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October 2018

Wrecking

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ODC Theater, 3153 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$5 - $10
One dancer reaches up with both hand as another explores the wall behind her.

Funsch Dance Experience and ODC Theater present another round of Wrecking, featuring new work by Deborah Karp Dance Projects, wrecked by Aura Fischbeck, Brian Thorstenson, and Abby Crain. Dreamed up in the 90's by Susan Rethorst, Wrecking allows other directors to re-imagine choreography as if it was their own. The entire process is open to witness, and viewers are free to come and go throughout the evening. Fri, Oct 19, 5pm, suggested donation $5-10. Photo by Mark McBeth

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All Joan Show

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 8:00pm

Motion Pacific, 131 Front St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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$15 - $25
Two dancers holding each other with one arm.

Cid Pearlman celebrates her long standing collaboration with renowned San Francisco-based cellist and composer, Joan Jeanrenaud, in an evening of three works: Strange Toys, small variations and Your Body is Not a Shark. Fri-Sun, Oct 19-21, 8pm, $15-25. Photo by Beau Saunders

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A Recomposition: I Don’t Know and Never Will

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

Z Space, 450 Florida St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$25 - $35
A dancer emerging from the soil with fists and shoulders raised while back arches.

An immersive performance based on letters choreographer Liss Fain received decades ago, A Recomposition asks: What are the anchor points in our past that define us? Installation design by Matthew Antaky, costumes by Mary Domenico and original music performed live by composer and percussionist Jordan Glenn alongside Nava Dunkelman and Jacob Felix Heule. Fri-Sat, Oct 19-20, 8pm; Sun, Oct 21, 2pm, $25-35. Photo by RJ Muna

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JGPG Presents Girl

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on October 18, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on October 19, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 8:00pm

Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$20 - $30
A dancer in drag wearing a bright red dress lying down on a black background.

Presented by Joe Goode Performance Group, Girl is an evening-length collaboration between contemporary choreographer Monique Jenkinson (in the guise of her drag queen persona Fauxnique) and electronic composer Marc Kate. Speaking to the feminine in everyone, Girl asks: "Who is the girl in you?, What could you tell her?" The work draws on the "final girl" heroine in horror, and her will to survive amidst misogyny, rage, violence, and redemption. Thu-Sat, Oct 11-13 & 18-20, $20-35. Photo by RJ Muna

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RAW presents Michael D. Lee

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 8:00pm

SAFEhouse Arts at 145 Eddy Street, 145 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$15 - $20
Four dancers standing while intersecting each others' upper bodies' negative space.

Red Sculptures at Midnight. A full evening culmination of Michael D. Lee's choreography, working with the idea of the images we put on ourselves. With Music Collaborator: Hallie Smith. Sponsored by RAW (resident artist workshop), a residency program of SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts. Fri-Sat, Oct 19-20, 8pm, $15-20. Photo by Michael D. Lee

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Picture Bayview Hunters Point

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 14, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on October 18, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on October 19, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 8:00pm

Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States
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Free
A dancer walking along a tight rope in a warehouse.

Join Zaccho Dance Theatre for this free interdisciplinary site-specific performance work that focuses on the dreams and aspirations of Bayview Hunters Point residents. Choreography and Direction by Joanna Haigood in Collaboration with Video Artist Mary Ellen Strom, Composer Walter Kitundu, Media Arts Company BAYCAT, Scenic Designer Wayne Campbell, Lighting Designer Jack Carpenter. Thu-Sun, Oct 11-14 & 18-21, 8pm, FREE. Photo by Eric Wallner

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PASS IT AROUND/PASS IT DOWN – The 10th International Body Music Minifest 2018 – Bay Area

October 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on October 19, 2018 at 8:30pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 1:00pm

Various Locations in Oakland Oakland, CA United States + Google Map
$15 - $25
A photo of Keith Terry sitting at the bottom of decorated stairs, his palms meet the heel and fingers spread open.

Migration, immigration, gentrification and the changing fabric of our home communities – this 10th International Body Music MiniFest focuses on the Body Music stories of a host of Bay Area artists, Passing It Around and Passing It Down. There are interactive performances, lectures, and a professional development workshop to participate in. Thu-Sat, Oct 18-20, $15-25, see website for details. Photo by Gudmundur Vigfusson

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San Francisco Trolley Dances

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 1:15pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 2:45pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on October 21, 2018 at 11:45am

One event on October 21, 2018 at 12:30pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 1:15pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 2:45pm

Mission Creek Park, 451 Berry St
San Francisco, CA 94158 United States
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Free
Halau Makana Polynesian dancer swinging sticks in the air while kneeling on one knee.

