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May 2018

The Caged Bird Sings

May 27 @ 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$25
Two Indian Dancers in a pose

The divine feminine has the strongest presence as Devi in Hinduism, among other major world religions, from the ancient times to the present. In Hinduism she is worshipped in her many forms including that of Saraswati the goddess of knowledge, as Lakshmi the goddess of spiritual & material prosperity and as Parvati who symbolizes strength and power. Ironically for women around the world still much is to be desired to ensure equal status. Sun, May 27, 3pm, $25. Photo by…

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21st Annual Dionysian Festival

May 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Mary Sano Studio of Duncan Dancing, 245 5th St #314
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$20 - $25
Four Duncan Dancers shifting weight

Mary Sano Studio of Duncan Dancing presents its 21st annual Dionysian Festival to celebrate the 141st anniversary of Isadora Duncan's birth. Mary Sano and Her Duncan Dancers will perform from the traditional Duncan repertoire as well as Sano's original work. Neo classical pianist Benjamin Akeala Belew and singer/songwriter Tony Chapman both return to perform their original songs and also premiere new work with Mary Sano and Her Duncan Dancers. Sat, May 26, 8pm; Sun, May 27, 5pm, $20-25. Photo by Charles…

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Paper Wings III

May 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on May 26, 2018 at 9:00pm

One event on May 27, 2018 at 8:00pm

Fort Mason-Fire House, 2 Marina Blvd Landmark Building C, Suite 260
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$25
Fabric and masks

The show explores a much needed whimsical journey of life, death, and rebirth through ephemeral images that evoke the passage of time and day, the shifting of the seasons. Using the manipulation of hand crafted materials, textures and exotic sculptural costume interwoven with puppetry, dance and intricate props, her work creates a journey in which movement and stillness meet binding us together as in a web. Fri, May 25, 9:30pm; Sat, May 26, 9pm; Sun, May 27, 8pm, $25. https://youtu.be/oXSwmufy0Ik…

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RAW present Blind Breath

May 30 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on May 31, 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
Three dancers in white dressed dipped in blue

An evening of work by Blind Breath. Sponsored by RAW (resident artist workshop), a residency program of SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts. Wed-Thu, May 30-31, 8pm, $15-20. Photo by Robbie Sweeny.

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Oakland Ballet Company presents Scene and Heard

May 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on June 1, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on June 2, 2018 at 2:30pm

One event on June 2, 2018 at 7:30pm

Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center, Laney College, 900 Fallon Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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$35 - $50
Male ballet dancer spreading arms

Oakland Ballet Company’s 2018 spring season, Scene and Heard, features the world premieres of five new story ballets by choreographers Bat Abbit, Antoine Hunter, Michael Lowe, Graham Lustig and Danielle Rowe. Thu-Fri, May 31-Jun 1, 7:30pm; Sat, Jun 2,  2:30pm & 7:30, $35-50. Photo by Jorge Alejandro Gomez. 

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San Francisco, I Love You!

May 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on June 14, 2018 at 7:30pm

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One event on June 28, 2018 at 7:30pm

Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$20 - $40
Men in Mexican masks

It's a great time to be in San Francisco. Or is it? Dancers, musicians, actors and filmmakers bring original stories about the changes to our city of love. The multi-talented performers play different characters and are part of the ensemble in this anthology of satirical, comic and dramatic original pieces that range from romantic and idyllic to the gritty and not so pretty. Come early 7:00 for the Happy Hour happening in the Shelton Theater bar. Thursdays, May 10, 17, 24, 31,…

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RAW present Blind Breath

May 31 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on May 31, 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
Three dancers in white dressed dipped in blue

An evening of work by Blind Breath. Sponsored by RAW (resident artist workshop), a residency program of SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts. Wed-Thu, May 30-31, 8pm, $15-20. Photo by Robbie Sweeny.

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Rhythm of Human

May 31 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$25
Dancers in suits clutching their own or others crotches

Rhythm of Human imparts the story of a modern Korean man who seeks his own personal rhythm within society. The dancers of this performance transform simple gestures into the rhythms of life to teach its audience that dance is not just for dancers, we all have an inner rhythm that we need to express. Thu, May 31, 8pm, $25. https://vimeo.com/192749158 Photo by courtesy of KMP Artists.

