Event Series YBG ChoreoFest 2021

YBG ChoreoFest 2021

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 760 Howard Street, San Francisco, United States

Presented by Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, ChoreoFest 2021 highlights the spectacular strength, diversity, and vibrancy of the Bay Area contemporary dance scene. Curated by RAWdance’s Co-Artistic Directors Wendy Rein, Ryan T. Smith and Katerina Wong, the fourth annual YBG ChoreoFest is reimagined as safe artistic gatherings in response to San Francisco’s return to live, outdoor […]

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Event Series YBG ChoreoFest 2021

YBG ChoreoFest 2021

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 760 Howard Street, San Francisco, United States

Presented by Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, ChoreoFest 2021 highlights the spectacular strength, diversity, and vibrancy of the Bay Area contemporary dance scene. Curated by RAWdance’s Co-Artistic Directors Wendy Rein, Ryan T. Smith and Katerina Wong, the fourth annual YBG ChoreoFest is reimagined as safe artistic gatherings in response to San Francisco’s return to live, outdoor […]

Free

Event Series YBG ChoreoFest 2021

YBG ChoreoFest 2021

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 760 Howard Street, San Francisco, United States

Presented by Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, ChoreoFest 2021 highlights the spectacular strength, diversity, and vibrancy of the Bay Area contemporary dance scene. Curated by RAWdance’s Co-Artistic Directors Wendy Rein, Ryan T. Smith and Katerina Wong, the fourth annual YBG ChoreoFest is reimagined as safe artistic gatherings in response to San Francisco’s return to live, outdoor […]

Free

Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest (Day One)

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 760 Howard Street, San Francisco, United States

Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest highlights the strength, diversity and vibrancy of the Bay Area contemporary dance scene through a two-weekend mini festival of site-specific work. Curated by RAWdance’s Artistic Directors, the fifth annual YBG ChoreoFest features local dance companies throughout the Gardens’ lawns and architecture. ASL interpretation will be provided for this event. This program […]

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Joti Singh: Ghadar Geet: Blood and Ink

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 760 Howard Street, San Francisco, United States

As the co-artistic director of Duniya Dance and Drum Company, San Francisco choreographer Joti Singh has forged a singularly powerful body of work combining Bhangra with West African rhythms. She continues to explore this dazzlingly fertile hybrid with Ghadar Geet: Blood and Ink, a site-specific outdoor performance merging live Punjabi folk music, Bhangra dance and […]

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Yerba Buena Gardens: SF Indigenous Peoples Day

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 760 Howard Street, San Francisco, United States

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 […]

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Melissa Cruz Flamenco

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 760 Howard Street, San Francisco, United States

Even on a flamenco scene boasting a flamboyant array of talent, Melissa Cruz stands out with her emotional intensity and crisp, beautifully articulated steps. Rooted in the hard-scrabble soil of Andalusia, the art form grew out of the medieval convergence of Gitano, Jewish, Spanish and Moorish culture. Accompanied by guitar, vocals and percussive half-clapping called […]

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La Mezcla: Ghostly Labor + Pachuquísmo

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 760 Howard Street, San Francisco, United States

More than a dance and music ensemble, La Mezcla is a polyrhythmic creative force rooted in Chicana, Latina and Indigenous traditions. In their YBG Festival debut the company presents a sneak peek at their new show Ghostly Labor and excerpts from the award-winning production Pachuquísmo, an all-womxn tap and son jarocho performance about pachucas and […]

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25th Annual Native Contemporary Arts Festival

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 760 Howard Street, San Francisco, United States

A beloved Father’s Day tradition celebrating the creativity of North America’s indigenous peoples, the annual Native Contemporary Arts Festival showcases a diverse program of Native music, dance, spoken word, visual artists, vendors and crafts. Artists: Audiopharmacy Pomo Dancers Apache Crown Dancers Kanyon Sayers-Rood Celeste Aguilar Nizhoni Ellenwood Monique Sonoquie Plus many more artisans, artists and […]

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Event Series Circus Bella: Bananas

Circus Bella: Bananas

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 760 Howard Street, San Francisco, United States

Circus Bella returns to Yerba Buena Gardens with Bananas, a brand-new outdoor show! In the company’s 14th season, the family favorites feature an array of the brightest circus talents from the Bay Area and beyond, delighting and amazing audiences of all ages with circus arts at its most exuberant. Exploring human curiosity and sky-high imagination, […]

