June gifts the Bay Area with several exciting dance performances, from site specific work in the Tenderloin to Resident Artists with new work at ODC. We've gathered just a few to highlight here.
CubaCaribe: The Bay’s Lively Celebration of Cuban Dance
The theme for this year’s festival—which comprises two weeks of Caribbean dance, music and theater celebrating the Afro-Cuban diaspora, at three venues—is “The Movement of Migrations.” Read the full story in our June issue.
Music of the Actualized Child: June 7-9
Resident Artist Commissions come to ODC Theater this month, with three showings of work developed by ODC resident artists. First up is the premiere of “Music of the Actualized Child” by Nicole Klaymoon and Embodiment Project, inspired by the recent documentary “Healing Justice.” Learn more here.
Flyaway Productions: TENDER (n.): a person who takes charge: June 7-16
In collaboration with the Tenderloin Museum, Code Tenderloin and Asian Art Museum, Flyaway offers a new site specific, off the ground dance on the Cadillac Hotel above the Tenderloin Museum on the corner of Eddy and Leavenworth Streets. The dance takes a historical lens on both the isolation and stamina that have impacted the Tenderloin over the last 100 years. See details.
RAWdance’s CONCEPT series: June 29 and 30
RAWdance's celebrated CONCEPT series is back this June, sharing contemporary dance works fresh from the studio and revamped repertory. The series blends an intimate, informal vibe with a lavish space -- the SF War Memorial Green Room. In this round, RAWdance will be joined by Lenora Lee Dance, Sarah Bush Dance Project, Nichele Van Portfleet, Jhia Louise Jackson, and Natasha Adorlee's Concept o4. Learn more.