In Dance Winter 2023


Five brown people hugging each other (L - R): Yung Phil, Kanukai Chigamba, Ebonie Barnett, Uzo Nwankpa, Moses Omolade

The Bay Area’s publication dedicated to dance, In Dance, is known for its engaging interviews with local and visiting artists, articles that prompt and reflect conversations in the community, and a featured list of Bay Area dance artists and organizations. In 2020, In Dance shifted to a quarterly, digital publication in response to the pandemic and continues to amplify a variety of voices. Read the Winter 2023 issue.

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Community news

Announcing the 2023 YBCA 100

The annual YBCA 100 list celebrates artists, activists, and leaders who are committed to building regenerative and equitable communities. While the YBCA 100 has previously celebrated national and international changemakers, this year we chose to return to our roots, focusing on hyper-local Bay Area individuals and organizations who work steadfastly to address the most profround challenges we face, and to design joyful experiences that shine our way forward. Read more…


PUSH announces 5 artists for the 2023 BASE Residency

The five 2023 BASE residents include: Nitya Narasimhan, Héctor Jaime, Danielle Smith, Ethan Clyde “Clover”, and Kim Requesto. These Resident Artists will gather a group of dancers and explore themes relevant to their cultural practices and BIPOC & QTBIPOC communities. Culminating in a public performance on Sun, April 23. Read more…


CounterPulse finalizes purchase of building at 80 Turk in partnership with CAST SF.

Community Arts Stabilization Trust, or CAST, a real estate organization launched by nonprofit Community Vision and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. CAST purchased the building for $1.3 million in 2013 and provided CounterPulse and affordable 10-year lease with the option to buy the property at its conclusion. Read more…


Upcoming Deadlines


CA$H Dance – Spring 2023 Application is Open

CA$H Dance is a granting program for artists and organizations creating work in the San Francisco Bay Area. The program seeks to support a range of artists and organizations that represent the many diversities of Bay Area dance (race, ethnicity, genre, age, gender, orientation, ability, experience, location).

CA$H Dance awards are $5,000 for artists and $5,000 for organizations to support their creative activity. Grants may be used for a project, to support your artistic process generally, or to support you as an artist/organization. This is often referred to as general operating support. Submit the Intent to Apply form, Due Tue, Mar 28. Applications are Due Wed, Apr 12. Read more…


National Endowment for the Arts: Research Awards

Research Grants in the Arts funds research studies that investigate the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. Before applying, your organization must create and maintain up-to-date registrations with both the System for Award Management (SAM) at and Part 1 (Submit to Due Mon, Mar 27. Read more…


Creative Capital (LOIs)

Invites artists to propose experimental, risk-taking projects in the performing arts, technology, and literature, which push boundaries formally and thematically, and/or venture into wild, out-there, never-before-seen concepts and future universes real or imagined. Awardees receive direct project funding in varying amounts up to $50,000, advisory services, and a community of fellow awardees and other professionals who may provide additional support for the project. Due Fri, Mar 31. Read more…


Grants for the Arts

Funds the general operating expenses of San Francisco’s arts organizations. The grants are intended to be used for needs defined by the grantee at the grantee’s discretion. GFTA only provides grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, or to organizations fiscally sponsored by 501(c)(3) nonprofits. Due Fri, Mar 31. Read more…

COVID-19 Information and Resources

We are thinking of you. The health and well-being of the artists, organizations, and communities we work with is vitally important to us. We’re aware that many are adjusting to new realities and facing hardships, and Dancers’ Group will continue to collect and share information under our Resources tab.

Chitresh Das Institute's Mayuka Sarukkai, Kritika Sharma, and Tabla player Nilan Chaudhuri in “Origin” from “Invoking the River”
Jan 2023

Dancing Rivers

by Charlotte Moraga

Growing up in Miami I spent many weekends in the Everglades. Known as the “river of grass,” it teems with life. That connection to nature informs how I live, how I move, how I mother, and how I create dances to a great extent.

Five varied shades of brown people standing or sitting together
Jan 2023

Afrimerica, A journey to be at home with ourselves

by Michael French

With each event the word of mouth grew louder and louder. Sometimes it came with the hollering of Black American music from the 60s, Afrobeat, Soukous, Funk or Highlife. Sometimes with the waistlining hips of coupe decale, or dancehall, or ndombolo, or poppin’, or steppin,’ or boogaloo. Whatever it was and whenever it was, the hunger for it was clear; A fuse had been lit, a conversation started, and it was ‘let’s kick out the jams brothers and sisters’ all over the Bay Area! 


