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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment Best Silent Cultural Commentators

Best Silent Cultural Commentators

It may seem like a joke that those silenced by their conditions can resort to communicating in interpretive dance. But Dance Brigade, which has put on activist dances in the Mission for the past 30 years, is no joke and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Fierce Femmes Dance About Our Dystopian Present: Dance Brigade's Hemorrhage

Fierce Femmes Dance About Our Dystopian Present: Dance Brigade's Hemorrhage

This Saturday anti-abortion activists descended like so many locusts on Market Street, waving banners and yellow balloons in a mystifying display of out-of-town folk looking neither for the boat to Alcatraz nor the way to the Golden Gate Bridge.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Unsettling


Dance Brigade is calling its latest show, Hemorrhage, "A dance installation at the intersection of new San Francisco and world politics." Through the eyes of artistic director Krissy Keefer, and her all-female cast, we examine issues of racism, gender…
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Calendar, Night&Day Ready and Rowdy

Ready and Rowdy

Get ready for a rambunctious evening of dance when the four performance-long West Wave Dance Festival launches at Z Space. There will be a Dance Mission Theater-curated program called The Beat of 24th and Mission with its own multiethnic,…
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Calendar, Night&Day All's Well that Ends Well

All's Well that Ends Well

We’re gonna go out on a limb here and guess that the most popular song in the clubs this weekend will be REM’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine).” Between the end…
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Calendar, Night&Day Making It Happen

Making It Happen

Witches say that when you picture stuff in your head, you increase the chances of that stuff actually happening. Other people agree, such as motivational speakers, life coaches, sports coaches, and holistic healers. It’s the principle of “manifesting.” So if…
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Calendar, Night&Day Mother Nature

Mother Nature

Facing East Dance & Music, the all-Asian-American female dance troupe, has quite a reputation to live up to after only one production. Its acclaimed debut, Rice Women -- an emotional exploration of roots, rituals, traditions, and cultural history spanning three…
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Calendar, Night&Day S.F. Is Best

S.F. Is Best

A lot has changed -- and too much has stayed the same -- in the three years since Austin Forbord and Shelley Trott began making the first film ever to chronicle the development of modern dance in San Francisco. Rehearsal…
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Glass Slipper Sister

If Cinderella had known what her future held, she might have just stayed indoors with her wicked stepfamily. Not that she wouldn't have had fun in the Khadra International Dance Theater's version of her story, Appalachian Cinderella. Instead of waltzing…
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Culture, Stage


Learning to Fly Cinderella: A Tale of Survival. Choreography by Krissy Keefer. Text by Toni Press. Performed by the Dance Brigade with live music by Ferron at the Alice Arts Center, 1428 Alice (at 14th Street), Oakland, Dec. 12-14. Call…
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