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October 2017

San Francisco Dance Film Festival: After You’re Gone

October 21 @ 1:00 pm
Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$13 - $15
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San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) presents After You're Gone. Feature-length fictional drama portraying acerbic, retired Bolshoi dancer Aleksey Temnikov—played by Sergey Bezrukov, one of Russia’s most celebrated actors—as he struggles to reconcile his tumultuous life and create a lasting work after being diagnosed with a degenerative and fatal condition. The film commissioned a new ballet, choreographer Radu Poklitaru’s “Symphony in Three Movements,” which is now included in the Mariinsky Ballet repertoire. Maestro Valery Gergiev plays himself in this dramatic…

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San Francisco Dance Film Festival: Live Performance Captures

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$20
Two dancers in tutus splashing in water

San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) presents Live Performances Captures. New on the bill this year is a dedicated venue for live performance captures, bringing important new works from Europe to San Francisco for the first time. Alexander Ekman’s Swan Lake (8pm) and Midsummer Night’s Dream (3:15pm), the Dutch National Ballet’s Mata Hari (5:30pm) and The Ninth Symphony by Maurice Bejart (1pm) will all be screened at the Variety Preview Room. Sat, Oct 21, 1pm; 3:15pm; 5:30pm; 8pm, Single Screening Ticket: $20. San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF)…

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San Francisco Trolley Dances

October 21 @ 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm
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California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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Free
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The 14th annual San Francisco Trolley Dances travels from CIIS in South of Market to Kezar Triangle in Golden Gate Park with site-specific performances by Chaksam-Pa Tibetan Dance and Opera Company, Embodiment Project, Hope Mohr Dance, little seismic dance company, Maze Daiko and more. Sat & Sun, Oct 21-22, 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2pm & 2:45pm, Free https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rToRWIkOD48 Pictured, Sammay Dizon and Tsering Wangmo; photo by Andy Mogg

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San Francisco Dance Film Festival: Light

October 21 @ 1:30 pm
Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Free
Dancer has elbows together in front of woods

San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) presents Light. Inspired by the life of Bessie M. Lee (1894 – 1955), who, after migrating to New York City, spent two years in indentured servitude, Light is a film in which dance, memory, music and poetry collide in a visual and aural landscape; a meditation on women being propelled into the unknown by courage and faith to risk their lives and everything they have for freedom. Sat, Oct 21, 1:30pm, FREE. San Francisco Dance Film Festival…

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San Francisco Trolley Dances

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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Free
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The 14th annual San Francisco Trolley Dances travels from CIIS in South of Market to Kezar Triangle in Golden Gate Park with site-specific performances by Chaksam-Pa Tibetan Dance and Opera Company, Embodiment Project, Hope Mohr Dance, little seismic dance company, Maze Daiko and more. Sat & Sun, Oct 21-22, 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2pm & 2:45pm, Free https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rToRWIkOD48 Pictured, Sammay Dizon and Tsering Wangmo; photo by Andy Mogg

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San Francisco Trolley Dances

October 21 @ 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
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California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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Free
dancer at a muni station

The 14th annual San Francisco Trolley Dances travels from CIIS in South of Market to Kezar Triangle in Golden Gate Park with site-specific performances by Chaksam-Pa Tibetan Dance and Opera Company, Embodiment Project, Hope Mohr Dance, little seismic dance company, Maze Daiko and more. Sat & Sun, Oct 21-22, 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2pm & 2:45pm, Free https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rToRWIkOD48 Pictured, Sammay Dizon and Tsering Wangmo; photo by Andy Mogg

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San Francisco Dance Film Festival: Live Performance Captures

October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$20
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San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) presents Live Performances Captures. New on the bill this year is a dedicated venue for live performance captures, bringing important new works from Europe to San Francisco for the first time. Alexander Ekman’s Swan Lake (8pm) and Midsummer Night’s Dream (3:15pm), the Dutch National Ballet’s Mata Hari (5:30pm) and The Ninth Symphony by Maurice Bejart (1pm) will all be screened at the Variety Preview Room. Sat, Oct 21, 1pm; 3:15pm; 5:30pm; 8pm, Single Screening Ticket: $20. San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF)…

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San Francisco Dance Film Festival: Documentary Shorts

October 21 @ 3:30 pm
Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$13 - $15
Dancer jumping in front of film negatives

San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) presents Documentary Shorts. Five documentary shorts in which people from around the world overcome obstacles, question social norms, and create new communities through dance. Subjects include a new coalition of female poppers, Spanish women challenging traditions of “machismo” through flamenco, and the remarkable story of Pulga Muchachoma, a once impoverished minor league soccer player from Mozambique, who gives up everything to pursue a life of dance in Canada. Sat, Oct 21, 3:30pm, $13-15. San…

