Tag Archives: dance

ODC Features Bolivian Dance Group at 15 Years

An award-winning Bolivian folkloric dance group — started in a local high school and nurtured in any rehearsal space it could find — celebrates its 15th anniversary this weekend with four programs at the ODC theater on 17th and Shotwell. “We always figured out somewhere to practice,” said Isidro Fajardo, 24, the artistic director and choreographer of Bolivia Corazón de...

D.I.R.T. To Stir Up Dance Mission Theater

No, it’s not a janitorial problem — D.I.R.T. at Dance Mission Theater is actually a vibrant showcase of artistic and physical skill opening this weekend. Dance In Revolt(ing) Times is a compilation of works featuring choreographers and dancers taking on deeply political themes in a form that gives social thought visible, tangible life. “Dance is interesting because it has a...

Cereal-powered Show At ATA

Dream-inspired movement takes the (window) stage at ATA tonight, when Laurie Buenafe and Bob Webb perform “Husk” from 6to 8 p.m. at Artist’s Television Access. The piece is described as a “harvest ritual of sorts” and has something to do with cornflakes cereal. To find out what that means, readers have to stop by the ATA window this evening, where...

VIDEO: The Escapement

Katherine Hawthorne explores timekeeping from sundials to the atomic clock through this piece that will be presenting today and tomorrow at the Joe Goode Annex. The Escapement is a piece about the invention of clocks and how we observe time. WHEN:  Friday & Saturday, May 9-10, 2014, 8pm WHERE:  Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St (cross street 17th), San Francisco,...

‘Nightcap’ Debuts at ODC Theater

“SAN FRANCISCO, November 1, 2012 – For the 61st cycle of its Pilot Program, ODC School and ODC Theater presents ‘Nightcap,’ a sampling of new dances and an evening of good cheer. A cornerstone of ODC’s programming since 1990, the Pilot Program selects a cohort of six artists to receive mentorship in choreography and self-production over the course of an intensive 11-week...

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.  

(p)RIDE Party SF

Do you know “where queens will shake their pom poms, kings will swish their stuff, and the unholiest queer honeys will take the night”? The answer’s Public Works at Erie & Mission’s (p)RIDE Party SF from 9pm to 3am on Saturday, June 23rd. The two floors of Public Works will be populated with all-queer dj’s, Go-Go dancers, performers and artists...

Learning Salsa Moves in Dolores Park

Donald “Donalio” Saldana squeezes the brakes of his red Univega Vivo Sport bicycle and slows to a stop on 19th Street. He reaches for the boom box that’s tied to his handlebars by two airless bike tubes, and turns up the volume. As he pedals the half-block to Dolores Park, heads turn to see who’s blasting the salsa con timba,...

Nostalgia is King at Swing Dance Series

Mission revelers have a longtime love affair with swing dancing, which may be based on either the dapper wingtip shoes or a simple desire to meet new people. SF Swing Jam‘s new Swing Series will outfit you with the skills you need to swing. Last Saturday, Mission Loc@l stopped by the series’ opening night at ODC to see what it...