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2017 Winter Arts Preview: Dance

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Batsheva Dance Company is making a highly anticipated return to The City. (Courtesy Gadi Dagon)
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San Francisco Ballet Program 1: Helgi Tomasson’s “Haffner Symphony,” Jirí Bubenícek’s Fragile Vessels” and Justin Peck’s “In the Countenance of Kings” are featured. Through Feb. 5. $25-$375. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfballet.org

San Francisco Ballet Program 2: The concert includes Alexei Ratmansky’s “Seven Sonatas,” Yuri Possokhov’s “Optimistic Tragedy” and Willam Forsythe’s “Pas/Parts 2016.” Today through Feb. 5. $25-$375. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfballet.org

Diablo Ballet: “Body & Soul” includes the duet from “Mercurial Manoeuvres” by Christopher Wheeldon, the premiere of “Trait d’union” by Sonya Delwaide; an excerpt from “Don Quixote”’ and the company premiere of ”When in Doubt” by Robert Dekkers. 8 p.m. Feb. 3, 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 4. $47. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek, www.diabloballet.org

Lucinda Childs Dance Company
: The seminal 1983 piece “Available Light,” set to John Adams’ “Light Over Water” and featuring a set designed by Frank Gehr, is revived, with a Cal Performances commission. 8 p.m. Feb. 3-4. $36–$126. Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way and Dana Street, Berkeley, www.calperformances.org

Noche Flamenca: “Antigona,” starring Soledad Barrio, is a flamenco interpretation of Sophocles’ classic play. Feb 4-25. $25-$75. Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F., www.zspace.org

James Graham Dance Theatre
: The sixth annual “Dance Lovers” pairs real-life couples, crushes, and comrades in an evening of duets. 8 p.m. Feb. 10-11, 7 p.m. Feb. 12. $17-$37. Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St., S.F., www.brownpapertickets.com

Nancy Karp + Dancers: The troupe premieres “Memory/Place,” a three-part piece inspired by human mass migration, set to a commissioned score by Kui Dong and Robert Honstein and Lou Harrison’s Grand Duo for piano and violin from 1988. 8 p.m. Feb. 10-11, 7 p.m. Feb. 12. $30-$45. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F., www.odctheater.org

Emspace Dance & Detour Dance
: The double bill of dance-theater (with the pieces “Monkey Gone of Heaven” and “Filaments”) is part of Shotgun Players’ BLAST Theatre Festival. 8 p.m. Feb. 11, 5 p.m. Feb. 12. $20-$25. Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley, www.shotgunplayers.org

Batsheva Dance Company: The acclaimed Israeli troupe performs the San Francisco debut of 2015’s full-length “Last Work.” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15-17. $40-$70. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard St., S.F., www.sfperformances.org

Clas/sick Hip Hop
: The dance and music bill includes Amy O’Neal’s “Opposing Forces,” which explores “fears around feminine qualities in society through the hyper-masculine dance style of breaking,” and “A Tribute to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” a curated show with local bands paying homage to the classic soul-hip-hop album. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Feb. 16-18. $20-$55. YBCA Forum, 701 Mission St., S.F., www.ybca.org

San Francisco Ballet’s Frankenstein: The company’s Program 3 is the local premiere of Liam Scarlett’s full-length work. Feb. 17 through 26. 25-$375. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfballet.org

13th Floor and Twisted Oak
: The double bill of physical theater includes 13th Floor’s “Lightning Strikes Anonymous” and Twisted Oak’s premiere “Fortune’s Fool: A Monster’s Odyssey.” Feb. 24– March 4. $15-$45. ODC, 3153 17th St., S.F., www.odc.dance/tickets

Smuin: The contemporary ballet troupe’s “Dance Series 01” includes works by Stanton Welch, Michael Smuin and Garrett Ammon. March 2-5. $56-$72, Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View, www.smuinballet.org

San Francisco Ballet All Balanchine: Program 4 includes George Balanchine’s “Stravinsky Violin Concerto,” “Prodigal Son” and “Diamonds.” March 7-18. $25-$375. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfballet.org

San Francisco Ballet Program 5: The concert includes Yuri Possokhov’s “Fusion,” Arthur Pita’s “Salome” and Liam Scarlett’s “Fearful Symmetries.” March 9-19. $25-$375. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfballet.org

SOULSKIN Dance: The company celebrates its fourth season with “Satin & Swing,” which focuses on styles of the 1920s and the present. 8 p.m. March 10-11, 7 p.m. March 12. $20-$25. Dance Mission Theatre, 3316 24th St., S.F., www.brownpapertickets.com

Dorrance Dance
: The New York-based company honors tap dance’s history “not by stripping the form of its tradition, but by pushing it: rhythmically, aesthetically and conceptually.” 7:30 p.m. March 16-18. $40-$65. YBCA Theater, 700 Howard St., S.F., www.sfperformances.org

San Francisco Ballet’s Swan Lake
: The troupe’s Program 6 features artistic director Helgi Tomasson’s version of the classic. March 31-April 12. $25-$375. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfballet.org

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