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Bang, Bang

May 31 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on June 1, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on June 2, 2018 at 9:00pm

Gallery 308 – Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123
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$25 - $35
4 acrobats performing with silk

Experience the dark world of prohibition era Quebec in the company of Cirquantique, a women led Canadian ensemble making their US debut. Get ready for a spellbinding evening of nouveau cirque and burlesque as talented artists from Montreal's underground circus scene offer a night of transgression and rebelling against false temperance--in a parallel universe where speakeasies proliferate, bootlegging is rampant and the black market rules. Thu, May 31, 8pm; Fri, Jun 1, 7pm; Sat, Jun 2, 9pm, $25-35. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PAAN_4saqw Photo…

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June 2018

Non Stop Bhangra

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on June 1, 2018 at 12:15pm

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, 760 Howard Street
760 Howard Street, 94012 United States
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Free
Group of individuals smiling

Featured every month at Public Works in the Mission, Non Stop Bhangra brings the party to the Gardens, offering a unique experience that celebrates the beautiful and vibrant spirit of this traditional Punjabi folk music and dance. Two performances 11:00am-11:30am & 12:15pm-12:45pm. Fri, Jun 1, 11am & 12:15pm, FREE. Photo by Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

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Non Stop Bhangra

June 1 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
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One event on June 1, 2018 at 12:15pm

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, 760 Howard Street
760 Howard Street, 94012 United States
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Free
Group of individuals smiling

Featured every month at Public Works in the Mission, Non Stop Bhangra brings the party to the Gardens, offering a unique experience that celebrates the beautiful and vibrant spirit of this traditional Punjabi folk music and dance. Two performances 11:00am-11:30am & 12:15pm-12:45pm. Fri, Jun 1, 11am & 12:15pm, FREE. Photo by Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

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Bang, Bang

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on June 1, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on June 2, 2018 at 9:00pm

Gallery 308 – Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123
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$25 - $35
4 acrobats performing with silk

Experience the dark world of prohibition era Quebec in the company of Cirquantique, a women led Canadian ensemble making their US debut. Get ready for a spellbinding evening of nouveau cirque and burlesque as talented artists from Montreal's underground circus scene offer a night of transgression and rebelling against false temperance--in a parallel universe where speakeasies proliferate, bootlegging is rampant and the black market rules. Thu, May 31, 8pm; Fri, Jun 1, 7pm; Sat, Jun 2, 9pm, $25-35. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PAAN_4saqw Photo…

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Oakland Ballet Company presents Scene and Heard

June 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on June 1, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on June 2, 2018 at 2:30pm

One event on June 2, 2018 at 7:30pm

Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center, Laney College, 900 Fallon Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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$35 - $50
Male ballet dancer spreading arms

Oakland Ballet Company’s 2018 spring season, Scene and Heard, features the world premieres of five new story ballets by choreographers Bat Abbit, Antoine Hunter, Michael Lowe, Graham Lustig and Danielle Rowe. Thu-Fri, May 31-Jun 1, 7:30pm; Sat, Jun 2,  2:30pm & 7:30, $35-50. Photo by Jorge Alejandro Gomez. 

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Smuin Presents Dance Series 02

June 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on June 2, 2018 at 2:00pm

Sunset Center, San Carlos St
Carmel, CA 93921 United States
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$57 - $74
Ballet troupe arching

Smuin presents Dance Series 02, featuring the world premiere of If I Were a Sushi Roll by Val Caniparoli, a cutting-edge piece set to contemporary baroque from Nico Muhly and Teitur; Helen Pickett’s Oasis, returning to dazzle audiences with powerful choreography set to an original score by Emmy award-winning House of Cards composer Jeff Beal; and Amy Seiwert’s Falling Up, an intimate exploration of trust between partners set to Brahms. Fri, Jun 1, 8pm; Sat, Jun 2, 2pm, $57-74. Photo…

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SINK

June 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on June 2, 2018 at 8:00pm

Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free - $20
Dancers presenting fabric

SINK’s approach to current politics waivers between punk and contemplative, transformative and fucked. Loneliness, a lifejacket, a white man, a shadow dance, a long angry sad song, and love, suspended. Fri-Sat, Jun 1-2, 8pm, $0-20. Photo by Robbie Sweeny.

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RAW presents Chelsea Van Billiard, Emergence Dance Company, and Nitya Narasimhan

June 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on June 2, 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
Dancer in all black hunched over stairing

Nitya will present Maathe, a solo work in progress which uses the Bharatanatyam vocabulary to explore the emotions associated with the word "mother".  Chelsea Van Billiard presents The Wave. A piece exploring adaptation to shifts in energy. Moving Forward is a work created and performed by Cindy Heen and her dancers Lauren Lightfoot, Brynn Ogilvie, and Andrea Salazar. Presented by RAW (resident artist workshop) at SAFEhouse Arts. Fri-Sat, Jun 1-2, 8pm, $15-20. Photo by Leopardlady Productions.

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Tableaux

June 1 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on June 2, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on June 3, 2018 at 6:00pm

Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$25
Dancer on a block of wood

Tableaux features five women inquiring about confinement and freedom, while finding themselves constrained on an island of boxes, trapped by the constrictions of society and themselves. Faced with numerous challenges set before them the artists collectively harness their physicality to the extreme overcoming these limitations by empowering and igniting their resourcefulness. Fri, Jun 1, 8:30pm; Sat, Jun 2, 7pm; Sun, Jun 3, 6pm, $25. https://vimeo.com/217770246#at=0 Photo by Troupe Vertigo.

