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May 2022

Smuin Contemporary Ballet: Dance Series 2: P.S. Forever Smuin

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on May 7, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$25 – $99

Smuin Contemporary Ballet wraps up its 28th season with the vibrant program, Dance Series 2: P.S. Forever Smuin, featuring four diverse ballets from established dancemakers and rising choreographic voices, with performances in San Francisco, Mountain View, and Carmel. Audiences will be delighted by the return of acclaimed dancemaker Val Caniparoli’s playful Confessions, an inventive work that weaves a captivating narrative set to a compelling soundtrack by American contemporary classical composer Nico Muhly and Faroese singer/songwriter Teitur. Also on the bill is Amy Seiwert’s Renaissance,…

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Epiphany Dance Theater & Urban Jazz Dance Company: Native Land, Native Hands

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Jac Cook and dancers in Native Land Native Hands

Epiphany Dance Theater announces the world premiere performances of Native Land, Native Hands, a major site specific work exploring the historic oppression and racial injustice toward Bay Area Deaf communities and communities of color.  Native Land, Native Hands is a response to several works by celebrated Bay Area Deaf sculptor Douglas Tilden (1860-1935), which in different ways have become symbolic of the marginalization and relocation of Deaf and BIPOC people in the East Bay and San Francisco. The performance will…

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Epiphany Dance Theater & Urban Jazz Dance Company: Native Land, Native Hands

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Free
Jac Cook and dancers in Native Land Native Hands

Epiphany Dance Theater announces the world premiere performances of Native Land, Native Hands, a major site specific work exploring the historic oppression and racial injustice toward Bay Area Deaf communities and communities of color.  Native Land, Native Hands is a response to several works by celebrated Bay Area Deaf sculptor Douglas Tilden (1860-1935), which in different ways have become symbolic of the marginalization and relocation of Deaf and BIPOC people in the East Bay and San Francisco. The performance will…

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Innerspace : Homecoming

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
CounterPulse, 80 Turk St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$10 – $250

Were you voted most artistic in high school? Best smile? Biggest flirt? Most likely to succeed? Star students and new kids alike are invited to CounterPulse’s annual art party and auction Innerspace : Homecoming. This event will feature interactive art installations, music, dancing, cocktails, local cuties, auction items, and the special crowning of our Homecoming Queen. CounterPulse is almost at their fundraising target to buy their building in the Tenderloin this year and we’re going to party all night until…

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Smuin Contemporary Ballet: Dance Series 2: P.S. Forever Smuin

May 7 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on April 30, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on April 30, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 5, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 6, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 7, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 7, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
+ Google Map
$25 – $99

Smuin Contemporary Ballet wraps up its 28th season with the vibrant program, Dance Series 2: P.S. Forever Smuin, featuring four diverse ballets from established dancemakers and rising choreographic voices, with performances in San Francisco, Mountain View, and Carmel. Audiences will be delighted by the return of acclaimed dancemaker Val Caniparoli’s playful Confessions, an inventive work that weaves a captivating narrative set to a compelling soundtrack by American contemporary classical composer Nico Muhly and Faroese singer/songwriter Teitur. Also on the bill is Amy Seiwert’s Renaissance,…

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James Graham Dance Theatre: 10th Annual Dance Lovers

May 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on May 6, 2022 at 8:00 pm

One event on May 7, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$20 – $40

DANCE LOVERS is an annual performance event held in San Francisco around Valentine’s Day.  James Graham Dance Theatre produces and curates DANCE LOVERS. Graham invites artists to present duets in various styles/genres with diverse pairings (friends, lovers, family members). Performances by: YiTing (Gama) Hsu & Hien Huynh Megan Lowe & Brenton Chang SanSan Kwan & Lenora Lee Alex Mok & Elise Sande-Kerback Adrienne Ziluca & Vishal Kumar Rosie Ueng & James Graham

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RAW Showcase

May 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
SAFEhouse Arts at 145 Eddy Street, 145 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$10
Anisha Ramakrishna Yarlapati - Katherine Skinner - Mary Katherine Patterson - Hannah Young - Erin Coyne - Larissa Archer

RAW (resident artist workshop) Presents: Anisha Ramakrishna Yarlapati Katherine Skinner Mary Katherine Patterson Hannah Young Erin Coyne San Francisco Bellydance Theater SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts requires that all staff, artists, and patrons must be masked indoors. SHA also requires proof of vaccination OR A Negative Rapid Antigen Test within the last 24 hours OR Negative PCR Test within the last 48 hours for all staff, artists, and patrons. Artists have the option of performing with or without a mask.…

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Risa Jaroslow & Dancers: Talking Circle

May 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on May 21, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 22, 2022 at 4:00 pm

CounterPulse, 80 Turk St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$20 – $35

