2012 FESTIVAL

WEEKEND 1 - WEEKEND 5


Saturday, June 2 - Sunday July 1, 2012

WEEKEND 1

FESTIVAL OPENING EVENT

GAMELAN SEKAR JAYA AND PUSAKA SUNDA
Saturday, June 2 at 4pm and 8pm
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center

Praised as the finest ensemble outside of Indonesia, Gamelan Sekar Jaya presents the world premiere of Bayangan Jiwa in collaboration with the Sundanese gamelan Pusaka Sunda. Created and led by I Dewa Putu Berata and Emiko Saraswati Susilo, Bayangan Jiwa evokes "the imagination of the spirit." This innovative choreography explores the depths of Balinese dance while showcasing shadow-light technology alongside the rich, melodic sounds of the traditional Semarandana instruments: metallaphones, gongs, and seven-toned flutes.

Tickets are $12 - $20 and are available at www.fortmason.org or 415.345.7575

This event is in partnership with the Fort Mason Presents Series.

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ARTIST DIALOGUE WITH LILY CAI
Sunday, June 3 at 4 pm
Firehouse, Fort Mason Center

Lily Cai is a passionate dance innovator, working both within traditional Chinese dance forms and blazing new territory in the contemporary dance realm with her Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company. Join us for a dialogue with Lily about her artistic process and vision, and her fascinating life in dance.

Tickets are $15 and are available at www.fortmason.org or 415.345.7575

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WEEKEND 2

SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUMS

ARTIST DIALOGUE AT THE DE YOUNG MUSEUM
Saturday, June 9 at 2pm
With Carolena Nericcio and FatChanceBellyDance

Carolena Nericcio is a dance maverick and founder of a dance style called American Tribal Style Belly Dance, which is performed in majestic costuming incorporating textiles and ethnic jewelry from around the world. She has inspired many thousands of dancers who embody her vision of "women dancing together as one entity." The dialogue with Carolena will be followed by a performance by FatChanceBellyDance® with live music by Helm.

Tickets are $15 and are available at www.fortmason.org or 415.345.7575

Co-sponsored by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Asian Art Museum

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FESTIVAL DANCE PERFORMANCE
AT THE ASIAN ART MUSEUM
Sunday, June 10 at 2pm
With Il Hyun Kim, Korean Dance Master

Korean dance master Il Hyun Kim will perform a powerful Shamanic dance inspired by an artwork by the artist Sun K. Kwak that meditates on the spiritual and cosmological themes of the museum's Phantoms of Asia exhibition. In Korean shamanism, death is not viewed as an end but as part of a revolving cycle of death and rebirth. It is believed that the soul lives on forever in its own world of the dead, and the shaman is able to communicate with a soul through dance.

Performance is free with the price of admission to the Asian Art Museum available at www.asianart.org

Co-sponsored by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Asian Art Museum

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WEEKEND 3

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
June 16 at 3pm and 8pm, June 17 at 3pm

Featuring Chhandam Youth Dance Company, China Dance School and Theatre, Collage Dance Ensemble, El Tunante, Hālau o Keikiali'i, La Tania, Las Que Son Son, OngDance Company, and Sewam Dance - Eddie Madril. More Info

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WEEKEND 4

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
June 23 at 3pm and 8pm, June 24 at 3pm

Featuring Barbary Coast Cloggers, Chinese Performing Arts of America, Chinyakare Ensemble, De Rompe y Raja Cultural Association, Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco, Eszterlánc Hungarian Folk Ensemble, Shabnam, Te Mana O Te Ra, and Vishwa Shanthi Dance Academy. More Info

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WEEKEND 5

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
June 30 at 3pm and 8pm, July 1 at 3pm

Featuring Abhinaya Dance Company and San Jose Taiko, Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno, Diamano Coura, Gadung Kasturi, LIKHA - Pilipino Folk Ensemble, Mariam Gaibova and Abbos Kosimov, Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu, and Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco. More Info

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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