Epiphany Dance Theater presents the 15th anniversary of San Francisco Trolley Dances (SFTD). This year’s route travels along the N-Judah Muni line, from Mission Creek Park to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Participating companies include Aisan Hoss and Dancers, H?lau Makana Polynesian Cultural Arts, ODC/Dance, Robert Moses’ Kin, San Diego Dance Theater and STEAMROLLER Dance Company, in addition to Epiphany Dance Theater. Admission is FREE with the cost of Muni fare: $2.75 for adults, $1.35 for seniors and youth, and free for children 4 and…

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San Francisco Trolley Dances

October 20 @ 11:45 am - 1:45 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 2:45pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 11:45am

One event on October 21, 2018 at 11:45am

One event on October 21, 2018 at 12:30pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 1:15pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 2:45pm

Mission Creek Park, 451 Berry St
San Francisco, CA 94158 United States
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Free
Halau Makana Polynesian dancer swinging sticks in the air while kneeling on one knee.

Epiphany Dance Theater presents the 15th anniversary of San Francisco Trolley Dances (SFTD). This year’s route travels along the N-Judah Muni line, from Mission Creek Park to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Participating companies include Aisan Hoss and Dancers, H?lau Makana Polynesian Cultural Arts, ODC/Dance, Robert Moses’ Kin, San Diego Dance Theater and STEAMROLLER Dance Company, in addition to Epiphany Dance Theater. Admission is FREE with the cost of Muni fare: $2.75 for adults, $1.35 for seniors and youth, and free for children 4 and…

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San Francisco Trolley Dances

October 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 11:45am

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One event on October 20, 2018 at 1:15pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 2:45pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 12:30pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 11:45am

One event on October 21, 2018 at 12:30pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 1:15pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 2:45pm

Mission Creek Park, 451 Berry St
San Francisco, CA 94158 United States
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Free
Halau Makana Polynesian dancer swinging sticks in the air while kneeling on one knee.

Epiphany Dance Theater presents the 15th anniversary of San Francisco Trolley Dances (SFTD). This year’s route travels along the N-Judah Muni line, from Mission Creek Park to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Participating companies include Aisan Hoss and Dancers, H?lau Makana Polynesian Cultural Arts, ODC/Dance, Robert Moses’ Kin, San Diego Dance Theater and STEAMROLLER Dance Company, in addition to Epiphany Dance Theater. Admission is FREE with the cost of Muni fare: $2.75 for adults, $1.35 for seniors and youth, and free for children 4 and…

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PASS IT AROUND/PASS IT DOWN – The 10th International Body Music Minifest 2018 – Bay Area

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 19, 2018 at 8:30pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 1:00pm

Various Locations in Oakland Oakland, CA United States + Google Map
$15 - $25
A photo of Keith Terry sitting at the bottom of decorated stairs, his palms meet the heel and fingers spread open.

Migration, immigration, gentrification and the changing fabric of our home communities – this 10th International Body Music MiniFest focuses on the Body Music stories of a host of Bay Area artists, Passing It Around and Passing It Down. There are interactive performances, lectures, and a professional development workshop to participate in. Thu-Sat, Oct 18-20, $15-25, see website for details. Photo by Gudmundur Vigfusson

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San Francisco Trolley Dances

October 20 @ 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 11:45am

One event on October 20, 2018 at 12:30pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 1:15pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 2:45pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 1:15pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 11:45am

One event on October 21, 2018 at 12:30pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 1:15pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 2:45pm

Mission Creek Park, 451 Berry St
San Francisco, CA 94158 United States
+ Google Map
Free
Halau Makana Polynesian dancer swinging sticks in the air while kneeling on one knee.

Epiphany Dance Theater presents the 15th anniversary of San Francisco Trolley Dances (SFTD). This year’s route travels along the N-Judah Muni line, from Mission Creek Park to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Participating companies include Aisan Hoss and Dancers, H?lau Makana Polynesian Cultural Arts, ODC/Dance, Robert Moses’ Kin, San Diego Dance Theater and STEAMROLLER Dance Company, in addition to Epiphany Dance Theater. Admission is FREE with the cost of Muni fare: $2.75 for adults, $1.35 for seniors and youth, and free for children 4 and…

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San Francisco Trolley Dances

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 11:45am

One event on October 20, 2018 at 12:30pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 1:15pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 2:45pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 11:45am

One event on October 21, 2018 at 12:30pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 1:15pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 2:45pm

Mission Creek Park, 451 Berry St
San Francisco, CA 94158 United States
+ Google Map
Free
Halau Makana Polynesian dancer swinging sticks in the air while kneeling on one knee.

