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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Harvest: The Fall Choreographers Showcase

September 22-23, 2018
Dance Mission presents
Harvest: The Fall Choreographers Showcase
Saturday 8pm, Sunday 7pm

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

A biannual favorite, the Choreographers Showcase features an eclectic mix of the Bay Area's vibrant dance scene.
Featuring work by:
Heather Arnett
Urban Dance Collective (Sunday only)
Dwayne Worthington
Edie Hovermale
Ultimate Alliance
Natasha Carlitz Dance Ensemble
Sacred Thiasos
Laura Miolo
Emanuel Colombo (Sunday only)
Ayana Yonesaka (Sunday only)
Kassidy Friend
and more!!

DanceWright Project and Friends

September 29-30, 2018
The DanceWright Project and Friends present
10th Anniversary Season
Saturday 8pm, Sunday 7pm

Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Advanced tix available at Logo for Brown Paper Tickets, link to purchase tickets. or by calling 1-800-838-3006

Join the DanceWright Project as they celebrate 10 years of creating art and sharing the stage with fellow artists. Enjoy new and old dance works by The DanceWright Project plus works by Perspectives Dance Company, Brannigan Dance Works, The Latin Symbolics, EMotion Arts, Victor Talledos and Heat Danceline.


October 5-7, 2018
for change dance collective presents
At Night, We Go Inside to Sleep
Friday & Saturday 8pm, Sunday 5pm

Tickets: $25, Artist Price: $20: Advanced tix available at Logo for Brown Paper Tickets, link to purchase tickets. or by calling 1-800-838-3006

At Night, We Go Inside to Sleep is an evening-length work inspired by stories of survival, resilience, and compassionate power found in a rural village in Nicaragua called Villa Catalina. Explorations in this highly collaborative process seek to discover the ways in which our individual lives are differentiated by who we are in the daytime, and what we can become in our dreams. Osmar Narvaez, a performance artist with the organization Teatro Catalina, will collaborate with fcdc on the creation and performance of this dance theater work, and Nicaraguan composer Andres Martinez and American composer Nicolas Lell Benavides will collaborate with fcdc in the writing of a combination of recorded and live music.

Grrrl Brigade

October 6, 2018
Grrrl Brigade will be performing at the WorldWideWomen Girl's Festival

Grrrl Brigade will be performing at the WorldWideWomen Girl's Festival for the 3rd annual year in a row at Santa Clara University!  Here is a link to the event page for performance details and more information:

And Grrrl Brigade Director, Areyla Moss-Maguire, will be serving on the Arts and Entertainment Panel this year!  Come check it out!

PERSpectives Dance Company

October 13-14, 2018
PERSpectives Dance Company presents
The Secret Lives of Women and Other Works
October 13 at 8pm & October 14th at 6pm 

Tickets: $25 general admission $35 Arts Patron (reserved seating + drink ticket)
Advanced tix available at Logo for Brown Paper Tickets, link to purchase tickets. or by calling 1-800-838-3006

In PERSpectives Dance Company's second show, the company debuts it's newest work, "The Secret Lives of Women."  Take a peek into the lives of 5 big city women of the 1950's.  Delve into what really makes these women tick in this period dramedy that will have you laughing, crying, and reminding you that looks can be deceiving!  Along with this world premiere, PERSpectives will be showcasing other recent works as well as a debut performance from PDC.2!


October 19-21, 2018
Kinetech Arts presents MESH
November 19-21, Friday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 7pm

Tickets available at

MESH is a network of fragmented stories about individuals running against time while feeling trapped behind a mask of uncertainties. The network is threaded with experiences from friends and loved ones in those difficult times. MESH looks at our lives through those unexpected situations that test our resilience, and the impermanence of our bodies. At the same time, it invites discoveries of beauty within perilous conditions. MESH invites the audience to reflect on the value of our love and lives.  

Choreography: Daiane Lopes da Silva. Visual design: Weidong Yang and Raymond Larrett. Dancers: Hien Huynh, Alex Law, Juliet Paramor and Hannah Wasielewski. Original music: Ben Juodvalkis.   


