January/February 2020 In Dance

calendar JAN/FEB 2020 VISIT THE ONLINE COMMUNITY CALENDAR, to find additional events and to submit a performance. dancersgroup.org

Paul Taylor Dance Company, Feb 19-22 / Photo by Paul B. Goode

Carolina Lugo's & Carolé Acuña's Ballet Flamenco Pena Pachamama, SF Brace yourself for a night when the well worn hardwood floors of Pachamama resonate with the pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar. Carolina and her daughter Carolé Acuña and their company of musicians and dancers offer a special evening of Flamenco and Span- ish dance traditions. Saturdays, Jan 4-Feb 29, 7pm, $21.98. carolinalugo.com

FRESH Festival 2020 Various locations, SF

11th annual, FRESH Festival 2020 is a diverse feast of embodied art, action and interac- tion showcasing three weeks of risk-taking mainstage Performances, immersive studio Practices, and social, inclusive and interactive community Exchanges, featuring 75+ cutting- edge artists from the Bay Area and beyond. Mon, Jan 6-Sun, Jan 26, various times, various prices. freshfestival.org Simorgh Dance Collective Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, Atherton A dance concert adaption of the Persian epic The Conference of the Birds featuring folkloric, classical, and sacred dances of the Silk Road performed by Farima Berenji and the Simorgh Dance Collective. Includes Persian music per- formed by Homeyra Banejad and Ensemble. Sat, Jan 11, 7-9pm, $35-$40. farimadance.com

Simorgh Dance Collective, Jan 11 / Photo by Varol Ozkaner

SAFEhouse RAW presents Artist Showcase SAFEhouse Arts, SF RAW Presents Sawako Gannon, John Paul Alejandro, A. Spearman & Co., Es"Delight"Co, and Kitty Conlon. Sat, Jan 11, 8pm; Sun, Jan 12, 7pm, $15-$20 safehousearts.org RAWdance Green Room at SF War Memorial and Performing Arts Center RAWdance’s beloved salon serves up a fresh dose of unique, high quality dance art in a lav- ish setting, but with a living room vibe. Five Bay Area choreographers join RAWdance to share works-in-progress and revamped repertory tailored for intimate viewing. Featuring RAW-

dance with guest artists: Julie Crothers, Kelly Del Rosario, Molissa Fenley, Molly Matutat, and Suzy Myre. Fri, Jan 17, 8pm, Sat, Jan 18, 3pm & 7pm, $10-$25 rawdance.org San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera House, SF Christopher Wheeldon updates the timeless tale of Cinderella . With colorful sets and cos- tumes by Julian Crouch, magical projections by Daniel Brodie, and breathtaking puppetry designed by Basil Twist, Wheeldon’s Cinder- ella is a fairy tale for our time. Tu-Thu, Jan 21-23, 7:30pm; Fri, Jan 24, 8pm; Sat, Jan 25 2pm and 8pm; Sun, Jan 26, 2pm; Sat, Feb 1, 2pm and 8pm; Sun, Feb 2, 2pm, $35-$399 sfballet.org

Wendy Whelan and Maya Beiser, Feb 27-28 Photo by Nils Schlebusch

Non Stop Bhangra Public Works, SF

For 15 years, Non Stop Bhangra has been an ever evolving collective of dancers, DJs, drum- mers, and special guests. Imagine a scene from a Bollywood movie, smack in the middle of a thumping nightclub, swirling colors, rhythm of pounding feet, wall to wall smiles, relentless energy, and brilliant beats-That’s Non Stop Bhangra. Sat, Jan 11, 9pm, $15-$25. nonstopbhangra.com

BBT Studio Company, Feb 29 / Photo by Natalia Perez

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