Ethnic, ancient, and contemporary dance will be featured in San Francisco Performances’ upcoming 2011-2012 season.
Indian classical dancer Shantala Shivalingappa will present Swayambhu, a full-evening work making use of kuchipudi, a dance form dating to the 3rd century BC, on November 1 at 8pm at the Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Avenue (at McAllister), San Francisco.
The three other performances in the dance series will all take place at the Novellus Theater at YBCA, 700 Howard Street (at Third Street), San Francisco. San Francisco Ballet guest choreographer Wayne McGregor presents Random Dance on November 11 and 12 at 8pm in Entity, an hour-long blend of bodies, lights, technology, and film set to a soundscape by Coldplay collaborator Jon Hopkins.
Batsheva, the Israeli company led by Ohad Naharin, presents Max, a piece that expounds and celebrates the latent potential of the human body, on February 23 to 25, 2012, at 8pm. Also, Armitage Gone! Dance brings a new work, Three Theories, by artistic director Karole Armitage. Inspired by the physics of string theory, this multi-media piece will be presented May 18 and 19, 2012, at 8pm.
Subscriptions for the San Francisco Performances’ 2011-12 series, which includes music, dance, and vocal performances as well as special events, are on sale now at 415.677.0325 or online at www.sfperformances.org. Single-event tickets go on sale August 22 and can be purchased by calling the main box office line at 415.392.2545 or by visiting the website.
Ballethnic, a professional company that blends classical ballet with African American and other ethnic dance forms, will perform The Best of Ballethnic April 22 to 25 at the Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
The company, based in East Point, Georgia, was formed in 1990 by Nena Gilreath and Waverly T. Lucas II, both formerly of Dance Theatre of Harlem and Atlanta Ballet.
For tickets or more information, call 404.762.1416 or visit www.ballethnic.org.