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Event Series Circus Bella: Bananas

Circus Bella: Bananas

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 760 Howard Street, San Francisco, United States

Circus Bella returns to Yerba Buena Gardens with Bananas, a brand-new outdoor show! In the company’s 14th season, the family favorites feature an array of the brightest circus talents from the Bay Area and beyond, delighting and amazing audiences of all ages with circus arts at its most exuberant. Exploring human curiosity and sky-high imagination, […]

Free
Event Series Circus Bella: Bananas

Circus Bella: Bananas

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 760 Howard Street, San Francisco, United States

Circus Bella returns to Yerba Buena Gardens with Bananas, a brand-new outdoor show! In the company’s 14th season, the family favorites feature an array of the brightest circus talents from the Bay Area and beyond, delighting and amazing audiences of all ages with circus arts at its most exuberant. Exploring human curiosity and sky-high imagination, […]

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Yerba Buena Gardens Festival: KOHAKU: Japanese Traditional and Contemporary Performing Arts

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 760 Howard Street, San Francisco, United States

Founded in 2018 by Rieko Kotoku, who grew up in Japan’s southwestern Tottori prefecture, and Sawako Ama, who was born and raised in a Buddhist temple in southern Japan, KOHAKU is a singular collaboration steeped in traditional Japanese performing arts such as taiko drumming, kagura (a ritual dance associated with Shinto shrines) and a variety […]

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Event Series 30th Annual Pistahan Festival

30th Annual Pistahan Festival

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 760 Howard Street, San Francisco, United States

The festival is the region’s premiere celebration of Filipino and Filipino-American arts and culture, with pavilions and stages showcasing both traditional and contemporary music, dance, art, crafts, cuisine and artifacts. The two-day event kicks off Saturday with the annual Pistahan Parade, the largest Filipino parade on the West Coast. Entertainment includes dance, hip-hop, jazz and […]

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Event Series 30th Annual Pistahan Festival

30th Annual Pistahan Festival

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 760 Howard Street, San Francisco, United States

The festival is the region’s premiere celebration of Filipino and Filipino-American arts and culture, with pavilions and stages showcasing both traditional and contemporary music, dance, art, crafts, cuisine and artifacts. The two-day event kicks off Saturday with the annual Pistahan Parade, the largest Filipino parade on the West Coast. Entertainment includes dance, hip-hop, jazz and […]

Free

Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest (Day Two)

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 760 Howard Street, San Francisco, United States

A two-weekend free dance festival of site-specific work, the Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest showcases the extravagant creativity, diversity and vibrancy of the Bay Area dance scene. Programmed by RAWdance for its first five years, YBG ChoreoFest opens a new chapter co-curated by David Herrera Performance Company (Artistic Director David Herrera) and PUSH Dance Company (Artistic Director […]

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Yerba Buena Gardens Festival: RAWdance: Drawing on a Decade

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 760 Howard Street, San Francisco, United States

RAWdance celebrates its 20th year of mind-expanding, heart-opening performance, curation and collaboration, and a decade of creating site specific work at Yerba Buena Gardens. Founded in San Francisco in 2004 by Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein, the company has been widely hailed as a “rare treasure,” in the words of Critical Dance, that “combines […]

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Yerba Buena Gardens Festival: RAWdance: Drawing on a Decade

RAWdance returns to Yerba Buena Gardens, turning the downtown oasis into a stage for a site-specific retrospective. Honoring a decade of partnership with the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, two free performances highlight a collection of audience favorites for RAWdance’s milestone 20th Anniversary year. Audience members will be led to different locations throughout the Gardens to […]

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Yerba Buena Gardens Festival: RAWdance: Drawing on a Decade

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 760 Howard Street, San Francisco, United States

RAWdance celebrates its 20th year of mind-expanding, heart-opening performance, curation and collaboration, and a decade of creating site specific work at Yerba Buena Gardens. Founded in San Francisco in 2004 by Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein, the company has been widely hailed as a “rare treasure,” in the words of Critical Dance, that “combines […]

Free

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival: RAWdance: Drawing on a Decade

RAWdance returns to Yerba Buena Gardens, turning the downtown oasis into a stage for a site-specific retrospective. Honoring a decade of partnership with the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, two free performances highlight a collection of audience favorites for RAWdance’s milestone 20th Anniversary year. Audience members will be led to different locations throughout the Gardens to […]

Free