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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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Transitions

Performances

Transitions

Presented by The Nocturnists

January 16, 2020, 7:00 PM

Join us for an evening of medical storytelling on the theme of “Transitions.”

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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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A Tribute to A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders

Performances

A Tribute to A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders

UnderCover presented by YBCA

May 16—18, 2019

UnderCover honors the album with a genre-bending tribute show.

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We Have Iré

Performances

We Have Iré

Paul S. Flores presented by YBCA

May 10–12, 2019

A multidisciplinary theater work exploring the true stories of Afro-Cuban immigrants living in the United States.

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Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite

Performances

Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite

Holcombe Waller presented by YBCA

November 16–17, 2018

A performance that remembers those who suffered persecution for their sexual orientation and gender expression.

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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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A Tribute to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Performances

A Tribute to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

UnderCover presented by YBCA

February 16–18, 2017

Fifteen Bay Area ensembles pay homage to Grammy award–winning, iconic artist Lauryn Hill.

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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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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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Honduran Garifuna Dance Party!

Performances

Honduran Garifuna Dance Party!

Aurelio presented by YBCA

December 4, 2016

Aurelio, a torchbearer of the Garifuna musical tradition, marries the music and the movements of his Caribbean coastal culture.

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The Poet of Havana

Performances

The Poet of Havana

Carlos Varela presented by YBCA

December 3, 2016

Legendary Cuban nueva trova singer-songwriter Carlos Varela, showcases a musical style that developed in post-revolutionary Cuba.

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Edward Simon and Ensemble Venezuela

Performances

Edward Simon and Ensemble Venezuela

Presented by YBCA

December 2, 2016

Pianist and composer Edward Simon leads Ensemble Venezuela in creating and showcasing underrepresented Venezuelan music.

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I Am Home: A Musical Reflection on Love, Migration and Identity

Performances

I Am Home: A Musical Reflection on Love, Migration and Identity

Diana Gameros presented by YBCA

December 1, 2016

Diana Gameros presents an evening of Latin-influenced indie-pop, folk, jazz, and orchestral music.

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SF Sonido Fest

Performances

SF Sonido Fest

Presented by YBCA

December 1–4, 2016

A four-day music festival featuring a rich diversity of Latin American & Caribbean singer-songwriters.

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Retribution

Performances

Retribution

Tanya Tagaq presented by YBCA

November 18, 2016

A complex, exhilarating, howling protest that links lack of respect for women’s rights to lack of respect for the planet, to lack of respect for Indigenous rights.

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/pe-LO-tah/

Performances

/pe-LO-tah/

Marc Bamuthi Joseph presented by YBCA

November 18–20, 2016

/peh-LO-tah/ links culture and sport to the complexities of soccer as a conduit for both global joy and global corruption.

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In Concert with Nanook of The North

Performances

In Concert with Nanook of The North

Tanya Tagaq presented by YBCA

November 17, 2016

Tanya Tagaq’s intense, evocative vocalizations, based on Inuit throat singing traditions, help reclaim the controversial 1922 film “Nanook of the North.”

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This Was Made Here: A Diasporic Odyssey

Performances

This Was Made Here: A Diasporic Odyssey

Meklit presented by YBCA

May 19–21, 2016

This performance teases the senses weaving American jazz and traditional Ethiopian rhythms.

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Luciano Chessa

Performances

Luciano Chessa

Presented by YBCA

April 30, 2016

A retrospective self-portrait by the internationally renowned artist Luciano Chessa.

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The Unlearning

Performances

The Unlearning

Theresa Wong presented by YBCA

April 29, 2016

This work questions whether war is a cycle that repeats itself or if it can be broken through deeper individual unlearning and learning.

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The Crossing

Performances

The Crossing

Edward Schocker and the Crossing Ensemble presented by YBCA

April 29, 2016

A performance that invites audiences to physically experience sound.

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Memory Trace

Performances

Memory Trace

Pamela Z presented by YBCA

April 28, 2016

An exploration of the concept of memory inspired by her late mother’s affair with memory loss.

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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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The Odyssey–from Vietnam to America

Performances

The Odyssey–from Vietnam to America

Vân-Ánh Võ presented by YBCA

January 22–23, 2016

The Odyssey–from Vietnam to America explores the personal and spiritual journeys of the Boat People.

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