Brigade's Dance Mission Theater


Upcoming Performances

Our Spring 2018 Theater Brochure is available here!


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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April 20-22, 2018 presents
April 20, 21, 22
Performance begins at 8PM

Advanced Tickets: General: $15. Student/Senior/Artist: $10. Advanced tix available at Logo for Brown Paper Tickets, link to
purchase tickets. or by calling 1-800-838-3006

Tickets at the Door: General: $20. Student/Senior/Artist: $15

On the evenings of April 20 - 22, 2018, at Dance Mission Theater, is presenting the world premiere of existence. existence is a visceral exploration that uses the dynamic aesthetics of hip-hop, contemporary and floor techniques in order to reveal the beauty and complexity of the minority experience with code switching and assimilation.  

Code switching is the phenomenon of an individual adapting their speech to the dominant language or culture in order to succeed or fit in. existence expands or translates what's conventionally understood as a linguistic practice to the world of the body. The work uses the company members' experience with code switching as the foundation for the creation.  

The former Robert Moses' Kin dancer has a surfeit of intriguing ideas to play with, including compelling floor work and a fast-slow movement quality that continually catches you off guard.  - Claudia Bauer, Freelance Writer for the San Francisco Chronicle

Grrrl Brigade

April 28-29, 2018
Dance Mission presents the Grrrl Brigade Dancing on the Edge of the World!: Based on Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States
Sat, April 28 at 7pm & Sun, April 29 at 2pm
Cowell Theater, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123

TICKETS: Logo for Brown Paper Tickets, link to
purchase tickets. or by calling 1-800-838-3006


SATURDAY, April 28
Show at 7:00pm , Gala Reception at 5pm

  • Rebel - $50: Entitles the purchaser to 1 ticket to performance, silent auction access, and after performance dessert reception
  • Warrior - $100: Entitles the purchaser to 1 ticket to performance, admission to the VIP Gala reception, first access to silent auction, and after performance dessert reception
Be a sponsor!
  • S/hero - $250: Entitles the purchaser to 2 tickets to performance, prime seating, admission to the VIP Gala reception, first access to silent auction, after performance dessert reception, plus name listed in printed event program)
  • Revolutionary - $500: Entitles the purchaser to 4 tickets to performance, prime seating, admission to the VIP Gala reception, first access to silent auction, after performance dessert reception, and business card size listing/ad in program)
  • Luminary - $1,000: Entitles the purchaser to 8 tickets to performance, prime seating, admission to the VIP Gala reception, first access to silent auction, after performance dessert reception, 1/4 page size listing/ad in program & special mention from stage

SUNDAY, April 29
Show at 2pm

$20 TICKETS: Entitles the purchaser to one ticket to performance
If you need help purchasing your ticket, please call Dance Mission at 415-826-4441.

If you can't attend but would still like to donate, please feel free to call us at 415-826-4441 or visit us at You can also add a few extra dollars to your ticket purchase without a service charge using the "donate" button.

This April, Dance Mission Theater will celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of Grrrl Brigade, Dance Mission Youth Dance Company. Based on Dance Brigade's approach to dance theater with a political message, Dancing on the Edge of the World takes the audience on a journey through the people's history. Through fierce dancing and ground shaking taiko drumming the Grrrl Brigade remembers and honors those that have truly built our America.

The GRRRL Brigade is an intensive dance/leadership development program designed to provide high quality dance training, performance opportunities, and a sense of self-empowerment for San Francisco's girls ages 9 to 18. The goal is to give the girls, their parents, and our audience the inspiration, magic, and hope only evocative dance theater can spark in creating a just and peaceful world.

Saturday night includes a Silent Auction and Gala and is a benefit for Grrrl Brigade.

Anna and The Annadroids

May 4-5, 2018
Dance Mission Theater Presents
Anna and The Annadroids: Multiverse
May 4-5
Friday-Saturday 8pm

Advanced Tickets: $30 general admission; students and seniors $22. Advanced tix available at Logo for Brown Paper Tickets, link to purchase tickets. or by calling 1-800-838-3006

Anna and The Annadroids latest production, Multiverse, fuses athletic contemporary dance with graceful aerial arts, dramatic fashion design, powerful music, and surreal video environments. The show will touch on current scientific notions and theories concerning the nature and makeup of the universe, taking the audience on a journey that explores beyond the three dimensions we are familiar with and into a world of the unknown. Multiverse playfully explores ideas of parallel universes, time travel, black holes, and other scientific theories that reach farther than our present understanding of the universe. This show is fantastical, edgy, and emotional.

