SAN FRANCISCO DANCE NEWS COVERAGE

Smuin Announces 19/20 Season With Johnny Cash & Dave Brubeck Ballets & More Photo Smuin Announces 19/20 Season With Johnny Cash & Dave Brubeck Ballets & More
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019

Following a record-breaking 25th anniversary, Smuin returns with a stellar lineup for its 2019/20 season featuring a vivid ballet set to the iconic music of Johnny Cash, a world premiere by Cuban trailblazer Osnel Delgado, and the return of sensational works by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Michael Smui...
Photo Flash: Smuin Wraps Up 25th Anniversary Season With Stunning DANCE SERIES 02 Photo Photo Flash: Smuin Wraps Up 25th Anniversary Season With Stunning DANCE SERIES 02
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2019

Smuin concludes its quarter-century celebration with a tribute to founder Michael Smuin and his vibrant works set to the music of George and Ira Gershwin, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, and others. The Best of Smuin will feature the return of timeless favorites such as the red-hot chair solo "Fever," alo...
Ratmansky's Shostakovich Trilogy Closes SF Ballet's 2019 Repertory Season Photo Ratmansky's Shostakovich Trilogy Closes SF Ballet's 2019 Repertory Season
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2019

Alexei Ratmansky's Shostakovich Trilogy returns to San Francisco Ballet (SF Ballet) May 7-12, closing the Company's 2019 Repertory Season at the War Memorial Opera House. Called a "fascinating, thrilling, bewilderingly ambiguous evocation of life in Shostakovich's Russia" (The New York Times), and s...
Monterey Jazz Festival Announces 2019 Next Generation Jazz Festival Results Photo Monterey Jazz Festival Announces 2019 Next Generation Jazz Festival Results
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2019

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Neumeier's THE LITTLE MERMAID Returns To SF Ballet, April 19–28 Photo Neumeier's THE LITTLE MERMAID Returns To SF Ballet, April 19–28
by BWW News Desk - April 01, 2019

John Neumeier's provocative adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid returns to San Francisco Ballet April 19-28 at SF War Memorial Opera House. American-born Neumeier, who has been the director and chief choreographer of Hamburg Ballet since 1973, uses his own set, costume, and li...
SFDanceworks Announces Season Four, this June at Cowell Theater Photo SFDanceworks Announces Season Four, this June at Cowell Theater
by BWW News Desk - March 30, 2019

SFDanceworks is pleased to announce its fourth season featuring a West Coast premiere by Alejandro Cerrudo, a Bay Area premiere by Olivier Wevers, as well as newly commissioned works by Brett Conway,Laura O'Malley and Andrea Schermoly. SFDanceworks' Season Four takes place at the Cowell Theater at F...
Farah Yasmeen Shaikh Brings Her First Traditional Solo Kathak Performance To The Bay Photo Farah Yasmeen Shaikh Brings Her First Traditional Solo Kathak Performance To The Bay Area
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2019

Internationally known Kathak artist Farah Yasmeen Shaikh-who makes her home in the Bay Area, was trained by the late Pandit Chitresh Das and whose performances have been described as "electrifying"-brings her first traditional solo performance to the Bay Area in 5 years this spring. This follows her...
ODC's Walking Distance Dance Festival Returns May 12-19 Photo ODC's Walking Distance Dance Festival Returns May 12-19
by BWW News Desk - March 08, 2019

ODC Theater announces the eighth annual Walking Distance Dance Festival, May 12 – 19, featuring artists from Los Angeles and the Bay Area in three programs based in and around ODC's two-building Mission district campus. Tickets, $15 - $60, are now on sale at odc.dance/wddf or by phone at 415-863-983...
Liss Fain Dance Announces New Performance Installation At Z Space Photo Liss Fain Dance Announces New Performance Installation At Z Space
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2019

Liss Fain Dance is pleased to announce its newest performance installation CLOSE THE DOOR SLOWLY. Set to a commissioned score by Oakland-based percussionist Jordan Glenn, and featuring an ensemble of six dancers, Close the Door Slowly runs May 3 5, 2019, Friday to Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2...
Z Space Presents The World Premiere Of RIPPED By Rachel Bublitz Photo Z Space Presents The World Premiere Of RIPPED By Rachel Bublitz
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2019

Z Space, one of the nation's leading laboratories for the development of new works, is pleased to present the world premiere of Ripped by Rachel Bublitz,May 22 - June 15, 2019. The play will be directed by Executive Artistic Director Lisa Steindler, with a vision that will incorporate set and lighti...
Sean Dorsey Dance Announces 15th Anniversary Season Lineup Photo Sean Dorsey Dance Announces 15th Anniversary Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - February 14, 2019

SEAN DORSEY DANCE (Sean Dorsey, artistic director; Shawna Virago, general manager) today announced its 15th anniversary home season - a return engagement of its acclaimed dance work, 'Boys in Trouble' at Z Space (March 14-16) - along with a 20-city U.S. tour, a full-length documentary, the 18th annu...
Dimensions Dance Theater Presents Spring Program in Oakland Photo Dimensions Dance Theater Presents Spring Program in Oakland
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2019

Dimensions Dance Theater has announced its spring program, April 6 - 7, at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, featuring world premieres by two of its longtime company members: Erik Lee and Latanya Tigner....
Hope Mohr Dance Announces 2019 Bridge Project Photo Hope Mohr Dance Announces 2019 Bridge Project
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2019

