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SFDanceworks Season Two

June 24, 2017
2:00 pm
ODC Theater

June 22-24: Thurs-Fri at 8pm, Sat at 2pm and 8pm (four shows total) With a mission to showcase masterworks alongside works from emerging dance makers within a wide range of styles, SFDanceworks this year presents six pieces in total - from Jose Limon's seminal 'Chaconne' (1942), a solo set to the music of J.S. Bach, to a newly commissioned work by Izzie Award-winning dance maker James Graham, a Gaga trained dancer and instructor based in the Bay Area. Pascal Molat, who retired last year after a distinguished career as principal dancer with the San Francisco Ballet, will return to perform Limon's 'Chaconne', with live accompaniment by violinist Rene Mandel. Christopher Bruce, considered one of the world's leading figures in dance, created 'Shadows' for Phoenix Dance Theatre in England. The work, a quartet for two men and two women, set to the music of Arvo Part, makes its U.S. premiere on this program. Last year's program included a work each by Alejandro Cerrudo and Penny Saunders, two artists connected with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and SFDanceworks is proud to welcome them back in its second season. The company this year presents Cerrudo's 'Never Was' (2012), performed by dancers Brett Conway and Danielle Rowe. SFDanceworks will present an ensemble work for seven dancers by Saunders. Inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper, Saunders created 'Soir Bleu' in 2015 for Seattle's Whim W'Him. 'Soir Bleu' is the title of one of Hopper's paintings depicting a cafe scene in Paris. Rounding out the program is a duet by Danielle Rowe, who also dances on the program. Most recently a member of Nederlands Dans Theater, she currently resides in the Bay Area. SFDanceworks will present Rowe's 'For Pixie', which premiered at last fall's DanceFAR benefit in San Francisco. Conway and Laura O'Malley reprise their original roles as two halves of a couple at one intense moment in time. Presented by SFDanceworks


ODC Theater

3153 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, United States

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