October 27, 2018
Brasarte presents SamBrazil! Roots of Samba
Saturday, October 27th 8pm 

Tickets: Advanced tix available at

BrasArte presents a dance & music performance that explores the diversity and evolution of Brazilian Samba-- from its roots in Afro-Brazilian slave traditions to the dazzling display of technique, sensuality, and power that it has become.

Under the artistic direction of Marcelo Chocolate & Alvaro Reys- revered Samba superstars from Rio de Janeiro, featuring some of the most talented Bay Area sambistas, and BrasArte artist-in-residence Weslei Guimaraes with special guest, Rodson De Jesus.

Golden Bull

November 2-4, 2018
Golden Bull: Choreography and direction by Nol Simonse and Christy Funsch
Friday-Saturday 8pm, Sunday 7pm 

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

Legendary Bay Area dance partners Christy Funsch and Nol Simonse co-direct their first full-length group work, Golden Bull, featuring an all-male, multi-ethnic cast. Golden Bull draws from Pagan rituals and ceremonies to dismantle male power through feminizations of spatial constructs, touch, and listening. With original music by composer Aaron Gold and lighting design by Harry Rubeck, and performances by Hien Huynh, Rogelio Lopez, Andrew Merrell, Victor Talledos, and Erik Wagner.

Supported in part by the San Francisco Arts Commission and CA$H


November 9-11, 2018
FLACC 2018: BREAK(through)
5th Annual Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers
November 9-11, Friday-Saturday 8pm, Sunday 6pm 

Tickets: $20/$25/$30 (Student/General Advance/At the Door)
Advanced tix available at Logo for Brown Paper Tickets, link to purchase tickets. or by calling 1-800-838-3006

The concept of “the break” is a common theme that is often associated with the Latinx experience in the United States. We break laws. We break away from traditions. Forced immigration breaks up families across borders. Yet the value of the break(through) can also be a celebratory event. Such as breaking open a Piñata, breaking down oppressive paradigms, or breaking through personal and social limitations.  Come celebrate five years of resistant, queer, indigenous, and hybrid choreographers based in the United States and Latin America. 9 Latinx artists are marking this quintessential year with the curatorial theme: BREAK(through).    

FLACC's three-day festival opens with a performance ritual by local conceptual artist, Adrian Arias, who will be breaking through a plastic cocoon. We are featuring three visiting companies: Arts & Above (Missoula, MT); Twin sisters, Marisa and Maribel Plasencia (Santa Barbara, CA); and Fabiola Guillén (MX) who is bringing a group of seven dancers from Puebla, Mexico presenting a piece confronting the restrictions of religion and sexuality. Local companies include David Herrera Performance Company, La Mezcla (Vanessa Sanchez), Diana Lara, Piñata Dance Collective, and Randy Reyes.  

Festivities start after election day with an artist panel discussion on November 7, 4:00pm-6:00pm, Latinx Research Center (Free and Open to Public; 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704). The show will include post-show panel discussions on Friday and Saturday and conclude with a 5th Annual FLACC ceremony reception on Sunday, Nov. 11, after the show!

Bakanal de Afrique

November 16-17, 2018
Dance Mission Theater and Afro Urban Society present
Bakanal de Afrique: What Had Happened Was...
An Afro-Urban Musical
Tickets on-sale soon

November 10 7PM The Flight Deck, Oakland
November 16 & 17, 8PM, Dance Mission Theater, SF

Get wrapped in a hot-blooded mingling of storytelling, dance, video, afrobeats, hip hop, soca, blues, dancehall, rumba, soukous, and visuals. Based on personal stories and a timeline of Afro urban music from way back to the future, "What Had Happened Was..." time travels through both our most intimate and swaggering moments, asking, Where did we come from, Where are we going? Created by Nkeiruka Oruche and directed by Tossie Long.

This project is made possible by support from the Creative Work Fund.  

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