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Alonzo King LINES Ballet Announces Spring Season, 5/4-14Alonzo King LINES Ballet Announces Spring Season, 5/4-14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Alonzo King LINES Ballet is pleased to announce its Spring Season at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, May 4-14. The season pairs visionary choreographer Alonzo King with Bob Holman, legendary founder of the Bowery Poetry Club, endangered language activist, poet and filmmaker. (more...)

ODC Theater presents THEATER UNPLUGGEDODC Theater presents THEATER UNPLUGGED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

 Next month, ODC Theater is pleased to present the award-winning Epiphany Productions Sonic Dance Theater in a work-in-progress showing for Last Blue Couch in the Sky, scheduled to premiere at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in June. This edition of ODC's signature "Unplugged" format, a recurring platform offering a rare and candid look into the creative process, takes place for one night only, Sunday, March 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20, and may be purchased online at odc.dance/tickets or by phone at 415-863-9834. (more...)

Refugees welcome at Metropolitan in LEAH, THE FORSAKENRefugees welcome at Metropolitan in LEAH, THE FORSAKEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

LEAH, THE FORSAKEN is a tale of forbidden love, treachery, and redemption from 1862. Leah, a Jewish refugee fleeing persecution in Hungary, is forbidden by law to pass the night in an Austrian town. But there she wins the love of Rudolf, a Christian citizen. When a particularly zealous persecutor convinces Rudolf she has betrayed him, he quickly renounces her. Leah retreats to her exile, but only after bestowing her and her people's curse on him and his progeny. Can there be any light in such a darkened time, and what could possibly light it? (more...)

The African & African American Performing Arts And KSTAR Present BLACK CHOREOGRAPHERS FESTIVAL: HERE & NOW 2017, 2/11-26The African & African American Performing Arts And KSTAR Present BLACK CHOREOGRAPHERS FESTIVAL: HERE & NOW 2017, 2/11-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The African & African American Performing Arts Coalition and K*Star*Productions are pleased to announce the program for the Black Choreographers Festival: Here and Now 2017(BCF), which takes place next month over three consecutive weekends,February 11-26. (more...)

LEAH, THE FORSAKEN Finds a New Home at Metropolitan PlayhouseLEAH, THE FORSAKEN Finds a New Home at Metropolitan Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

LEAH, THE FORSAKEN is a tale of forbidden love, treachery, and redemption from 1862. Leah, a Jewish refugee fleeing persecution in Hungary, is forbidden by law to pass the night in an Austrian town. But there she wins the love of Rudolf, a Christian citizen. But when a particularly zealous persecutor convinces Rudolf she will betray him for gold, he quickly renounces her. Bestowing her curse on him and his progeny, Leah retreats to her exile. Five years later, now bound for a better life in America, she finds Rudolf has prospered with his new family, but also become a devoted champion of justice for Austrian Jews. Reconciled to a degree, the couple find grace in forgiveness and contrition, though equality is an elusive treasure. (more...)

Adam Pownall's GETTING BETTER SLOWLY to be Live StreamedAdam Pownall's GETTING BETTER SLOWLY to be Live Streamed
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Getting Better Slowly, the inspiring true story of one man's two and half year journey to recovery after Guillain-Barre Syndrome paralysed him, will be streamed live on the website of the official charity of the illness. (more...)

Joffrey Academy of Dance Announces 2017 Winners Of Choreographic CompetitionJoffrey Academy of Dance Announces 2017 Winners Of Choreographic Competition
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the recipients of the seventh annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition: Shannon Alvis, Sean Carmon, Karen Gabay and Jimmy Orrante. (more...)

Rebecca Stenn and Fran Kirmser Launch A LIFE IN DANCE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, Spring 2017Rebecca Stenn and Fran Kirmser Launch A LIFE IN DANCE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, Spring 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Critically acclaimed dancer and educator Rebecca Stenn and veteran Broadway producer Fran Kirmser and are pleased to announce the release of their upcoming book A LIFE IN DANCE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, available on Amazon in spring of 2017. (more...)

YBCA Presents the World Premiere of Gregory Dawson's LES VERITES, 1/27YBCA Presents the World Premiere of Gregory Dawson's LES VERITES, 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) announces the world premiere of artistic director Gregory Dawson's les vérités, a work celebrating dawsondancesf's past decade of dance performances, featuring influential artists who have supported their craft since dawsondancesf's inception in 2007. dawsondancesf is known for its rich, raw, highly energized style of movement and its focus on creative experimentation. (more...)

