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October 2019

Ian Spencer Bell: Duet + Marrow

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CounterPulse, 80 Turk St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$20

Ian Spencer Bell, “a dancer of gentle but defined precision” (The New York Times) and “stealthy as a nocturnal feline” (The Village Voice), performs Duet + Marrow, two dance works with original poetry for Litquake, San Francisco’s literary festival. Dancers Gary Champi and Joshua Tuason join Bell onstage. Bell creates a queer language of his own. The New York Times writes “his movement itself seems to do the talking, physical sentences inseparable from verbal ones—neither upstaging the other—so that what results…

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Oakland Ballet: Luna Mexicana

October 17 @ 7:30 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94550 United States
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$20 – $55

Spirited dance, lively music and colorful costumes help celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in this festive, family-friendly show created by artistic director Graham Lustig. An exhilarating array of dances light up the stage including Lustig’s “Luna Mexicana” ballet which highlights the traditions surrounding Dia de los Muertos, as well as the return of “Viva la Vida,” a collaboration between Lustig and Martin Romero, artistic director of Ballet Folklórico México Danza. “Viva la Vida!” honors the life and…

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Have K(NO!)w Fear: A Bluessical

October 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on October 18, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm

ODC Theater, 3153 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$15 – $30

Drawing on traditions of the African diaspora, Have K(NO!)w Fear: A Bluessical is a work of ritual dance theater, live music and film, an “undoing spell to untie all the knots that choke the future, from natural disasters and systematic oppression to forced migration." Àse Dance Theatre Collective is a neo-folkloric performance ensemble that specializes in Dance Theater from the African Diaspora. Under the artistic direction of Adia Tamar Whitaker, a dancer/choreographer and vocalist from San Francisco, this Brooklyn based…

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Have K(NO!)w Fear: A Bluessical

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on October 18, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm

ODC Theater, 3153 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$15 – $30

Drawing on traditions of the African diaspora, Have K(NO!)w Fear: A Bluessical is a work of ritual dance theater, live music and film, an “undoing spell to untie all the knots that choke the future, from natural disasters and systematic oppression to forced migration." Àse Dance Theatre Collective is a neo-folkloric performance ensemble that specializes in Dance Theater from the African Diaspora. Under the artistic direction of Adia Tamar Whitaker, a dancer/choreographer and vocalist from San Francisco, this Brooklyn based…

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Pasifika CD Release Event

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave
Alameda, CA 94501 United States
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$20

Join Mahealani Uchiyama and her halau in a delightful performance of the music and dances from her newest musical release Pasifika at Alameda's premier performance venue. Pasifika, by Mahealani Uchiyama, is a celebration of peoples and cultures connected by the Pacific Ocean. The musical collection includes original and beautiful Hawaiian and Tahitian songs inspired by the land, the ocean and places of spiritual significance. There are also exciting new Tahitian drum-songs and a delightful selection of traditional island favorites.

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Etched In Time

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm

California Theatre San Jose, 345 S 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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$25 – $100

 sjDANCEco's 17th Season Two works that premiered at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in March will have their San José debut bringing our audiences the pathos of José Limón’s powerful masterwork “The Exiles”, inspired by the tumultuous exodus during and following WWII, and "Etched in Time" our group collaborative that explores the multi - generational experiences of it’s cast, including Artistic Directors Gary Masters, Maria Basile and Choreographic Advisor Fred Mathews. With live chorus and the San José…

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Pachuquismo

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$25 – $35

Brava presents Vanessa Sanchez and La Mezcla in Pachuquísmo. After sold out shows at Dance Mission, Pachuquísmo returns to the stage for two shows only! Showcasing an all-female cast of dancers and musicians, Pachuquísmo explores the living history of Chicanas during the 1940s Zoot Suit Riots through Tap dance, Mexican Zapateado, Son Jarocho, Jazz music, spoken word, and archival video. More information at brava.org.

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San Francisco Trolley Dances

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2019 at 11:00 am

International Art Museum of America, 1023 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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$1.50 – $4

An annual, admission-free festival that takes place each October, San Francisco Trolley Dances has been dubbed “art for citizens” and “a gift to the City.” A total of 12 tours are scheduled over the weekend, six each day starting at 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2pm and 2:45pm. Each tour runs approximately two hours. This year’s route travels along the J-Church Muni Metro light rail line, from the mid-Market/Tenderloin to Noe Valley. Participating companies include dawnsondancesf, GERALDCASELDANCE, Guillermo Galindo, Lily Cai…

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Our Bodies Warm in the Sun, Unsettled

October 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

Ring Mountain, Corte Madre, CA, Loop Trail
Corte Madera, 94925 United States
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Free