In Risa Jaroslow's new work, Talking Circle, six people ages 25 to 78 gather to make a decision that will impact each of their lives. What do they hope for as individuals at different stages of life and as a community? What risks will they take to achieve the freedoms they dream of? The cast includes dancers Anna Greenberg, Cauveri Suresh, Chelsea Reichert, Erin Yen and guests Pamela Wu Kochiyama and Sharon Dalke of the Elders Project at Destiny Arts…

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Risa Jaroslow & Dancers: Talking Circle

May 13 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on May 20, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 21, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 22, 2022 at 4:00 pm

CounterPulse, 80 Turk St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$20 – $35

In Risa Jaroslow's new work, Talking Circle, six people ages 25 to 78 gather to make a decision that will impact each of their lives. What do they hope for as individuals at different stages of life and as a community? What risks will they take to achieve the freedoms they dream of? The cast includes dancers Anna Greenberg, Cauveri Suresh, Chelsea Reichert, Erin Yen and guests Pamela Wu Kochiyama and Sharon Dalke of the Elders Project at Destiny Arts…

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Alonzo King LINES Ballet: World Premiere Collaboration with Lisa Fischer

May 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on May 22, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA, 700 Howard Street (at Third)
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$35 – $100

Alonzo King LINES Ballet kicks off its 40th Anniversary season with the world premiere of a new work featuring Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer performing live alongside the LINES Ballet dancers. The work is set to a score by jazz pianist, composer, and MacArthur Fellow Jason Moran. This is King’s second collaboration with Fischer and his ninth collaboration with Moran. Fischer, a brilliant vocalist who has shared the stage with musical luminaries of nearly every genre, including Mick Jagger, Aretha…

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High Release Dance: in Concert

May 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on May 14, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Cubberley Theater, 4120 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94306 United States
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$18 – $25
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High Release Dance is a modern dance collaborative created in 1994 by a group of San Francisco Bay Area modern dancers. Their goal was to realize their artistic vision while still having time for families, careers and other pursuits. High Release has no director; rather, each member contributes her or his unique talents to the company. High Release Dance is presenting a collection of new works for the first time after the pandemic interruption.

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PUSH Dance Company: Hip Hop Residency Showcase

May 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on May 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States
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Free
Push Dance Artist of a young black woman

Groove and vibe as 8 Resident Artists present their original dance, visual art and music in this one of a kind collaboration with a live DJ & cypher after-party. Artists: Dance: Khissa, Danielle, Rama Music: Honest, Aleja, Jamey Visual Art: Randy, jamil Hip Hop Artist Resideny & Training (HART) is a collaborative partnership between Zaccho Dance Theatre and PUSH Dance Company; and is funded by the City of San Francisco’s Dream Keeper Initiative and Bayview Opera House.

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Skywatchers: Towards Opulence

May 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on May 15, 2022 at 3:00 pm

San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Free
ABD Productions & Skywtachers

Skywatchers’ Towards Opulence invites us to dream of our most fulfilled futures, individually and collectively claiming the most glorious expressions of our humanity beyond the constraints of mere survival. Using spoken word, dance, music, and photography, the Skywatchers ensemble will disentangle opulence from its material, hierarchical & colonial associations. Instead we honor its usage in the underground ball culture, which claimed opulence as a language of liberation. Rooted in the wildly improbable metamorphosis of the caterpillar into a butterfly and…

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Epiphany Dance Theater & Urban Jazz Dance Company: Native Land, Native Hands

May 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on May 7, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on May 7, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on May 14, 2022 at 4:00 pm

CA
Free
Jac Cook and dancers in Native Land Native Hands

Epiphany Dance Theater announces the world premiere performances of Native Land, Native Hands, a major site specific work exploring the historic oppression and racial injustice toward Bay Area Deaf communities and communities of color.  Native Land, Native Hands is a response to several works by celebrated Bay Area Deaf sculptor Douglas Tilden (1860-1935), which in different ways have become symbolic of the marginalization and relocation of Deaf and BIPOC people in the East Bay and San Francisco. The performance will…

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PUSH Dance Company: Hip Hop Residency Showcase

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on May 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States
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Free
Push Dance Artist of a young black woman

Groove and vibe as 8 Resident Artists present their original dance, visual art and music in this one of a kind collaboration with a live DJ & cypher after-party. Artists: Dance: Khissa, Danielle, Rama Music: Honest, Aleja, Jamey Visual Art: Randy, jamil Hip Hop Artist Resideny & Training (HART) is a collaborative partnership between Zaccho Dance Theatre and PUSH Dance Company; and is funded by the City of San Francisco’s Dream Keeper Initiative and Bayview Opera House.