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Laughing Frame

June 1 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on June 2, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on June 3, 2018 at 4:00pm

Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$25
4 dancers jumping

Merging diverse expressions of classic, modern, jazz and street dance (“krumping,” in particular), Baobab dancers burst with exuberant energy “to get out of the frame, laughing, talking, singing and crying” for liberation, led by director/lead dancer, Wataru Kitao. Fri, Jun 1, 9:30pm; Sat, Jun 2, 5pm; Sun, Jun 3, 4pm, $25. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs3CE4E98Tw Photo by Wataru Kitao.

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Ritmo

June 1 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Gallery 308 – Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123
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$25 - $35
Flamenco Dancers

Emmy winner Yaelisa brings together an extraordinary and influential cast with artists from Spain and the U.S. In this performance, the ensemble explores the less commercial, more deeply felt flamenco of the street, of the common man with the powerful thread of rhythm. Ritmo will include the Bay Area debut of famed dancer Alfonso Losa. Fri, Jun 1, 9:30pm, $25-35. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6scqhfw6bzU Photo by Leo Andres.

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¿Dónde Está Don Quixote?

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Gallery 308 – Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123
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$12 - $25
Two flamenco dancers looking

The whole family will delight in this madcap adventure to the heart of Flamencolandia! A spirited troupe of flamencos hot on the trail of Don Quixote embark on a journey filled with colorful characters, dazzling footwork and silly sing alongs. Bay Area flamenco companies AguaClara Flamenco and SF Flamenco Dance Company team up for this whimsical take on the passionate Spanish art form that will captivate children and adults alike. Sat, Jun 2, 1pm, $12-25. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzviQ_ADUMY&list=UUzn0AWekANu2nTXEH70X6yQ&index=30 Photo by Arthur Wilinski

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Yerba Buena Gardens Festival’s ChoreoFest

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on June 3, 2018 at 1:00pm

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, 760 Howard Street
760 Howard Street, 94012 United States
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Free
Dancers Jumping

YBG ChoreoFest is a site-specific dance festival curated by RAWdance’s Wendy Rein and Ryan T. Smith. The second annual YBG ChoreoFest features nine local companies and leads audiences on an exciting journey throughout the lawns and architecture of Yerba Buena Gardens. Sat-Sun, Jun 2-3, 1pm, FREE.  

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Smuin Presents Dance Series 02

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 2, 2018 at 2:00pm

Sunset Center, San Carlos St
Carmel, CA 93921 United States
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$57 - $74
Ballet troupe arching

Smuin presents Dance Series 02, featuring the world premiere of If I Were a Sushi Roll by Val Caniparoli, a cutting-edge piece set to contemporary baroque from Nico Muhly and Teitur; Helen Pickett’s Oasis, returning to dazzle audiences with powerful choreography set to an original score by Emmy award-winning House of Cards composer Jeff Beal; and Amy Seiwert’s Falling Up, an intimate exploration of trust between partners set to Brahms. Fri, Jun 1, 8pm; Sat, Jun 2, 2pm, $57-74. Photo…

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Special Summer Performance Feat. Lisa Performing Arts

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fremont Main Library, 2400 Stevenson Blvd
Fremont, 94538 United States
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Free
Photo of children dressed up as mice

LPA will be featuring a special performance to launch the summer programming series at the Fremont Main Library. Come check out our special award-winning dance performances and 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 we fuse our unique East Meets West dance style into 1 beautiful artwork. Sat, Jun 2, 2pm, FREE. Photo by LISA PERFORMING ARTS

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Oakland Ballet Company presents Scene and Heard

June 2 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 1, 2018 at 2:30pm

One event on June 2, 2018 at 2:30pm

One event on June 2, 2018 at 2:30pm

Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center, Laney College, 900 Fallon Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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$35 - $50
Male ballet dancer spreading arms

Oakland Ballet Company’s 2018 spring season, Scene and Heard, features the world premieres of five new story ballets by choreographers Bat Abbit, Antoine Hunter, Michael Lowe, Graham Lustig and Danielle Rowe. Thu-Fri, May 31-Jun 1, 7:30pm; Sat, Jun 2,  2:30pm & 7:30, $35-50. Photo by Jorge Alejandro Gomez. 

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Cristo Moreno

June 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$25
Black woman in 19th Century Clothing praying with the washings she has

Cristo Moreno is a criollo musical theatrical adaptation of the story of El Señor de Los Milagros, patron saint of Lima that highlights the importance of the African legacy in Peru. From their arrival in slave ships to the Angolan slave who painted a black Christ on a mud brick wall in the 17th century to the procession in which tens of thousands of people participate to this day. Sat, Jun 2, 3pm, $25. Photo by Joseph Smooke.

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