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 will become 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, creating magical moments you'll find only on the Festival stage.


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Tickets on the day of performance are available through the Ticket Office for walk up sales or by phone (510.642.9988). Online sales will close 1 hour prior to performance. 

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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.

Come early to enjoy a 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.

Come early to enjoy a 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