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Rehearsal for Gracias a la Vida. Photo by Robbie Sweeny

Dance Mission Theater Leaps Into New Year With 40th Anniversary Show

Through four decades, Dance Mission Theater has steadfastly continued producing shows. On January 13th and 14th, it will celebrate its 40th anniversary with politically themed performances that include drumming, ballet, modern dance, song, and even sign language at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. It’s called “Gracias a la Vida: Love in a Bitter Time” and it is a...
Antoine Hunter by RJ Muna. Courtesy of World Arts West

Deaf Dance Festival to Shake Up Dance Mission Theater

For the fourth year in a row, a festival featuring Deaf and hard of hearing dancers opens at Dance Mission theater Friday, August 12 and runs through August 14, featuring styles ranging from belly dancing to hip hop, ballet to Afro-modern, and even sign language from other parts of the world. The festival brings with it not just expressive movement by Deaf dancers,...
Zoe Klein. Photo by Weidong Yang

Dance Mission Keeps Dancing in “Revolt(ing) Times”

Can you picture the gentrification of Oakland, the death of Sandra Bland, and the treatment of Haitians in the Dominican Republic … in dance? In its second annual D.I.R.T. Festival (Dance In Revolt(ing) Times), Dance Brigade will present explorations of all these themes and more, starting on January 22. The festival is inspired by the dancers’ drive to go beyond making aesthetic movement and...
Dance Mission Theater. Photo by Lydia Chavez.

Dance Mission Faces Rent Hike, Uncertain Future (updated)

Stepping out of the BART at 24th and Mission at most hours of the day one is likely to hear the pulse of African drums, hip hop, or salsa emanating from the second floor studios of Dance Brigade’s Dance Mission Theater. But that music may not continue forever. The performance space and dance school announced that its landlord is seeking...
Taiko Dojo drummers at Dance Mission Theater. Photo by Yichen Guo

Crash, Boom, Badass: Taiko at Dance Mission

Complete with ferocious women flailing drumsticks as long as their arms, loincloth-clad men, a lion dance, and the sonic power to make your heart rumble, San Francisco Taiko Dojo is bringing tradition and pure fun to Dance Mission Theater. “It’s stunning,” said taiko first-timer Mariah Landers. “I wasn’t expecting this level of dance and drama and motion.” The group drumming style showcases...
Tommy Shepherd and Dan Wolf accompanied by Mix’d Ingrdnts

Senses Absorbed at Dance Mission Theater

Rap drifted into spoken word then exploded into gravity defying hip-hop dance. Last night’s performance at Dance Mission Theater featured Felonious, a live hip-hop music and theatrical group, Campo Santo, another Bay Area theatrical group and the Mix’d Ingrdnts Dance Company, a female collective. The performance celebrated Jeff Chang’s book, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop. The performance was the third of four shows...

El Teatro Dance Mission Presenta Estreno Mundial

Claudia Hubiak fundó en 2011 el proyecto The Anata Project, una compañía de danza con base en Nueva York y San Francisco. La compañía presentará  “Crooked Little Hearts,” una obra que explora las relaciones, la intimidad y la dependencia.La función será en el teatro  Dance Mission Theater el 19 y 20 de octubre. Los boletos tienen un costo de $15...
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Dance Mission Theater Hosts World Premiere

Claudia Hubiak founded The Anata Project, a dance company based in New York and San Francisco, in 2011. The company will premiere “Crooked Little Hearts,” a work exploring relationships, intimacy and dependency, at Dance Mission Theater Oct. 19 and 20. Tickets are $15 in advance online, $20 at the door. Available at www.brownpapertickets.com.  

Good Morning Mission!

6 A.M. With no wind and overcast skies, it's 50° and feels like it. But once the fog burns off, another beautiful day in the neighborhood. What better place to celebrate National Weed Appreciation Day! Have you hugged your weed today? For those not quite ready for Sunday gardening, try The Lab for Godwaffle Noise Pancakes. Or you might prefer...
Photo by Laurie Buenafe Krsmanovic.

Holiday Shows, Dirt, Bubbles, y Más!

It’s official, holiday season is in full swing! The city is teeming with bubbles, baubles, bunnies and elves.  Check out the events listing below, as well as SFKids’ copious holiday events flyer and best bets of this week. Kids re-enact the first Thanksgiving on video, in a more accurate portrayal of race relations, warm fuzzies and all. Nancy López reports...