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December 12, 2019—A gathering of Claras, showers of red and white balloons, nostalgic scenes of San Francisco, exuberant dancing, and an enthusiastic audience all contributed to yesterday's opening night of the 75th anniversary of America's first full-length Nutcracker. On Christmas Eve, 1944, San Francisco Ballet launched what would become one of...

On Christmas Eve, 1944, San Francisco Ballet launched an American tradition by presenting the country's first full-length Nutcracker. Fittingly, the tradition has a distinguished pedigree—the then Artistic Director Lew Christensen prepared for the ballet by consulting George Balanchine and Alexandra Danilova, who were visiting San Francisco...

For the past eighty years the dance program at Mills College in Oakland has distinguished itself as a pioneering force in moving beyond artistic conventions. Ann Murphy, Head of the Mills College Dance and Theater Studies Department, talked with BayDance.com's Michael Phelan recently to discuss the dance program's venerable roots, its challenges,...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA-September 10, 2019-ODC/Dance has announced the addition of five new dancers: Jaime Garcia Castilla, David Calhoun, Christian Squires, Calvin Thomas and Miche Wong. Their addition brings the Company's total number of dancers to eleven.

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...