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Dance

Arts Forecast: Local shows to stream on your screens

Local drag star and owner of SoMa club Oasis, D’Arcy Drollinger’s new show “Hot Trash” would probably not have been born under normal circumstances. But when COVID caused the...

Review: Two random ballroom dancers in the Chinese Pavilion at Stow Lake

How long has it been? 135 Days. Nineteen weeks. Five months! You've had another heavy but predictable meltdown with your lockdown partner, or you realized you've been staring at...

Review: A dash of variety and joy in SF Ballet’s ‘Classical (Re)Vision’

If you're looking for a delectable entry point into ballet today, San Francisco Ballet has created a program expressly for you. Classical (Re)vision, playing through February 22, is billed...

Fiery flamenco meets rousing gospel in ‘Soul Y Alma’

Since taking the helm of Theatre Flamenco in 2008, artistic director, choreographer, and dancer Carola Zertuche has made it her mission to take the traditional Spanish dance form in...

With ‘Butterfly Effect’ choreographer Krissy Keefer caps decades of eco-activism

For more than four decades, Dance Brigade’s co-founder and award-winning Artistic Director Krissy Keefer has been a voice in the wilderness, warning audiences around the country about the devastating...

Nature takes astounding flight in ‘Viva MOMIX!’

With its 40th birthday fast approaching in 2020, the MOMIX dance company is excited to bring a vibrant “compilation album” of its “greatest hits” to San Jose (Sun/20-Mon/21 at...

Dancing in different senses with ‘(in)Visible’

For many of us, going to a dance performance means going to a theater, sitting in the dark and watching the bodies move onstage.  But what if you can’t see?...

Ethnic Dance Fest transcends borders 41 years in

Patrick Makuakāne, the founder and director of the Hawaiian dance company Nā Lei Hulu i ka Wēkiu, wants to keep traditions of the dance form intact. He also uses modern music...

Fresh Meat Festival serves up revolutionary trans-queer dance, 17 years on

DANCE You will not find another festival out there like this one, or at least one that has embodied the same ongoing dedication to exploring the artistic possibility that...

Dancing to a different Russian in ‘Shostakovich Trilogy’

ONSTAGE Dmitri Shostakovich’s music isn’t typical for a ballet. That’s because of shifts in the tone and tempo, says Sasha De Sola, a principle dancer in the San Francisco Ballet...