Dance Series

When dance collides with elements from other artforms and technology, moments of true brilliance and wonder spark the imagination and nurture the creative spirit. This season, San Francisco Performances Dance offerings highlight artists who excel at performance and expand the conceptions of what dance can be. Read more…

Former New York City Ballet star ballerina Wendy Whelan’s post pointe-shoe career has embraced collaborations with contemporary artists and musicians who themselves re-draw the blueprints for what makes art. This season she teams up with dancer-choreographer Brian Brooks to reprise their duet, First Fall. The program also features string quartet Brooklyn Rider, who will perform live, serving as equal partners in both shaping and being shaped by the evolution of Brooks’ choreography. Music will include works by John Luther Adams, Tyondai Braxton, Philip Glass, and pianist Evan Ziporyn, and a new work from Brooklyn Rider’s own Colin Jacobsen.

“I want to do unexpected things with unexpected people and see what comes from it.” —Wendy Whelan

British choreographer Wayne McGregor’s exhilarating company returns to SF Performances with a new work being developed in McGregor’s signature process that fuses dance, art, philosophy, science, technology and current events for a deeper look at how movement embodies much more than movement. London’s Financial Times asserts that McGregor is, “A pioneer in exploiting the links between his art, and the scientific developments that have revolutionized 21st-century life.” Show less…


You can create a Make-Your-Own-Series by choosing five or more performances from our entire season. Make-Your-Own Series are not available online—please call (415) 677-0325.