Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF
is a professional contemporary dance organization, based in San Francisco, California and founded in 1996. Artistic director and choreographer, Mark Foehringer, has been developing shows for more than 30 years from the Joyce Theater in New York to Aruba and Peru and numerous venues in San Francisco.
Mark Foehringer's Nutcracker Sweets (at San Francisco's Children's Creativity Museum theater), choreographed and directed by Mark Foehringer, features Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF's professional contemporary ballet company and live music performed by our own orchestra under the direction of Michael Morgan, Professor of Conducting at SF Conservatory of Music, and director of the Oakland East Bay Symphony. Set design by Peter Crompton and costume design by Richard Battle, both award winners for their designs. Suitable for ages 2 and up. Running time is 50 minutes with no intermission.About Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF
Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF (MFDP|SF) was incorporated in 2002. The company was founded in 1996 to support and produce the creative projects of its choreographer and director, Mark Foehringer. Enriched by collaborative process, MFDP|SF seeks to bring diverse original dance work to a variety of communities on an annual basis. We believe in dance as a basic human art, embracing both the complexities of contemporary society and the life affirming essence of movement.
In addition to productions such as Mark Foehringer's Nutcracker Sweets, MFDPSF produces an annual festival "Dancing in the Park" at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, featuring performances by more than 30 top dance companies and schools from across Northern California. We have mentoring programs to develop young choreographers, and educational workshops for professional and advanced community dancers.