June 2018 In Dance

Footloose Presents Shelton Theater, SF


RAW presents Student Showcase SAFEhouse Arts, SF RAW Teachers Program presents work by Caroline Liviakis, Mariana Sobral, and Cookie Harrist. Sat, Jun 23, 8pm, $15-20. safehousearts.org

Dancers, musicians, actors and filmmakers bring original stories about the changes to San Francisco. The multi-talented performers play different characters and are part of the ensemble in this anthology of satirical, comic and dramatic original pieces that range from romantic and idyllic to the gritty and not so pretty. Thursdays, Jun 7, 14, 21, 28, 7:30pm, $20-40. ftloose.com Mahealani Uchiyama Children’s Garden @ Yerba Buena Gardens, SF A cross section of classical and contemporary Hawaiian hula as well as joyful rhythms of the traditional Tahitian 'ōte'a and 'aparima. Fri, Jun 8, 11am & 12:15pm, FREE. ybgfestival.org As part of the 40th San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, this performance features a reprise of an Izzie-award winning work by the Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company, followed by the presentation of two Malonga Casquelourd Lifetime Achievement Awards: to Lily Cai and lighting designer Patty Ann Farrell. Fri, Jun 8, Noon, FREE. dancersgroup.org RAW presents Silk Worm and Jose Abad SAFEhouse Arts, SF Bottom Bride is a Southern Gothic rom-com, a monologue, and a wedding gone wrong. Also presenting a new work by Jose Abad in collaboration with Zulfikar Ali Bhutto // Faluda Islam. RAW is SAFEhouse Arts’ Resident Artist Workshop, co-presented with National Queer Arts Festival. Fri-Sat, Jun 8-9, 8pm, $15-20. safehousearts.org Gamelan Sekar Jaya Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, SF The most celebrated gamelan ensemble out- side of Bali, Gamelan Sekar Jaya performs a breathtaking mix of traditional and contempo- rary music and dance works. Sat, Jun 9, 1pm, FREE. ybgfestival.org Keith Hennessy/Circo Zero The Lab, SF The 10 year anniversary of Hennessy’s Bessie winning performance Crotch references the images and actions of artist Joseph Beuys. Thu-Sat, Jun 7-9, 8pm, $15. circozero.org Rotunda Dance Series: Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company City Hall Rotunda, SF

Presenting two world premieres: Cover Your Mouth When You Smile and Not About Race Dance , a preview. Wed-Fri, Jun 13-15, 8pm, $20-25. odc.dance

Fresh Meat Festival Z Space, SF

Grown Women Dance Collective Malonga Arts Center, Oakland

This year’s festival of transfender and queer performance features artists from across the US performing bomba, hip hop, theater, bachata, contemporary dance, opera, spoken word, and ballroom. After-show lobby-parties every night with DJ, go-go dancers, Fresh Meat photo booth, drinks and dancing. Thu-Sat. Jun 14-16, 8pm, $15-25. freshmeatproductions.org Parangal Dance Company Children’s Garden @ Yerba Buena Gardens, SF Performing Filipino folk dances from around Philippines, from the warrior dance of Kalinga Province to Tiniklink from the central island of Leyte. Fri, Jun 15, 11am & 12:15pm, FREE. ybgfestival.org

In the 9th annual "Fallen Heroes Rising Stars - Juneteeth," former soloists with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Martha Graham Company, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, Complexions, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, & over 40 Broadway shows, perform pieces to songs by iconic musical artists. Sat, Jun 23, 6:30pm; Amy Seiwert’s Imagery ODC Theater, SF The eighth annual SKETCH series featuring new ballets by three female choreographers including: the Bay Area debut of NYC-based choreographers Jennifer Archibald and Gabrielle Lamb, and Artistic Director Amy Seiwert. Each choreographer will self-identify a creative risk they want to tackle, with the goal of breaking habits. Thu-Sat, Jun 28-30, 8pm, $20-50. odc.dance Sun, Jun 24, 2pm, $25-125. grownwomendance.org

Keith Hennessy/Circo Zero, Jun 1-2 / Photo by Robbie Sweeny

Emergence Dance Company, Jun 1-2 / Photo by Leopard Lady Productions

Embodiment Project ODC Theater, SF

Shabbat Art-In CSUEB Dance Studio, PE 140, Hayward

A new work using street dance, live song, choreo-poetry, and documentary theater to explore a timely conversation on the school- to-prison pipeline, childhood trauma, Restor- ative Justice, race, power and healing as a call to action. Thu-Sat, Jun 7-9, 8pm, $30. odc.dance/embodiment

