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12th Annual San Francisco Trolley Dances 

When: Oct. 17-18, 11, 11:45 a.m., 12:30, 1:15, 2 & 2:45 p.m. 2015
Price: Free
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Happening at a string of neighborhood locations and delivering its audiences there by streetcar, San Francisco Trolley Dances is unique among local festivals. Choreographers and their companies present site-specific dances at spots near various Muni stops on the T-line, with theater artists acting as tour guides. The two-hour tour will start at the Bay View Boat Club, at Mission Bay, where performances will occur. It will conclude in Bayview-Hunters Point, where dancers will appear at Mendell Plaza and elsewhere. The best part? The sole cost is the Muni fare. Inspired by a San Diego event, the festival is put together by Epiphany Productions’ Kim Epifano, who aims to call attention to the irreplaceable character of San Francisco’s neighborhoods at a time when the city is changing dramatically. Participating companies include Amy Seiwert’s Imagery, Byb Chanel Bibene’s Kiandanda Dance Theater, Valerie Gnassounou-Bynoe’s Yameci Dance Company, and others. Maps are available for those who chose to ride a bike or walk.
— Anita Katz

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