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December 2022

Mark Foehringer Dance Project: Nutcracker Sweets

December 3 @ 11:00 am - December 18 @ 12:00 pm
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Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$20 – $45

Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets is the 14th season of a unique 50-minute version of the Nutcracker specifically designed for families with young children. The production features a live 9-piece chamber orchestra with Keisuke Nakagoshi as the pit conductor, Carlos Venturo as Drosselmeyer, Vincent Chavez as the Nephew/Nutcracker and Theresa Knudson (Ballet 22) performing the role of Clara for the first time. The Tchaikovsky score was re-orchestrated by the late Maestro Michael Morgan of Oakland Symphony Orchestra; set design by Peter Crompton; costume design by Richard Battle; and production and…

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tinypistol: slow dark dances

December 3 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Berkeley Art Museum And Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St.
Berkeley, 94704 United States
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Free with gallery admission purchase

slow dark dances is a durational dance and film installation that seeks to uncolonize the “invisible” whiteness of museum spaces. Building on the legacies of black joy as a form of resistance, slow dark dances is an insurrection of quietude, rebellion as slow sway, and deep listening between black bodies as a reparative act. film by alexa burrell featuring an all-star all black-cast: karah abiog, styles alexander, alexander diaz, shareen deryan, josh francique, zaria jackson, audrey johnson, gregory king, nyah malone, eva…

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Mark Foehringer Dance Project: Nutcracker Sweets

December 3 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$20 – $45

Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets is the 14th season of a unique 50-minute version of the Nutcracker specifically designed for families with young children. The production features a live 9-piece chamber orchestra with Keisuke Nakagoshi as the pit conductor, Carlos Venturo as Drosselmeyer, Vincent Chavez as the Nephew/Nutcracker and Theresa Knudson (Ballet 22) performing the role of Clara for the first time. The Tchaikovsky score was re-orchestrated by the late Maestro Michael Morgan of Oakland Symphony Orchestra; set design by Peter Crompton; costume design by Richard Battle; and production and…

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Robert Moses’ KIN: Bootstraps: Lyric Legacies

December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco Don Fisher Clubhouse, 380 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Free

The professional dancers of RMK will perform a world premiere for the company’s intergenerational educational program, Bootstraps: Lyric Legacies, and the general public. This new piece is created and inspired by the work the company has done with elementary schoolers, middle schoolers, high schoolers, and elders throughout the past year. Bootstraps: Lyric Legacies educational workshops facilitate exploration and creativity among students of all levels to help them foster a connection to their authentic selves and their community. Bootstraps: Lyric Legacies…

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Molly Rose-Williams: We Are All Friends

December 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Theatre of Yugen at NOHspace, 2840 Mariposa St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Free – $50

An evening-length solo show incorporating dance, theater, story-telling, and a generous dash of the absurd to explore the trials and tribulations of love, and the promise and pitfalls of self-help culture. Created and performed by Molly Rose-Williams.

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Robert Moses’ KIN: Bootstraps: Lyric Legacies

December 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco Don Fisher Clubhouse, 380 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Free

The professional dancers of RMK will perform a world premiere for the company’s intergenerational educational program, Bootstraps: Lyric Legacies, and the general public. This new piece is created and inspired by the work the company has done with elementary schoolers, middle schoolers, high schoolers, and elders throughout the past year. Bootstraps: Lyric Legacies educational workshops facilitate exploration and creativity among students of all levels to help them foster a connection to their authentic selves and their community. Bootstraps: Lyric Legacies…

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Tachíria Flamenco Dance & Music Co.

December 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Peña Pachamama, 1630 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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$15 – $25

Ms. Tachíria Flamenco is a world renowned flamenco dancer and percussionist who performs in large theatres, with operas, symphonies, in commercials and films. Her company is also an exquisite array of world class artists with dancers, musicians, singers. They all come together to light up the stage in these intimate shows, with complex percussive rhythms, unforgettable melodies, impeccable movements and overall mesmerizing performances.

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Molly Rose-Williams: We Are All Friends

December 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Theatre of Yugen at NOHspace, 2840 Mariposa St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Free – $50

An evening-length solo show incorporating dance, theater, story-telling, and a generous dash of the absurd to explore the trials and tribulations of love, and the promise and pitfalls of self-help culture. Created and performed by Molly Rose-Williams.

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Natasha Carlitz Dance Ensemble: In Parting…

December 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Cubberley Theater, 4120 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94306 United States
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$18 – $45

A suite of dances set to Mozart's "Gran Partita" exploring themes of love, loss, and joyous remembrance. Rounding out the program is a restaging of the pandemic piece Seasons of Distance, originally conceived as a site-specific outdoor work and newly envisioned with immersive projections of nature imagery.

