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All performances held at Dance Mission Theater unless otherwise noted.
Please note that Dance Mission Theater is on the second floor and is not wheelchair accessible.
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October 27, 2017
Lifting the Veil 2
Friday, October 27: 8pm-12:30am
A Halloween Dance Party and Fundraiser
Door sales begin at 7:30pm. Music begins at 8pm!
TICKETS: $10-100, online tickets on-sale until 6pm and available at: or by calling 1-800-838-3006
Help keep Dance Mission in the Mission! As you know, Dance Mission has been hit with rent increases that are not sustainable. HOWEVER we think we have found our forever home. Join us for the best Halloween Dance Party in the Bay and raise funds to raise the roof on a new space IN THE MISSION! Hip hop, House, Salsa, Reggae, World Beat..
Performances by our fantastic teachers
A benefit for Dance Mission, Lifting the Veil celebrates the magic that happens when the border between worlds is at its most pliable, casting a spell for the future of our space. HELP US STAY IN MISSION!
Invite all your friends!
You know we know how to party!
Can't make it but still want to contribute? We will gratefully accept tax-deductible donations online.
October 28-29, 2017
New work by Nol Simonse, made and performed in collaboration with Christy Funsch the beauty and ruin of friends of bodies
October 28-29: Sat-Sun 5pm and 8pm
TICKETS: $20 general, $15 students available at or by calling 1-800-838-3006
Lighting designed by Harry Rubeck.
the beauty and ruin of friends of bodies is a new duet that frames the 17 year collaborative partnership of Simonse and Funsch as a mythic ride amid fragile, illusory, and indefatigable territories of the body.
For more information call 415.902.5371 or visit www.funschdance.org. beauty and ruin is supported by the Zellerbach Family Foundation, CHIME (Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange) and Dance Mission Theater.
November 4-5, 2017
ZiRu Dance presents Lifted
November 4-5: Sat 8pm, Sun 7pm
TICKETS: $10-$25 and available at or by calling 1-800-838-3006
ZiRu Dance presents Lifted an evening of ZiRu Repertory by Philein Wang and featuring choreography by ZiRu's dancers: Elizabeth Chitty, Vincent Chavez, Michele Wong, Charles Roy, Alysia Chang, and Katie Florez.
Photo by Keith Weng
November 10-12, 2017
Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers (FLACC 2017) presents Rest/Unrest
November 10-12: Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 6pm
TICKETS: $18-25 and available at or by calling 1-800-838-3006
FLACC is back! The 4th annual festival features local and visiting contemporary choreographers of the Latinx diaspora. This year's theme, "REST/UNREST" is a site and gathering to sustain our resilience against current xenophobic, sexist, and anti-LGBTQ policies that impact our artists and international communities. Visiting companies are Primera Generación Dance from Los Angeles and Tranze Producciones from Mexicali, Mexico. Local choreographers are Violeta Luna, Caleb Luna, Vincent Chavez, Piñata Dance Collective and Davalos Dance Company.
November 18-19, 2017
Dance Brigade presents ¡Adelante!
November 18-19: Sat 8pm, Sun 6pm
TICKETS: Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Advanced tix available at or by calling 1-800-838-3006
Join us for an exciting evening of innovative dance works by the Bay Area's most provocative choreographers.
Featuring choreography by Krissy Keefer, Sara Shelton Mann, Yayoi Kambara, Gregory Dawson, Enrico Labayen, Daiane Lopes da Silva, and Ramon Ramos Alayo
With dancers Fredrika Keefer, Jillian Hibbert, Adonis Martin, Edisnel Rodriguez, Delvis Savigne Friñon, Leesha Zieber, and Alexa Manalansan.
Photo credit: Robbie Sweeny
December 1-2 and 7-10, 2017
Scott Wells & Dancers presentsOn the Occasion of our 25th Anniversary (and eviction)
Choreography by Kathleen Hermesdorf and Scott Wells
Kathleen Hermesdorf and Scott Wells ask:
"Was that good for you?"
December 1-2 and 7-10, 2017:
Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm
Sunday, Dec 10 is a Matinee show at 4pm
TICKETS: Dec 1, 2: $18 adv. $23 door
Dec 7: Pay What you can at the door
Dec 8, 9: $23 adv, $28 door
Dec 10 (4pm show only): $23 adv, $28 door; $10 for youth 18 yrs and younger
Available at or by calling 1-800-838-3006
Wells and Hermesdorf first moved to SF together 25 years ago as two young artists, engaged to be married and ambitious to start their dance careers. Half of that worked out with Danceground as their launch pad. The new piece revisits their last collaboration 20 years ago when they danced with tape measures. Reworking this piece in the context of eviction and the struggle to make a career out of dance, the tape measure evokes metaphors for measuring time passed, the high commodity of physical space, and what has been lost and gained through the years. Looking back on our careers, we ask each other, "was that good for you?".
Also, on the bill will be Wells' Ballistic2, an updated, restaged Izzy Award winner and audience favorite. With it's spectacular visuals and over-the-top finale Ballistic2 is perfect dance for the 25th Anniversary.
December 15-16, 2017
Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program presents Winter Showcase 2017
December 15-16: Fri-Sat at 7pm
TICKETS: $22 general admission - Tickets on-sale soon!
Be inspired by LINES Ballet Training Program's incredible dance artists, interpreting and devouring original works by faculty artists Brett Conway, Carmen Rozestraten, Erik Wagner and international guest artist from Switzerland Angelo Dello Iacono of DNA Dialect!
December 22 - 28, 2017
Sweet Can Productions presents Mittens and Mistletoe
12/22 preview at 2:00
12/23 4:00, 8:00 (adults only)
12/28 2:00, 4:00
TICKETS: $18-60. Available at or by calling 1-800-838-3006
Sweet Can Productions is proud to announce the 8th Annual Mittens and Mistletoe: A Winter Circus Cabaret! Now a holiday tradition, 'Mittens' is back with more comedy, music, spectacular circus feats, and holiday high jinks. This year's cast includes veterans from Sweet Can, Cirque du Soleil, Le Cirque de Boheme, Teatro ZinZanni, New Pickle Circus, and Circus Bella. Packed with variety entertainment for all ages, Mittens & Mistletoe is the holiday show that everyone loves.