SFDanceworks Season Five
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SFDanceworks Season Five

 - 07:00PM
3153 17th StreetSan FranciscoCA 94110
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SFDanceworks' fifth season brings together world-class dancers and sought-after choreographers in a program that boasts five premieres plus a revival of Martha Graham's masterpiece, 'Deep Song.' SFDanceworks is proud to present new works by returning artists Dani Rowe and Laura O'Malley...as well as the choreographic debut of Babatunji Johnson who performed in the most recent season of Alonzo King LINES Ballet. In addition to presenting world premieres by these three Bay Area artists, SFDanceworks will present West Coast premieres by Edward Clug and Yin Yue, both internationally renowned though less well-known in the Bay Area. Clug is the artistic director of Maribor Ballet in Slovenia, and while his works have toured to the East Coast as part of the repertory of Nederlands Dans Theater, SFDanceworks will be the first American company to perform any of his works. For its fifth season, the company will perform 'mutual comfort' (2015), a work for two men and two women set to a string quartet by Slovenian composer Milko Lazar. Yin is the founder and artistic director of YY Dance Company based in New York. Born and raised in China, she studied at the prestigious Shanghai Dance Academy and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and her trademark style fuses movement from both Chinese folk and contemporary dance. SFDanceworks will present Yin's 'Just Above the Surface,' created in 2020. Finally, SFDanceworks will present a classic work by Martha Graham created in 1937 in response to the Spanish Civil War. A solo originally performed by Graham herself, 'Deep Song' is set to a score of prepared piano by Henry Cowell. Dancers this season include Dores Andre, Katerina Beckman, Sarah Chou, Caroline Dahm, Erik Debano, Brooke Corrales, Stella Jacobs, Babatunji Johnson, Nick Korkos, Marusya Madubuko, Amelia Schulz, Benjamin Simeons, Matt Wenckowski and Lani Yamanaka.

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