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October 2022

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: 13 Tongues

October 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stanford Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
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$32

One of Asia’s foremost contemporary dance companies, Cloud Gate was founded in 1973 by choreographer Lin Hwai-min. The company, named after the oldest known dance in China, combines martial arts, Qi Gong, modern dance, and classical ballet. In 13 Tongues, Cheng Tsung-lung transforms his childhood memories of the streets of Bangka into a fantastical, dreamlike world, fusing ancient superstitions, religious rites, and modern Taipei culture. Beginning and ending with the sound of a single handbell, the music accompanying 13 Tongues ranges from Taiwanese…

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Garrett + Moulton Productions: 20th Anniversary Celebration

October 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on October 7, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on October 8, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on October 9, 2022 at 3:00 pm

ODC Theater, 3153 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$28 – $36

Garrett + Moulton Productions (GMP) celebrates its 20th anniversary with the world premieres of a new work by choreographer Janice Garrett and an animated film by Charles Moulton. In addition, the company of 18 dancers and 6 musicians will perform Garrett’s Roll Out, which premiered in the Fall of 2021. Music will be performed live with conductor Jonathan Russell, long-time GMP collaborator, soprano Karen Clark and six instrumentalists.  

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Smuin Contemporary Ballet: Dance Series 1

October 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on October 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States
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$25 – $79

Smuin Contemporary Ballet kicks off its 29th season, featuring a long-awaited World Premiere by brilliant Cuban choreographer Osnel Delgado, whose work Bay Area audiences will experience for the first time in The Turntable. Also on the bill is Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s hit Requiem for a Rose. Finally, the music of jazz legend Dave Brubeck will come alive in Take Five by former Company member Rex Wheeler.

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Garrett + Moulton Productions: 20th Anniversary Celebration

October 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

One event on October 8, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on October 9, 2022 at 3:00 pm

ODC Theater, 3153 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$28 – $36

Garrett + Moulton Productions (GMP) celebrates its 20th anniversary with the world premieres of a new work by choreographer Janice Garrett and an animated film by Charles Moulton. In addition, the company of 18 dancers and 6 musicians will perform Garrett’s Roll Out, which premiered in the Fall of 2021. Music will be performed live with conductor Jonathan Russell, long-time GMP collaborator, soprano Karen Clark and six instrumentalists.  

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David Brandstätter with Michelle Jacques: FRE!HEIT (US Premiere)

October 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 8, 2022 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm

CounterPulse, 80 Turk St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$18 – $25

German performance artist, David Brandstätter collaborates with mezzo-soprano, Michelle Jacques for the US Premiere of FRE!HEIT (freedom in English). A treatise on the multiple meanings of, and negotiations around, the concept of freedom.

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Smuin Contemporary Ballet: Dance Series 1

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States
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$25 – $79

Smuin Contemporary Ballet kicks off its 29th season, featuring a long-awaited World Premiere by brilliant Cuban choreographer Osnel Delgado, whose work Bay Area audiences will experience for the first time in The Turntable. Also on the bill is Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s hit Requiem for a Rose. Finally, the music of jazz legend Dave Brubeck will come alive in Take Five by former Company member Rex Wheeler.

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Garrett + Moulton Productions: 20th Anniversary Celebration

October 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

One event on October 8, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on October 9, 2022 at 3:00 pm

ODC Theater, 3153 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$28 – $36

Garrett + Moulton Productions (GMP) celebrates its 20th anniversary with the world premieres of a new work by choreographer Janice Garrett and an animated film by Charles Moulton. In addition, the company of 18 dancers and 6 musicians will perform Garrett’s Roll Out, which premiered in the Fall of 2021. Music will be performed live with conductor Jonathan Russell, long-time GMP collaborator, soprano Karen Clark and six instrumentalists.  

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Mahea Uchiyama: Polynesian Night

October 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
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$20 – $25

A night of Polynesian dance and music led by Mahealani Uchiyama, an award-winning dancer, musician, composer, choreographer, and teacher. As the founder and former artistic director of the Mahea Uchiyama Center for International Dance, Mahea's vision is to provide a place where students of all ages and abilities can take part in culturally enriching dance experiences through traditional training, lectures, demonstrations, performance opportunities and workshops with master teachers. In addition to her hula and Tahitian dance training, she has performed…

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David Brandstätter with Michelle Jacques: FRE!HEIT (US Premiere)

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

One event on October 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm

CounterPulse, 80 Turk St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$18 – $25

German performance artist, David Brandstätter collaborates with mezzo-soprano, Michelle Jacques for the US Premiere of FRE!HEIT (freedom in English). A treatise on the multiple meanings of, and negotiations around, the concept of freedom.

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David Brandstätter with Michelle Jacques: FRE!HEIT (US Premiere)

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm

CounterPulse, 80 Turk St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
+ Google Map
$18 – $25

German performance artist, David Brandstätter collaborates with mezzo-soprano, Michelle Jacques for the US Premiere of FRE!HEIT (freedom in English). A treatise on the multiple meanings of, and negotiations around, the concept of freedom.

