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October 2022

Duniya Dance and Drum Company: Fourth Annual African Arts Festival

October 16 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, 40 John F. Shelley Drive McLaren Park
San Francisco, CA 94134 United States
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Free

Duniya Dance and Drum Company presents the Fourth Annual African Arts Festival, a free, family-friendly celebration of live music and dance performed by nine Bay Area ensembles representing different regions of Africa and the African diaspora. Scheduled to perform are Duniya Dance and Drum Company, Chinyakare Ensemble, Diamano Coura, Feline Finesse, Shabbal Al Sudan, Arenas Dance Company, Bongo Sidibe and the Ton Tons, with DJ Claude Black Bangando and MC Silah Mutungi. The Festival will also feature vendors offering a…

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RAWdance: Step/Song/Story

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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Salesforce Park, 425 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
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Free

Conceived, curated, and choreographed by Co-Artistic Director Katerina Wong, Step/Song/Story is a live, collaborative storytelling event that will bring together Bay Area-based dancers, musicians, and text-based/literary artists for a public cross-disciplinary performance. Each month will feature a mix of different contributors alongside RAWdance, to highlight the expansive array of local artistic voices and perspectives. Step/Song/Story is presented in partnership with the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, owner and operator of the Salesforce Transit Center and Rooftop Park.

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Oceánica Ballet: Sleepy Hollow & Lupita

October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Bay Area Ballet Conservatory, 275 Wattis Way
South San Francisco, CA 94080 United States
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$30
A headless dancer leaping through fog in the background and a dancer with a fan posing en pointe among marigolds

Oceánica Ballet presents Sleepy Hollow & Lupita, an autumn-themed double bill featuring the tale of the Headless Horseman and a ballet celebration of life inspired by Día de Los Muertos. Artistic Co-Director Robert Burns Lowman adapts Sleepy Hollow from Washington Irving’s classic 1819 short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Artistic Co-Director Edgar Lepe’s Lupita combines elements of classical ballet and folklorico ballet set to Mexican folk music. The program will also feature a reprise of Lowman’s “In Shadow,” delving…

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RAWdance: Step/Song/Story

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on November 20, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Salesforce Park, 425 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
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Free

Conceived, curated, and choreographed by Co-Artistic Director Katerina Wong, Step/Song/Story is a live, collaborative storytelling event that will bring together Bay Area-based dancers, musicians, and text-based/literary artists for a public cross-disciplinary performance. Each month will feature a mix of different contributors alongside RAWdance, to highlight the expansive array of local artistic voices and perspectives. Step/Song/Story is presented in partnership with the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, owner and operator of the Salesforce Transit Center and Rooftop Park.

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Oceánica Ballet: Sleepy Hollow & Lupita

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on October 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 16, 2022 at 1:00 pm

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Bay Area Ballet Conservatory, 275 Wattis Way
South San Francisco, CA 94080 United States
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$30
A headless dancer leaping through fog in the background and a dancer with a fan posing en pointe among marigolds

Oceánica Ballet presents Sleepy Hollow & Lupita, an autumn-themed double bill featuring the tale of the Headless Horseman and a ballet celebration of life inspired by Día de Los Muertos. Artistic Co-Director Robert Burns Lowman adapts Sleepy Hollow from Washington Irving’s classic 1819 short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Artistic Co-Director Edgar Lepe’s Lupita combines elements of classical ballet and folklorico ballet set to Mexican folk music. The program will also feature a reprise of Lowman’s “In Shadow,” delving…

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Chitresh Das Institute: Invoking the River (World Premiere)

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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ODC Theater, 3153 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$20 – $45

Chitresh Das Institute and ODC Theater co-present the world premiere of a new work exploring the confluence of history, religion and the environmental changes of some of India’s most sacred waterways. Invoking the River, a new work in kathak dance, features choreography by Charlotte Moraga, with music composed by Utsav Lal, multimedia designed by filmmaker/visual artist Alka Raghuram and features live music by Utsav Lal (piano), Nilan Chaudhuri (tabla) and Saneyee Purandare Bhattacharjee (Indian classical vocals).

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Alonzo King LINES Ballet: 40th Anniversary

October 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA, 700 Howard Street (at Third)
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$40 – $115

This Fall LINES Ballet celebrates Alonzo King’s 25-year collaboration with tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain. Since their first collaboration two and a half decades ago, King and Hussain have been pushing the boundaries of creative expression together. Hussain, a classical tabla virtuoso from India, is widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement. His complex rhythmic systems naturally partner with King’s choreography and illustrate the continuity between transcendental Eastern thinking and Western ballet’s classical forms and techniques. This…

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Epiphany Dance Theater: 19th Annual San Francisco Trolley Dances

October 22 @ 10:15 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on October 23, 2022 at 10:15 am

Free

Epiphany’s San Francisco Trolley Dances (SFTD) is presented along a designated public transit route. This is a communal experience uniting and highlighting a diverse group of dance artists, helping people see dance in new ways. SFTD connects neighborhoods and participants to San Francisco’s history, culture, architecture, natural environment and social fabric. Go from SoMa to Chinatown with site-specific performances by Ballet22, Charya Burt, Epiphany Dance Theater with Cello Joe, Flying Angels Chinese Dance Company, Grrrl Brigade and Megan Lowe Dances.

