Dance Brigade's Dance Mission Theater


Upcoming Performances

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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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March 4-5, 2017
Mud Water Theatre and the Dance Brigade's Dance Mission Theater present
March 4-5, 2017
Saturday, 8pm and Sunday, 4pm and 7pm

TICKETS: Early bird: $20. After February 14: $25
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The second and final installation of the Mud Water project, a magnificent blend of Ballet and the Oakland originated street dance style known as Turfing.

Turfing, which arose in the 1990s in the midst of gang violence, poverty, and a range of other social ills, is based on the various dances of different neighborhoods or "turfs" of Oakland. As an acronym, it serves as a reminder to its participants to Take Up Room on the Floor.

The project explores the trajectory and different mutations of anti-black racism in the U.S. in search of its root causes. History has a way of repeating itself. But the mere observation of factual events is only one part of it. To understand deeper, we peel away the many layers of "civilization." We might then find ourselves staring into what it means to be human -- to have come from the mud and water of this earth.

Using dance, projections of motion graphics, text, sound design and music, we take the audience with us through the murky, cold swamps of truth, from which we emerge everyday with hope and new understanding.

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March 10-12, 2017
SOULSKIN Dance presents
March 10-12, 20177
Friday-Saturday 8pm, Sun 7pm

TICKETS: $20 in advance. $25 at the door.
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SOULSKIN Dance is proud to present a brand new work SATIN & SWING as part of their 4th Season in San Francisco. Artistic Director and Choreographer Adrianna Thompson seeks to engage audiences in a study of two eras, the 1920s and the present. Dance Mission Theatre transforms into a time machine, transporting us back to the 1920s. Glitz and glam sparkle from the dingy corners of a speakeasy. Raucous jazz blares, bringing bejeweled and sequined dancing flapper girls to life. An evening of indulgence has begun. The entry notes of Prince's "Erotic City" ring in your ears, an echo from another time. Suddenly you notice the writing on the wall. The crash of overindulgence is imminent.  

Adrianna Thompson's choreography for SATIN & SWING is a mix of contemporary ballet and modern dance, incorporating stylistic cues from 1920s swing and erstwhile social dances. The music is a mix of newly commissioned work by Noh Salomon which links the iconic 1920s classics of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Helen Kane (voice of Betty Boop), with the music of 1980s rock legend Prince. Thompson aims to draw parallels between the '80s musical icon and the artists who thrived in the 1920s; calling to attention his racial background, gender non-conformity, and rejection of the status quo. DJ CAMCON (Camille Conrotto) will design and live mix music on stage as part of the performance. The evening will open with two works created by guest choreographers: Robert Sund and Dylan Elmore.

Rogelio Lopez and Dancers

March 17-19, 2017
Rogelio Lopez and Dancers present
Potential Embrace
March 17-19, 2017
Friday-Saturday 8pm, Sun 7pm

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Potential Embrace is a personal meditation and an attempt at unraveling the judgments, false perceptions, and habitual thinking I grew up with. It is the disillusionment of beliefs we place on ourselves and by others, and the freedom and sometimes pain that results in this kind of unfolding and fluxed state. This dance piece seeks the "potential embrace" of the peace that comes from knowing one's self through striving to live life by one's own rules and convictions. 

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March 17-April 2, 2017
Dance Brigade's Dance Mission presents
D.I.R.T. Festival 2017 - Dance In Revolt(ing) Times
Holding Our Ground
See below for schedules

TICKETS: $20-$25
For tickets at Dance Mission Theater:
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For tickets at EastSide Arts Alliance:
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Dance Brigade's Dance Mission Theater in collaboration with EastSide Arts Alliance returns with its third annual D.I.R.T. Festival and all new programming. 25 artists come together together over three weekends and two cities and via their arsenal art filled with beauty, joy, and rage fight for community. Artists include d. Sabela Grimes, Dancing Earth, Chris Evans, Byb Channel, Jessica Recinos, Stephanie Bastos and others! 

Program A Pre-festival kick-off event
March 17 & 18: Fri 8pm / Sat 5pm

Presented by EastSide Arts Alliance / Naka Dance Theater
EastSide Arts Alliance, 2277 International Blvd, Oak 94606

Jaime Cortez, Stephanie Bastos, Keisha Turner, NAKA Dance Theater, Afia Thompson

Program B
March 24: Fri 7pm

In honor of our Water Protectors. Starts outside, please bring jacket.
Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St, SF 94110

NAKA Dance Theater, Jose Cuellar, Jesus Cortes / Cuicacualli, Audiopharmacy, Kanyon Sayers-Roods, Rosy Simas, Dance Brigade, Mega Mae Plenty Chief

Program C
March 25-26: Sat 8pm / Sun 7pm

Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St, SF 94110

Jessica Recinos, Stephanie Bastos & Millicent Johnnie, Chris Evans & Byb Chanel Bibene, Angela Dice Nguyen / The MoveMessengers, Natalie Aceves, Dance Monks, Dexandro "D" Montalvo

Program D
April 1-2: Sat 8pm / Sun 7pm

Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St, SF 94110

Marvin K White, Rulan Tangen / Dancing Earth, Bianca Mendoza / BinkiDanz, Maurya Kerr / tinypistol, d. Sabela Grimes, Jory Horn, Marina Magalhães & Viver Brasil, Tanya Bello / Tanya Bello's Project. B.

Program Subject to Change 

Special Events: 
United Front Building

Panel Discussion
March 18 / 5pm
EastSide Arts Alliance, Oak

dance workshops led by Dancing Earth

March 21, 24, 28, & 31
Dance Mission Theater, SF
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This project is made possible in part by support from the San Francisco Arts Commission, SF Grants for the Arts, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and our community partners EastSide Arts Alliance, Naka Dance Theater, and Support for Intertribal Gatherings (formally the Ohlone Profiles Project).

Event photo: Dancing Earth, by Paulo T Photography

Fund the Flow Arts

April 14-16, 2017
Fund the Flow Arts presents
Flow Show SF 9
April 14-16: Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 6pm

TICKETS: Tickets: $25 in advance
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The Flow Show returns to Dance Mission Theater for it's 9th year. Packed to the gills with talent, imagination, and mind-blowing feats, this showcase highlights the Flow Arts, a combination of dance, creative movement, and skill props, that range from juggling balls to hula hoops.  Don't miss the chance to see a refreshing cast of new and professional flow artists rock the stage and take you on a creative journey through flow.

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