World Arts West
SF Ethnic Dance Festival

The 41st Annual
San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
July 6-14, 2019
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
In association with Cal Performances

The heart + soul of the San Francisco Bay Area

For two weeks this summer, Zellerbach Hall was a beacon for the beauty and power of our diversity.

Performances July 6 & 7 and July 13 & 14 by the finest world dance and music artists in the Bay Area, created magical moments found only on the Festival stage.


Zellerbach Hall Weekend One
Saturday, July 6, at 3pm / Sunday, July 7, at 3pm
Performances by 15 Bay Area dance and music ensembles showcasing traditions from around the world.

Preshow performance by Taller Bombalele (Puerto Rican Bomba) in Sproul Plaza, beginning at 2:10pm

Afro Urban Society + Bearettes
- Pan-Afro Urban Drumline and HBCU-Style Majorette Dance
Chitresh Das Institute - Indian Kathak
Gâta Bantu - Congolese Traditional
Jubilee American Dance Theatre - Cajun Country Social Dances
Kanyon Sayers-Roods - Ohlone Welcome and Blessing
Kiazi Malonga - Congolese Music
Kohaku + Shiho Tendou - Japanese Traditional
L'Emir Hassan Harfouche + Georges Lammam Ensemble - Lebanese Dabke
Los Lupeños de San José - Mexican Folkloric (Mestizo)
Nicole Maria + Georges Lammam Ensemble - Egyptian Belly Dance
O D K - Afro-Pop
San Francisco Taiko Dojo - Japanese Taiko

Zellerbach Hall Weekend Two
Saturday, July 13, at 3pm / Sunday, July 14, at 3pm
Performances by 13 Bay Area dance and music ensembles showcasing traditions from around the world.

Preshow performance by Parangal Dance Company (Philippine indigenous and folk-inspired music and dance) in Sproul Plaza, beginning at 2:10pm

Awon Ohun Omnira (Voices of Freedom)
- African-American Ritual

Ballet Folklórico Nube de Oro - Mexican Folkloric (Durango)
Cunamacué - Afro-Peruvian
Diamano Coura West African Dance Company - Liberian Traditional
Feng Ye Dance Studio - Chinese Classical
Guru Shradha + Antara Asthaayi Dance + Navia Dance Academy - Indian Odissi, Kathak, and Bharatanatyam
Jackeline Rago – Venezuelan Folk Music
Parangal Dance Company - Philippine Folkloric (Yakan)
Tara Catherine Pandeya + Ali Paris - East Turkestan Neo-Shashmaqom
Te Mana O Te Ra - Tahitian ʽŌte'a