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San Francisco Dance Film Festival: Live Performance Captures

October 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$20
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San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) presents Live Performances Captures. New on the bill this year is a dedicated venue for live performance captures, bringing important new works from Europe to San Francisco for the first time. Alexander Ekman’s Swan Lake (8pm) and Midsummer Night’s Dream (3:15pm), the Dutch National Ballet’s Mata Hari (5:30pm) and The Ninth Symphony by Maurice Bejart (1pm) will all be screened at the Variety Preview Room. Sat, Oct 21, 1pm; 3:15pm; 5:30pm; 8pm, Single Screening Ticket: $20. San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF)…

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San Francisco Dance Film Festival: International Shorts II: Female Filmmakers

October 21 @ 6:00 pm
Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$13 - $15
Dancer in yellow raincoat jumping outside in thunderstorm

The San Francisco Dance Film Festival’s (SFDFF) first full program dedicated to the work of female filmmakers features diverse short pieces ranging from humorous to political, from softly contemplative to highly athletic, enlivened by vibrant musical scores. Sat, Oct 21, 6pm, $13-15. San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) announces its 2017 selections for the 8th annual festival, featuring over 90 dance films from the Bay Area and around the world, running Thursday, October 19 through Sunday, October 22 across four venues. Along…

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Carolina Lugo’s & Carolé Acuña’s Ballet Flamenco

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Peña Pachamama, 1640 Powell St
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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$16 - $21
Flamenco dancer performing with musicians behind her

Spanish night when the floor burns with pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar for a riveting display of this true Spanish art form.  A mother & daughter duo, Carolina’s y Carole’s, high energy and passion defines a new dimension in Spanish dance traditions. In the heart of North Beach, Pachamama is a small colorful nightclub, full of charm and  known for its tapas and great selections of wine, beer and specialty cocktails. Saturdays, Sep 16, 23, 30; Oct, 7, 14,…

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Our Future Ends

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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CounterPulse, 80 Turk St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$15 - $35
two lemurs look at each other in white tank tops

Clement Hil Goldberg’s Our Future Ends is a sad yet hopeful satire that connects threats of extinction to wildlife and wild life through fabulously choreographed final numbers. The multidisciplinary piece unearths Lemuria in a visual arts installation that unfolds into parallel narratives. Oscillating between video documentation, animation, dance and theater. Thu-Sat, Oct 12-14 & 19-21, 8p, $15-35 Photo by Clement Hil Goldberg counterpulse.org

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Dana Lawton Dances: 10th Anniversary

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, 2704 Alcatraz Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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$25 - $35
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The Dance Up Close/East Bay program of Shawl-Anderson Dance Center presents Dana Lawton Dances in their 10th anniversary season. Showcasing dancers and composers, with whom Lawton has collaborated, in six evenings of music and dance. Each weekend features a different program that embraces simplicity in design and visuals, revealing the essence of the relationship between movement and sound that celebrates the emotional impact of Lawton’s work. Saturdays & Sundays, Oct 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 8pm, $25-35.…

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BUSCARTE

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$20
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BUSCARTE (Searching for You) is a multidisciplinary performance that contemplates the forensic anthropology findings in the case of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College who were forcibly disappeared in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico in 2014. The ongoing search for the students has led to the discovery of other mass graves that reveal the epidemic proportions of the hidden violence. Fri-Sat, Oct 20-21, 8pm, $20. photo by Robbie Sweeny

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A Common Descent

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$20 - $25
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For requisitedance's sixth home season choreographers Jenna Monroe, Michaela Shoberg and Ray Tadio take on what is means to descend and what it takes to find the dissent within the fall. Three nights, three premiere works original music by Katy Stephan and a special performance by guest, LV Dance Collective. There will be a reception following the show on Sat, Oct 21. Fri-Sat, Oct 20-21, 8pm; Sun, Oct 22, 5pm, $20-25. photo by Brian Monroe

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The View From Here

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Zaccho Studio, 1777 Yosemite Ave #330
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States
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$17 - $25
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The View From Here is a performance event that draws the audience into the multidimensional, dreamlike world of Marc Chagall’s paintings through aerial dance, circus arts, color, layered imagery and intersecting frames of reference. Performed by Zaccho Dance Theatre, The View From Here is created by award-winning choreographer Joanna Haigood, in collaboration with Jeff Raz, Wayne Campbell, Allen Willner, and Callie Floor. Sat-Sun, Oct 21-22, 8pm; Fri-Sat, Oct 27-28, 8pm; Sun, Oct 29, 2pm, $17-25. photo courtesy of Zaccho Dance…