Hope Mohr Dance (HMD) today announced its 2019 Bridge Project, titled SIGNALS FROM THE WEST: BAY AREA ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION WITH MERCE CUNNINGHAM AT 100, a collaboration with the Merce Cunningham Trust, ODC Theater and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)'s Open Space as part of the interna...
Choreographer Alonzo King And Musician V N- Nh Vanessa V Collaborate Photo Choreographer Alonzo King And Musician V N- Nh Vanessa V Collaborate
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2019

Alonzo King LINES Ballet, the San Francisco-based, internationally celebrated contemporary ballet company, is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Emmy award-winning Vietnamese musician and composer Van-Ánh Vanessa Võ. ...
Smuin's Annual Gala March 3 Celebrates Quarter-Century For Contemporary Ballet Compan Photo Smuin's Annual Gala March 3 Celebrates Quarter-Century For Contemporary Ballet Company
by BWW News Desk - January 07, 2019

Smuin Contemporary Ballet celebrates its silver anniversary with Smuin's Annual Gala, hosted by co-chairs Patti and Jerry Hume and Athena and John Konstin along with Smuin's Board of Trustees and Friends of Smuin committee. Honoring 25 years at the forefront of contemporary ballet, arts, civic, and ...
Jessica Lang Dance Makes Final Bay Area Appearance in February Photo Jessica Lang Dance Makes Final Bay Area Appearance in February
by BWW News Desk - January 04, 2019

Hammer Theatre Center presents Jessica Lang Dance, the lauded New York City-based dance company dedicated to enriching and inspiring global audiences with its artfully crafted and emotionally engaging works...
Atlantic City Ballet Brings SWAN LAKE To Napa Valley! Photo Atlantic City Ballet Brings SWAN LAKE To Napa Valley!
by BWW News Desk - December 12, 2018

Of all the great classics, Swan Lake remains the quintessential ballet of all time. It is the story of romance, sorcery and betrayal, and centered on one of life's most recognizable themes, the struggle between good and evil. The nationally acclaimed Atlantic City Ballet brings this stunning perform...
Smuin Brings Etta James, Rodin & More To Carmel & Mountain View Photo Smuin Brings Etta James, Rodin & More To Carmel & Mountain View
by BWW News Desk - December 07, 2018

Smuin continues its 25th anniversary season with Dance Series 01, a dazzling program that pushes the boundaries of contemporary ballet. Acclaimed dancemaker Trey McIntyre returns to Smuin with Blue Until June, a thrilling tribute to Etta James. Continuing Smuin's long-time dedication to fostering ne...
Ballet Sun Valley Presents San Francisco Ballet Performing At Sun Valley Pavilion Photo Ballet Sun Valley Presents San Francisco Ballet Performing At Sun Valley Pavilion
by BWW News Desk - December 06, 2018

Ballet Sun Valley announces today that it will present the internationally acclaimed San Francisco Ballet led by Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson, July 5 and 7, 2019, in the Sun Valley Pavilion. This much anticipated weekend of dance will also feature an Education Program, that was developed to insp...
Alonzo King Travels to Paris to commemorate Universal Declaration on Human Rights Photo Alonzo King Travels to Paris to commemorate Universal Declaration on Human Rights
by BWW News Desk - November 28, 2018

Alonzo King LINES Ballet, the San Francisco-based, internationally celebrated contemporary ballet company, is pleased to announce it has been selected as one of the dance companies to perform at Wake of Humanity, a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Hu...
Oakland University Professor Recreates 'Lost' Balanchine Ballet Photo Oakland University Professor Recreates 'Lost' Balanchine Ballet
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2018

Oakland University's School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Envisioning Marche Funebre: A Study in the Early Choreography of George Balanchine at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms....
AXIS Dance Company Closes Out 2018 With A Flourish & Announces Collaboration With Art Photo AXIS Dance Company Closes Out 2018 With A Flourish & Announces Collaboration With Arthur Pita
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2018

Following a successful 4-city tour of Florida that included a well-received appearance at the Forward Motion Physically Integrated Dance Festival in Miami, the company brings its vaunted skill set back to the Bay Area with select performances that include a newly reconceived staging of Robert Dekker...
San Francisco Ballet Welcome Ming Luke As Guest Conductor For Kennedy Center Performa Photo San Francisco Ballet Welcome Ming Luke As Guest Conductor For Kennedy Center Performance.
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2018

Ming Luke will act as guest conductor for San Francisco Ballet (SFB), "one of the world's top ballet companies" (London Sunday Times), at Kennedy Center on October 28th, 1:30pm. Luke will lead the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra in live accompaniment for pieces choreographed by some of the worl...
RAWdance ROARs Into 15th Season with Triple Bill Next January Photo RAWdance ROARs Into 15th Season with Triple Bill Next January
by BWW News Desk - October 08, 2018

In celebration of its 15th anniversary next year, RAWdance is proud to announce ROAR, a triple bill featuring two world premieres, January 24 – 26, at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) in San Francisco. Rounding out the program is a remount of Brilliant Alarm, which premiered last year as part ...
The San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest Celebrates 20 Years Photo The San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest Celebrates 20 Years
by BWW News Desk - September 27, 2018

Micaya is pleased to present the 20th Anniversary of the San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest (SFIHHDF), featuring groundbreaking hip-hop performances from 14 dance companies from around the world. ...