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2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

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October 2017
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San Francisco Dance Film Festival: Virtual Reality Experience

October 19
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One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

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Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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group of people tracking dancer with electronics

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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Free

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

October 19
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One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Two half naked dancers with heads covered with white fabric perched on bench

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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$21 - $25

San Francisco Dance Film Festival: International Shorts 1

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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People playing in water

San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) opens with a selection of dynamic international shorts, drawn from an exciting new crop of films that push the art form forward, redefining what is possible within the quickly evolving relationship between dance and the camera. Films range from the provocative animated piece SAMT (Silence) about a fanatic dictatorship where dance is the secret code of silent resistance, to Take Your Time, by Bay Area artists Natasha Adorlee Johnson (ODC/Dance, Concept 04), and filmmaker Max Sachar (Pixar),…

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Free

San Francisco Dance Film Festival: Virtual Reality Experience

October 20
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One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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group of people tracking dancer with electronics

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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Free

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

October 20
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One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Two half naked dancers with heads covered with white fabric perched on bench

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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Free

San Francisco Dance Film Festival: Discovering Nigel Charnock’s Artistry Through Archives

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Multiple photos of a dancer's life

San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) presents Discovering Nigel Charnock's Artistry through Archives. UK filmmaker Graham Clayton-Chance discusses his short, You, which captures a provocative solo about love, sex, and relationships from the archive of late choreographer, dancer and writer Nigel Charnock, a founding member of the groundbreaking UK dance company DV8 Physical Theatre. Clayton-Chance will present, through Nigel’s personal archives, a journey of this influential artist’s life and his daring works before, during and after his work with DV8 in…

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Free

San Francisco Dance Film Festival: The Body as Archive

October 20 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Dancer standing in front of wall and shadow

The Body as Archive is a documentary film based on research into ways the dancer’s body can be regarded as an archive. The research is framed by a few hypotheses, e.g., is the body of a dancer only a repository of forms of usage? A fascinating and focused debate, illustrated with dancers in motion and presenting views from neurologists, choreographers, dancers and archivists in beautifully composed interviews. The Body as Archive explores the role of dancer in the preservation of collective knowledge, it’s…

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$13 - $15

San Francisco Dance Film Festival: Fire and Ashes, Making the Ballet RAkU

October 20 @ 7:00 pm
Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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One dancer grabbing a geisha-looking dancer

San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) is pleased to present the world premiere of Fire and Ashes, Making the Ballet RAkU. The film illuminates the collaboration of great contemporary masters at the zenith of their careers. Yuri Possokhov choreographed RAkU for prima ballerina Yuan Yuan Tan as the defining role of her illustrious career. Set in historic Japan, the ballet is a fictional tale based on a true event, the burning of the beautiful Temple of the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto by a…

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Free

San Francisco Dance Film Festival: In Search of Lost Time

October 20 @ 7:30 pm
Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Five dancers in black laying on each other

San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) presents In Search of Lost Time. In this collection of personal narratives, filmmakers explore the ephemeral nature of memory, finding the quiet spaces between life’s pivotal events. Fri, Oct 20, 7:30pm, 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, October 19 through Sunday, October 22 across four venues. Along with screenings, the full…

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$13 - $15

San Francisco Dance Film Festival: Rebels on Pointe

October 20 @ 9:00 pm
Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Male dancers in tutus and drag sitting at a bench

San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) presents Rebels on Pointe. Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams, family, loss and love, Rebels on Pointe is the first-ever documentary film celebrating the world famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The notorious all male, drag ballet company was founded over 40 years ago in New York City on the heels of the Stonewall riots, and has a passionate cult following around the world. Shot in North America, Europe and Japan, Rebels on Pointe ultimately proves that…

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Free

San Francisco Dance Film Festival: Virtual Reality Experience

October 21
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One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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group of people tracking dancer with electronics

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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Free

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

October 21
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One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Two half naked dancers with heads covered with white fabric perched on bench

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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$13 - $15

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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Speaker sitting in front of auditorium

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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$20

San Francisco Dance Film Festival: Live Performance Captures

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 3:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 5:30pm

One event on an unspecified date at 8:00pm

Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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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 Dance Film Festival: Light

October 21 @ 1:30 pm
Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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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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$20

San Francisco Dance Film Festival: Live Performance Captures

October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 3:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 5:30pm

One event on an unspecified date at 8:00pm

Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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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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$13 - $15

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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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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$20

San Francisco Dance Film Festival: Live Performance Captures

October 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 3:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 5:30pm

One event on an unspecified date at 8:00pm

Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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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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$13 - $15

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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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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$20

San Francisco Dance Film Festival: Live Performance Captures

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 3:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 5:30pm

One event on an unspecified date at 8:00pm

Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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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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$13 - $15

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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Kids dancing in urban setting

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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Free

San Francisco Dance Film Festival: Virtual Reality Experience

October 22
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One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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group of people tracking dancer with electronics

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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Free

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

October 22
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Two half naked dancers with heads covered with white fabric perched on bench

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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$13 - $15

San Francisco Dance Film Festival: International Shorts III: Dancing The World

October 22 @ 4:00 pm
Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Dancer in splits in front of Ferry

San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) presents Dancing the World. Ten films from ten countries bring dancers through urban streets, across architectural spaces, and deeper into their own physicality. Sun, Oct 22, 4pm, $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 with screenings, the full festival will include opening…

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$17 - $20

San Francisco Dance Film Festival: Co-Laboratory Films + Local Shorts + Festival Awards

October 22 @ 6:30 pm
Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Index finger lifting chin of dancer

The 2017 San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) wraps with a showcase of shorts by bay-area filmmakers, premiere screenings of our two new Co-Laboratory films, and the presentation of filmmaker awards. The 2017 Co-Laboratory, a unique collaboration between two teams of local choreographers and filmmakers, will premiere the project’s two short dance films recorded at the SF Armory. This year’s teams include choreographer Robert Dekkers with filmmaker Marta Dymek and RAWdance (choreographers Wendy Rein, Ryan T. Smith) with filmmaker Shelley Lewis.…

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