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August 2019

SAFEhouse ARTS presents ayanadancearts

August 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
SAFEhouse Arts at 145 Eddy Street, 145 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$15 – $20
Two adult dancers sitting on their knees one behind the other with their left hand raised bending at the elbow. A third youth dancer sits the same way in front facing them with hands on their lap.

SAFEhouse’s Resident Artist Workshop presents an evening of dance by ayanadancearts. ayanadancearts will perform two pieces from their repertory: ?? / Kijo (2013) and ? / Tane (2019). Its signature piece, ?? / Kijo ("demon-woman"), will be re-staged for the fourth time, now as a full-length work. In Japan, demons are believed to linger in the depths of women’s souls, bringing resentment, jealousy, and chaos. ?? / Kijo tells of the transformation of a once-calm female spirit into a demon-woman. The company’s newest work, ? / Tane ("seed"), depicts the concepts of nurturing and abandonment…

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Art of the Matter and Deborah Slater Dance Theater present: Dalton Alexander #Whitenoise

August 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Studio 210, 3435 Cesar Chavez
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$8 – $25
A man giving the air a heel kick with one arm above their head while holding a piece of paper in their mouth.

#Whitenoise strives to collide nostalgia for the past with current American affairs. It is a form of protest against social media, its false sense of importance to the individual, but sweeping effect on the collective. “For 10 performances, I will explore the effect information overload from media - mainstream & social, and various modes of dispersal - has on my human body in relation to my return to the US from Europe. What becomes of a projected patriotism that is…

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Megan Lowe Dances presents Action Potential

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Athletic Playground, 4770 San Pablo Ave
Emeryville, CA 94608 United States
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$20 – $30
Two people suspended in mid air. One has their body completely straight and the other has their arms and legs spread apart.

"Action Potential" is a site-specific dynamic dance and live music adventure by Megan Lowe Dances, created for Emeryville's Athletic Playground. Audiences will be led on an innovative journey through the rooms of Athletic Playground, while dancers artfully activate ladders, planks, bars, mats, blocks, lofts, walls, and each other. Megan, Sonsherée Giles, and Shira Yaziv, join together for six energetic, athletic, and virtuosic performances, demonstrating prowess in site-specific dance, contact improvisation, and dynamic partnering. Girl Swallows Nightingale will paint a vivid…

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Carolina Lugo’s & Carolé Acuña’s Ballet Flamenco

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Peña Pachamama, 1630 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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$22

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. "Flamenco star Carolé Acuña brings the soul of Spain…

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Kathy Mata Ballet: END OF SUMMER SHOWCASE

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mercy High School, 3250 19th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94132 United States
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Free
Five ballet dancers sporadically spaced apart as if at a gathering. On man is twirling another woman using one arm.

Kathy Mata Ballet invites you to attend our annual Showcase performance in the beautiful, state of-the-art theater at Mercy High School, San Francisco. The program will present classical and contemporary ballet pieces performed with live accompaniment, as well as numbers incorporating many different dance styles, including modern, lyrical fusion, contemporary, musical theater, character, and much more. In addition, a guest speaker from the office of Norman Yee may also join us at this event. The program will feature our most…

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Art of the Matter and Deborah Slater Dance Theater present: Dalton Alexander #Whitenoise

August 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Studio 210, 3435 Cesar Chavez
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$8 – $25
A man giving the air a heel kick with one arm above their head while holding a piece of paper in their mouth.

#Whitenoise strives to collide nostalgia for the past with current American affairs. It is a form of protest against social media, its false sense of importance to the individual, but sweeping effect on the collective. “For 10 performances, I will explore the effect information overload from media - mainstream & social, and various modes of dispersal - has on my human body in relation to my return to the US from Europe. What becomes of a projected patriotism that is…

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Détente – Oakland Premiere

August 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Temescal Arts Center, 511 48th St
Oakland, CA 94609 United States
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$10 – $20

Cherie Hill IrieDance presents, Détente, an Oakland premiere choreographed and performed by Cherie Hill with dancers Andreina Maldonado and Rose Rothfeder. Video by Imani Karpowich. Détente investigates displacement, the words meaning, and impact. Through dance, video, and story, performers experiment with the act or process of displacing, and what it means to be removed from the usual or proper place; specifically: to expel or force to flee from home or homeland. The work is inspired by choreographer Cherie Hill's personal…

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Megan Lowe Dances presents Action Potential

August 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Athletic Playground, 4770 San Pablo Ave
Emeryville, CA 94608 United States
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$20 – $30
Two people suspended in mid air. One has their body completely straight and the other has their arms and legs spread apart.