Find out more »

Garrett + Moulton Productions: 20th Anniversary Celebration

October 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 7, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on October 8, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on October 9, 2022 at 3:00 pm

ODC Theater, 3153 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
+ Google Map
$28 – $36

Garrett + Moulton Productions (GMP) celebrates its 20th anniversary with the world premieres of a new work by choreographer Janice Garrett and an animated film by Charles Moulton. In addition, the company of 18 dancers and 6 musicians will perform Garrett’s Roll Out, which premiered in the Fall of 2021. Music will be performed live with conductor Jonathan Russell, long-time GMP collaborator, soprano Karen Clark and six instrumentalists.  

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The Arangham: Nauka Charithram

October 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$25

The Nauka Charitam is a shorter play in one Act with 21 kritis set in 13 ragas and 43 verses in the Telgu in different metres. It is the most popular of Thyagaraja’s operas as the story is of captivating interest.The opera is full of delightful music and beautiful poetry.

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Yerba Buena Gardens: SF Indigenous Peoples Day

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, 760 Howard Street
San Francisco, 94103 United States
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Free

A celebration of San Francisco’s Indigenous Peoples Day at Yerba Buena Gardens with Native American art, music and vendors. The program highlights the vastly diverse and talented community of Indigenous artists in the Bay Area, California and beyond. Artists and Participants: Morning Star Gali (Emcee) DJ Cutz Round Valley Dancers Cody Blackbird Band Big Valley Pomo youth dancers All Nations Singers and Powwow Dancers Kumeyaay Bird Singers Hawaiian Dance Group Aztec Dancers And more TBA!

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Alonzo King LINES Ballet: 40th Anniversary

October 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 13, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on October 14, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on October 15, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on October 16, 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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$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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Alonzo King LINES Ballet: 40th Anniversary

October 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 13, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on October 14, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on October 15, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on October 16, 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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$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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Detour Dance: Quake

October 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 14, 2022 at 8:00 pm

CounterPulse, 80 Turk St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$10 – $30

Kat Gorospe Cole and Jeffrey Yip create a multimedia experimental performance centered around mental health and ancestral connection. Exploring within what seedkeeper Rowen White calls the "diaspora of disconnect," Cole looks for the threads that connect her to a maternal history back to the Ilocos region of the Philippines. What has been inherited? What has been lost? What can be refound? Quake weaves together sound, imagery and vibrations to physicalize ideas of grief, longing and closeness. This live performance runs…

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Alonzo King LINES Ballet: 40th Anniversary

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 13, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on October 14, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on October 15, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on October 16, 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
$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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Chitresh Das Institute: Invoking the River (World Premiere)

October 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 16, 2022 at 4:00 pm

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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Rogelio Lopez & Dancers: Entre Despierto y Dormido (Between Awake and Asleep)

October 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$20 – $50

In this new work by Rogelio Lopez and Dancers, fantasies, anxieties, and a floral print merge on a search for an essential essence that has been shamed away. A search that feels futile because the “self” has been stripped, replaced, and tweaked so often that authenticity exists merely as a concept. This piece is an outpouring cry of a person who has put to sleep so much of himself in order to “succeed” in a society that constantly reminds him…

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Detour Dance: Quake

October 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 14, 2022 at 8:00 pm

CounterPulse, 80 Turk St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$10 – $30

Kat Gorospe Cole and Jeffrey Yip create a multimedia experimental performance centered around mental health and ancestral connection. Exploring within what seedkeeper Rowen White calls the "diaspora of disconnect," Cole looks for the threads that connect her to a maternal history back to the Ilocos region of the Philippines. What has been inherited? What has been lost? What can be refound? Quake weaves together sound, imagery and vibrations to physicalize ideas of grief, longing and closeness. This live performance runs…

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Oceánica Ballet: Sleepy Hollow & Lupita

October 15 @ 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

One event on October 16, 2022 at 4:00 pm

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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Oceánica Ballet: Sleepy Hollow & Lupita

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm

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

One event on October 16, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Bay Area Ballet Conservatory, 275 Wattis Way
South San Francisco, CA 94080 United States
+ Google Map
$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 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 16, 2022 at 4:00 pm

ODC Theater, 3153 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
+ Google Map
$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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Rogelio Lopez & Dancers: Entre Despierto y Dormido (Between Awake and Asleep)

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
+ Google Map
$20 – $50

In this new work by Rogelio Lopez and Dancers, fantasies, anxieties, and a floral print merge on a search for an essential essence that has been shamed away. A search that feels futile because the “self” has been stripped, replaced, and tweaked so often that authenticity exists merely as a concept. This piece is an outpouring cry of a person who has put to sleep so much of himself in order to “succeed” in a society that constantly reminds him…

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Alonzo King LINES Ballet: 40th Anniversary

October 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 13, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on October 14, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on October 15, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on October 16, 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
$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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