2018 Dance

Artists are listed in alphabetical order

 

Adrian Arias & Kristi Williamson

(USA) - In-Finite Beauty (World Premiere)


Date and Time: Saturday, June 2, 8:00pm | Sunday, June 3, 1:00pm
Duration: 61 min, without intermission
Location: Firehouse
Ticket Information: Early Bird $15
General Admission $25

Kristi and Adrian will move in a sacred space to explore, together with the audience, the essence of beauty...that which is hidden within, as they create a ritual of birth, confrontation, cleansing and renewal. In-Finite Beauty to us means the boundlessness of beauty contained inside in the finite human experience. How do we contain the infinite expanse of beauty inside the finite structure of the human identity? Learn More

AguaClara Flamenco and
SF Flamenco Dance Company

(USA) - ¿Dónde Está Don Quixote?


Date and Time: Saturday, June 2, 1:00PM
Duration: 50 min, without intermission
Location: Gallery 308
Ticket Information: Early Bird $15
General Admission $25

The whole family will delight in this madcap adventure to the heart of Flamencolandia. A spirited troupe of flamencos hot on the trail of Don Quixote embark on a journey filled with colorful characters, dazzling footwork and silly sing alongs. Learn More

Ambiguous Dance

(South Korea) - Rhythm of Human (2013, US Premiere)


Date and Time: Thursday, May 31, 8:00pm
Duration: 50 min, without intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Ticket Information: Early bird $15
General Admission $25

Rhythm of Human expresses the modern Korean man, who represents the individual that seeks his own rhythm within society. Dance transforms simple movements into expressions of life’s rhythm. Dancing is not only for dancers; we all live as though dancing. Learn More

Bahiya Movement

(USA) - Weighted Acceptance (2016)


Date and Time: Saturday, May 26, 6PM
Duration: 60 min, without intermission
Location: Firehouse
Ticket Information: Early Bird $15
General Admission $25

Weighted Acceptance is a collaboration of dance, music and poetic storytelling that explores the many inter-sectional oppression faced by People Of Color. This multidisciplinary performance piece, seeks to heal urban communities by deepening the understanding of weights People Of Color collectively share and carry. Learn More

Baobab

(Japan) - Laughing Frame (2012, US Premiere)


Date and Time: Friday, June 1, 9:30pm; Saturday, June 2, 5:00pm; Sunday, June 3, 4:00pm
Duration: 30 min(Shared bill with STEAMROLLER. Total program 70 min with intermission.)
Location: Firehouse
Ticket Information: Early Bird $15
General Admission $20

Director Wataru Kitao established Baobab in 2009. For each works, Kitao casts suitable dancers and actors regardless of career or features. “Sometimes they are talking, singing, laughing a lot and often crying". Learn More

Dandelion / Bandelion

(USA) - We Are All Dragons in Drag (World Premiere)

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Date and Time: Wednesday, May 30, 8:00pm; Friday, June 1, 7:00pm; Saturday June 2 2:00pm; Sunday June 3 7:00pm
Duration: 60 mins, without intermission.)
Location: Firehouse
Ticket Information: Early Bird $15
General Admission $25
There is great power locked inside each of us, and it can be harnessed as a tool of transformation. We Are All Dragons in Drag merges inclusive dance, music, storytelling, ritual, Drag, outrageousness—and opportunities for accessible audience participation to call forth connections to primal power. Learn More

De Rompe y Raja Cultural Association

(USA) - Christo Moreno (World Premiere)


Date and Time: Saturday, June 2, 3:00pm
Duration: 75 min, without intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Ticket Information: Early Bird $15
General Admission $25

Cristo Moreno is a criollo musical theatrical adaptation of the story of El Señor de Los Milagros, patron saint of Lima that highlights the importance of the African legacy in Peru. From their arrival in slave ships to the Angolan slave who painted a black Christ on a mud brick wall in the 17th century to the procession in which tens of thousands of people participate to this day. Learn More

Samudra Dance Creations and
Srishti Dance Academy

(USA) - The Caged Bird Sings (World Premiere)


Date and Time: Sunday, May 27, 3:00pm
Duration: 90 min, without intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Ticket Information: Early Bird $15
General Admission $25

