32nd Annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival in June 2010
36 of the Bay Area’s most accomplished dance companies representing diverse dance traditions from more than 20 cultures take the stage every weekend in June at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts.
From the palaces of Bali to the village squares of Mexico and the mountains of the Andes, the 32nd Annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival promises to whisk audiences away on a first class journey around the world. As The New York Times dance critic Alastair Macaulay noted in 2009, “What other city in the world has anything like the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival? … I heartily envy the Bay Area residents… the range of dance sociology was remarkable… An extraordinarily happy program.”
Every weekend in June, San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts comes to vivid life as thirty six companies representing dance traditions from more than 20 cultures including Bolivia, China, Haiti, Hawaii, India, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Spain, the U.S. and many more take the stage. The Festival is the largest and most prestigious gathering of its kind in the country, with four weekends of performances and a different line up of performers each week. This year, the Festival will present several special commissions, including one honoring the Mexican bicentennial. Audience members have been known to come once, twice or even four times in order to fully enjoy this thrilling (and somewhat addictive) Bay Area celebration of our global artistic heritage.
Full festival line-up here.
WHAT: 32nd Annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival – 36 Northern California companies
representing dance traditions from 20 cultures perform over four weekends in June
DATE: Every Saturday and Sunday from June 5 through June 27, 2010
(June 5&6, 12&13, 19&20 and 26&27)
Plus Special Benefit Gala on Friday, June 11, 2010
TIME: Saturdays at 2 & 8pm; Sundays at 2pm
Benefit Gala festivities begin at 6:30pm on Friday, June 11
WHERE: Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon (at Bay), San Francisco
COST: $22-$46 with specially priced family matinees
Weekend passes and group discounts are available
TICKETS: Call 415.392.4400 or visit http://www.cityboxoffice.com
INFO: Visit http://www.worldartswest.org or call (415) 474-3914