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Alma Esperanza Cunningham Movement

USA - Great America (2024, World Premiere)

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Date and Time: Sat May 4, 8:00pm; Sun May 5, 4:00pm
Duration: 20 minutes, no intermission
Location: 3316 24th St, SF, CA 94110
Venue: Dance Mission Theater

Ticket Information: Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28
Shared bill with Aura Fischbeck Dance, Rosemary Hannon & Miriam Wolodarski

Great America
reflects Cunningham’s experience as a second-generation immigrant navigating dual cultural identities with some missing parts. She shows the challenges of being American and Latin American in a world that requires identifying with one community. Cunningham uses this tension, a constant in her creative process, to let viewers understand her cultural experiences viscerally.

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Aura Fischbeck Dance

USA - Ambulatory Nature (2024, World Premiere)

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Date and Time: Sat May 4, 8:00pm; Sun May 5, 4:00pm
Duration: 20 minutes, no intermission
Location: 3316 24th St, SF, CA 94110
Venue: Dance Mission Theater

Ticket Information: Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28
Shared bill with Alma Esperanza Cunningham, Rosemary Hannon & Miriam Wolodarski

Drawing inspiration from research into fungal modes of communication and movement, Ambulatory Nature asks questions about the connections between human animals and mycelial consciousness, considering the possibility of a body that is always more than one. Ambulatory Nature offers a meditation on the beauty of unfixing, unraveling, failure and decay.

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CALI & CO, dance with The Welcome Matt

USA - PERFECT.RESPONSE

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Date and Time: Fri May 3, 8:30pm; Sat May 4, 4:00pm
Duration: 30 minutes, no intermission
Location: 3316 24th St, SF CA 94110
Venue: Dance Mission Theater

Ticket Information: Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28
Shared bill with Joe Landini Dance

PERFECT. explores perfectionism and its impacts on the individual body, and the collective body, and seeks to dismantle notions of standards and norms (whose standards, whose norms!?) RESPONSE. researches the space between stimuli and response; seeking what is possible in the pause, the breath, the moment, the choice…

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InSyncKathak Dancers

USA - Pravaasi (2024, World Premiere)

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Date and Time: Sunday May 12 2:00pm
Duration: 50 minutes, no intermission
Location: 3316 24th St, SF, CA 94110
Venue: Dance Mission Theater

Ticket Information: Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28
Shared bill with Sarada Kala Nilayam

The saga of a typical immigrant experience in search of a “home-away-from-home,” through phases of wanderlust, separation-anxiety, identity-crisis, nostalgia and assimilation. Drawing parallels to emotions of anyone who leaves the comfort of “home”, whether or not they cross an international border, this relatable journey is presented through Indian Kathak dance.

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Joe Landini Dance

USA - Freddie Vs. Elvis (2024, World Premiere)

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Date and Time: Fri May 3, 8:30pm; Sat May 4, 4:00pm
Duration: 30 minutes, no intermission
Location: 3316 24th St, SF CA 94110
Venue: Dance Mission Theater

Ticket Information: Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28
Shared bill with CALI & CO

Freddie vs. Elvis is comprised of two abstract dances that use the music of Freddie Mercury (Queen) and Elvis Presley as backdrops to create a series of dances influenced by iconic imagery, pop culture and collective memory.

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Megan Nicely/dance with
Shoshana Green and Kevin Corcoran

USA - humxn forms (2024. World Premiere)

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Date and Time: Sat May 11, 8:00pm, Sun May 12, 7:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission,
Location: 3435 Cesar Chavez Blvd
Venue: Studio 210

Ticket Information: Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28

humXn forms explores the life of sensations that reside underneath human appearance. Drawing on butoh, contemporary dance, and somatic practices, ignited by sonic textures and language, the two works on the program mine the periphery of perception, asking questions that bring findings into relationship to create the performance environment.

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Ranko Ogura Dance

USA - Soil and Soul (2024, World Premiere)

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Date and Time: Sunday May 5, 2:00pm
Duration: 45 minutes, no intermission
Location: 3435 Cesar Chavez Blvd
Venue: Studio 210

Ticket Information: Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28 

Soil and Soul is an excerpt of the performance, Land of Kamuy based on the beliefs of the Ainu people. Through a fusion of Butoh movement, Ainu folk dance, film and animation, Soil and Soul depicts the Ainu’s faith, ritual, and devotion to Kamuy, the god of nature.

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Rosemary Hannon & Miriam Wolodarski

USA - This Is It (2024, World Premiere)

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Date and Time: Sat May 4 8:00pm; Sun May 5, 4:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
Location: 3435 Cesar Chavez Blvd
Venue: Studio 210

Ticket Information: Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28
Shared bill with Alma Esperanza Cunningham and Aura Fischbeck Dance

Rosemary and Miriam propose that now is a time for dealing with reality as it is, not as you would have it be. The body is the material. Responsive devotion, receptive influence: in practicing being shaped, kindness matters.

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Sarada Kala Nilayam

USA - Chakras - the wheel of energy (2023, California Premiere)

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Date and Time: Sunday May 12 2:00pm
Duration: 50 minutes, no intermission
Location: 3316 24th St, SF, CA 94110
Venue: Dance Mission Theater

Ticket Information: Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28
Shared bill with InsyncKathak Dancers

Chakra refers to the wheel of energy flowing in our body. Each of the seven chakras has a unique purpose and location along the spine. The choreography details the location of each chakra, the yoga poses and elements of nature associated with them, and the voice of the activated Chakra.

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Sha Sha Higby with Keith Evans

USA - The Powdered Turtle (2024, World Premiere)

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Date and Time: Sat May 4, 3:00pm; Sun. May 12, 3:30pm
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
Location: 3435 Cesar Chavez Blvd
Venue: Studio 210
Ticket Information: Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28


Sha Sha Higby”s metaphorically elaborate multi-layered costume and micro puppetry is based on the symbolic plight of our skies, forests, and ourselves. Fish fly up catching the remains of flying souls. Projection collaborator, Keith Evans with his fascination devices will alchemically deify the piles of Sha Sha’s handmade artifacts with moving light.

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Theatre Flamenco de San Francisco

USA - Pasajes Flamencos (2024, World Premiere)

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Date and Time: Friday May 10, 8:00pm
Duration: 75 minutes, no intermission
Location: 3316 24th St, SF, CA 94110
Venue: Dance Mission Theater
Ticket Information: Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28


Directed by the visionary Carola Zertuche, this captivating production seamlessly blends innovation with tradition. A mesmerizing performance combining a unique fusion of modern creativity and the rich, authentic roots of flamenco. Pasajes Flamencos transcends boundaries, inviting the audience on a spellbinding journey through the heart of this passionate and timeless art form.

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