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InSyncKathak proudly presents - Anuranan
Annual Kathak Recital by Anupama Srivastava and her students.InSyncKathak Dance School invites you to experience the festivities of the First Diwali ever celebrated, when Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after a 14-year exile and was welcomed by jubilant crowds celebrating his victory over demon-king Ravana.

Saturday, October 14th @ 3pm
Smith Center, Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont
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Hula Guyz
A dazzling program featuring kumu hula, musician extraordinaire, and Hawaiian cultural treasure Robert Cazimero. Featuring the men of Hālau nā Kamalei o Līlīlehua and the men of Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wē

Saturday, October 21st @ 8 pm
Sunday, October 22nd @ 2 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theater
3301 Lyon Street, SF
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Lily Cai Dance Company Home Season Concert
Lily Cai Dance Company returns to the Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture with a captivating, elegant, and sensual performance. The evening-length concert showcases four works of virtuosity, dazzling theatrics, stunning visual presentations, and classical inspiration: The Mist Beneath, SenseScape, Shifting, and Silk Cascade. Lily Cai’s choreography transforms traditional dance styles into sharp, edgy, contemporary movements with sinuous, compelling beauty.

Saturday, October 21st @  8:00pm
Sunday, October 22nd @ 3:30pm
Cowell  Theater, Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Blvd, SF
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Lowiczanie and PNA Lodge 7 presents DOZYNKI Polish Harvest Festival
Folklore program featuring a traditonal Dozynki program by the dancers of Lowiczanie and Sokoly children's ensemble plus live music by Nicolai prisicar and Kuzyni. Folklore program @ 6:30pm, Dance party w/DJ until midnight, Polish Kitchen by Seakor Deli.

Saturday, October 21st @ 6pm
Dom Polski/The Polish Club
3040 22nd Street, SF

Admission $5 before 8:30pm/$10 after 8:30pm
More info: or 510.575.7514 or 408.838.1178

Enta Omri (You Are My Life)
A full-length dance concert presented by the Salimpour School of Belly Dance, Enta Omri is an intimate, emotional journey through a lifetime of of love and loss choreographed by innovative dancer Suhaila Salimpour. The performance features live, classic Arabic music arranged by award-winning composer, singer, and oud player Ahmed Doughan and drummer Ziad Islambouli. Suhaila Salimpour combines the intricate isolation and articulation movements of belly dance with many dance formats, including flamenco, jazz, ballet, modern, street dance, and more. The result is a unique and diverse style of belly dance infused with passion and power.

October 21st @ 8pm

Fort Mason Center
Southside Theater (Building D)
2 Marina Blvd., SF
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Guru Shradha & Mosaic Silicon Valley present Spark!
A celebration of artistic cultural exchanges across our communities. Featuring Antara Asthaayi Dance - Kathak, Carolé Acuña - Flamenco, Ensamble Folclórico Colibrí - Mexican Folklorico, Guru Shradha - Odissi, Kathakars School of Dance - Kathak, Madhuri Kishore Kuchipudi Dance School - Kuchipudi, Natyalaya - Kuchipudi. Navia Natarajan Academy - Bharatanatyam, NewGround Dance Theater Company - Lyrical, Xpressions - Indian Folk Dance, and Yangqin Zhao from Melody of China - Chinese Hammer Dulcimer

Sunday, October 22nd at 4pm

Cubberley Theater
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

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International Taiko Festival
Featuring Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka and the San Francisco Taiko Dojo with special guests.

Saturday, November 4th @ 7pm
Capuchino High, San Bruno
Online tickets available October 2017
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Auditions for 2018 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

Don't miss the liveliest and most diverse celebration of dance this season! You're invited to watch as the Bay Area's finest companies present dances from around the globe, hoping for a place in the July 2018 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. Come for an hour, or stay all day—it's up to you!  You can even step out for lunch and come back for more (space permitting).

Saturday & Sunday, November 4th & 5th
Saturday & Sunday, November 11th & 12th
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon Street, SF

$10 general admission at the door (cash only) with
in/out privileges all day space permitting
Free for children age 12 and under

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Apoorva Katha - (Remarkable tales)
Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose Fall 2017 Concert

Tales of resistance in the face of social injustice, expressed through the Indian Classical dance, Bharatanatyam. Featuring the struggles of Cesar Chavez and farm workers. Abhinaya Dance Company: Anjana Dasu, Sindhu Natarajan, Lakshmi Venkatesan, Pooja Sohoni, Seetha Venkatadri, Pooja Akella, Snekha Senthilkumar, Shreya Ganapathy, Nyna Velamuri, Vennela Chukka, Simran Kattaura, & Anagha Guliam
Musicians: Asha Ramesh (vocalist and composer), Malavika Kumar (nattuvangam), N. Narayan (mridangam and kanjira percussion); Shanthi Narayan (violin); Ravi Gutala (tabla), Ashwin Krishnakumar (flute), Prasant Radhakrishnan (saxaphone) & Mariachi Guitar Duo. Choreography: Mythili Kumar and Rasika Kumar

Saturday, November 11th @ 7pm
Sunday, November 12th @ 4pm

School of Arts & Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose

Diamano Coura West African Dance Company presents — Africa Rising
Diamano Coura West African Dance Company commemorates its 42nd Anniversary
with public performances to honor the company's long-standing commitment to community, cultural traditions, and education.

Saturday, November 25th @ 8pm
Malonga Casquelourd Theater
1428 Alice Street, Oakland
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