January/February 2020 In Dance

James Graham Dance Theatre, Feb 13-15 / Photo by Robbie Sweeney

San Francisco Movement Arts Festival Grace Cathedral, SF With the 6th Annual San Francisco Movement Arts Festival (SFMAF), 55+ local performance groups, comprising of 300+ performers, will celebrate their movement art at the grand Grace Cathedral. As you enter the inspiring space, multiple STATIONS of the Movement (performances) will be going on simultane- ously. Fri, Jan 24, 6pm, $28-$45 sfmaf.org Butterfly Effect is a new site-specific dance work by Dance Brigade that focuses on the devastating effects of global warming, as well as the profound ripple of influence that one person’s actions can have on social change and climate change combat. With eight dancers and six drummers this work winds through the three studios inside Dance Mission Theater. Fri- Sat, Jan 24-25, 8pm; Sun, Jan 26, 6pm; Fri-Sat, Jan 31-Feb 1, 8pm; Sun, Feb 2, 6pm; Fri-Sat, Feb 7-8, 8pm; Sun, Feb 9, 6pm, $20-$30 Dancemission.com The MFA in Dance Program at Saint Mary’s College of California Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Berkeley The Collective – Phase II is an evening of eight distinctive choreographers coming together to explore various facets of embodied human experience ranging from deep emotional and moral connections to the impact of rituals in our daily lives. These eight works-in-progress are parts of ongoing original research, which will culminate in evening-length thesis perfor- mances in June 2020. Sat, Jan 25, 5:30pm & Dance Brigade Dance Mission Theater, SF

8pm, $10-$15, Q&A following the 8pm show. stmarys-ca.edu/mfa-in-dance

KWENTO PianoFight, SF

BREAK retells Catherine Liu’s, KWENTO’s Artistic Director, most traumatic experience with her own mental health, showing her racing thoughts as they turn into “sick truths,” her suicide plan, mental break, hospital and mental facility experience, and the tumultuous waves of her recovery. Fri-Sat, Jan 31-Feb 1, 7:30pm; Fri-Sat, Feb 7-8, 7:30pm; $20-$30 kwentodance.com Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco Herbst Theater, SF Theatre Flamenco 53th Home Season presents Soul y Alma , a tribute of Gospel and Flamenco Music. Singer Amparo Heredia, percussion- ist Diego Alvarez, dancers Carola Zertuche & Cristina Hall and from Spain, guest artists, flamenco dancer Eduardo Guerrero and guitarist Juani de la Isla. Sat, Feb 1, 8pm, $25-$55. theatreflamenco.org Sharp & Fine Z Space, SF A devised work for six performers and four musicians, Just Ahead is Darkness draws on the Japanese and Japanese-American tradition of remembering the dead to tell a poignant and magical tale about family, love, loss and the eternal return of ghosts. Performances by company co-directors Megan and Shannon Kurashige, Christian Burns, Tristan Ching Hartmann, Sonja Dale and Sarah Dionne Woods- LaDue. Musicians include Steve Adams, Karl Evangelista, Jordan Glenn and Cory Wright. Fri- Sat, Feb 7-8, 8pm; Sun, Feb 9, 2pm, $20-$35. sharpandfine.com

Cirque Mechanics, Feb 9 / Photo courtesy of artist

Wax Poet(s) Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Berkeley

circus ring and experience the timeless- ness of this evolving art form. 42FT is full of theatricality but with a modern sensibility, a showcase of wonders from a galloping me- chanical metal horse to a rotating tent frame for strongmen, acrobats and aerialists. Sun, Feb 9, 7pm, $20-95 lvpac.org San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera House, SF Classical (Re)Vision features ballets specifi- cally created for SF Ballet dancers. Hum- mingbird , Liam Scarlett’s first commission for SF Ballet, showcases this choreographer’s style of blending classical ballet with con- temporary drama. Mark Morris’ Sandpaper Ballet , 1999, is a cleverly tongue-in-cheek ballet exemplary of this choreographer’s signature musical sensibility. Tu-Wed, Feb 11-12, 7:30pm; Fri, Feb 14, 8pm; Sun, Feb 16, 2pm; Thu, Feb 20, 7:30pm; Sat, Feb 22, 2pm and 8pm, $29-$399. sfballet.org San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera House, SF Dance Innovations offers a chance to see three different ideas of what ballet can ex- press: the beautiful poignancy of Edwaard Li- ang’s The Infinite Ocean , the world premiere of Trey McIntyre’s The Big Hunger , and the thrilling display of classical movement that is Etudes . Thu, Feb 13, 7:30pm; Sat, Feb 15, 2pm and 8pm; Tu-Wed, Feb 18-19, 7:30pm; Fri, Feb 21, 8pm; Sun, Feb 23, 2pm, $29-$399. sfballet.org

MidCentury Blue(s) seeks to integrate move- ment and lights to explore two moments in history that saw radical approaches to agency in performance while still existing within tradi- tional power structures. Examining the uses of these two blues from a contemporary under- standing of intersectionality opens up ques- tions around how a radical act can still support status quo. Sat-Sun, Feb 8-9, 7pm, $12. wax-poets.com

Cirque Mechanics Bankhead Theater, Livermore

This latest invention from the creative minds of Cirque Mechanics dares us to leap into the

James Graham Dance Theatre Joe Goode Annex, SF

DANCE LOVERS 9 ...duets by real-life couples, crushes, and comrades...presented by James Graham Dance Theatre. Different couples sisters, friends, lovers) performing in their own styles. Thu-Sat, Feb 13-15, 8pm, $20-$40. jamesgrahamdancetheatre.com

SF Movement Arts Festival, Jan 24 / Photo by Andy Mogg

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