38th SF Ethnic Dance Festival


38th SF Ethnic Dance Festival on June 3, 2016 in San Francisco, CA : The celebrated San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival returns to the Palace of Fine Arts in June for three weekends of awe-inspiring performances from mo re than 20 world cultures, including 12 World Premieres and two North American Premieres. Each weekend's program is different, and features performances by 9 to 10 extraordinary Bay Area dance companies, 12 of them making their Festival debuts.
This year's Festival features dances from Bolivia, Cambodia, China, the Congo, Egypt, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Nicaragua, Okinawa, Peru, the Philippines, Scotland, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Tajikistan, and the United States.
“I often wish that New York had a festival to match San Francisco's annual Ethnic Dance Festival…” –Alastair Macaulay, New York Times
San Francisco City Hall
Friday, June 3 at Noon
Rotunda Dance Series performance by El Tunante (Peruvian Marinera).
The Rotunda Dance Series is presented with Dancers' Group, in partnership with San Francisco Grants for the Arts and San Francisco City Hall.
Please bring your own chair.
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
Saturday, June 4 at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, June 5 at 4pm
Purchase online here, or by phone: 415.392.4400
Performances by 9 Bay Area dance companies showcasing traditions from around the world, plus live world music in the theater lobby beginning 45 minutes before each show.
Each performance this weekend opens with a special presentation of the poem “And Still We Dance” featuring Antoine Hunter of Urban Jazz Dance Company. The 8pm performance on Saturday, June 4, includes a tribute to Janice Mirikitani, the poem's author.
Performances by: Azama Honryu Seifu Ichisenkai USA Kinuko Mototake Okinawan Dance Academy (Okinawan Classical); Ballet Folklórico Netzahualcoyotl (Mexican Folkloric - Veracruz); Chinese Performing Arts of America (Chinese Classical); Espíritu Andino (Bolivian Traditional); Harsanari (West Javanese ...read more

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