Shannon Kurashige appears in Liss Fain Dance's "I Don't Know and Never Will" at ODC Theater in March.

Shannon Kurashige appears in Liss Fain Dance's "I Don't Know and Never Will" at ODC Theater in March.

Winter 2018 Arts Preview: Dance

The Bay Area dance community, and esteemed guests, have a lot lined up:

San Francisco Ballet Program 1: Helgi Tomasson’s 1990 full-length “The Sleeping Beauty” set to music by Tchaikovsky was last presented in 2007. Through Feb. 5. $40-$398. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfballet.org

Kristin Damrow & Company: The contemporary company premieres “Eames,” a narrative dance inspired by husband-and-wife designers Charles and Ray Eames. 8 p.m. Jan. 25-27. $30-$45. ODC Theatre, 3153 17th St., S.F., www.odcdance.org

Joe Goode Performance Group: The troupe presents an in-progress look at “Still Standing,” based on the idea of storytelling through song, part of San Francisco Performances’ innovative PIVOT series. 8:30 p.m., Jan. 27. $20-$45. Strand, 1127 Market St., S.F., sfperformances.org

SOULSKIN Dance
: The group’s LAB Series includes work by seven up-and-coming female choreographers, from solos and groups to experimental films. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27. $20-$25. Counter Pulse, 80 Turk St., S.F., www.soulskindance.org/live

13th Floor: The troupe stages “Space Pilots in Spaaaace,” a live-action sci-fi radio play blending “movement, text, comedy and poignance.” 8 p.m. Feb. 2 and Feb. 9, 5 and 8 p.m. Feb. 3 and Feb. 10. $15-$40. Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St., S.F., 13thfloortheater.org

Diablo Ballet
: “Harmonious Beauty” includes works by Val Caniparoli, Danielle Rowe, Lauren Jonas, Robert Dekkers and Sally Streets. 8 p.m. Feb. 2, 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 3. $40. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek, www.diabloballet.org

Circa: The Australian performance troupe’s “Il Ritorno” combines circus arts and Baroque opera in a retelling of Homer’s “The Odyssey.” 8 p.m. Feb. 3, 3 p.m. Feb. 4. $30-$68. Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way near Dana Street, UC Berkeley campus, www.calperformances.org

James Graham Dance Theatre: “Dance Lovers 7” is a Valentine’s Day-themed evening with performances by varied couples, including a mother-son and newlyweds. 8 p.m. Feb. 8-10. $18-$38. CounterPulse, 80 Turk St., S.F., www.counterpulse.org

ODC/Dance: The group opens its 47th season with KT Nelson’s “Path of Miracles,” a site-specific “journey through space and time” created with the vocal ensemble Volti. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9-10. $40. Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.F., www.odcdance.org

Nancy Karp + Dancers: The troupe premieres “On Beauty,” a site-specific work celebrating the life and work of late conservationist Doug Tompkins. 8 p.m. Feb. 9, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10-11. $20-$35. David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, www.brownpapertickets.com

San Francisco Ballet Program 2: George Balanchine’s “Serenade,” Benjamin Millepied’s “The Chairman Dances” and Justin Peck’s “Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes” are on the bill. Feb. 13-24. $40-$398. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfballet.org

San Francisco Ballet Program 3: Artistic director Helgi Tomasson’s “On a Theme of Paganini,” Val Caniparoli’s “Ibsen’s House” and Michael Nyman’s “Ghost in the Machine” are featured. Feb. 15-25. $40-$398. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfballet.org

Berkeley Dance Project: The UC Berkeley performance series features choreography by Katie Faulkner, James Graham, Madeline Aragon and Hillary Tang. Feb. 15-24, $18-$20. Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley campus, http://tdps.berkeley.edu/

Cori Olinghouse: The choreographer, archivist and curator’s “Grandma” is a “live performance set in an American landscape of Twinkies and Wonderbread, excavating the effects of television, the media and dark familial pasts.” 8 p.m. Feb. 15-17. $30. ODC Theatre, 3153 17th St., S.F., www.odcdance.org/grandma

Smuin Choreography Showcase: In the eighth annual event, dancers in the contemporary ballet troupe present their own choreography set on fellow company members, followed by a Q& A session. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 2 p.m. Feb. 17. $33-$48. Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, www.smuinballet.org

Smuin Dance Series 01: The contemporary ballet troupe begins its 24th season with dances by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Michael Smuin and Garrett Ammon. 8 p.m. Feb. 22-23, 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 24, 2 p.m. Feb. 25. $56-$72. Center for Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View, www.smuinballet.org

Robert Moses’ Kin: The premiere “Bootstrap Tales” is an evening of contemporary dance inspired by work with foster youth and street musicians. 8 p.m. Feb. 23-24, 3 p.m. Feb. 25. $19-$55. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., S.F., www.ybca.org

