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Rightfully Ours

Performances

Rightfully Ours

Co-presented by San Francisco Girls Chorus and Berkeley Ballet Theater

February 29, 2020, 7:30 PM

Inspired by the legacy of the women who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

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Paul Taylor Dance Company

Dance

Paul Taylor Dance Company

Presented by San Francisco Performances

February 19–23, 2020

The West Coast premiere of Taylor’s final work, “Concertiana,” and other signature dances that defined dance in America.

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The Christmas Ballet

Dance

The Christmas Ballet

Presented by Smuin Contemporary Ballet

December 12–23, 2019

Light up your holiday season with Smuin’s The Christmas Ballet!

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The Velveteen Rabbit

Performances

The Velveteen Rabbit

Presented by ODC/Dance

November 29–December 8, 2019

ODC/Dance enlivens Margery Williams’ classic tale of a well-worn nursery rabbit that becomes real.

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Fall Season 2019

Dance

Fall Season 2019

Presented by Alonzo King LINES Ballet

October 1–6, 2019

Experience the communion of jazz luminaries Charles Lloyd and Jason Moran with dance pioneer Alonzo King.

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Four Acts of Light & Wonder

Dance

Four Acts of Light & Wonder

Presented by Garrett + Moulton Productions

August 9–11, 2019

An evening of radiant dance and live music celebrating the irrepressible nature of the human spirit.

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Transform Fest Fall 2017: Program C

Performances

Transform Fest Fall 2017: Program C

Presented by YBCA

September 16 & 21, 2017

Amy Seiwert’s Imagery, Larry Arrington, Sandra Lawson Ndu, Minoosh Zomorodinia & Fogbeast perform.

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Transform Fest Fall 2017: Program B

Performances

Transform Fest Fall 2017: Program B

Presented by YBCA

September 15 & 23, 2017

Fauxnique and RAWdance perform.

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Transform Fest Fall 2017: Program A

Performances

Transform Fest Fall 2017: Program A

Presented by YBCA

September 14 & 22, 2017

Visual and performance artist Jesse Hewit and street-dance theater company Embodiment Project perform.

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Transform Fest Fall 2017

Festival

Transform Fest Fall 2017

Presented by YBCA

September 14–23, 2017

Seven newly commissioned performances by prolific Bay Area artists—spanning from contemporary dance to experimental performance—to pop-up installations, community conversations, and even a late-night party that creates dance floor citizenship

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Last Blue Couch in the Sky

Performances

Last Blue Couch in the Sky

Kim Epifano presented by YBCA

June 2–4, 2017

Featuring site-specific dance and performance happenings in the street, on fire escapes, and throughout public space.

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Dearest Home

Performances

Dearest Home

Kyle Abraham presented by YBCA

May 16–20, 2017

A work about love, longing, and loss that weaves together movement and vulnerability with cross-cultural conversation and community action.

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For You

Performances

For You

Erika Chong Shuch presented by YBCA

April 1, 2017

Erika Chong Shuch crafts performances informed and inspired by select submissions from local creatives.

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The Blues Project

Performances

The Blues Project

Dorrance Dance presented by YBCA

March 16–18, 2017

A dynamic evening of rhythm, original live music, explosive energy, and raw emotion.

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Opposing Forces

Performances

Opposing Forces

Amy O'Neal presented by YBCA

February 16–18, 2017

Utilizing tropes of contemporary performance to expose fears around feminine qualities in our culture through the hyper masculine dance style of breaking.

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Clas/sick Hip Hop

Dance

Clas/sick Hip Hop

Amy O'Neal & UnderCover presented by YBCA

February 16–18, 2017

Clas/sick Hip Hop brings you “Opposing Forces” and “UnderCover Presents: A Tribute to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.”

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les vérités

Performances

les vérités

Gregory Dawson presented by YBCA

January 27–28, 2017

“les vérités” builds on the rich, raw, highly energized style of movement that dawsondancesf has been building for the past decade.

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echo::system–treadmill dreamtime running in place

Performances

echo::system–treadmill dreamtime running in place

Grisha Coleman presented by YBCA

April 15–17, 2016

A full sensory experience, the work inspires a significant perspective shift in how we interact with our environment.

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Analogy/Dora: Tramontane

Performances

Analogy/Dora: Tramontane

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company presented by YBCA

March 10–13, 2016

A meditation on perseverance, resourcefulness, and resilience while suggesting the amorphous nature of memory.

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