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RAW Presents Erik Wagner and Sarah Lisette Chiesa

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SAFEhouse Arts at 145 Eddy Street, 145 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$10

RAW (resident artist workshop) Presents: Erik Wagner and Sarah Lisette Chiesa SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts requires that all staff, artists, and patrons must be masked indoors. SHA also requires proof of vaccination OR A Negative Rapid Antigen Test within the last 24 hours OR Negative PCR Test within the last 48 hours for all staff, artists, and patrons. Artists have the option of performing with or without a mask. They must still wear a mask at all other times…

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Dimitris Papaioannou: Transverse Orientation

May 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on May 15, 2022 at 2:30 pm

Stanford Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
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$32
Dimitris Papaioannou dancer in white silhouette between large sculptures and an expense of grey blue

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 find…

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Risa Jaroslow & Dancers: Talking Circle

May 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on May 19, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 20, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 21, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 22, 2022 at 4:00 pm

CounterPulse, 80 Turk St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$20 – $35

In Risa Jaroslow's new work, Talking Circle, six people ages 25 to 78 gather to make a decision that will impact each of their lives. What do they hope for as individuals at different stages of life and as a community? What risks will they take to achieve the freedoms they dream of? The cast includes dancers Anna Greenberg, Cauveri Suresh, Chelsea Reichert, Erin Yen and guests Pamela Wu Kochiyama and Sharon Dalke of the Elders Project at Destiny Arts…

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Alonzo King LINES Ballet: World Premiere Collaboration with Lisa Fischer

May 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on May 14, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 15, 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 18, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 19, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 20, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 21, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 22, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA, 700 Howard Street (at Third)
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$35 – $100

Alonzo King LINES Ballet kicks off its 40th Anniversary season with the world premiere of a new work featuring Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer performing live alongside the LINES Ballet dancers. The work is set to a score by jazz pianist, composer, and MacArthur Fellow Jason Moran. This is King’s second collaboration with Fischer and his ninth collaboration with Moran. Fischer, a brilliant vocalist who has shared the stage with musical luminaries of nearly every genre, including Mick Jagger, Aretha…

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High Release Dance: in Concert

May 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 14, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Cubberley Theater, 4120 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94306 United States
+ Google Map
$18 – $25
High Release Press Image

High Release Dance is a modern dance collaborative created in 1994 by a group of San Francisco Bay Area modern dancers. Their goal was to realize their artistic vision while still having time for families, careers and other pursuits. High Release has no director; rather, each member contributes her or his unique talents to the company. High Release Dance is presenting a collection of new works for the first time after the pandemic interruption.

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RAW Presents Rebekah Enderle, Kat Lin, Dragons Dance, & Sawako Gannon

May 14 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
SAFEhouse Arts at 145 Eddy Street, 145 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$10

RAW (resident artist workshop) Presents: Rebekah Enderle Kat Lin Dragons Dance Sawako Gannon SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts requires that all staff, artists, and patrons must be masked indoors. SHA also requires proof of vaccination OR A Negative Rapid Antigen Test within the last 24 hours OR Negative PCR Test within the last 48 hours for all staff, artists, and patrons. Artists have the option of performing with or without a mask. They must still wear a mask at all…

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Dimitris Papaioannou: Transverse Orientation

May 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on May 15, 2022 at 2:30 pm

Stanford Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
+ Google Map
$32
Dimitris Papaioannou dancer in white silhouette between large sculptures and an expense of grey blue

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 find…

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Skywatchers: Towards Opulence

May 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on May 15, 2022 at 3:00 pm

San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
+ Google Map
Free
ABD Productions & Skywtachers

Skywatchers’ Towards Opulence invites us to dream of our most fulfilled futures, individually and collectively claiming the most glorious expressions of our humanity beyond the constraints of mere survival. Using spoken word, dance, music, and photography, the Skywatchers ensemble will disentangle opulence from its material, hierarchical & colonial associations. Instead we honor its usage in the underground ball culture, which claimed opulence as a language of liberation. Rooted in the wildly improbable metamorphosis of the caterpillar into a butterfly and…

Find out more »

Risa Jaroslow & Dancers: Talking Circle

May 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on May 13, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on May 14, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on May 15, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on May 19, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on May 20, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on May 21, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on May 22, 2022 at 4:00 pm

CounterPulse, 80 Turk St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$20 – $35

In Risa Jaroslow's new work, Talking Circle, six people ages 25 to 78 gather to make a decision that will impact each of their lives. What do they hope for as individuals at different stages of life and as a community? What risks will they take to achieve the freedoms they dream of? The cast includes dancers Anna Greenberg, Cauveri Suresh, Chelsea Reichert, Erin Yen and guests Pamela Wu Kochiyama and Sharon Dalke of the Elders Project at Destiny Arts…

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Alonzo King LINES Ballet: World Premiere Collaboration with Lisa Fischer

May 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on May 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 15, 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 18, 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 19, 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 20, 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 21, 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 22, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA, 700 Howard Street (at Third)
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
+ Google Map
$35 – $100

Alonzo King LINES Ballet kicks off its 40th Anniversary season with the world premiere of a new work featuring Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer performing live alongside the LINES Ballet dancers. The work is set to a score by jazz pianist, composer, and MacArthur Fellow Jason Moran. This is King’s second collaboration with Fischer and his ninth collaboration with Moran. Fischer, a brilliant vocalist who has shared the stage with musical luminaries of nearly every genre, including Mick Jagger, Aretha…

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