March 2020 In Dance

MAR 2020 calendar

Tiny Dance Film Festival Roxie Theater, SF Short dance films from across the globe. TDFF prioritizes films that stretch into new territory, challenge dominant narratives, and embrace brevity. Sat, Mar 28, 4:40pm & 6pm, $10-$25 The New Ballet Hammer Theatre Center, San Jose Fast Forward provides local and national emerg- ing choreographers to experiment, featuring cho- reography by Ben Needham-Wood, Laura Burton, Mads Eriksen, Naomi Sailors, Heather Cooper, and Dalia Rawson. Sat, Mar 28, 7-8:30, $10-$25 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley Artistic director Robert Battle has cultivated choreographers exploring themes of hope, sorrow, joy, and resilience. Tue-Fri, Mar 31-Apr 3, 8pm; Sat, Apr 4, 2pm and 8pm; Sun, Apr 3, 3pm, $40–$145 (prices subject to change)

Two-Spirit Performance Festival, Mar 6-8 / photo courtesy of artist

CounterPulse: Edge Residency 2020 CounterPulse, SF

WITH blends extensive physical exploration of movement beyond signularity and nightlife for a multi-generational queer phenomenon. These Teeth draws on personal history and refuses to censor the female voice and body. Thu-Sat, Apr 2-4 & 9-11, 8pm, $20-$35 RAW Presents eMotion Arts Dance Company SAFEhouse Arts, SF eMotion Arts presents Sombro , a collaborative work that is meant to open up conversation about mental health and destigmatize indi- vidual and collective experiences. Fri-Sat, Apr LINES Ballet BFA Program Dominican University of CA’s Angelico Concert Hall, San Rafael Join the LINES Ballet | BFA at Dominican students as they premiere four original works by Kara Davis, Gregory Dawson, Dexandro Mon- talvo, and Laura O’Malley to close out the school year. Fri, Apr 3, 7pm; Sat, Apr 4, 3pm, $10 3-4, 8pm, $10-$20

SAFEhouse RAW, A Pulso Dance Company, Mar 21-22 / photo by Kyle Adler

Rebecca Morris & Dancers Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Berkeley World premiere of Upon waking, it has no name , a quartet exploring mental health, social interaction, and what it means to be human. Saturdays, Mar 21 and 28, 8pm; Sun- days, Mar 22 and 29, 7:30pm, $20-$30 The Isadora Duncan Dance Awards Ceremony Brava Theater, SF This year the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards Committee will celebrate 34 years of honoring local dance artists by acknowledging their outstanding achievements in dance. Join us in celebrating the nominees, awardees, special guests! Mon, Mar 23, 6pm, FREE ODC/Dance, San Francisco’s internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company, is pleased to present Dance Downtown , its 49th Home Season featuring two programs of bold and bracing choreography. Thu-Sat, Mar 26- 28, 8pm; Sun, Mar 29, 5pm; Thu-Sat, Apr 2-4, 8pm; Sun, Apr 5, 5pm, $30-$80 IncivilitySF EXIT Theatre, SF IncivilitySF is an irreverent showcase of politically-inspired work from San Francisco’s underground. Artists working with themes of social justice, community-empowerment, and political awakening try out new work/work-in- progress in front of a live audience. Fri, Mar 27, ODC/Dance YBCA Theater, SF

Bay Area’s most celebrated dance companies to SF City Hall for free monthly noon-time performances and is presented by Dancers’ Group and World Arts West. Mini Mix’d is an all-female youth company between 12 to 17 years old, presenting hip hop, club and street styles. Fri, Mar 27, 12pm, FREE

PUSH Dance Company Bayview Opera House, SF

World premiere of The Motley Experiment , Raissa Simpson’s evening-length, multi-media exploration of Jazz Age painter Archibald Motley, featuring 12 dancers, an original score created and performed live by Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids and a digital landscape. Fri, Mar 27, 7:30pm; Sat-Sun, Mar 28-29, 2pm, $15-$50

PUSH Dance, Mar 27-29 / photo by Matt Haber

8-10pm, FREE

Rotunda Dance Series presents Mini Mix’d San Francisco City Hall The Rotunda Dance Series brings many of the

Rhythmix Cultural Works, Mar 20 / photo by Mike Melnyk

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