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KULARTS Presents the World Premiere of “Nursing These Wounds”

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on October 30, 2022 at 3:00 pm

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$20 – $30

KULARTS presents the World Premiere of SF Artistic Legacy Awardee choreographer Alleluia Panis’s Nursing These Wounds, a site specific, immersive dance performance investigating the impact of colonization on Pilipinx health and caregiving through the lens of Pilipinx nurses’ history.  Nursing These Wounds explores the experiences of Pilipinx nurses with Westernized medical education and how subsequent migrations laid the groundwork for the continuing global export of Pilipino labor, shaped the United States medical field, and created a fissure between traditional forms…

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KULARTS Presents the World Premiere of “Nursing These Wounds”

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on October 30, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$20 – $30

KULARTS presents the World Premiere of SF Artistic Legacy Awardee choreographer Alleluia Panis’s Nursing These Wounds, a site specific, immersive dance performance investigating the impact of colonization on Pilipinx health and caregiving through the lens of Pilipinx nurses’ history.  Nursing These Wounds explores the experiences of Pilipinx nurses with Westernized medical education and how subsequent migrations laid the groundwork for the continuing global export of Pilipino labor, shaped the United States medical field, and created a fissure between traditional forms…

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Dimensions Dance Theater: 50th Anniversary Season

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on October 23, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Lisser Hall at Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613 United States
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$15 – $50

Dimensions Dance Theater will celebrate its 50th anniversary with performances of new works by company collaborators laura elaine ellis and Nimely Napla. One of the country’s longest- standing dance companies, DDT at 50 boasts a history of artistic innovation and collaboration, culture keeping and deep community connection that has made it an internationally revered model arts organization for half a century. The performances feature the premieres of ellis’ ruminations. visited. and Napla’s Dai Zoe Bush — The Breaking of the…

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Epiphany Dance Theater: 19th Annual San Francisco Trolley Dances

October 23 @ 10:15 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on October 23, 2022 at 10:15 am

Free

Epiphany’s San Francisco Trolley Dances (SFTD) is presented along a designated public transit route. This is a communal experience uniting and highlighting a diverse group of dance artists, helping people see dance in new ways. SFTD connects neighborhoods and participants to San Francisco’s history, culture, architecture, natural environment and social fabric. Go from SoMa to Chinatown with site-specific performances by Ballet22, Charya Burt, Epiphany Dance Theater with Cello Joe, Flying Angels Chinese Dance Company, Grrrl Brigade and Megan Lowe Dances.

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KULARTS Presents the World Premiere of “Nursing These Wounds”

October 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on October 22, 2022 at 7:00 pm

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One event on October 29, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on October 29, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 30, 2022 at 3:00 pm

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$20 – $30

KULARTS presents the World Premiere of SF Artistic Legacy Awardee choreographer Alleluia Panis’s Nursing These Wounds, a site specific, immersive dance performance investigating the impact of colonization on Pilipinx health and caregiving through the lens of Pilipinx nurses’ history.  Nursing These Wounds explores the experiences of Pilipinx nurses with Westernized medical education and how subsequent migrations laid the groundwork for the continuing global export of Pilipino labor, shaped the United States medical field, and created a fissure between traditional forms…

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Dimensions Dance Theater: 50th Anniversary Season

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on October 23, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Lisser Hall at Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613 United States
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$15 – $50

Dimensions Dance Theater will celebrate its 50th anniversary with performances of new works by company collaborators laura elaine ellis and Nimely Napla. One of the country’s longest- standing dance companies, DDT at 50 boasts a history of artistic innovation and collaboration, culture keeping and deep community connection that has made it an internationally revered model arts organization for half a century. The performances feature the premieres of ellis’ ruminations. visited. and Napla’s Dai Zoe Bush — The Breaking of the…

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KULARTS Presents the World Premiere of “Nursing These Wounds”

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on October 30, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$20 – $30

KULARTS presents the World Premiere of SF Artistic Legacy Awardee choreographer Alleluia Panis’s Nursing These Wounds, a site specific, immersive dance performance investigating the impact of colonization on Pilipinx health and caregiving through the lens of Pilipinx nurses’ history.  Nursing These Wounds explores the experiences of Pilipinx nurses with Westernized medical education and how subsequent migrations laid the groundwork for the continuing global export of Pilipino labor, shaped the United States medical field, and created a fissure between traditional forms…

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13th Annual San Francisco Dance Film Festival

October 28 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on November 6, 2022 at 6:30 pm

$15 – $270

International and locally produced dance films will be featured in various San Francisco theaters and streamed online. The festival will open with a theatrical screening of SPOTLIGHT SHORTS, a collection of some of the most joyous and provocative dance film shorts from this year’s official selections. Documentaries about a trailblazing figure and a transformative personal story lead the feature-length films. BELLA is a resonant and timely portrait of artist/activist Bella Lewitzky. And LIFT tells the astounding story of Steven Melendez,…

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Ni’Ja Whitson | The NWA Project: A Meditation on Tongues

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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One event on October 29, 2022 at 7:30 pm

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B.Way Theater, 3153 17th Street San Francisco, CA 94110
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$30

A Meditation on Tongues is a live interdisciplinary adaptation of Marlon T. Riggs’ iconic Tongues Untied (1989). Part abstract, part performance ritual, part live and historical document, this rigorously layered interdisciplinary project (re)images Black and Queer masculinities. ASL will be provided for Saturday shows of the 2022 Fall Season. Additional Wheelchair seating will be available for Sunday shows of the 2022 Fall Season.

