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September 23, 2017
An Evening of Playback Theatre
September 23: Saturday 8pm
TICKETS: $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Advance tickets available at:
or by calling 1-800-838-3006
Playback Theatre is an improvisational form whereby audience members tell their personal stories and watch them transformed into theatre pieces. The company of specially trained actors and musicians "plays back" the essence of the shared story using spoken improvisation, movement, and music. A story can be anything: a childhood memory, a current life dilemma, an anecdote from work or travel, or a vision of the future. Sometimes a story becomes a myth, sometimes a realistic enactment. Some stories are tragic, others are funny or illuminating. Come share your story and watch the magic unfold.
September 29-October 1, 2017
SEAM (Support and Elevate Artist Mothers)
September 29-October 1; Fri-Sat 8pm / Sun 7pm
TICKETS: $25 and available at:
or by calling 1-800-838-3006
Choreographers Tanya Bello, Kristen Daley, Amy Foley and Yayoi Kambara come together to present SEAM (Support and Elevate Artist Mothers), a shared evening of their individual works, featuring some of the Bay Area's most engaging performers.
Opening night will feature a pre-show panel discussion including artist moms Laura Elaine Ellis and Julia Adams.
October 6-8, 2017
Twisted Oak Dance Theater presents
October 6-8: Fri-Sat 8pm / Sun 7pm
Constants & Variables
TICKETS: $15-40, Sunday's show NOTAFLOF and available at: eventbrite.com
Twisted Oak Dance Theater presents the 6th annual Constants & Variables showcase, an eclectic evening of dance, theater, and circus from some of the Bay Area's best companies! This year's show features Deborah Slater Dance Theater, 13th Floor, Twisted Oak Dance Theater, Human Creature Dance Theater, Leah Samelson, and The Phenomenal Anomalies.
October 14-15, 2017
The DanceWright Project and Friends presents Gothic, and Other Works
October 14-15; Sat 8pm, Sun 7pm
TICKETS: $25 and available at:
or by calling 1-800-838-3006
The DanceWright Project presents its 9th Anniversary Season in an evening of dance. The DanceWright Project will be presenting Gothic, a new dance work in the spirit of Halloween, plus additional repertory works that will show the breadth of talent of the company and its dancers - Dance Theater, contemporary ballet and neo-classical ballet. Also featured will be guest artists from throughout the Bay Area dance community - Afro Urban Jazz with Antoine Hunter, contemporary with PERSpectives Dance Company, Brannigan Dance Works, Victor Talledos and the Move Messenger(s). HaiYan Jackson Chinese Dance will make another appearance with The DanceWright Project.
October 20-22, 2017
requisitedance presents A Common Descent
October 20-22; Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 5pm
TICKETS: $20-$25. Available at or by calling 1-800-838-3006
Descent/dI'scent/ n. (1) A fall or dive. (2) The origin or background of a person or family. Homophone: dissent/ v. To protest, challenge or defy.
requisitedance presents premiere work by co-directors Michaela Shoberg and Jenna Monroe alongside guest, Ray Tadio which explore what it means to be of a common descent.
October 22, 2017
Dance Mission Fundraiser
Sunday, October 22; 3-5pm
at the Mazza Castle
TICKETS: Tickets are $45 for one person, and $65 for you plus a friend! Advanced tix available at or by calling 1-800-838-3006
Join us for an afternoon at the Mazza Castle in Pacifica. Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, live music, great company, and a beautiful view - all in support of Dance Mission's Youth Program and Grrrl Brigade. VERY limited space! Only a few spots left.
About the Mazza Castle: For a century, the private residence with turrets cresting the top of a foggy hill in a far-flung corner of the community has had its iron gates firmly shut to the public, giving the high-walled estate the austere mystery of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. Outside the gates, locals traded rumors about elaborate costumed bacchanals, haunted hallways and bodies buried in the grounds. Don't miss your chance to see inside the gates and enjoy the merriment!
For more information call 415-826-4441
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: Tickets on sale soon!
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 1-10, 2017
Scott Wells & Dancers presentsThe Legacy of Ephemerality: On the Occasion of our 25th Anniversary and Eviction
December 1-10: Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 7pm; Plus a Sunday matinee Dec 10 at 4pm
Choreography by Kathleen Hermesdorf and Scott Wells
TICKETS: $18-$28, Sun Dec 3rd is Pay What You Can!
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 (the latter), 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?"
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
December 22 - 28
TICKETS: Tickets on-sale soon!
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.