievous Puck as he makes a mess of two relationships and casts a spell on poor Titania to fall in love with a donkey. Read All About It!
Sept. 26, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Fall for Art:
ODC at McEvoy Ranch

Help mark the start of ODC’s 50+ anniversary season
McEvoy Ranch, Sonoma
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

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