Company Wang Ramirez: In the innovative dance-theater-aerial piece “Borderline,” Korean-German dancer Honji Wang and French-Spanish dancer Sébastien Ramirez explore the complexities of human relationships and modern identities. 8 p.m. Feb. 24, 3 p.m. Feb. 25. $30-$68. Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way and Dana Street, Berkeley, www.calperformances.org

Liss Fain Dance: The troupe’s performance installation “I Don’t Know and Never Will” is inspired by letters from an “extraordinarily articulate and expressive” young man to his then-girlfriend, choreographer Fain. 8 p.m. March 1-3. $20-$30. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F., odc.dance/tickets

Wax Poets: The interdisciplinary group stages choreographer Heather Stockton’s “Swivel:Hinge:Return,” which investigates the impact on the body of the 24-hour news cycle. 8 p.m. March 1-3. $20-$25. CounterPulse, 80 Turk St., S.F., www.counterpulse.org

San Francisco Ballet Program 4: Liam Scarlett’s 2017 full-length “Frankenstein” gets a reprise. March 6-11. $40-$398. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfballet.org

Eva Yerbabuena: The flamenco superstar is known for her bold, minimalist choreography. 8 p.m. March 7. $25-$68. Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way near Dana Street, UC Berkeley campus, www.calperformances.org

Company Wayne McGregor: San Francisco Performances presents the edgy British troupe in the 80-minute “Autobiography,” inspired in part by the choreographer’s own DNA. 7:30 p.m. March 8-10. $40-$65. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., S.F., sfperformances.org

SOULSKIN Dance: The multimedia premiere “To Command,” with dance, photography and music, “questions our sense of autonomy in a world dictated by technology.” 8 p.m. March 9-10, 5:30 p.m. March 11. $20-$25. Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St., S.F., www.brownpapertickets.com

Oakland Ballet Company: The troupe presents “Jangala,” a family-friendly ballet inspired by South Indian classical dance and based on “The Jungle Book.” $15-$50. 2:30 p.m. March 10 at Skyline High School, 12250 Skyline Blvd., Oakland; and 7 p.m. March 13 at Castro Valley High School, 19501 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, www.oaklandballet.org

ODC/Dance: The program includes the premiere of Brenda Way’s “News of the World” and a reprise of 2017’s “What we carry, What we Keep.” 7:30 p.m. March 15 and March 17, 8 p.m. March 16, 5 p.m. March 18. $25-$80. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., S.F., www.odcdance.org

San Francisco Ballet Program 5: “Robbins: Ballet & Broadway” includes Jerome Robbins’ “Opus 19/The Dreamer,” “The Cage,” “Other Dances” and “Fancy Free.” March 20-25. $40-$398. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfballet.org

National Ballet of Canada: San Francisco Ballet’s Program 6 features the guest company performing John Neumeier’s full-length “Nijinsky,” April 3-8. $40-$398. . $40-$398. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfballet.org

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: The acclaimed troupe’s residency offers three different programs, including Ailey’s classic “Revelations” and works by artistic director Robert Battle and Twyla Tharp. April 10-15. $31-$110. Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way and Dana Street, Berkeley, www.calperformances.org

13th FloorCalendarCompany Wang RamirezCompany Wayne McGregorCori OlinghouseDanceDiablo BalletJames Graham Dance TheatreJoe Goode Performance GroupLiss Fain DanceNancy Karp + DancersOakland Ballet CompanyODC/DanceRobert Moses’ KinSan Francisco BalletSmuinSOULSKIN DanceWax Poets

Just Posted

Cabernet sauvignon grapes sat in a container after being crushed at Smith-Madrone Winery in St. Helena. (Courtesy Smith-Madrone Winery)
San Francisco’s ‘Champagne problems’ — Wine industry suffers supply chain woes

‘Everywhere you turn, things that were easy are no longer easy’

Glasses behind the bar at LUNA in the Mission District on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Glassware is just one of the many things restaurants have had trouble keeping in stock as supply chain problems ripple outward. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
SF restaurants face product shortages and skyrocketing costs

‘The supply chain crisis has impacted us in almost every way imaginable’

A Giants fans hangs his head in disbelief after the Dodgers won the NLDS in a controversial finish to a tight Game 5. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
Giants dream season ends at the hands of the Dodgers, 2-1

A masterful game comes down to the bottom of the ninth, and San Francisco came up short

<strong>Workers with Urban Alchemy and the Downtown Streets Team clean at Seventh and Market streets on Oct. 12. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins> </strong>
<ins></ins>
Why is it so hard to keep San Francisco’s streets clean?

Some blame bureaucracy, others say it’s the residents’ fault

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi — seen in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday — touted Congressional Democrats’ infrastructure bill in San Francisco on Thursday. (Stefani Reynolds/The New York Times)
Pelosi touts infrastructure bill as it nears finish line

Climate change, social safety net among major priorities of Democrats’ 10-year funding measure

Most Read