Epiphany Dance Theater presents the 15th anniversary of San Francisco Trolley Dances (SFTD). This year’s route travels along the N-Judah Muni line, from Mission Creek Park to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Participating companies include Aisan Hoss and Dancers, H?lau Makana Polynesian Cultural Arts, ODC/Dance, Robert Moses’ Kin, San Diego Dance Theater and STEAMROLLER Dance Company, in addition to Epiphany Dance Theater. Admission is FREE with the cost of Muni fare: $2.75 for adults, $1.35 for seniors and youth, and free for children 4 and…

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Anna Halprin Performance: Blank Placard Dance

October 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
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Free
Several people walking down San Francisco Market Street holding picket signs with blank cards. Photo taken in 1967

Prensented in conjunction with Anna Halprin: Body Radical, Blank Placard Dance is one of Halprin’s most iconic works that inscribes the political dimension of performance in urban and public space. The performance, led by Rosario Sammartino with an introduction by Anna Halprin, includes a large group of dancers as they process through the public spaces of the city, silently carrying blank placards. Other performers engage the public by asking what matters to them, aggregating their responses on the blank placards,…

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San Francisco Trolley Dances

October 20 @ 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 11:45am

One event on October 20, 2018 at 12:30pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 1:15pm

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One event on October 20, 2018 at 2:45pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 2:45pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 11:45am

One event on October 21, 2018 at 12:30pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 1:15pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 2:45pm

Mission Creek Park, 451 Berry St
San Francisco, CA 94158 United States
+ Google Map
Free
Halau Makana Polynesian dancer swinging sticks in the air while kneeling on one knee.

Epiphany Dance Theater presents the 15th anniversary of San Francisco Trolley Dances (SFTD). This year’s route travels along the N-Judah Muni line, from Mission Creek Park to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Participating companies include Aisan Hoss and Dancers, H?lau Makana Polynesian Cultural Arts, ODC/Dance, Robert Moses’ Kin, San Diego Dance Theater and STEAMROLLER Dance Company, in addition to Epiphany Dance Theater. Admission is FREE with the cost of Muni fare: $2.75 for adults, $1.35 for seniors and youth, and free for children 4 and…

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A Taste for Dance 2018 – Chocolate tasting and performance showcase

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th St
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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$10 - $20

Big Moves presents their annual chocolate tasting and performance showcase, featuring their own emFATic DANCE and special guests Tigress Osborn, Shapes & Shades Dance Company, Romee Edwards @See_Romee_Dance, Sarah Redman, Ifasina, and more. Plus a Cupcakes and Muffintops fatshion show. Big Moves will also have an all-you-care-to-eat buffet of chocolates from local chocolatiers. Come in costume and show your Halloween spirit! Goody bags for the kids, too! Sat, Oct 20, 7pm; $13 in costume, $20 at the door no costume,…

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All Joan Show

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 8:00pm

Motion Pacific, 131 Front St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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$15 - $25
Two dancers holding each other with one arm.

Cid Pearlman celebrates her long standing collaboration with renowned San Francisco-based cellist and composer, Joan Jeanrenaud, in an evening of three works: Strange Toys, small variations and Your Body is Not a Shark. Fri-Sun, Oct 19-21, 8pm, $15-25. Photo by Beau Saunders

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Körper by Sasha Waltz & Guests

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 21, 2018 at 3:00pm

Cal Performances Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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$30 - $78
Wide shot of seven people space out on stage with a black wall in the space.

In Körper, Sasha Waltz explores the visceral tangle of humanity from the perspectives of history, science, and architecture. Set on 13 dancers, the movement evokes a staggering range of embodied experience through a series of living tableaux, both epic and intimate. The dancers morph & converge, meld & squirm, join & are torn apart, creating a powerful and unforgettable emotional landscape. Please note: this work includes nudity. Sat, Oct 20, 8pm; Sun, Oct 21, 3pm, $30-78, prices subject to change.…

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A Recomposition: I Don’t Know and Never Will

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

Z Space, 450 Florida St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$25 - $35
A dancer emerging from the soil with fists and shoulders raised while back arches.

