ChoreoFest Draws Crowds to Yerba Buena Gardens

06/04/2018

RAWdance Curated Event Features Nine Bay Area Dance Companies

Bianca Cabrera / Blind Tiger Society premiere Prowl on Yerba Buena's East Walkway
Bianca Cabrera / Blind Tiger Society premiere Prowl on Yerba Buena's East Walkway

Blessed with beautiful weekend weather, the June 1st and 2nd Yerba Buena Gardens Festival ChoreoFest drew hundreds of spectators to view outdoor performances by nine Bay Area dance companies. Curated by RAWdance, performances were scheduled sequentially at different points around the Garden. Attendants holding ChoreoFest signs led spectators from each performance to the next, treated along the way by spot performances by RAWdance dancers. Participating companies included: detour dance, RAWdance, Simpson/Stulberg Collaborations, Alma Esperanza Cunningham, Post:Ballet, Chris Black Dance, Kambara+Dancers, Bianca Cabrera / Blind Tiger Society, and The MoveMessenger(s).

Chris Black Dance premiere of Hollow Bones at the Esplanade alongside the Metreon.
Chris Black Dance premiere of Hollow Bones at the Esplanade alongside the Metreon.
The MoveMessenger(s) performed the premiere of Fatherland in Yerba Buena's East Garden
The MoveMessenger(s) performed the premiere of Fatherland in Yerba Buena's East Garden
One of the RAWdance performances on the walkway between scheduled performances
One of the RAWdance performances on the walkway between scheduled performances
Dancer Juliann Witt peformed with both RAWdance and The Move Messenger(s) on Sunday.
Dancer Juliann Witt peformed with both RAWdance and The Move Messenger(s) on Sunday.
Ryan Smith and Wendy Rein of RAWdance
Ryan Smith and Wendy Rein of RAWdance