January/February 2020 In Dance

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ODC/Dance ODC Theater, SF

ODC/Dance Unplugged is a recurring platform offering a rare and candid look into the creative process of ODC's choreographers. Delve into the specifics, question the process, and learn something new during these exclusive evenings with ODC's creative force. Fri, Feb 14, 7pm, $25 odc.dance Paul Taylor Dance Company YBCA Theater, SF The dance world lost Paul Taylor in 2018 after more than a six-decade career in contem- porary dance. The Company’s two programs include Taylor’s final work, Concertiana and signature dances that defined his artistry. Wed-Sat, Feb 19-22, 7:30-9:30pm: Sat-Sun, Feb 22-23, 2pm. $45-$90 sfperformances.org In AI Sensorium , ODC Resident Artist Kinetech Arts investigates how bodies and minds are transformed, exploited, and manipulated by machine learning (ML) and artificial intel- ligence (AI) both virtually and physically. Fri- Sun, Feb 21-23, $15-$30. odc.dance DC Contemporary Dance Theatre/El Teatro de Danza Contemporanea YBCA Theater, SF UBUNTU: For the Whole of All Humanity , a diverse program in the Ailey genre yet reflects the power, passion and poetry of the Central American history, layered with an international elegance and flair of multi-cultural dancers. Choreographers: Lloyd Whitmore (Philadanco), Francisco Castillo (El Salvador), Chandini Darby and Maurice Johnson (Washington, DC). Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now – 2020 Various locations, SF and Oakland The Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now – 2020 brings performances to San Francisco and Oakland highlighting a host of premieres featuring unique and dynamic performances. Visit the BCF website for pro- gramming details, updates, to donate and/or to volunteer. Sat-Sun, Feb 22-23, Feb 29-Mar 1, Mar 7-8, 7:30pm, $10-$30. bcfhereandnow.com Kinetech Arts ODC Theater, SF Sat, Feb 22, 7pm, $25. teatrodedanza.org

Nancy Karp + Dancers, Feb 27-29 and Mar 1 / Photo by John Hefti

DC Contemporary Dance Theatre/El Teatro de Danza Contemporanea, Feb 22 / Photo by Dave Cunningham

Wendy Whelan and Maya Beiser YBCA Theater, SF

Deborah Slater Dance Theater ODC Theater, SF In its 30th Anniversary season, DSDT co- presents with ODC Theater, Part Two and Three of the inCIVILITY series— the acclaimed Outrage Machine (2018), a combination of motion capture, live interactive visual effects, and the expressive power of dance; and the world premiere of the third and final section, A Seat at the Table . Thu-Sat, Feb 27-Feb 29, 8pm; Sun, Mar 1, 5pm, $20-$50. deborahslater.org

Ground-breaking dancer Wendy Whelan, legendary choreographer Lucinda Childs, renowned cellist/creative producer Maya Beiser and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang partner for the Bay Area premiere of The Day . Thu-Fri, Feb 27-28, 7:30-9:30pm, $45-$65. sfperformances.org

Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco, Feb 1 / Photo by Lorena Zertuche

Rotunda Dance Series San Francisco City Hall

The Rotunda Dance Series brings many of the 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. Fri, Feb 28, 12pm, FREE . dancersgroup.org Berkeley Ballet Theater and San Francisco Girls Chorus YBCA Theater, SF An original production, Rightfully Ours , that uses the Centennial of the 19th Amendment to ask the question of what it means to have a voice in society. The 60-minute work includes 8 new pieces of choreography created for BBT's Studio Company and the San Francisco Girls Chorus. Sat, Feb 29, 7:30pm, $28-$50. berkeleyballet.org

Nancy Karp + Dancers Paul Dresher Ensemble Studio, Oakland

“Piano piano” is an Italian expression that means “slowly slowly, gradually, gently” and the work invites the audience through the buildings hallways, balconies, and central floor space. The dancers relationship to the architecture and the many spaces that appear to be fixed will inform how the piece emerges. Seating Limited. Thu-Sat, Feb 27-29, 8pm; Sun, Mar 1, 3pm, $25-$45. nancykarp.org

RAWdance, Jan 17-18 / Photo by Hillary Goidell


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