An immersive performance based on letters choreographer Liss Fain received decades ago, A Recomposition asks: What are the anchor points in our past that define us? Installation design by Matthew Antaky, costumes by Mary Domenico and original music performed live by composer and percussionist Jordan Glenn alongside Nava Dunkelman and Jacob Felix Heule. Fri-Sat, Oct 19-20, 8pm; Sun, Oct 21, 2pm, $25-35. Photo by RJ Muna

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JGPG Presents Girl

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on October 12, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on October 13, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on October 18, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on October 19, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 8:00pm

Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$20 - $30
A dancer in drag wearing a bright red dress lying down on a black background.

Presented by Joe Goode Performance Group, Girl is an evening-length collaboration between contemporary choreographer Monique Jenkinson (in the guise of her drag queen persona Fauxnique) and electronic composer Marc Kate. Speaking to the feminine in everyone, Girl asks: "Who is the girl in you?, What could you tell her?" The work draws on the "final girl" heroine in horror, and her will to survive amidst misogyny, rage, violence, and redemption. Thu-Sat, Oct 11-13 & 18-20, $20-35. Photo by RJ Muna

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RAW presents Michael D. Lee

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 8:00pm

SAFEhouse Arts at 145 Eddy Street, 145 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$15 - $20
Four dancers standing while intersecting each others' upper bodies' negative space.

Red Sculptures at Midnight. A full evening culmination of Michael D. Lee's choreography, working with the idea of the images we put on ourselves. With Music Collaborator: Hallie Smith. Sponsored by RAW (resident artist workshop), a residency program of SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts. Fri-Sat, Oct 19-20, 8pm, $15-20. Photo by Michael D. Lee

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Picture Bayview Hunters Point

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 12, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on October 13, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on October 14, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on October 18, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on October 19, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 8:00pm

Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States
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Free
A dancer walking along a tight rope in a warehouse.

Join Zaccho Dance Theatre for this free interdisciplinary site-specific performance work that focuses on the dreams and aspirations of Bayview Hunters Point residents. Choreography and Direction by Joanna Haigood in Collaboration with Video Artist Mary Ellen Strom, Composer Walter Kitundu, Media Arts Company BAYCAT, Scenic Designer Wayne Campbell, Lighting Designer Jack Carpenter. Thu-Sun, Oct 11-14 & 18-21, 8pm, FREE. Photo by Eric Wallner

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I MUA – Hula in Unusual Places

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 27, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on October 28, 2018 at 3:00pm

Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$35 - $45
Hula dancers on a beach at sunset.

Joining Na Lei Hulu will be Hoku Hanohano Award winners Kupaoa as well as Kahulanui, winner of this year's Hoku for Jazz Album of the Year. This Hawaiian big-band orchestra will set the stage afire with a ferocious blast of swinging Hawaiian jazz and Lindyhopping hula dancers. I MUA - Hula in Unusual Places is a vibrant reminder of how tradition and innovation can coexist in surprising and meaningful ways. Sat, Oct 20 & 27, 8pm; Sun, Oct 21 &…

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MACLA Presents Noches de Baile: In Lak’ech Dance Academy

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
MACLA/ Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, 510 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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$15 - $25
Two dancers posing, one is behind the other's back holding them close while smiling.

Club MACLA hosts an evening of salsa and bachata dance lessons by Angélica Medina and Jahaira Fajardo, performances by In Lak'ech Dance Academy Salsa and Bachata Teams, music provided by GRAMMY nominated DJ Wonway Posibul. Sat, Oct 20, Salsa/Bachata Dance Workshop: 8-9pm, Dance Party: 9pm-12am, Performances: 10pm & 11pm, $15-25. Photo courtesy of Lak'ech Dance Academy

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SkatchDance

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Studio 210, 3435 Cesar Chavez
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$20
A close up shot of a person in a spiky head cap seemingly behind a window with strips of light over the face.

Christina Braun, a lifelong dancer, creates dynamic duets with her long-term collaborator, instrument inventor Tom Nunn. Conceptual clothing artist Ilan Reuben’s designs are the third body in this SkatchDance project with Bob Webb's lighting. Sat, Oct 20, 8-9pm, $20 cash at the door, no one turned away for lack of funds, Discount for DG Members. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA-MYxCTqzQ&list=PLT4T85eOJeDf9PxMjg8lHkoH4J-OYbFWV&index=3 Photo by Ilan Reuben

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