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Los Lupeños de San José: Ritos y Costumbres

December 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Ave
San Jose, CA 95116 United States
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$20 – $40

Experience stories that tell of an oath to repay a miracle, a traditional wedding, the worldwide famous Day of the Dead, and more. Ritos y Costumbres features dances from Veracruz (three debut suites set by Resident Artist Angel Ciro Silvestre García), Sinaloa (a debut suite set by guest maestro Yahir Padilla), Nuevo León (two suites set by guest artist maestro Jaime Guerrero Hernández), and Michoacán (a debut master suite set by Resident Artist José Felipe Martínez Baez). Los Lupeños is…

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Mark Foehringer Dance Project: Nutcracker Sweets

December 4 @ 11:00 am - December 19 @ 12:00 pm
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Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$20 – $45

Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets is the 14th season of a unique 50-minute version of the Nutcracker specifically designed for families with young children. The production features a live 9-piece chamber orchestra with Keisuke Nakagoshi as the pit conductor, Carlos Venturo as Drosselmeyer, Vincent Chavez as the Nephew/Nutcracker and Theresa Knudson (Ballet 22) performing the role of Clara for the first time. The Tchaikovsky score was re-orchestrated by the late Maestro Michael Morgan of Oakland Symphony Orchestra; set design by Peter Crompton; costume design by Richard Battle; and production and…

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tinypistol: slow dark dances

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Berkeley Art Museum And Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St.
Berkeley, 94704 United States
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Free with gallery admission purchase

slow dark dances is a durational dance and film installation that seeks to uncolonize the “invisible” whiteness of museum spaces. Building on the legacies of black joy as a form of resistance, slow dark dances is an insurrection of quietude, rebellion as slow sway, and deep listening between black bodies as a reparative act. film by alexa burrell featuring an all-star all black-cast: karah abiog, styles alexander, alexander diaz, shareen deryan, josh francique, zaria jackson, audrey johnson, gregory king, nyah malone, eva…

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Mark Foehringer Dance Project: Nutcracker Sweets

December 4 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$20 – $45

Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets is the 14th season of a unique 50-minute version of the Nutcracker specifically designed for families with young children. The production features a live 9-piece chamber orchestra with Keisuke Nakagoshi as the pit conductor, Carlos Venturo as Drosselmeyer, Vincent Chavez as the Nephew/Nutcracker and Theresa Knudson (Ballet 22) performing the role of Clara for the first time. The Tchaikovsky score was re-orchestrated by the late Maestro Michael Morgan of Oakland Symphony Orchestra; set design by Peter Crompton; costume design by Richard Battle; and production and…

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Los Lupeños de San José: Ritos y Costumbres

December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 4, 2022 at 2:00 pm

School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Ave
San Jose, CA 95116 United States
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$20 – $40

Experience stories that tell of an oath to repay a miracle, a traditional wedding, the worldwide famous Day of the Dead, and more. Ritos y Costumbres features dances from Veracruz (three debut suites set by Resident Artist Angel Ciro Silvestre García), Sinaloa (a debut suite set by guest maestro Yahir Padilla), Nuevo León (two suites set by guest artist maestro Jaime Guerrero Hernández), and Michoacán (a debut master suite set by Resident Artist José Felipe Martínez Baez). Los Lupeños is…

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Molly Rose-Williams: We Are All Friends

December 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Theatre of Yugen at NOHspace, 2840 Mariposa St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
+ Google Map
Free – $50

An evening-length solo show incorporating dance, theater, story-telling, and a generous dash of the absurd to explore the trials and tribulations of love, and the promise and pitfalls of self-help culture. Created and performed by Molly Rose-Williams.

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Santana Row: Spirit of The Row

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Santana Row, 377 Santana Row
San Jose, CA 95128 United States
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Free

Dance, cheer, and sing during the holiday season on The Row. Enjoy guest performances by local community groups and schools including excerpts from The Nutcracker too. Spirit of The Row performances take place in Santana Row Park in front of the holiday tree. Plus, grab a to-go wine or hot apple cider from Vintage Wine Bar to enjoy while watching the show. 2022 Dates + Lineup: Tue, Nov 29 – Featuring excerpts from The Nutcracker from the talented San Jose…

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Invertigo Dance Theatre: End of Year Movie Pop Ups

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

We’re celebrating the End of Year with an open heart by offering the community a free dance film screening featuring some of Invertigo’s memorable and historical dance pieces. Featuring excerpts from Brian’s Song, a documentary featuring Dancing Through Parkinson's dancer, Brian Tagomori. We're also screening other DTP classic dance films. Be part of this memorable night featuring our beloved DTP community.