Mar 24

Celebrating its 28th season, the San Francisco-based Robert Moses’ KIN (RMK) is known for eclectic movement vocabulary, demanding choreography, ferocious dancing, and provocative themes. RMK returns to the Presidio Theatre with a program choreographed entirely by Artistic Director Robert Moses, including a world premiere, a west coast premiere, and the revival of Moses’ classic, The President’s Daughter, a work about the double standards of race, gender, and power upheld by various men of American political prominence.

Mar 26

Dance Mission, Loco Bloco, and PODER SF are coming together once more to celebrate Women’s History Month. Join us for this outdoor dance and music festival featuring work by Loco Bloco, La Mezcla, Karen Smith, Shahrzad Dance, La Familia Peña-Govea, Meche Ita, F.A.L. Dance, and Fredrika Keefer. It is recommended to bring a blanket and a chair. Donations are encouraged. All donations go directly back to the artists.

Mar 29

Delight in two programs of captivating works, including two world premieres: Collision, Collapse and a Coda by ODC Founder and Artistic Director Brenda Way and Witness by guest artist Amy Seiwert. The exhilarating lineup also includes Impulse, Dexandro Montalvo’s audacious quartet for four women, and two repertory favorites, Triangulating Euclid, a bracing three-way collaboration created by Brenda Way, KT Nelson, and Kate Weare in response to the restoration of the 1482 printing of Euclid’s “Elements of Geometry,” and Something About a Nightingale by Way, a whimsical delight, set to the enticing music of the Tin Hat Trio.

Mar 30

Guest choreographer Marlayna Locklear creates new work from her extensive contemporary and jazz dance background. Acclaimed dance faculty choreographers ArVejon Jones and Ray Tadio present new works.  For assuage means to soften, Jones dedicates his piece to those who have spent their entire life as the foundation for others, giving without being asked. Loving without expectation. To those who have forgotten who they are, what they’ve done, and who they have affected. Alzheimer’s disease affects 5.8 million Americans and is one of the most difficult conditions to witness. Tadio's new work Roxy pays homage to prolific pop artist Keith Haring. The choreography features late1980s music from Haring’s NYC club hangouts and a short film directed by Dance and Cinema major Johan Casal. Joining the program is Master of Arts in Theatre Arts student Aikaterini Bousleli, who hails from Greece. Based on the tragedy The Suppliants by the ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus, her new work is titled Iketis (pronounced hikétis). She examines the undying hope of each Hiketis or migrant/refugee to create a new life under dire circumstances. University Dance Theatre 2023 comprises an ensemble of 19 dancers in this exciting new choreography showcase. There will be a talkback following the performance on April 2.

Mar 31

Celebrate Diablo Ballet’s 29th Anniversary with a special one–night only performance featuring Diablo Ballet’s premiere of the festive Confetti by Gerald Arpino, the former Artistic Associate of the Joffrey Ballet, in honor of his 100th Anniversary celebration; the classical ballet Paquita featuring the whole company; and Elevator Operator, by company dancer Amanda Farris, Diablo Ballet’s first Dance Laboratory choreographer winner. A virtual link of an edited recording of the live performance will be available Fri-Sun, Apr 7-16 for on-demand viewing.

Mar 31

Celebrating its 20th season, the 17th Annual Festival of Dance & Music features two weeks of world premieres, performances, master classes, and celebrations at venues in San Francisco.  The first weekend features performances of Mouth of a Shark,  a world premiere work choreographed and directed by CubaCaribe Artistic Director and Co-Founder Ramón Ramos Alayo and performed by Alayo Dance Company. A reflection on the lives of immigrants, Mouth of A Shark is inspired in part by Somali poet Warsan Shire’s poem,  Home. It will incorporate the choreographer’s extensive knowledge of Afro-Cuban dance forms into a conceptual framework of the dual identities of immigrants. It is also informed by the time Alayo spent in his birthplace of Santiago, Cuba in 2020 and 2021, working with young professional dancers from Danza del Caribe, the company he danced with before immigrating to the US.  Opening night will also feature a Post Show Q & A and Reception with choreographer Ramón Ramos Alayo and award winning filmmaker, producer and cinematographer Reinier Charòn Morales from Santiago de Cuba.



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