DANCE

Artists are listed in alphabetical order

 

Abada Capoeira

(USA and Brazil) - Spirit of Brazil 17’– Quebrando Fronteiras

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Date and Time: Saturday June 3 5:00 PM | Sunday June 4 2:00 PM
Duration: 90 minutes, no intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Ticket Information: General Admission: $25

Spirit of Brazil 17' explores music, dance, and capoeira through a fusion of contemporary and traditional expressions. These arts, born out of a resistance to oppression, reminds us of the power of resistance—a message relevant today. Presented by an international cast, the dynamic acrobatic and athletic movements, history and tradition, and heart-thumping rhythms will leave audiences inspired! Learn More

Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose

(USA) - Sanchaari - Elaboration


Date and Time: Friday May 26, 8:00pm
Duration: 90 minutes, no intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Tickets: General Admission $25  

The traditional framework of the 2000 year old classical Bharatanatyam dance has engendered many interpretations through its renaissance period of the early 20th century to the present time. This concert Sanchaari – Elaboration presents Abhinaya Dance Company’s creative expression of the ancient classical dance technique. Learn More

AguaClara Flamenco

(USA) - Agua de Mayo

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Date and Time: Friday May 26, 9:00PM
Duration: 90 minutes, plus intermission
Location: Gallery 308
Tickets: General Admission: $25, Reserved Table Seating: $30-$35

AguaClara Flamenco presents Agua de Mayo in a celebration of the improvisatory spirit of flamencoperformance, with a refreshing splash of the unexpected. Led by Oakland, CA-based artistic director Clara Rodriguez, both international and local flamenco artists collaborate in a production where the waters of spring merge with tradition, reviving and deepening their connection. Learn More 

Alma Esperanza Cunningham Movement

(USA) - She Went/Between Mars and Jupiter


Date and Time: Friday May 26, 7:00PM | Saturday May 27 2:00 PM | Sunday May 28 5:30 PM
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
Location: Firehouse
Ticket Information: General Admission: $25

She Went/Between Mars and Jupiter is an experimental performance installation shaped by the singular experience of being female; a compilation of movement essays that investigate art history, fashion and personal narrative to reframe and transform how we experience the female body in performanceLearn More

Alyce Finwall Dance Theater

(USA) - Almost Human


Date and Time: Saturday May 27 8:00 PM | Sunday May 28 2:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes, (shared bill with Eve Mutso and Levy Dance Company)
Location: Cowell Theater
Tickets: General Admission: $25

Alyce Finwall’s signature dance making styles can be athletic, sensuous and often surreal. Her work addresses contemporary culture as well as the richness and turbulence of interior lives through exuberant movement and meticulously crafted choreography. Almost Human will be created in collaboration with dancers Cooper Neely, Isabel Rosenstock, Katie Meyers and Khala Brannigan. Learn More

Amy Lewis / Push Up Something Hidden

(USA) - A16 Electras


Date and Time: Saturday May 27, 2:00 PM | Saturday June 3, 2:00 PM
Duration: 30 minutes without intermission
Location: Black Battery Point (meet at the Chapel)
Tickets: General Admission: FREE

Amy Lewis presents 16 Electras, an embodiment of sixteen versions of the Electra myth. As the dancers move down the Black Point Battery trail, the myth of Electra is told through song lyrics. The lyrics, written by Lewis, are set to original music composed by Agnes Szelag.  Learn More

Aswan Dancers with the Caravan Band and Joweh Dance Troupe

(USA) - The Magic Carpet


Date and Time: Sunday May 28, 3:00 PM
Duration: 90 minutes, no intermission
Location: Gallery 308
Tickets: General Admission: $25, Reserved Table Seating: $30-$35

The Magic Carpet is a Middle Eastern Dance and Musical Adventure. The musical carpet will transport you to various countries across the deserts of North Africa, through Egypt, the Middle East and onto the Saudi Arabian Peninsula. Learn More

burnsWORK

(USA) - Opero Cado


Date and Time: Saturday May 27 5:00 PM | Sunday May 28 2:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
Location: Firehouse
Tickets: General Admission: $25

Opero Cado will jettison the audience into the outer limits of improvisational/real-time dance and music creation. The name comes from Latin, opero (v. to labor) and cado (v. to fall). Christian Burns and his collaborators offer the audience a blueprint of ‘free-fall and labor’ to uncover relief, joy and meaning. Learn More

Erica Essner Performance Co-Op

(USA) - 3 Marks of Existence


Date and Time: Wednesday May 31, 8:00 PM | Friday June 2, 9:30 PM | Saturday June 3, 3:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission. Shared bill with Sarah Bush Dance Project.
Location: Firehouse
Tickets: General Admission: $25

Erica Essner Performance Co-Op’s new work 3 Marks of Existence is a duet that reflects on the Buddhist doctrine that everything is impermanent. This poignant duet reflects on the nature of changeand all that we cling to eventually dissolves, and rests in the temporary. Learn More. 