Abhinaya Dance Company Premieres VAANARA LEELAAbhinaya Dance Company Premieres VAANARA LEELA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose, the company that brought 'Arjuna - A Warrior's Tale' to life in 2014 to critical acclaim now presents 'Vaanara Leela - Monkeys in the Ramayana'. The Ramayana is one of the two major Sanskrit epics from Hindu mythology describing Prince Rama's journey. (more...)

Rotunda Dance Series Presents AXIS Dance CompanyRotunda Dance Series Presents AXIS Dance Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

In their sixth season of free monthly dance performances in San Francisco City Hall's extraordinary rotunda, Dancers' Group and World Arts West continue their partnership to bring audiences lunchtime glimpses into movement and musical traditions from around the world.   (more...)

AXIS Dance Company Open-Rehearsal Tour Send-OffAXIS Dance Company Open-Rehearsal Tour Send-Off
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Nearing the eve of their 30th anniversary, AXIS Dance Company welcomes their East Bay Community to the AXIS rehearsal studio at the Malonga for a special inside-peek at the repertory performed on the 15-city to go again tour in 2015-16 as they prepare to embark on their 2016-17 touring season.   (more...)

SAWED IN HALF Extends Through Nov 12 at ACME TheatreSAWED IN HALF Extends Through Nov 12 at ACME Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

SAWED IN HALF, America's funniest mom, comedic, one-woman show, has extended again at ACME Theatre, continuing tonight, October 21st, through November 12th, with performances at 8:00PM on Friday & Saturday. (more...)

Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco to Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Special PerformancesTheatre Flamenco of San Francisco to Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Special Performances
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

 Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco, one of California's oldest and most prolific dance companies, will celebrate its 50th anniversary season with performances of the special production, El Latir del Tiempo/The Beat of Time in San Francisco Bay Area and in Southern California. (more...)

American Dance Guild Festival to Honor Jean Erdman at 92Y This OctoberAmerican Dance Guild Festival to Honor Jean Erdman at 92Y This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The American Dance Guild Fall Performance Festival will return October 14-16 to the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, 1395 Lexington Avenue, NYC, in a weekend tribute to legendary modern dancer, choreographer and avant-garde theater director Jean Erdman in honor of her centenary. (more...)

Keith Hennessy + Jassem Hindi Present The World Premiere Of  future friend/shipsKeith Hennessy + Jassem Hindi Present The World Premiere Of future friend/ships
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Motivated by the ambivalent outcomes of the Arab Spring and a failed effort to understand the war in Syria, future friend/ships plays in the imaginary realms of future fiction, December 15-17, 2016 at CounterPulse in San Francisco. Tickets $20-$30 (no one turned away for a lack of funds) (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet Announces Major Leadership Reorganization for Joffrey Academy of DanceThe Joffrey Ballet Announces Major Leadership Reorganization for Joffrey Academy of Dance
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

The Joffrey Ballet is pleased to announce a major leadership reorganization for the Joffrey Academy of Dance featuring a new team comprised of respected dance industry veteran Raymond Rodriguez as Head of Studio Company and Trainee Program, effective late October, and Joffrey Ballet's Karin Ellis-Wentz as Head of Pre-Professional Programs, effective immediately. Both of these newly created director-level positions will report to Karine Provost, who will serve in a newly elevated role as Academy Director. Additionally, Joffrey Ballet's Artistic Director Ashley Wheater will now serve as Artistic Director of both the Academy and the Company - assuming creative leadership across the organization.  (more...)

American Dance Guild Festival to Honor Jean Erdman at 92Y This OctoberAmerican Dance Guild Festival to Honor Jean Erdman at 92Y This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The American Dance Guild Fall Performance Festival will return October 14-16 to the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, 1395 Lexington Avenue, NYC, in a weekend tribute to legendary modern dancer, choreographer and avant-garde theater director Jean Erdman in honor of her centenary. (more...)

Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose Premieres VAANARA LEELAAbhinaya Dance Company of San Jose Premieres VAANARA LEELA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose, the company that brought 'Arjuna - A Warrior's Tale' to life in 2014 to critical acclaim now presents'Vaanara Leela - Monkeys in the Ramayana'. The Ramayana is one of the two major Sanskrit epics from Hindu mythology describing Prince Rama's journey. (more...)

Rotunda Dance Series Presents AXIS Dance CompanyRotunda Dance Series Presents AXIS Dance Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

In their sixth season of free monthly dance performances in San Francisco City Hall's extraordinary rotunda, Dancers' Group and World Arts West continue their partnership to bring audiences lunchtime glimpses into movement and musical traditions from around the world.   (more...)

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