Experimental performance events that weave together dance, music, theater, bodywork, napping, projections, community gathering, play, inquiry, discussion, meditation, healing, jam session, Shabbat service, choose-your- own-adventure, psychedelic journeys, hanging out, and whatever inspirations you bring! Performances by Bandelion, CSUEB DanceSing Drum Company and guests. Fri, Jun 15, 6:30p, FREE. dandeliondancetheater.org

Flyaway Productions / Jo Kreiter Cadillac Hotel, SF

A site-specific aerial dance celebrating 100 years of “outcast activism” in the Tenderloin, Tender spotlights the young, single, working women who moved into the neighborhood in the early 1900s, the transgender activists of the 1960s, the Vietnamese leaders who fought for immigrant rights in the 1970s, as well as Kathy Looper, who purchased the Cadillac Hotel, the first nonprofit of its kind dedicated to low- income housing for people in recovery. Thu, Jun 7 & 14, 8:30pm; Fri, Jun 8 & 15, 12:30pm & 8:30pm; Sat, Jun 9 & 16, 8:30pm & 9:30pm, FREE. flyawayproductions.com SFDanceworks Cowell Theater @ Fort Mason Center, SF World premieres by Danielle Rowe and James Sofranko, as well as Nacho Duato’s classic Jardí Tancat, and a duet by Penny Saunders. Fri-Sat, Jun 8-9, 8pm; Sun, Jun 10, 2pm, $20-60. sfdanceworks.org ANAR DANA San Francisco Bay Area Douglas Morrisson Theatre, Hayward The show includes dances from: Kabyle Berbers of Algeria, Assyria, Croatian Silent Dances, Ottoman Court, Georgian Mountain, Persian Neo-Classical Dance, and Balochi (Sindh Pakistan). Sat, Jun 9, 8pm; Sun, Jun 10, 2pm, $10-20. anardanasf.weebly.com Sha Sha Higby Throckmorton Theater, Mill Valley Using the manipulation of hand crafted mate- rials, textures and exotic sculptural costume interwoven with puppetry, dance and intricate props, Higby’s work creates a journey in which movement and stillness meet. Sun, Jun 10, 7:30pm, $15-20. throckmortontheatre.org

Footloose Presents Exit Stage Left, SF

Yes to Everything has dance, physical theater, music, monologues, spoken word and com- edy. Featured artists are Bob Ernst, Jovelyn Richards, Julie Drucker, Kathleen Denny, Ron Jones, and Elizabeth Simone’s physical com- edy troupe. Fri-Sat, Jun 15-16, 22-23, 29-30,

FRESH Meat Productions, Jun 14-16 / Photo by Kegan Marling

8pm, $15-25. ftloose.com

CONCEPT series Green Room @ SF War Memorial & Performing Arts Center, SF RAWdance’s CONCEPT series shares contem- porary dance works by Nichele Van Portfleet, Jhia Louise Jackson, Lenora Lee Dance, Na- tasha Adorlee’s Concept o4, and Sarah Bush Dance Project. Fri, Jun 29, 8pm; Sat, Jun 30, 3 & 7pm, Pay What You Can. rawdance.org Janet Collard Temescal Arts Center, Oakland Performing Valeska is a dance theater solo project based on the life of 20’s cabaret performance artist, Valeska Gert. Fri-Sat, Jun RAW presents Cellula and Steven Horner SAFEhouse Arts, SF Cellula , a movement based collective led by three female artists presents a patchwork woven together by female narratives explor- ing bodies, memories, emotions and taboos. With HOMeOstatis improviser Steven Horner explores his state of personal physiological, emotional and mental equilibriums. Fri-Sat, Jun 29-30, 8pm, $15-20. safehousearts.org 29-30, 8pm, $15-20. janetcollard.com

CubaCaribe Festival of Dance and Music

Various, Oakland & San Francisco The 14th annual festival presenting popular, contemporary and folkloric cultural expres- sion, religion, history, and politics of the Afro-Caribbean Diaspora. Fri-Thu, Jun 15-28, $12-30, see website for details. cubacaribe.org

Sammay Dizon SOMArts Cultural Center, SF

H.O.L.Y. (Hate Often Loves You) CITY is a mul- timedia, experimental, contemporary dance theater work that investigates what it means to cultivate “sanctuary” in San Francisco/Yelamu. Sat, Jun 16, 8pm; Sun, Jun 17, 2pm, $15-50. urbanxindigenous.wordpress.com RAW and National Queer Arts Festival present fem(me) SAFEhouse Arts, SF Curated by Bhumi Patel, a program of works that explore the intersectionality of queer femme identities with works by Patel, Zackary Forcum, Jory Horn, Maria David, and STEAM- ROLLER. RAW is SAFEhouse Arts’ Resident Art- ist Workshop. Sat-Sun, Jun 16-17, 8pm, $15-20. safehouse.org

SFDanceworks, Jun 8-10 / Photo by Andrew Weeks


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