Eve Mutso

(Estonia) - Unknown


Date: Saturday May 27, 8:00 PM | Sunday May 28, 2:00 PM
Location: Cowell Theater
Duration: 60 minutes, (Shared bill with Alyce Finwall Dance Theater and Levy Dance Company)
Tickets: General Admission: $25

Eve Mutso is a former Principal Dancer with Scottish Ballet. Unknown explores the theme of creativity, uncertainty and the inescapable part that taking risk and accepting the possibility of failure has in life. Learn More

Gamelan Sekar Jaya with Larry Reed’s ShadowLight

(USA and Bali) - In Visible Light


Date and Time: Friday June 2, 7:00 PM | Saturday June 3, 2:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Tickets: General Admission: $25

A work for shadow theater, dance, voice, and Balinese gamelan that paints a story of a mythic tyrant whose arrogance poisons the rivers of knowledge, arts and culture, casting the world into chaos. Saraswati, the goddess of arts, language and learning, fights a magnificent battle to restore balance. Featuring Emiko Saraswati Susilo and guest artist I Dewa Putu Berata.
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Gu Jiani

(Beijing) - Right and Left


Date and Time: Thursday June 1, 7:30 PM | Saturday June 3, 8:00 PM
Duration: 50 minutes
Location: Cowell Theater
Tickets: General Admission: $25

Right & Left is a haunting tribute to symmetry and its dissolution, ominous and beautiful in equal measure. Gu Jiani fuses incredible precision with an arresting mix of projection and light — offering a jaw-dropping perspective on our oldest questions: Why do we love, and how do we stop it from destroying who we are? Learn More

Joe Landini

(USA) - (IT WILL BE LOUD)


Date and Time: Friday May 26, 9:30 PM | Saturday May 27, 9:30 PM | Sunday May 28, 8:30 PM
Duration: 40 minutes, no intermission
Location: Firehouse
Tickets: General Admission: $25

(IT WILL BE LOUD) is a new performance installation incorporating elements of physical theatre and contemporary dance choreographed by Landini. (IT WILL BE LOUD) also features live performances by percussionist Joe Rayhbuck, videographer Mark McBeth and a cast of eight dancer/collaborators. Learn More

LEVYdance

(USA) - Pull Me Closer

Date: Saturday May 27, 8:00 PM | Sunday May 28, 2:00 PM
Location: Cowell Theater
Duration: 60 minutes, (Shared bill with Alyce Finwall Dance Theater and Eve Mutso)
Tickets: General Admission: $25

A new creation by LEVYdance that explores how the vibrations and pulses our bodies create can both pull us apart and draw us closer to each other in a public space. Acting as a sequence of solos, duets and trios, the 20-minute piece will transform the bodies of the dancers into moving energies, abstracting movement to draw geometrical lines and shapes in space that reflect the dynamic of our social interactivity. Learn More

Myriam Gourfink & Kasper Toeplitz

(France) - Marine

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Date and Time: Friday June 2, 7:00 PM | Sunday June 4 7:00 PM | Saturday June 3 5:30pm
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
Location: Firehouse
Tickets: General Admission: $25

The dances of Myriam Gourfink explore the depths of the body and its secret, innermost perceptions with great precision, through slow micro-movements. For this solo, with original music by Kasper T. Tœplitz, the choreographer mixes three spaces: earth, air and the theatre in a search for the poetry of gesture. Learn More

punkkiCo/Roadmap10

(USA) - A Room (Of Our Own)

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Date and Time: Thursday June 1, 8:30 PM | Saturday June 3, 9:30 PM | Sunday June 4, 2:00PM
Duration: 60 minutes without intermission
Location: Firehouse
Tickets: General Admission: $25 Sponsor: $50

A Room (Of Our Own) is a live performance that incorporates moving body, film and art. It is a collaboration with choreographer, dance artist Raisa Punkki, filmmaker Pauliina Punkki and light designer Maria Ros Palmklint. Performers include Mihyun Lee, Meegan Hertensteiner, Fanni Miettinen and film character IT. Learn More