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Point of Dissolve

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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ODC Theater, 3153 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$18 - $35
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Point of Dissolve is an evening-length study by Claudia Anata Hubiak, connecting the spectrum of effort with the societal standard that working harder equates with greater self-worth. With an original score by Ben Juodvalkis, this world premiere investigates the physical elements of precision and undoing through powerful partnering, quiet subtlety of gesture and spatial accumulations. Thu-Sat, Oct 19-21, 8pm, $18-35. Photo by Meets the Eye Studio 

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San Francisco Dance Film Festival: Live Performance Captures

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) presents Live Performances Captures. New on the bill this year is a dedicated venue for live performance captures, bringing important new works from Europe to San Francisco for the first time. Alexander Ekman’s Swan Lake (8pm) and Midsummer Night’s Dream (3:15pm), the Dutch National Ballet’s Mata Hari (5:30pm) and The Ninth Symphony by Maurice Bejart (1pm) will all be screened at the Variety Preview Room. Sat, Oct 21, 1pm; 3:15pm; 5:30pm; 8pm, Single Screening Ticket: $20. San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF)…

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A Sneak Peek Performance

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice St.
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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$15 - $20
Multi-media poster/flyer of dancer laying on floor with back to audience and Harriet Tubman

This performance is a sneak peek of the new works by Andrea V. Lee, Ain't No Turning Back. This work is based on the spirit and tenacity of Harriet Tubman, a scout and spy for the Union Army during the Civil War. Latanya d. Tigner, working title, Not Less will speak to the false perceptions and interpersonal narratives of being homeless but not hopeless. There will be a Q&A following the performance. Sat, Oct 21, 8pm, $15-20. Photo by Bridgette Lott.

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2017 Home Season Concert

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$28 - $38
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Come join the Lily Cai Dance Company for an evening of a captivating, elegant and sensual performance. The 2017 Home Season Concert will showcase four works The Mist Beneath, SenseScape II, Shifting, and SilkCascade. Sat, Oct 21, 8pm; Sun, Oct 22, 3:30pm, $28-38. Photo by Jimmyn Uy.

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Enta Omri (You Are My Life)

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Southside Theater at Fort Mason Center, Marina Blvd & Buchanan St
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$30
Belly dancer leaning backwards

Directed by master choreographer, instructor, and dancer Suhaila Salimpour, the Suhaila Dance Company performs Enta Omri—Arabic for “you are my life”—a full-length dance concert, showcasing Arabic music and its physicalization through belly dance. The Suhaila Dance Company features some of the Salimpour School of Dance’s most accomplished performers, and the show is set to classic Arabic music recorded in Lebanon. Sat, Oct 21, 8pm, $30. Photo by Jaki Hawthorne.

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San Francisco Dance Film Festival: Shake the Dust

October 21 @ 8:30 pm
Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$13 - $15
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San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) presents Shake the Dust. From executive producer and rapper Nasir “Nas” Jones, this documentary pays tribute to the art of breakdancing and its influence on young people around the world. Ugandan b-boy Karim narrates this visually stunning tale that weaves a colorful, cultural tapestry of dance, music and stories from the drug-and-poverty battered streets of Cambodia, the untouched wild landscape of Yemen, the almost utopian hip-hop scene in the underground of Colombia, and the…

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San Francisco Dance Film Festival: Virtual Reality Experience

October 22
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Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Free
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San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) presents a Virtual Reality Experience. Immerse yourself in dance as you virtually step inside the frame with this exhibition of 360°/VR films. Review the archives of Paul Taylor, stand onstage with Pacific Northwest Ballet, travel through the history of dance in Cuba, or fall into surreal realms of movement, music, and storytelling with the festival’s first virtual reality program. Thu-Sun, Oct 19-22, running continuously, FREE. San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) announces its 2017…

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San Francisco Dance Film Festival: Lobby Installation – Poetry of Motion

October 22
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Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) presents Poetry of Motion. Featuring a collection of international films chosen for their poetic narratives, atmospheric moods, and cinematic visuals. The program will be on continuous display in the lobby of the Brava Theater during the entire four-day festival. Thu-Sun, Oct 19-22, running continuously, FREE. San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) announces its 2017 selections for the 8th annual festival, featuring over 90 dance films from the Bay Area and around the world, running Thursday,…

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San Francisco Trolley Dances

October 22 @ 1:15 am - 3:15 pm
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California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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The 14th annual San Francisco Trolley Dances travels from CIIS in South of Market to Kezar Triangle in Golden Gate Park with site-specific performances by Chaksam-Pa Tibetan Dance and Opera Company, Embodiment Project, Hope Mohr Dance, little seismic dance company, Maze Daiko and more. Sat & Sun, Oct 21-22, 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2pm & 2:45pm, Free https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rToRWIkOD48 Pictured, Sammay Dizon and Tsering Wangmo; photo by Andy Mogg

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