Multiverse will also feature an original comic book by illustrator, Uko Smith. It has been a dream of Artistic Director, Anna Sullivan, to include the element of illustrations that feature her Annadroid characters so she is thrilled that it is in the works! The book will be sold at the show and it will offer the audience an illustrated version to guide them through the production.

Anna and The Annadroids is a multimedia dance and aerial company based bicoastally in Oakland, California and Columbus, Ohio. The companys unique fusion of intriguing choreography, graceful aerials, fashion, music, video technologies, and relevant concepts, relating to pop culture, appeals to audiences of all ages and interests.

Multiverse features the work of Artistic Director/Choreographer Anna Sullivan; Technical Director/Video Artist Alexi Alexaieff; Aerialists/choreographers Carlyn Pitterle, Ildiko Polony, Cate Owens, Stella Cornett; Dancers Carlyn Pitterle, Ildiko Polony, Cate Owens, Jenna Jones, Mallory LaBro, Kelly Klein, Anna Sullivan; Illustrator/Comic Book Artist Uko Smith.

Piñata Dance Collective

May 11-12, 2018
Dance Mission Theater and Piñata Dance Collective presents
Piñata 45: The End of Her Rope
May 11-12
Friday-Sat, 8pm

Advanced Tickets: $20. Advanced tix available at Logo for Brown Paper Tickets, link to purchase tickets. or by calling 1-800-838-3006

Dancer, Liz Duran Boubion dangles at the end of her rope in a historically rooted tale of Piñatas, Miss Universe, and the fatal body politics of the feminine. As a mixed-race piñata dancing in the air, she is both the oppressor and the oppressed accessing survival skills of generosity, humor and beauty with bouts of cultural dementia, eroticism, body dysmorphia and confession. Bouncing between the trappings of exploitation and exaltation, her super powers of animal shape shifting and rapid proliferation may triumph.  Accompanied by the "Pussy Fleet" contemporary dance ensemble, the dancers move through 500 years of culturally appropriated rituals that involve breaking open, over-consumption, body manipulation, democracy and a re-framing of race, sex and power.

Collaborative Artists: Liz Duran Boubion, Zoe Klein, Issachar Curbeon, Andreina Maldonado, Dominique Nigro, Kristen Rulifson, Ronja Ver, Alyah Baker, David Molina and Live Music by Chelsea Kirby  

Comhar - The Power of Working Together

SAVE THE DATE! May 19, 2018
Dance Mission presents
Comhar - The Power of Working Together
Saturday, May 19

Of all the forms of inequity, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhumane. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr

Comhar is a unique collaboration between artists, activists, healers, researchers and community. The evening of performance, talk, and ritual will examine the stark realities and affects of health disparity and trauma, specifically in how the two relate to HIV/AIDS acquisition and transmission. We will look not only at the challenges we face as a community, but also the beauty that lies in our resilience and the power of the divine femine. The event begins with a masquerade through the Mission (exact location and time TBD) calling on the angels that have fallen to the virus and leading us up to Dance Mission.

Featuring artsts Global Street Dance Masquerade • Dazie Grego-Sykes • The Medea Project • Ama Nkwa • Nkei Oruche and the Afro Urban Society • The Embodiment Project • Tika Morgan Dance • Tajah J • and Sandra Salas, director "Recovering Irma", a documentary about domestic violence in Latino communities

Speakers Brian Anderson, MD • Monica Hahn • Kanyon CoyoteWoman Sayers-Roods • Luis Gutiérrez-Mock • Dr. Nadia Roan • Dr. Satish Pillar and Healers leading wellness activities: Gabriela Bretonm MFT (yoga for trauma) • Maureen Sterling (hairdresser who has done work around domestic violence, trauma survivor) and much more!

This project was made possible by the generous support of the Gilead Community Grant.
Photo: Global Street Dance Masquesrade by Anya Kamenskaya  

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