SAFEhouse for the Arts

(USA) - Summer Performance Festival Showcase



Date and Time: Sunday May 28, 7:00 PM
Duration: 70 minutes, without intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Tickets: General Admission: $20

A SAFEhouse for the Arts’ performance showcase featuring contemporary and post modern dance works by Bay Area based choreographer including Emmeline Gonzales BebonItoro, Linda Bouchard, Khala Brannigan, Marika Brussel, Carly Lave, Leigh Riley, Itoro Udofia / Joslynn Mathis Reed and Sienna Williams / Diana Kalaji. Learn More

Sarah Bush Dance Project

(USA) - Rocked by Women



Date and Time: Wednesday May 31 8:00 PM | Friday June 2 9:30 PM | Saturday June 3, 3:00 PM
Duration: 60 mins, without intermission. Shared bill with Erica Essner Performance Co-Op.
Location: Firehouse
Tickets: General Admission: $25

From baby steps to coming out, and first crush to lost love, music by women from the past four decades binds the story of many to one and one to many – transforming everyday memories to the history we all share. This work pays tribute to the women who rock us. Learn More

Scarabe

(Japan) - SELL OUR BODY

Date and Time: Friday Saturday June 3, 9:30 PM | Sunday June 4, 7:00 PM
Duration: 75 minutes, no intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Tickets: General Admission: $25

The co-directors of Kansai based Scarabe, Yukio Miyahara, Izumi B. Fujii and Mikiko Shinohara, perform their signature work Sell Our Body. Scarabe was founded in 2014 by ex dancers of the seminal Japanese experimental dance theatre company Noism including Miyahara, Shinohara and Fujii Izumi. Sell Our Body has been performed throughout Japan. Learn More

STEAMROLLER Dance Company

(USA) - Siamese Dream

Date and Time: Thursday May 25, 8:00 PM | Saturday May 27, 7:30 PM | Sunday May 28, 3:30 PM
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
Location: Firehouse
Tickets: General Admission: $25

Siamese Dream takes the classic Hollywood musical The King and I and the physicality of Hong Kong kung fu movies to create a fantasia of Asian Americana. Awash in the movement are such things as the music of Riyuchi Sakamoto and soundtracks from Hong Kong action flicks. Siamese Dream examines notions and media impinging on Asian American identity. Learn More

Tango Con*Fusion

(USA) - Sex, Women and Tango

Date: Friday May 26, 9:30 PM | Saturday May 27, 7:00 PM | Sunday May 28, 5:30 PM
Location: Southside Theater
Duration: 75-90 minutes, no intermission
Tickets: General Admission: $25

Sex, Women and Tango is a ritual music drama, composed by Tango Con*Fusión presents Sex, Women & Tango, a theatrical dance production sponsored by Alma del Tango. Learn More

Victor Fung Dance

(Hong Kong) - From the Top


Date and Time: Friday, June 2 PM | Saturday June 3, PM | Sunday June, 4 7:00 PM
Duration: 75 min, no intermission. (Shared program with Scarabe)
Location: Cowell Theater
Ticket Information: General Admission $25

From the Top is a witty dance work that explores the power relations between performers and dance makers. Action on stage is juxtaposed with voiceovers and supertitles to reveal the politics between the ever-demanding choreographer and the dancers who continuously attempt to fulfill the choreographer's artistic “vision.” Learn More

Vishwa Shanthi Performing Arts

(USA) - Once upon a land... Stories from Magical India



Date and Time: Saturday May 27, 3:15 PM
Duration: 90 minutes, no intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Tickets: General Admission: $25

A dance performance filled with peacocks, snakes, demons and gods re-telling epic stories from ancient India. Demigods and demons are in constant competition for supremacy over the three worlds. The ensuing drama, obstacles, deceit, conflicts, and flirtatious romances unfold in magical tales filled with a cornucopia of Indian mythological characters. Learn More

Yaelisa & Caminos Flamenco

(USA) - Cafe Flamenco "Fiesta Flamenca"


Date: Saturday June 3, 9:30pm
Location: Gallery 308
Duration: Two 50 minute sets with a 15 minute intermission
Ticket Information: General Admission $25, Reserved Table Seating $30-$35

Cafe Flamenco is an experience. It is the expression, emotion and passion of a Gypsy art form that is rooted in the tradition of improvisation onstage between the finest flamenco artists, in this case the award-winning artists of Caminos Flamencos. Cafe Flamenco is an idea, where an audience surrounds the artists onstage and as they do in Spain, participate, enjoy and feel the vibrations of flamenco at its best and most interactively. Learn More
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