Choreographed and performed by GROUND SERIES dance collective’s Sarah Ashkin and Paolo Speirn, Our Bodies Warm in the Sun, Unsettled combines research, satire, and dance improvisation to create a critical reflection on the American Wilderness. Part nature walk, part dance performance, Unsettled uses personal, racial, and environmental histories to unearth the complexities of “the great outdoors.” Audience members will meet on Huimen Coast Miwok Territory in the parking area on Paradise Drive for 1 mile hike to the performance site…

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RAW presents eMotion Arts in “Kunlaboro”

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on October 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm

SAFEhouse Arts at 145 Eddy Street, 145 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$15 – $20

On their Season II full-length show, eMotion Arts is proud to present "Kunlaboro" a show that celebrates a season filled with collaborations with other artists. eMotion Arts Dance Co is a Bay Area dance company with the mission of spreading a message of Oneness through Dance. In its second season, eMotion Arts Dance Co. will be presenting an extract of "The Act of the Dreamer,” a new work that explores immigration from a deep soul level: how the act of…

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MOMIX: Viva

October 19 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94550 United States
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$20 – $95

Dance Illusionists Transporting audiences from their everyday lives to a fantasy world through its trademark use of magical lighting and imagery, MOMIX has thrilled fans in nearly two dozen countries and has been featured on stage, screen and television. In an endless search for another gravity, Artistic Director Moses Pendleton combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props and pure talent to create a whimsical and entertaining multimedia experience that will surprise, enchant and astonish.

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Have K(NO!)w Fear: A Bluessical

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on October 18, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm

ODC Theater, 3153 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$15 – $30

Drawing on traditions of the African diaspora, Have K(NO!)w Fear: A Bluessical is a work of ritual dance theater, live music and film, an “undoing spell to untie all the knots that choke the future, from natural disasters and systematic oppression to forced migration." Àse Dance Theatre Collective is a neo-folkloric performance ensemble that specializes in Dance Theater from the African Diaspora. Under the artistic direction of Adia Tamar Whitaker, a dancer/choreographer and vocalist from San Francisco, this Brooklyn based…

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Dimensions Dance Theater presents We Have Ourselves

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Lisser Hall at Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613 United States
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$15 – $25

Armed With Joy, Erik K. Raymond Lee’s piece explores the idea that joy is the best bulwark against the inevitable slings and arrows life sends.  Set to a mix of South African house and gospel music, Armed With Joy is a celebratory work for Dimensions’ full company, including Lee himself. Sanctuary,  Latanya d. Tigner's newest piece, examines different ideas of safety, both in places of solitude and of community. Sanctuary questions whether there’s safety in freedom, and in turn whether there’s freedom…

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Etched In Time

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm

California Theatre San Jose, 345 S 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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$25 – $100

 sjDANCEco's 17th Season Two works that premiered at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in March will have their San José debut bringing our audiences the pathos of José Limón’s powerful masterwork “The Exiles”, inspired by the tumultuous exodus during and following WWII, and "Etched in Time" our group collaborative that explores the multi - generational experiences of it’s cast, including Artistic Directors Gary Masters, Maria Basile and Choreographic Advisor Fred Mathews. With live chorus and the San José…

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Pachuquismo

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$25 – $35

Brava presents Vanessa Sanchez and La Mezcla in Pachuquísmo. After sold out shows at Dance Mission, Pachuquísmo returns to the stage for two shows only! Showcasing an all-female cast of dancers and musicians, Pachuquísmo explores the living history of Chicanas during the 1940s Zoot Suit Riots through Tap dance, Mexican Zapateado, Son Jarocho, Jazz music, spoken word, and archival video. More information at brava.org.

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Our Bodies Warm in the Sun, Unsettled

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

Ring Mountain, Corte Madre, CA, Loop Trail
Corte Madera, 94925 United States
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Free

Choreographed and performed by GROUND SERIES dance collective’s Sarah Ashkin and Paolo Speirn, Our Bodies Warm in the Sun, Unsettled combines research, satire, and dance improvisation to create a critical reflection on the American Wilderness. Part nature walk, part dance performance, Unsettled uses personal, racial, and environmental histories to unearth the complexities of “the great outdoors.” Audience members will meet on Huimen Coast Miwok Territory in the parking area on Paradise Drive for 1 mile hike to the performance site…

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San Francisco Trolley Dances

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2019 at 11:00 am

International Art Museum of America, 1023 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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$1.50 – $4

