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.,

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.,

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.,

: 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.,

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.,

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,

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,

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.,

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.,

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,

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.,

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.,

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,

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.,

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,

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,

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.,

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,

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.,

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.,

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.,

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,

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.,

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.,

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,

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.,

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.,

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.,

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,

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

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