Festival Opening Events



Festival Grand Opening
San Francisco City Hall
Friday, June 7, Noon / Free of charge

Our Festival opens with two grand historical dance performances:

Ballet Folklórico Netzahualcoyotl

Don’t miss this colorful, percussive dance from Zacatecas, Mexico, which has both Spanish and indigenous Nahuatl origins. This processional piece, performed to honor the Virgin of Guadalupe, features dancers in magnificent hats, spinning in lines, and marking time with clapping sandals, clicking beads, and gourd rattles.

Fogo Na Roupa Performing Company

In full euphoria and full regalia, San Francisco’s prize-winning Afro-Brazilian Carnaval dancers will perform with a full drum bateria and contingent of dancers in glorious coque feather headpieces. This is urban-derived, African inspired, clotheson- fire, funky Fogolystic samba reggae at its best!


Saturday, June 8, 8pm
Legion of Honor Museum

Charya Burt Cambodian Dance

Blossoming Antiquities
A remarkable conversation about form and grace began in 1906, when the centuries-old Cambodian Royal Ballet performed in Paris and captivated sculptor Auguste Rodin.

Cambodian choreographer Charya Burt evokes Rodin’s historical sketches in a performance that evolves from a visually stunning traditional Khmer dance into an exciting new work reflecting the cultural collision of East and West.

This innovative collaboration includes original compositions by Alexis Alrich and live visual art-making by painter Mario Uribe.

This performance will be followed by a dialogue and special reception with Charya Burt.

Rotunda Dance Series

FREE public performances the first Friday of each month at noon at San Francisco City Hall

Events and Classes

Local listings for upcoming classes and performances throughout the San Francisco Bay Area

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