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CounterPulse: ARC Performing Diaspora 2022

December 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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CounterPulse, 80 Turk St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Free – $35
Left: VERA! wearing a red bellydance top with jingle belt. Right: An upside down photograph of a building

The 2022 CounterPulse Performing Diaspora program presents Try, Hye! by Vera Hannush/VERA! and Dwelling for Unsettling by Unsettled/Soiled Group. In Try, Hye!, Armenian drag king VERA! explores their complicated lineage by learning from their queer SouthWest Asian and North African (SWANA) diasporic dance teachers. Dance, drag, theater, performance, comedy, and art as healing. Part immersive theater and part community gathering, Dwelling for Unsettling interrogates and resists the entanglement of the diasporic and the settler colonial for Asian diasporic communities on Turtle Island. Drawing from archival studies, family…

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Dimitris Papaioannou: Transverse Orientation

December 9 @ 7:30 pm
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Stanford Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
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$32

Stanford Live has joined an international consortium to commission the latest creation by groundbreaking Greek director, choreographer, and visual artist Dimitris Papaioannou, whose work ranges from experimental theater to the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. A true master of visual spectacle, his epic, evening-length works combine movement, music, and elaborate stage imagery in enigmatic but powerfully moving ways. Taking inspiration from the natural behavior of moths to seek light, Transverse Orientation follows the human compulsion to…

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Nava Dance Theatre: Rogue Gestures/Foreign Bodies (World Premiere)

December 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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ODC Theater, 3153 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$20 – $42

Nava Dance Theatre presents the world premiere of Rogue Gestures/Foreign Bodies which uses the South Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam and experimental movement to examine the labor of South Asian immigrant women who came to the US after the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act. Inspired by the oral histories of Indian nurses who immigrated to the US due to labor shortages, Artistic Director Nadhi Thekkek and her collaborators, including composers Roopa Mahadevan and Kalaisan Kalaichelvan, explore the heavy and…

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CounterPulse: ARC Performing Diaspora 2022

December 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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CounterPulse, 80 Turk St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Free – $35
Left: VERA! wearing a red bellydance top with jingle belt. Right: An upside down photograph of a building

The 2022 CounterPulse Performing Diaspora program presents Try, Hye! by Vera Hannush/VERA! and Dwelling for Unsettling by Unsettled/Soiled Group. In Try, Hye!, Armenian drag king VERA! explores their complicated lineage by learning from their queer SouthWest Asian and North African (SWANA) diasporic dance teachers. Dance, drag, theater, performance, comedy, and art as healing. Part immersive theater and part community gathering, Dwelling for Unsettling interrogates and resists the entanglement of the diasporic and the settler colonial for Asian diasporic communities on Turtle Island. Drawing from archival studies, family…

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Laney College Department of Dance: And Still We Dance Concert

December 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center, Laney College, 900 Fallon Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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$5

An evening of dance works choreographed by the faculty and advanced students of Laney College's Department of Dance. The advanced students have worked all semester to produce these final pieces. Faculty have trained students in their choreography in a variety of styles including modern, jazz, Haitian, ballet, and West African.

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Mark Foehringer Dance Project: Nutcracker Sweets

December 10 @ 11:00 am - December 25 @ 12:00 pm
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Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$20 – $45

Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets is the 14th season of a unique 50-minute version of the Nutcracker specifically designed for families with young children. The production features a live 9-piece chamber orchestra with Keisuke Nakagoshi as the pit conductor, Carlos Venturo as Drosselmeyer, Vincent Chavez as the Nephew/Nutcracker and Theresa Knudson (Ballet 22) performing the role of Clara for the first time. The Tchaikovsky score was re-orchestrated by the late Maestro Michael Morgan of Oakland Symphony Orchestra; set design by Peter Crompton; costume design by Richard Battle; and production and…

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tinypistol: slow dark dances

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on December 11, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Berkeley Art Museum And Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St.
Berkeley, 94704 United States
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Free with gallery admission purchase

slow dark dances is a durational dance and film installation that seeks to uncolonize the “invisible” whiteness of museum spaces. Building on the legacies of black joy as a form of resistance, slow dark dances is an insurrection of quietude, rebellion as slow sway, and deep listening between black bodies as a reparative act. film by alexa burrell featuring an all-star all black-cast: karah abiog, styles alexander, alexander diaz, shareen deryan, josh francique, zaria jackson, audrey johnson, gregory king, nyah malone, eva…

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Sonoma Conservatory of Dance: The Snow Maiden

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Sebastiani Theatre, 476 1st St E
Sonoma, CA 95476 United States
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$12 – $22

With a cast comprised almost entirely of children, ages six to 18, The Snow Maiden is a full-length Ballet and Character dance performance recounting a beautiful Russian folktale filled with love and magic. Come enjoy the story of Lel, the Russian shepherd boy who falls head-over-heels in love with the beautiful and mystical Snow Maiden. Rounding out the cast are sweet Snow Drops and Icicles, fierce Snow Guards, four powerful Winds, a fun Snow Family, an icy Snow Queen, and…

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