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September 4, 2019—Choreographer and dancer Alyssa Mitchel is inspired to create dance from experiences: moments in time, loss, transition, travel. So it follows naturally that she's created a dance from her experience as a teacher with an education and math degree (Summa Cum Laude with Honors). Premiering September 7th and 8th at ODC, Alyssa's...

detour dance is seeking entries for the 8th Tiny Dance Film Festival (TDFF ), based in San Francisco, that features short dance films (ten minutes or under) from across the globe. TDFF prioritizes films that stretch into new territory, challenge dominant narratives, and most importantly -- embrace brevity. Queers and people of color are encouraged...

August 27, 2019—ODC/Dance has announced that company dancer Mia J. Chong has been chosen to receive a Princess Grace Award in Dance. She is also the sole recipient of this year's Princess Grace Foundation's Chris Hellman Dance Award, the Foundation's high regard for a dancer's work and dedication to dance.

July 26-Diablo Ballet is opening its own ballet school on August 26, offering classes to students ages three to adult. It is the first school in the East Bay to be run by a professional ballet company. The new school's location at the Performing Academy in Pleasant Hill will also be the Diablo Ballet Company's new rehearsal studio. The...

Alonzo King LINES Ballet has invited the Parkinson's Disease community to free dance classes at Grace Cathedral this August. The Dance for PD® classes, specifically designed for individuals with Parkinson's Disease and their loved ones, will be led by experienced teaching artists. Tailored for varying abilities, the classes begin with students...

Gabriel Mata's award-winning choreography takes him around the country: Washington, D.C., Delaware, New York, Minnesota, California. But it's a country he fears he might be compelled to leave. Mata is one of the Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children and who dream of some pathway to citizenship. Mata has expressed the...

Dancer Brett Conway is making his choreographic debut this month with the world premiere of his work The Bedroom with SFDanceworks. In January Brett performed a solo work-in-progress version of his new work at Dance Mission Theater. His career includes dancing with Alonzo King's LINES Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater 1. Currently he is...