Dance Events this Weekend

It will be hard to decide which of these dance events to choose this weekend if you have to choose just one. Maybe you can be two places at once?

San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest at Palace of Fine Arts Theater: November 16-18


So many SF/Bay Area dance institutions are marking significant milestones this year, and one of these longtime players is the San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest (turning 20), produced and curated by Micaya. Enjoy two distinct programs of work from local, national and international hip hop artists and experience the range of dance forms and lineage that make up the larger hip-hop genre.  See more.

Smuin Christmas Ballet at The Lesher Center for the Arts: November 16-17


This Bay Area favorite returns to kick off the holidays in 2018 with two acts packed to the brim with the best of both worlds: flawless classical ballet and red-hot contemporary numbers.  See details.


Compagnie Käfig-"Pixel" at Cal Performances: November 16-17


Compagnie Käfig merges elements of Brazilian urban dance and capoeira with hip-hop, modern dance, and circus arts. Pixel was created by founder Mourad Merzouki in collaboration with the French digital production studio Adrien M & Claire B and features the company's 11 outstanding dancers navigating a sophisticated interactive environment of light and lasers that confounds perceptions of what is virtual and what is real.  Learn more.

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