March 2020 In Dance

Tiny Dance Film Festival, Crashing Waves dir. by Emma Gilbertson, Mar 28 / photo courtesy of artist

RAWdance ODC Theater, SF

Women’s History Month. Written by playwright Zara Houshmand, with narration by Brenda Wong Aoki, and shadow master Larry Reed. Sat, Mar 14, 2:30pm and 7:30pm; Sun, Mar 15, 2:30pm, $30-$100

Triple Take is a trio of new works by RAWdance’s three co-artistic directors: Wendy Rein, Ryan Smith and Katie Wong. An adaption of the Sur- realist game of Exquisite Corpse looks to inject a dose of surprise and unpredictability into the bicoastal choreographic collaboration. Thu-Sat, Mar 12-14, 8pm; Sun, Mar 15, 3pm, $25-$60

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley

Statuesque, glamorous male dancers in the iconic, fictional roles of prima ballerinas, the Trocks are an internationally adored cultural phenomenon and have performed their so- phisticated form of ballet parody, en travesti, for more than 40 years. Sat, Mar 14, 8pm; Sun,

SFSU University Dance Theatre San Francisco State University Little Theatre

Mar 15, 3pm, $38-$98

The 16-student dance ensemble performs work from guest choreographer dana e. fitchett, as well as new work from faculty choreographers Wendy Diamond, ArVejon Jones, and Ray Tadio. Thu-Sat, Mar 12-14, 7:30pm; Sun, Mar 15, 2pm, $8-$20 Dorrance Dance Zellerbach Playhouse, Berkeley With 13 tap dancers and one acoustic bass player, Michelle Dorrance’s SOUNDspace strips tap dance down to its most raw basics—move- ment as pure music. Without the trappings of ornate set pieces or flashy costumes, Dor- rance’s company explores the unique setting and acoustics of Zellerbach Playhouse. Fri-Sat, Mar 13-14, 8pm; Sun, Mar 15, 3pm, $68 Click Tracks , a new show inspired by the history of film scoring and newsreels. In collaboration with rigger Benjy Young, aerial dancers will perform on a 4-story tightwire that provides a frame of time and space that reconstructs sheet music, offering multi-directional timelines. Fr-Sat, Mar 13-14, 8pm; Sun, Mar 15, 3pm, $30 Gamelan Sekar Jaya/ ShadowLight Productions Presidio Theatre, SF World premiere of Drupadi , a woman-centered retelling of the Mahabharata’s central arc, as presented in cinematic shadow in celebration of Helen Wicks Works Project Artuad’s Space 124, SF

Min Yoon / Daria Garina / em(body) dance project SAFEhouse Arts, SF Themes of collective despair, truth and mean- ing, and generational refugees presented by artists Min Yoon, Daria Garina, and em(body) dance project. Sat, Mar 14, 8pm; Sun, Mar 15, 7pm; $10-$20 Kathy Mata Ballet Alonzo King LINES Dance Center, SF The End of Winter Dance Celebration will engage with premieres of new material incor- porating modern, lyrical fusion, contemporary, musical theater, character dance styles, and more, with live accompaniment. Sun, Mar 15, 3:30pm, FREE Los Lupeños Juvenil School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose Tardeada IX is an annual folklórico dance concert by dancers aged 10-15 years old. The presentation is under the direction of Samuel Cortezin. Sun, Mar 15, 2-3:30pm, $15 Exploring the intersections of dance, theater, music, and community activism, followed by a discussion about Ensemble Theater by a di- verse group of Bay Area Ensemble Consortium members. Thu, Mar 19, 4:15-6pm, FREE Rhythmix Cultural Works and Crosspulse Rhythmix Cultural Works, Alameda BODY MUSIC/East Bay Concert is a showcase of all-body musician/dancers curated by Keith Terry. Body Music - clapping, snapping, step- ping and vocalizing - is music you can see, dance you can hear - likely the oldest music on the planet. Fri, Mar 20, 8pm, $25-$30 Bay Area Ensemble Consortium Cal State University East Bay, Hayward

Mylan Hoezen, part of RAW, Jan 6-7 / photo by Lisa Jasperina Bommerson

Bay Area Ensemble Consortium, CSUEB Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensemble, Mar 19 / photo by Garvin Tso

RAW Presents A Pulso Dance Company / BauerWorks / Brenda Perdue / Srivastava SAFEhouse Arts, SF A Pulso Dance Company Themes of gender, love, and betrayal presented by artists A Pulso Dance Company, BauerWorks, Brenda Perdue, and Anumpama Srivastava. Sat, Mar 21, 8pm; Sun, Mar 22, 7pm; $10-$20 Niosha International Conservatory of Arts Palace of Fine Arts, SF Nowruz/Norooz is a 3000 year old tale of ancient Zoroastrian soul-cleansing rituals, good luck charms and the beauty of the Table of the Seven S’s . Sat, Mar 21, 7pm; Sun, Mar 22, 4pm, $45-$200

*afrikawedance Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center, Berkeley

We Dance Because introduces three young girls who dreamed of being dancers. African dance becomes their source of healing, strength, and empowerment. Sat, Mar 21, 7:30-9:30pm, $20

Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF

Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, SF Third annual season of Alice in Wonderland , Foehringer’s own personal interpretation of Alice as a heroine who faces challenges and solves them. Foehringer’s Alice is a fearless character with girl power. Sat-Sun, Mar 21-22, 11am and 2pm, $20.50-$42.50

Kathy Mata Ballet, Mar 15 / photo by Jennifer V. Zee

Mark Foehringer Dance Project, Mar 21-22 / photo by Matt Haber


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