In October at ODC Theater, Kate Weare Company presents “Marksman,” which adopts the metaphor of “aim” to examine how people are formed over time.  (Courtesy Keira Heu-Jwyn Chang)

In October at ODC Theater, Kate Weare Company presents “Marksman,” which adopts the metaphor of “aim” to examine how people are formed over time. (Courtesy Keira Heu-Jwyn Chang)

Fall 2017 Arts Preview: Dance

The Bay Area dance community thrives, with performances from seasoned and emerging choreographers, and esteemed out-of-town guests.

Lenora Lee Dance: The troupe premieres “Within These Walls,” a site-specific piece integrating contemporary dance, video, original music and poetry inspired by experiences of people who were detained on Angel Island. 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Sept. 9-10, Sept. 16-17. $10-$55. Angel Island Immigration Station, Angel Island, www.LenoraLeeDance.com

Dance Theatre of San Francisco: The contemporary troupe’s fifth season program includes premieres by Dexandro “D” Montalvo, Sandrine Cassini and Angela Dice Nguyen. 8 p.m. Sept. 22-23. $20-$30. Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F., www.dancetheatersf.org

Smuin: The program includes the West Coast premiere of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s “Requiem for a Rose,” Michael Smuin’s “Fly Me to the Moon” and Garrett Ammon’s “Serenade for Strings.” Sept. 22-23 at Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center for the Arts; Sept. 29-Oct. 7 at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts; $25-$79, www.smuinballet.org

PUSHfest: The mixed-genre festival (with two programs) showcases dances by mid-career and emerging choreographers and includes the premiere of “Mothership (Part II)” by the PUSH Company. 8 p.m. Sept. 22-23, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24. $15-$30. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F., www.pushdance.org/festival

LIKHA-Pilipino Folk Ensemble: The group’s 25th anniversary show “Karangalan” honors the many customs of the 7,000 island archipelago, the Philippines, in a spectacular display. 7 p.m. Sept. 23, 2 p.m. Sept. 24. $30-$35. Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F., www.likha.org

Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group: Choreographer Wilson’s full-length “Moses(es)” is inspired by Zora Neale Hurston’s retelling of the biblical story. 8 p.m. Sept. 23, 4 p.m. Sept. 24. $30-$68. Zellerbach Auditorium, UC Berkeley campus, www.calperformances.org

West Wave Dance Festival: The 26th choreography showcase features more than 20 veteran and emerging performers and dance makers creating work under the theme “Nocturnes.” 8 p.m. Sept. 29-Oct. 1, Oct. 6- 8, $10. S.F. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St., S.F., ww.safehousearts.org

Kate Weare Company: The troupe appears in “Marksman,” which adopts the metaphor of “aim” to examine how people are formed over time. 8 p.m. Oct. 5-7. $30. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F., www.odc.dance

Flyaway Productions: The apparatus-based dance company presents “The Right To Be Believed,” an aerial, site-specific dance based on an essay by Rebecca Solnit exploring the lack of credibility for women in legal, social and economic spheres. 8 and 9 p.m. Oct. 6-7. Free. 1100 Broadway, Oakland, www.calperformances.org

ODC/Dance: “Boulders and Bones” by choreographers Brenda Way and KT Nelson traces the shifting light and landscape of an Andy Goldsworthy installation. 8 p.m. Oct. 11. $30-$68. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley campus, calperformances.org

From Shadows: Contemporary choreographer Marika Brussel premieres her hour-long ballet about homelessness. 8 p.m. Oct. 12-13. $25-$30. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F., www.marikabrussel.com

Our Future Ends: The multimedia satirical work by Clement Hil Goldberg addresses the extinction of wildlife via choreography and stop-motion animation. 8 p.m. Oct. 12-21. $20-$35. CounterPulse, 80 Turk St., S.F., www.counterpulse.org

Margaret Jenkins Dance Company
: The post-modern group’s 43rd season program includes the premiere of “Skies Calling Skies Falling” and a re-imagined version of “Site Series (Inside Outside).” 8 p.m. Oct. 12-14. $25-$38. Wilsey Center, War Memorial, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.mjdc.org

The Anata Project: The evening-length “Point of Dissolve” by Claudia Anata Hubiak explores the societal notion that working harder equates with greater self-worth. 8 p.m. Oct. 19-21. $18-$38. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F., www.odcdance/calendar

Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu: The acclaimed, eclectic Hawaiian troupe presents “Hula Guyz” with Hawaiian cultural treasure Robert Cazimero. 8 p.m. Oct. 21, 2 p.m. Oct. 22. $30-$45. Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F., www.cityboxoffice.com

San Francisco Trolley Dances: The moving showcase of live performances follows Muni’s N-Judah line from the South of Market to the Sunset and Golden Gate Park, and features site-specific works along the route. Two-hour tours begin at 11 a.m. and run every 45 minutes through 2:45 p.m. Oct. 21-22. $2.25 (Muni fare). Start at California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission St., S.F., www.epiphanydance.org/work/trolley-dances

RAWDANCE: The troupe presents an encore of “Double Exposure,” a series of 12 duets each choreographed by a different West Coast choreographer or team. 8 p.m. Oct. 26-28. $30-$35. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F., www.odc.dance/rawdance

Dorrance Dance: Tap dancer-choreographer Michelle Dorrance is known for connecting tap’s history to contemporary culture and infusing the form with theatricality and humor. 8 p.m. Oct. 27. $15-$58. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley campus, www.calperformances.org

Jess Curtis/Gravity: “Intercontinental Collaborations #7” addresses issues of “physical diversity, dis/ability, access, digital technologies and their social consequences.” 8 p.m. Nov. 2-5. $20-$35. Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St., S.F., www.jesscurtisgravity.org

Hope Mohr Dance Bridge Project: “Radical Movement: Gender and Politics in Performance” features artists from different disciplines responding to the prompt: What does it mean to have a radical body? 8 p.m. Nov. 3-4 and Nov. 10-11. $20-$35. CounterPulse, 80 Turk St., S.F., www.counterpulse.org

Tango Buenos Aires: The Argentine troupe’s production pays homage to legendary singer, songwriter, composer and actor Carlos Gardel. 8 p.m. Nov. 11. $15-$76. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley campus, www.calperformances.org

Alonzo King LINES Ballet: Vocalist Lisa Fischer joins the troupe in an encore of “The Propelled Heart,” an improvisational dance-vocal collaboration. Nov. 15-19. Ticket price TBA. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Howard St., S.F., www.linesballet.org

Joffrey Ballet: The residency performances include works by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Justin Peck, Alexander Ekman and Nicholas Blanc. 8 p.m. Nov. 17-18, 3 p.m. Nov. 19. $18-$150. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley campus, www.calperformances.org
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