San Francisco Movement Arts Festival
With 200+ Local Artists in Dance, Theater, Music & Visual Arts - SFMAF 2018 is celebrating the movement arts & turning the entire Cathedral into a stage - including the main floor, attached chapels, hallways, stairways and front entry way. As you enter the Cathedral, multiple STATIONS of the Movement (performances) will be going on, simultaneously, throughout the grand church. Stroll around, at your own pace, witness the artists once and go back to see some favorites.
Like going to a Farmer's Market, but instead of produce it's performances.
Each STATION of the Movement (12+) will have up to six groups performing & rotating short pieces (4 minutes or less). Each STATION will be it's own mix repertoire to include modern dance; ballet; ethnic; ballroom dancing; Movement Choirs and much more. In addition, artists will be attacking subjects of female empowerment; artistic beauty; social issues; cultural heritage; personal lost; family love and beyond.
Like getting 12 shows for the price of one!!
There'll be a few visiting local artists from AFAR - New York City; Los Angeles; Chicago; Santa Barbara; Sacramento and others - bringing their local art, to help celebrate our local art in the Bay Area.
There'll be a few female choreographers showing their work - while their own daughters perform in the festival!!
Sisters, performing together in past SFMAF(s), and returning yet again for SFMAF 2018.
There'll be a STATION filled with live musicians and singers - with dancers performing to their music. A "Movement Music Festival within a Movement Arts Festival" A true Festival within a Festival.
SFMAF duration will be less than 2 hours and will be capped off with a brief announcement - followed with the main dance piece, down the center of the church. At the end, you're invited to a "meet & greet", on the main floor, with the artists - tell them what you liked & even thank them personally.
NOTE: Box Office opens at 6:00pm one hour before event AND they'll be plenty of pre-show entertainment starting at 6:00pm. You won't want to miss this. Come early.
Try not to see everything but enjoy what you do see.
ARTISTS Performing (partial list)
Jen Bradford (N. CA Dance Conservatory)
Kathryn Roszak's Danse Lumière
Anandha Ray (Tribe)
Anandha Ray (solo)
Sarah Bush Dance Project (solo)
Joan Lazarus Dancers (Pending)
San Jose Dance Theater (Linda Hurkmans)
Lily Cai Chinese Dancers
Oakland Dance Festival (Carla S Dancer)
DANCE-A-VISION (Carla S Dancer)
Jetta & Coral Martin (sisters!)
sjDanceCo (Maria Basile)
MoveMessengers (Angela Dice Nguyen))
Robin Bisio (SoCA & co-curator)
Ally & Elizabeth (Santa Barbara Surfers)
Kristin Carpenter Torok
Bonnie Crotzer (NY City)
Lande Lo (NY City)
Marika Brussel Dancers
LV Dance Collective
No Strings Attached (Lissa Resnick)
Cherie Hill IrieDance
Kristin Kusanovich Dance Co
Mariana Sobral (EMotion Arts)
Mario Spinetti (NY City Singer)
Kelsey Morgaine (LA)
ArtistEDGE (Jeannine Charles)
Kimberly Charles (solo+)
Fyber Vision (Elke )
Erin Parsley w/James
Ildiko Polony (Pending)
Requisitedance (Jenna Monroe)
Linda Steele II (solo)
Linda Steele II (ensemble)
Perspective Dance (Lindsey McLevis)
Hayley Bowmen Dance Co
John Ligda & Juliet Sikora (Live Artists)
Dance Wright Project (Jamie Wright)
Sculpted Motion (Anne-Rene Petrarca)
Hein Huynh (solo)
Visceral Dance Co (BCF)
For Change Dance Collective (Claire Calalo)
Frederick Gaudette & Dancers
Hanna Rose & Dancers
Lucy Chen (solo)
Corina Chan (Kathy Mata Ballet)
Lucia August/Everybody Can Dance
Jasprit Singh (sitar w/Lucia August)
Bernard Vash (actor)
Alyssa Mitchel (duet)
Alyssa Mitchel (solo)
RubansRougesDance/Noelle Andersson (LA)
Naina Shastri (solo)
Caroline Lavikis Dance Company
Co-sponsors / Supporters include:
Oakland Dance Festival
Black Choreographers Festival
Grace Cathedral !!
This is our 3rd year at Grace Cathedral (sixth year event) celebrating dance and local movement arts of San Francisco Bay Area. This is a Non-profit 501c3 event. Please visit our web pages for more info & we are on Facebook:
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Grace Cathedral (View)
1100 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
|Minimum Age: 7|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|