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Winter 2019 Arts Preview: Dance

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Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF premieres “Like an Ox on the Roof” at Fort Mason Center in March. (Courtesy Matt Haber)

The thriving Bay Area dance community — and guests — offer up plentiful performance options.

San Francisco Ballet Program 1: Helgi Tomasson and Yuri Possokhov’s 2003 full-length “Don Quixote” set to music by Ludwig Minkus was last presented in 2015. Jan. 25-Feb. 3. $40-$399. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfballet.org

Kristin Damrow & Company: The contemporary company premieres “Impact,” a dance set in a dystopian world in the near future and inspired by Brutalist architecture. 8 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 2. $25-$60. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F., kristindamrow.com/Impact

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo: The acclaimed all-male ballet and comedy troupe appears in the only Northern California engagement of its current tour. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31. $20-$100. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore, www.lvpac.org

Diablo Ballet: “Balanchine and Beyond” features Balanchine’s “Apollo” as well as Tina Kay Bohnstedt’s “From Another Time” and Marius Petipa’s “Paquita.” 8 p.m. Feb. 1, 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 2. $39-$47. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek, www.diabloballet.org

FURY: The “immersive concert experience” inspired by the movie “Mad Max: Fury Road” features choreography by Danielle Rowe and Alonzo King Lines’ Ballet dancers. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 1-2. $35-$125. August Hall, 420 Mason St., S.F., www.furyshow.com

Russian National Ballet: The company’s production of the classic “Don Quixote” is drawn from the Petipa/Minkus ballet and a 1900 version staged by Alexander Gorsky for the Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow. 8 p.m. Feb. 8. $20-$80. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore, www.lvpac.org

San Francisco Ballet Program 2: George Balanchine’s “Divertimento No. 15,” Benjamin Millepied’s “Appassionata” and David Dawson’s “Anima Animus” make up “Kaleidoscope.” Feb. 12-23. $29-$375. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfballet.org

San Francisco Ballet Program 3: Artistic director Helgi Tomasson’s “The Fifth Season,” Cathy Marston’s “Snowblind” and Harald Lander’s “Etudes” are featured in “In Space & Time.” Feb. 14-24. $29-$375. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfballet.org

Katie Faulkner’s little seismic dance company: The troupe premieres “Divining,” which investigates “embodied forms of knowing, from prayer to palm reading to water witching.” 8 p.m. Feb. 14-16. $15-$30. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F., odc.dance/tickets

13th Floor: The dance theater company founded by Jenny McAllister stages a sequel, “Space Pilots in Spaaaace: Episode 2 Crashing the Party,” described as “interactive theatrical experience.” 8 p.m. Feb. 21. $30-$40. East Bay Community Space, 507 55th St., Oakland, 13thfloortheater.org

Berkeley Dance Project: The UC Berkeley performance series features choreography by professional choreographers Joe Goode, Rulan Tangen, Latanya Tigner and Cherie Hill and student Katie O’Connor. Feb. 21-March 2, $13-$20. Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley campus, http://tdps.berkeley.edu/

Risa Jaroslow & Dancers: “At Your Service,” a premiere collaboration with vocalist-composer Amy X Neuburg,” sheds light on undervalued workers in service industries. 8 p.m. Feb. 21-23. $15-$30. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F., odc.dance/tickets

Smuin Dance Series 01: The contemporary ballet troupe’s 25th season offers dances by Trey McIntyre, Nicole Haskins, Ben Needham-Wood, Rex Wheeler and Michael Smuin. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-22, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, 2 p.m. Feb. 24. $58-$75. Center for Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View, www.smuinballet.org

Jessica Lang Dance: The acclaimed New York choreographer brings a program with pieces set to music by Tony Bennett, Grieg and Beethoven to the South Bay and The City. $37-$75. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, www.hammertheatre.com; and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28-March 2 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., S.F., sfperformances.org

Akram Khan’s Xenos: The Cal Performances co-commission for the British-Bangladeshi artist combines Indian kathak and modern dance in a tale taken from the Prometheus myth and told from the perspective of an Indian soldier recruited to fight for the British in World War I. 8 p.m. March 2, 5 p.m. March 3. $30-$78. Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way and Dana Street, Berkeley, www.calperformances.org