The Caged Bird who Sings is a new Indian Classical Dance (Bharatanatyam) production inspired by women who were ground breaking in how they challenged the norms and embody all the living Devis that walk this earth. This production delves inside these stories of hope and courage by weaving dance, original music score and rich poetry. Learn More

San Francisco Flamenco Dance Company

(USA) - 5 x Lorca


Date and Time: Friday, May 25, 9:30PM
Duration: 80 mins, one 15-minute intermission
Location: Gallery 308
Ticket Information: Early Bird $15
General Admission $25
Reserved Seating $30-35

5 x Lorca (Lorca by 5) is an aleatoric work by five flamenco choreographers based on works by celebrated Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca. A passionate advocate of the art of flamenco, Andalusian tradition and liberal politics, Lorca’s work speaks unflinchingly of our collective humanity and the need to protect our liberty and freedom of expression. Learn More

Sha Sha Higby

(USA) - Paper Wings III


Date and Time: Friday, May 25, 9:30pm; Saturday, May 26, 9:00pm; Sunday, May 27, 8:00pm
Duration: 45-50 min (including time for viewing costumes), no intermission
Location: Firehouse
Ticket Information: Early Bird $15
General Admission $25

The show explores a much needed whimsical journey of life, death, and rebirth through ephemeral images that evoke the passage of time and day, the shifting of the seasons. Using the manipulation of hand crafted materials, textures and exotic sculptural costume, her work creates a journey in which movement and stillness meet binding us together as in a web. Learn More

STEAMROLLER Dance Company

(USA) - Loserville (World Premiere)


Date and Time: Friday, June, 9:30pm; Saturday, June 2, 5:00pm; Sunday, June 3, 4:00pm
Duration: 30 min (Shared bill with Baobab. Total program 70 mins, with intermission.)
Location: Firehouse
Ticket Information: Early Bird $15
General Admission $25

Loserville is a queering of The Breakfast Club, one of film director John Hughes’ seminal films. Scenes from the Club are embodied by the performers who play with gender and race using timing and comedic physicality to challenge the heteronormative terrain of this cinematic genre. Learn More

Theatre Flamenco de San Francisco

(USA) - El Cruce de Lenguajes (World Premiere)


Date and Time: Sunday, June 3, 6:00pm
Duration: 100 min, without intermission
Location: Gallery 308
Ticket Information: Early Bird $15
General Admission $25
Reserved Seating $30-35

El Cruce de Lenguajes (the crossing of Languages) has been created by Artistic Director Carola Zertuche for the San Francisco International Art Festival. The show features guest Artists from Spain, Mexico, South America, India and the USA. This production explores the common ground of humanity that is reflected in the art of flamenco. Learn More

Ushanjali Dance

(USA) - Divine Conversations (World Premiere)


Date and Time: Sunday, June 3, 2:00pm
Duration: 60 min, without intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Ticket Information: Early Bird $15
General Admission $25

An interpretative, exploration of compositions by Indian Saints and Mystics against MLK's speech "Down by the Riverside"! We go on a journey of finding the Self, from the Divine to the Abstract, through Indian Classical Dance, Bharatanatyam, Live Music, Narration, Visual Art and Multimedia. Learn More

Vishwa Shanthi Performing Arts

(USA) - Samudra Manthan (World Premiere)


Date and Time: Saturday, May 26, 3:00pm
Duration: 90 min, without intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Ticket Information: Early Bird $15
General Admission $25

VSPA's grand operatic production uses the medium of Bharatanatyam, incorporating traditional elements, made more appealing for all ages and cultures and, providing clear English explanations to explore the inner spiritual meaning of this story from ancient texts where the Demigods and Demons, arch-rivals, are in competition for supremacy over the three worlds. Learn More

Yaelisa & Caminos Flamencos

(USA) - Ritmo (World Premiere)


Date and Time: Friday, June 1, 9:30pm
Duration: 75 min, without intermission
Location: Gallery 308
Ticket Information: Early Bird $15
General Admission $25
Reserved Seating $30-35

Emmy winner Yaelisa brings together an extraordinary and influential cast with artists from Spain and the U.S. In this performance, the ensemble explores the less commercial, more deeply felt flamenco of the street, of the common man with the powerful thread of rhythm. Learn More

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