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Nancy Karp + Dancers: 40th Anniversary Season

October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 29, 2022 at 8:00 pm

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One event on October 30, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Dresher Ensemble Studio, 2201 Poplar Street
OAKLAND, CA 94607-2342 United States
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$25 – $55

Nancy Karp + Dancers will celebrate its 40th anniversary year with three performances of the world premiere of fly through the night, and land near dawn. Created by Karp with commissioned live music by David A. Jaffe performed by the Friction Quartet and production design by Jack Carpenter, the work explores human interconnection with the natural world in an apt metaphor for our times.

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Liz Lerman: Wicked Bodies

October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on October 29, 2022 at 8:00 pm

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Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA, 700 Howard Street (at Third)
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$25 – $40

Wicked Bodies reflects on many issues centering women and their bodies that have persisted for centuries: fear of bodily functions, horror at what knowledge women might possess, disgust at the way women carry on their daily existence, and the crumbling of beauty as women age. This timely work explores the culture of old crones, evil stepmothers, and the use of the female body as a source of fear by governments and institutions. The theater at YBCA will be transformed into…

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KULARTS Presents the World Premiere of “Nursing These Wounds”

October 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on October 22, 2022 at 7:00 pm

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One event on October 29, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 30, 2022 at 3:00 pm

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$20 – $30

KULARTS presents the World Premiere of SF Artistic Legacy Awardee choreographer Alleluia Panis’s Nursing These Wounds, a site specific, immersive dance performance investigating the impact of colonization on Pilipinx health and caregiving through the lens of Pilipinx nurses’ history.  Nursing These Wounds explores the experiences of Pilipinx nurses with Westernized medical education and how subsequent migrations laid the groundwork for the continuing global export of Pilipino labor, shaped the United States medical field, and created a fissure between traditional forms…

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Shruti Abhishek: Margam

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$25

Margam marks Shruti Abhishek’s first full-length solo work as a Bharatanatyam dancer in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is a gift to herself after being in the United States for a decade and a celebration of belonging, community, and motherhood all still being found in a new homeland. Before embarking on her solo journey in the United States, Shruti studied with Rohini Singhi, and this performance is an homage to both her early training and the continued process of…

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KULARTS Presents the World Premiere of “Nursing These Wounds”

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on October 30, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$20 – $30

KULARTS presents the World Premiere of SF Artistic Legacy Awardee choreographer Alleluia Panis’s Nursing These Wounds, a site specific, immersive dance performance investigating the impact of colonization on Pilipinx health and caregiving through the lens of Pilipinx nurses’ history.  Nursing These Wounds explores the experiences of Pilipinx nurses with Westernized medical education and how subsequent migrations laid the groundwork for the continuing global export of Pilipino labor, shaped the United States medical field, and created a fissure between traditional forms…

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Ni’Ja Whitson | The NWA Project: A Meditation on Tongues

October 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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One event on October 29, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on October 30, 2022 at 5:00 pm

B.Way Theater, 3153 17th Street San Francisco, CA 94110
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$30

A Meditation on Tongues is a live interdisciplinary adaptation of Marlon T. Riggs’ iconic Tongues Untied (1989). Part abstract, part performance ritual, part live and historical document, this rigorously layered interdisciplinary project (re)images Black and Queer masculinities. ASL will be provided for Saturday shows of the 2022 Fall Season. Additional Wheelchair seating will be available for Sunday shows of the 2022 Fall Season.

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Nancy Karp + Dancers: 40th Anniversary Season

October 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 29, 2022 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 30, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on October 30, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Dresher Ensemble Studio, 2201 Poplar Street
OAKLAND, CA 94607-2342 United States
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$25 – $55

Nancy Karp + Dancers will celebrate its 40th anniversary year with three performances of the world premiere of fly through the night, and land near dawn. Created by Karp with commissioned live music by David A. Jaffe performed by the Friction Quartet and production design by Jack Carpenter, the work explores human interconnection with the natural world in an apt metaphor for our times.

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Liz Lerman: Wicked Bodies

October 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on October 29, 2022 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 30, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA, 700 Howard Street (at Third)
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$25 – $40

Wicked Bodies reflects on many issues centering women and their bodies that have persisted for centuries: fear of bodily functions, horror at what knowledge women might possess, disgust at the way women carry on their daily existence, and the crumbling of beauty as women age. This timely work explores the culture of old crones, evil stepmothers, and the use of the female body as a source of fear by governments and institutions. The theater at YBCA will be transformed into…

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