The Dancing Master: Nash Baroque ensemble and San Francisco Renaissance Dancers present a costumed, historically-informed performance of 18th-century dance with live music; the event includes a 20-minute baroque dance lesson for the audience. 7:30 p.m. March 2. $25-$35. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St, S.F., www.brownpapertickets.com

ka·nei·see | collective: The dance troupe and Cat Call Choir stage a revised version of 2018’s evening-length “Nevertheless,” which surveys gender-based harassment and takes inspiration from the feminist assertion, “Nevertheless, she persisted.” 8 p.m. March 7-9, 2 p.m. March 10. $25-$40. Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F., www.zpace.org

ODC/Dance: “World’s On Fire,” a premiere choreographed by Kate Weare and Brenda Way, tackles issues of kinship, belief, suffering, love and the will to survive and features music by The Crooked Jadea. 8 p.m. March 7-9, 5 p.m. March 10. $30-$80; $150-$600 for March 8 gala, with pre-and post-show festivities. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., S.F., www.odc.dance

San Francisco Ballet Program 4
: Helgi Tomasson’s “The Sleeping Beauty” is reprised. March 9-17. $40-$398. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfballet.org

D.I.R.T. Festival: Dance Mission’s annual Dance In Revolt(ing) Time focuses on the theme storm SURGE, featuring more than a dozen artists exploring global warming in two programs. Weekend one features Tigre Bailando, Danza Puerto Rico, Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu (Saturday only), Boomshake Music (Sunday only), Yayoi Kambara, Sammay Dizon and Halau Kawainuhi, Hien Huynh, Primera Generación. Weekend two features Krissy Keefer, Chris Babingui, bananarama, Keisha Turner, Kyle Limin, Kerensa DeMars and Chitresh Das Institute. 8 p.m. March 9 and March 16, 7 p.m. March 10 and March 17. $20-$30. 3316 24th St., S.F., dancemissiontheater.org

Fullstop Dance: “Enduring,” with works by Tushrik Fredericks, Marissa Wong and Kirill Berezovski, explores “what it means to support someone, what makes an outsider, and what keeps people motivated to achieve.” 8 p.m. March 21-23. $15-$40 ODC, 3153 17th St., S.F., http://odc.dance/

Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF: “Like an Ox on the Roof” offers three premieres set to classical music as well the re-staging of “Concerto Grosso” by dancer Private Freeman. 8 p.m. March 22-23. $20.50-$52.20. Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., S.F., http://mfdpsf.org/upcoming-events/

San Francisco Ballet Program 5: “Lyric Voices” includes Trey McIntyre’s “Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem,” Christopher Wheeldon’s “Bound To” and the premiere of Yuri Possokhov’s “… two united in a single soul …” March 27-April 7. $29-$375. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfballet.org

San Francisco Ballet Program 6: “Space Between” includes Justin Peck’s “Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes,” a new ballet by Liam Scarlett, and Arthur Pita’s “Bjork Ballet.” March 28-April 9. $29-$375. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfballet.org

Deborah Slater Dance Theater: The company, celebrating its 30th anniversary, reprises “The Sleepwatchers,” which examines sleep both metaphorically and literally. 8 p.m. March 28-30. $15-$50. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F., odc.dance/sleepwatchers

Nava Dance Theatre: “Broken Seeds Still Grow: Taking Root,” a San Francisco premiere, is an interactive experience with storytelling, bharatanatyam, Indian miniature painting, video animation and live music created as a response to effects of the 1947 partition of British India. 8 p.m. March 29, 3 and 8 p.m. March 30, 3 p.m. March 31. $22-$35. CounterPulse, 80 Turk St., S.F., www.counterpulse.org

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: The acclaimed troupe’s residency offers three different programs, including Ailey’s classic “Revelations,” works by artistic director Robert Battle and dances by Rennie Harris, Wayne McGregor, Jessica Lang, Jamar Roberts, Ronald K. Brown and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. April 9-14. $38-$145. Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way and Dana Street, Berkeley, www.calperformances.org

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