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Spring Salon

May 25, 8pm
Finish Hall, Berkeley

Performance Salon is a tri-monthly space for performing artists to experiment, get feedback and hang out with other artists and art lovers.

Participants: Violeta Luna, Gizeh Muñoz, Leslie Castellano, Dimitri Kalaitzidis & Erik Elizondo
Curated by Miriam Wolodarski, Cathie Caraker and Diana Lara.

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Let’s Go Salsa@Jessie! with Cabanajazz

Thu, May 17, 6:00pm
Jessie Square, SF

Let’s Go Salsa@Jessie!, the free open-air salsa dance party in Jessie Square near the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, takes place on the third Thursday of each month from May to September from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. The dynamic Mexican-born conga player Javier Cabanillas has come a long way since he started performing in pop-up flea markets in the streets of Tijuana. A few years ago, the Bay Area resident walked the red carpet in Los Angeles and took home a Grammy Award for his work with Oakland-based Pacific Mambo Orchestra. After that triumphant experience, he decided to concentrate on writing and arranging for his Cabanijazz Project, which is getting set to release the debut album Infrasonic featuring 10 original Cabanillas compositions. It’s a sound he calls “New Mambo Retro Salsa,” and the nine-piece band he brings to the Gardens features many of the region’s top Latin music artists, including Pacific Mambo Orchestra vocalists Omar Ledezma Jr. and Christelle Durandy.

Contact: 415-543-1718

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Special Summer Performance Feat. Lisa Performing Arts

Sat, Jun 2, 2-3pm
Fremont Main Library, Fremont

LPA will be featuring a special performance to launch the summer programming series at the Fremont Main Library. Learn the different ethnic dance styles we will be performing. Fun fact, did you know there are 56 ethnic groups in China? Come experience how they fuse East Meets West dance style into 1 artwork. The goal is to empower the next generation with diversity and multicultural awareness through the performing arts! Perfect for all ages, family fun event!

Contact: lisadance04@yahoo.com

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Dancing On Waverly 2018

Sat, May 19. 12pm-4pm, FREE
Waverly Place, SF

5th annual dance event in San Francisco Chinatown. They close down Waverly Place (Alley) for the day for free dance and singing performances and “micro-lessons.” They always have Chinese folk dance plus a variety of other genres. In the past they have had Bhangra, Belly Dancing (American Tribal), Lindy Hop, Hip Hop, Vogue, Soul-Inspired Line Dancing.

Contact: darin@cccsf.us

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Skywatchers At the Table: Voices Festival

Tue-Sat, May 15-19, 7pm,
Multiple Locations
FREE.
Featuring new performance works by the Skywatchers ensemble of Tenderloin residents, the At the Table: Voices festival calls us together to witness and join in the spirit of the TL and celebrate our common humanity.
Full Festival:
5/15: Queer as a Tuesday Night @ SAFEhouse Arts
5/17: Our Spirits Won’t Be Stolen @ Yerba Buena Gardens
5/18: Not One of Us Is Dispensable @ Tenderloin National Forest
5/19: We Dream A Future @ Boeddeker Park (w/ Art in the Park)

Luna Summer Institute Application Deadline Extension

Mon, Apr 23
Luna Dance Institute, Berkeley
FREE

If you are an education practitioner (teaching artist, classroom teacher, social worker, ECE professional, PE or music specialist) looking to deepen your practice, build community, and receive high-quality professional coaching, Luna’s Summer Institute is for you. This program is free for the 12 selected applicants.

Luna’s Summer Institute application deadline has been extended to Mon, Apr 23. Please email jperena@lunadanceinstitute.org for an application.

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One for the Ages: An Intergenerational Dance Party

Fri, Apr 21, 9am-12pm
San Francisco City Hall Rotunda
Free

As part of Reimagine End of Life, Daybreaker will be hosting a unique morning dance party, bringing together San Francisco’s Seniors Citizens and Millennials to boogie together on the same dance floor. This intergenerational (and sober) dance party would serve as a powerful and positive symbol for how City can come together as a home for all its residents, young and old alike.

There’ll be yoga and dancing, plus water, free coffee, snacks, and lots of happy people; attire of your choice.

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Movement Workshops with Antoine Hunter and Urban Jazz Dance Festival

Sun, Apr 15, 11 am – 2 pm
Asian Art Museum, SF
Free with museum admission

Deaf dance master Antoine Hunter and dancers from his Urban Jazz Dance Company (UJDC) lead three energetic, fun-filled dance, movement and storytelling workshops for families inspired by the special exhibition Divine Bodies. In a safe space for artistic expression, learn to jump, roll and turn as well as how to communicate using your body and non-verbal language. Workshops are open to everyone — all-level signers, Deaf children, hearing children, and children of Deaf adults. No prior dance experience necessary.

Schedule:

-stART Tour for kids ages 3–6: 10:30–11 AM
-docent Kids’ Tour for ages 7–10: 11–11:30 AM
-movement workshops: each 30 min at 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM & 1:30 PM
-storytelling for families: 12:45–1:30 PM

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5th Annual Environmental Show on Climate Change

Sat, Apr 14, 1pm-4pm
Sun Gallery, Hayward

The Sun Gallery proudly announces its 5th Annual Environmental Show, #ClimateChange: An Unfolding Emergency. The Artists Reception will include free appetizers, beverages and activities for children.

Performance artist Andrea Spearman, Artistic Director of A. Spearman & Co., will be performing a solo dance work entitled, “Terra Femme”. The piece will depict Earth as a feminine being whose energy (resources-water, land, plants and vegetation, minerals, etc) has been drained and her external turmoil as climate change shifts her entire being.

Contact: AspearmanAnCoDance@gmail.com

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Choreographers and Coffee

Thu, Apr 5, 3-4pm
Robins Cafe, SF

Choreographers and Coffee is a meet up for choreographers of all genres that is held on the first Thursday of each month from 3-4pm at Robins Cafe on the ODC Theater Building. This meet up is a chance for choreographers at any stage in their career to engage in caffeinated conversation about the joys, discoveries, road blocks and pivotal moments that are faced while creating work. Conversations in the past have lead to: social impact on creating work, grant writing/fundraising, performance discussions, and finding ways to balance administrative work with artistry. Choreographers and Coffee offers a place outside the studio where artists can stay connected with each other and offer support through out own triumphs and tribulations.

Contact: kristindamrow@gmail.com

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