"Action Potential" is a site-specific dynamic dance and live music adventure by Megan Lowe Dances, created for Emeryville's Athletic Playground. Audiences will be led on an innovative journey through the rooms of Athletic Playground, while dancers artfully activate ladders, planks, bars, mats, blocks, lofts, walls, and each other. Megan, Sonsherée Giles, and Shira Yaziv, join together for six energetic, athletic, and virtuosic performances, demonstrating prowess in site-specific dance, contact improvisation, and dynamic partnering. Girl Swallows Nightingale will paint a vivid…

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<< Khôra >>: a dance in digital and physical space

August 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on August 25, 2019 at 5:00 pm

ODC Theater, 3153 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$25 – $55

With an infinity of open tabs, the internet appears to our spatial sensitivities as a field which receives all without becoming anything, lending itself to a conflict in spatial awareness: What does it mean to inhabit digital spaces? And from there, a consideration in simultaneity: How to inhabit digital and physical space at once? Our feet firmly planted in the physical. Dwelling. Being in Space. And at the same time, mentally traversing continents and rabbit holes: we cede control to…

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Emergence Dance Festival

August 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Western Sky Studio, 2525 Eighth ST, #14
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States
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$15.00

A showcase of work from bay area dancers, artists, choreographers, and movers. LIST OF CHOREOGRAPHERS PRESENTING WORK: Andi Salazar Cindy Heen Abigail Mytych Miguel F. Forbes Mai Corkins Yao Wang Andréa Spearman Ayo Walker Mariana Sobral Frankie Lee Peterson III

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<< Khôra >>: a dance in digital and physical space

August 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on August 25, 2019 at 5:00 pm

ODC Theater, 3153 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$25 – $55

With an infinity of open tabs, the internet appears to our spatial sensitivities as a field which receives all without becoming anything, lending itself to a conflict in spatial awareness: What does it mean to inhabit digital spaces? And from there, a consideration in simultaneity: How to inhabit digital and physical space at once? Our feet firmly planted in the physical. Dwelling. Being in Space. And at the same time, mentally traversing continents and rabbit holes: we cede control to…

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Art of the Matter and Deborah Slater Dance Theater present: Dalton Alexander #Whitenoise

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on August 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm

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Studio 210, 3435 Cesar Chavez
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$8 – $25
A man giving the air a heel kick with one arm above their head while holding a piece of paper in their mouth.

#Whitenoise strives to collide nostalgia for the past with current American affairs. It is a form of protest against social media, its false sense of importance to the individual, but sweeping effect on the collective. “For 10 performances, I will explore the effect information overload from media - mainstream & social, and various modes of dispersal - has on my human body in relation to my return to the US from Europe. What becomes of a projected patriotism that is…

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Megan Lowe Dances presents Action Potential

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on August 17, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on August 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 24, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on August 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Athletic Playground, 4770 San Pablo Ave
Emeryville, CA 94608 United States
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$20 – $30
Two people suspended in mid air. One has their body completely straight and the other has their arms and legs spread apart.

"Action Potential" is a site-specific dynamic dance and live music adventure by Megan Lowe Dances, created for Emeryville's Athletic Playground. Audiences will be led on an innovative journey through the rooms of Athletic Playground, while dancers artfully activate ladders, planks, bars, mats, blocks, lofts, walls, and each other. Megan, Sonsherée Giles, and Shira Yaziv, join together for six energetic, athletic, and virtuosic performances, demonstrating prowess in site-specific dance, contact improvisation, and dynamic partnering. Girl Swallows Nightingale will paint a vivid…

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ODC Theater Presents Theater Unplugged with Larry Arrington

August 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
ODC Theater, 3153 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$20.00

ODC Theater Unplugged, is a recurring platform offering a rare and candid look into the creative process. This edition features a work in progress by ODC Theater Resident Artist Larry Arrington called No Quarter, a folk dance that looks at the shadow side and spiritual underpinnings of eurocentric cultural tenets through a long lens of time. Notions of gods branch from the residue of these tenets. Sifting through consequences of time, Arrington is considering at archetypes of power and paternity.…

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Carolina Lugo’s & Carolé Acuña’s Ballet Flamenco

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Peña Pachamama, 1630 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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$22

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. "Flamenco star Carolé Acuña brings the soul of Spain…

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September 2019

SF Bay Brazilian Day & Lavagem Festival 2019

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Corner of San Pablo Avenue & Hearst Street, 1901 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
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Free

In it’s thirteenth year, BrasArte’s Brazilian Day Festival is the crown jewel among numerous annually hosted events. It pays homage to two major celebrations in Brazil – Brazil’s Independence Day and a recreation of a Lavagem – a cleansing ceremony using song and dance that dates back to slavery when women washed the steps of the church for the festive mass on Sundays in Salvador. The festivities unfold in Berkeley as a street party and feature a musical procession, capoeira and dance…

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American Bon Dancing

September 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yerba Buena Gardens, 760 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

