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San Francisco Movement Arts & Dance Film Festival
Grace Cathedral
San Francisco, CA
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San Francisco Movement Arts & Dance Film Festival
With 250+ Local Artists in Dance, Theater, Music & Visual Arts - SFMAF 2019 SUMMER VERSION 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 Live Gallery or 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). And each STATION will be it's own mixed repertoire including:  modern & contemporary dance; ballet; ethnic; hip-hop; ballroom dancing; Movement Choirs and much more. In addition, artists will be attacking subjects of female empowerment; artistic beauty; social issues; cultural heritage; personal loss; family love and beyond.

You will witness 12 shows (12 mixed repertoires) for the price of one!!

There'll be a few visiting local artists from AFAR - Los Angeles; Santa Barbara; Palm Springs, Sacramento and others - bringing their local art, to help celebrate our local art in the Bay Area.

There'll be a least three or more female choreographers showing their work - while their own daughters perform in the festival!!

There'll be 5+ STATIONS filled with live musicians - with dancers performing to their music. "Music Festivals" within the "Movement Arts Festival"

SFMAF will include it's first ever "Dance Film Festival" to be held inside Grace Chapel on the Main Floor of Grace Cathedral - seating 90 people. A Chapel as Movie Theater. Like our live performers, this Dance Film Festival will be dedicated to "LOCAL" films -- unlike just about all film festival throughout the world  !!  Films will be short from "1 to 8 minutes" in length.

NEWS FLASH #2:  SFMAF will be 2 parts - tix includes both.
Parts One: Outside Grace Plaza from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Part Two: Inside Grace from 6:15pm to 8:15pm

The duration of the main part of the festival will be 2 hours and will be capped off with a brief announcement - followed with the finale dance piece, at the main altar at the center of the Cathedral. 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.

5:30pm to 6:30pm
Festival & Box Office OUTSIDE on Grace Plaza

6:15pm to 8:15pm
Festival INSIDE & includes Dance Films

8:15pm to 8:20pm
Final Dance and Thank You(s)

You won't want to miss this. Come early.

Try not to see everything but enjoy what you do see.  

ARTISTS Performing (partial list)

-- Outside Plaza "Part One" --

Moni Santini-Kelly - Outside Aerial Dancers
Sophie Morel (Hoop Artist)
Carla S. Dancer (Flash Mob/Unity Dance)
Oakland Pole & Dance
SF Pole & Dance
Vatra Amidzich & Partner (Masks & Acro)
STATION of the Drop of Destiny (Roaming OUTSIDE)
-- Prince ArThor, Oracle from Drop Of Destiny
    (script writer/actor)
-- Moria Chappell, Temple Dancer
-- Sasha Bayan, Sitar-accompaniment to Temple Dancer
-- Dave Harris, Temple Guard / Dancer Carrier
-- "Kennyetta Todd (Oracle Costume/Fashion Designer)"

-- Inside Grace "Part Two" --

Anandha Ray ( Quimera Tribe)
Joan Lazarus & Dancers
David Herrera Dance Project
Swerve Dance Collective (formerly Scott Wells)
Alan Scofield Dancers
Oakland Pole & Dance
SF Pole & Dance
Carla S. Dancer
Colin Epstein (Duet)
Quirk Dance (Marissa Ann - Choreographer)
LV Dance Collective
Sebestian Saephanh
Martha L.Z. Pamintuan
Brittany Delany
Dance Wright Project
Jamie Rey Wright
Kelsey Morgaine
Lucy Chen (Peacock Dress !!)
Meghan Hozowitz & Dancers
Robin Bisio (Santa Barbara)
Dacia Biletnikoff (Sacramento)
Mariana Sobral
eMotion Arts Dance Co
Natalie Nayun
Ida Meyer (Acro)
Curtis Ullerich (Acro)
Karri Mae Becker
SF Pole & Dance
Oakland Pole & Dance
Jenna Monroe
Alyssa Mitchel
Reagan Griffith-Aragones
Ray of Light Performing Arts
Ersa Coskun
Es Co
Fabiana Santiago
Anastasia Lattanand
Corina Chan
Anupama Srivastava
John Ligda
Lucia August
Everybody Can Dance
Moni Santini-Kelly
Olivia Schlanger
Peri Trono
Christine McDonald (Cross Carrying)
Roxana Ortiz (Cleaning Woman)
Sophia Morel (Hoop Artist)
Vinnie Jones (Female Soloist)
Vatra Amidzich & Partner (Masks & Acro)  
Tibor Szabor (Photographer/Artist)
Kaitlyn Kelly (Karin: Mother)
Joe Vega
Catherine Kirsch
STATION of the Drop of Destiny (Roaming INSIDE)
-- Prince ArThor, Oracle from Drop Of Destiny
    (script writer/actor)
-- Moria Chappell, Temple Dancer
-- Sasha Bayan, Sitar-accompaniment to Temple Dancer
-- Dave Harris, Temple Guard / Dancer Carrier
-- "Kennyetta Todd (Oracle Costume/Fashion Designer)"


STATION of the Commanding Labyrinth
STATION of the Red Stone
STATION of the Main Altar Steps
STATION of the Aerial Dancers (Inside - Glass Doors)
STATION of the Aerial Dancers (Outside - Labyrinth)
STATION of the Stone Stairs Music
STATION of the Movement Choir #1 - Umbrellas
STATION of the Movement Choir #2 - Umbrellas
STATION of the Movement Choir #3 - Umbrellas
STATION of the Flash Mob (Unity Dance/Movement Choir)
STATION of the Artistic Pole Dancer (Outside)
STATION of the Carrying Burden (Roaming Station)
STATION of the Cleaning Woman
STATION of the 50 Person Choir (Pre-Show)
STATION of the Wooden Boxes as Pedestals
STATION of the AIDS Memorial Chapel
STATION in Front of the Nativity Chapel
STATION behind Main Altar
Roaming STATIONS will be moving thru the audience

Co-sponsors / Supporters include:
Robin Bisio  
Joe Landini
Oakland Dance Festival
Grace Cathedral !!

SFMAF is entering it's 6th year at Grace Cathedral (eight years of events) 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:

FB: San Francisco Movement Arts Festival
email:  BayAreaDanceWatch@gmail.com

No Refunds or Exchanges !!


Grace Cathedral (View)
1100 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States


Arts > Dance
Arts > Fashion
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Arts > Visual
Film > Festivals
Music > All Ages

Minimum Age: 5
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: San Francisco Movement Arts Festival
On BPT Since: Sep 22, 2015

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