An annual, admission-free festival that takes place each October, San Francisco Trolley Dances has been dubbed “art for citizens” and “a gift to the City.” A total of 12 tours are scheduled over the weekend, six each day starting at 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2pm and 2:45pm. Each tour runs approximately two hours. This year’s route travels along the J-Church Muni Metro light rail line, from the mid-Market/Tenderloin to Noe Valley. Participating companies include dawnsondancesf, GERALDCASELDANCE, Guillermo Galindo, Lily Cai…

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Dimensions Dance Theater presents We Have Ourselves

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Lisser Hall at Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613 United States
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$15 – $25

Armed With Joy, Erik K. Raymond Lee’s piece explores the idea that joy is the best bulwark against the inevitable slings and arrows life sends.  Set to a mix of South African house and gospel music, Armed With Joy is a celebratory work for Dimensions’ full company, including Lee himself. Sanctuary,  Latanya d. Tigner's newest piece, examines different ideas of safety, both in places of solitude and of community. Sanctuary questions whether there’s safety in freedom, and in turn whether there’s freedom…

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Stages of Change: A Dancers Body Journey & Resource Fair

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Flight Deck, 1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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$20

This dance show is a collection of original choreography performed by dancers affected by eating disorders, body image struggles, and addiction.  Hear dance and mental health professionals share valuable insight into body positivity, body image, and mental wellness for dancers. Purpose: Using the language of dance, we hope to raise awareness of eating disorders, decrease stigma, promote body positivity, and inspire dancers in recovery. The resource fair connects attendees to providers in the field of eating disorders, addiction, and mental…

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RAW presents eMotion Arts in “Kunlaboro”

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on October 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm

SAFEhouse Arts at 145 Eddy Street, 145 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$15 – $20

On their Season II full-length show, eMotion Arts is proud to present "Kunlaboro" a show that celebrates a season filled with collaborations with other artists. eMotion Arts Dance Co is a Bay Area dance company with the mission of spreading a message of Oneness through Dance. In its second season, eMotion Arts Dance Co. will be presenting an extract of "The Act of the Dreamer,” a new work that explores immigration from a deep soul level: how the act of…

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Hammer Theatre Center presents “Viva: MOMIX!”

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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$45 – $60

Hammer Theatre Center presents MOMIX in a performance combining mastery over light, shadow, and the human body. This collection of work, celebrating the world-renowned dance troupe’s 30-plus years of innovation, has been called “a masterpiece of ingenious theatrical creativity, combining superb physicality, whimsical costumes, and stunning music” (Broadway World). Founder and Artistic Director Moses Pendleton “maneuvers the uneasiness of incredulity with earnestness and grace” (Huffington Post), and has won several awards for his revolutionary work, including the Positano Choreographic Award…

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Hammer Theatre Center presents “Viva: MOMIX!”

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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$45 – $60

Hammer Theatre Center presents MOMIX in a performance combining mastery over light, shadow, and the human body. This collection of work, celebrating the world-renowned dance troupe’s 30-plus years of innovation, has been called “a masterpiece of ingenious theatrical creativity, combining superb physicality, whimsical costumes, and stunning music” (Broadway World). Founder and Artistic Director Moses Pendleton “maneuvers the uneasiness of incredulity with earnestness and grace” (Huffington Post), and has won several awards for his revolutionary work, including the Positano Choreographic Award…

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Man in the Box

October 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm

ODC Theater, 3153 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$15 – $25

St Louis-based performance artist, dancer and choreographer Tom Brady, in collaboration with Monica Newsam and videographer Zlatko Cosic, brings what has essentially turned into a 40 year work-in-progress to ODC Theater in San Francisco this fall. After debuting the work under the title of Boxes at Franklin Furnace in New York in 1979, he has performed this work (and others) in New York, Milan, Chicago, and in his home base, St Louis. “What started out as a man struggling with the tumultuous…

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Man in the Box

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm

ODC Theater, 3153 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$15 – $25

St Louis-based performance artist, dancer and choreographer Tom Brady, in collaboration with Monica Newsam and videographer Zlatko Cosic, brings what has essentially turned into a 40 year work-in-progress to ODC Theater in San Francisco this fall. After debuting the work under the title of Boxes at Franklin Furnace in New York in 1979, he has performed this work (and others) in New York, Milan, Chicago, and in his home base, St Louis. “What started out as a man struggling with the tumultuous…

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in·ter·twine

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Z Space, 450 Florida St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$20 – $75

AXIS Dance Company's Home Season Co-Presented by Z Space AXIS Dance Company is thrilled to announce its first international commission under the direction of Artistic Director Marc Brew as the headliner of its 2019 Home Season, in·ter·twine: Alice in Californiland from renowned choreographer Arthur Pita. Pita and AXIS dancers embark on a voyage into a Lewis Carroll-like upside-down world of being present but ignored by society and what it is like to both exist and yet try to resist the…

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