A joyous celebration of departed ancestors, Bon is a Japanese Buddhist festival that’s been marked for more than five centuries with a traditional dance known as Bon-Odori. Held in conjunction with the 16thWorld Buddhist Women’s Convention across the street at the Marriott Marquis, American Bon Dancing – An Invitation to Dance features an array of traditional masters including taiko pioneer and NEA Heritage Fellowship Awardee P.J. Hirabayashi, Murasaki Ensemble koto innovator Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto, and Odori dance expert Reiko Iwanaga, the leader…

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Open Stage at CounterPulse

September 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
CounterPulse, 80 Turk St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Free

Join CounterPulse for another evening of body-based, improvisational, and poetic expression, courtesy of our weird and radical community. This is CounterPulse's fourth Open Stage, a free, wild, and welcoming event that brings you to the stage to share whatever you're working on. Email justin@counterpulse.org to sign up to perform.

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AXIS Dance Company

September 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, 760 Howard Street
760 Howard Street, 94012 United States
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Free

For more than three decades, AXIS Dance Company has insistently stretched the possibilities of dance. Founded in 1987 and located in Oakland, the contemporary dance institution is the nation’s most acclaimed company featuring disabled and non-disabled performers. Now directed by internationally esteemed choreographer Marc Brew, AXIS continues to premiere groundbreaking new pieces by some of the world’s leading dance makers. Returning to the Gardens, the company presents a lively interactive performance with excerpts from the current repertoire including Flutter by Robert…

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Merde Project

September 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on September 6, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$20

The Merde Project is an artist commissioning project created and supported by Kristin Damrow & Company and Yikes! Oakland. In its inaugural year, Merde Project brings together four unique contemporary choreographers to present never before seen dance works around the theme of “taking risks.” Sharp & Fine is intrigued by what happens when a large part of the emotional weight of a piece is built around an audience member (or members) speaking or moving, and the vulnerability and surprise that…

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Rotunda Dance Series: Cuicacalli Dance Company

September 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
San Francisco City Hall Rotunda, 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Free

The Rotunda Dance Series brings many of the Bay Area’s most celebrated dance companies to San Francisco City Hall for free monthly noon-time performances and is presented by Dancers’ Group and World Arts West in partnership with Grants for the Arts and SF City Hall. CUICACALLI “House of Culture” is a year-round youth training program, in association with DANCING EARTH, the nation’s foremost Indigenous contemporary dance ensemble. Founded in 2008 by renowned international performer Jesus “Jacoh” Cortes, CUICACALLI is an international, cross-cultural, dance-arts educational institution.

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tiny little get down

September 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
CounterPulse, 80 Turk St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Free

the tiny little get down is back at CounterPulse by popular demand! tinypistol’s Maurya Kerr and little seismic dance company’s Katie Faulkner invite you to their autumn tiny little get down, a dance party for people who love to dance, but don’t want to go clubbing or worry about looking cool, and need that 10pm-ish bedtime! If you’re feeling undone yet again by our state of the union and long for a cathartic space that affirms the power of the collective, come…

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SOULSKIN Dance Season 6: Parallel Dialogues/Golden Mean

September 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$25 – $30

SOULSKIN Dance is proud to premiere two new contemporary ballets: PARALLEL DIALOGUES – a West Coast Premiere - choreographed by Adrianna Thompson (SOULSKIN Dance artistic director) and GOLDEN MEAN - a World Premiere choreographed by Adrianna Thompson and guest choreographer Barbara Koch as part of their 6th Season in San Francisco. Parallel Dialogues explores the healing power of intimacy, and realizing that we are fundamentally and irrevocably connected. It ponders how humans define and navigate relationships that are both essential to existence and challenges us towards striking a balance for happiness. Filmmaker Jaco Strydom…

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Merde Project

September 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on September 6, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$20

The Merde Project is an artist commissioning project created and supported by Kristin Damrow & Company and Yikes! Oakland. In its inaugural year, Merde Project brings together four unique contemporary choreographers to present never before seen dance works around the theme of “taking risks.” Sharp & Fine is intrigued by what happens when a large part of the emotional weight of a piece is built around an audience member (or members) speaking or moving, and the vulnerability and surprise that…

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SAFEhouse ARTS presents Andi Salazar, Jyoti Arvey, and Mogli’s Movers Artist Collective

September 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on September 7, 2019 at 8:00 pm

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

In Andi Salazar’s new dance “Volar,” she celebrates migrants through the poetic image of birds. Salazar is a Chilean dancer, choreographer and sociologist living in the Bay Area since 2017, and previously director of Kazé Dance Company in Santiago, Chile. Jyoti Arvey’s new work is based on her own poetic text, STONE AND FLESH, published by the Bureau of Longitudes. Arvey incorporates drag performance, spoken word, soundscapes, and installation as she explores the non-linear space of the text. Mogli’s Movers…

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