3: PILOT 41: SEAMS LIKE THESE
This month's program for emerging choreographers features
works by Brittany Brown, Kelly Kemp, and Sarah Sass.
Sept. 3, 8pm, ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., San Francisco,
(415) 863-9834, www.odcdance.org.
SEPT 4-7: MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP
The Bay Area will be seeing a lot of Morris's company
this year, thanks to his strengthened ties with UC Berkeley's
Cal Performances. The season, which will include an
MMDG rep program and the return of the Nutcracker alternative
"The Hard Nut," kicks off with Morris's acknowledged
masterpiece, the celebratory full-length "L'Allegro,,
il Penseroso, ed il Moderato," in its third presentation
at Zellerbach Hall.
Sept. 4-6, 8pm, Sept. 7 3pm, Zellerbach Hall, Telegraph
Ave. at Bancroft Way, Berkeley, (510) 642-9988, www.calperfs.berkeley.edu.
SEPT 4-7: TERE O'CONNOR DANCE
The ambitious first annual San Francisco International
Arts Festival launches with the San Francisco debut
of this New York-based company. Known for his wit and
intelligence, O'Connor brings two programs. "Choke,"
in which sidewalk encounters arouse unexpected emotions,
is paired with "Winter Belly," a visually
arresting metaphorical landscape. The second program
presents the world premiere of "Lawn."
Sept. 4-5, 8pm, "Choke" and "Winter Belly."
Sept. 6, 8pm and 7 7pm, "Lawn," Yerba Buena
Center for the Arts Theater, Third and Howard Streets,
San Francisco, (415) 978-2782, www.yerbabuenaarts.org
SEPT 5-6: COMPANY C CONTEMPORARY BALLET
Former New York City Ballet dancer Charles Anderson
brings his young East Bay-based company back to San
Francisco for a second season. The anchor is the premiere
of Anderson's "The Soldier's Tale," set to
Stravinsky. Also on the program is a work by James Sewell
and "Voiceprint," Anderson's more than faintly
eighties abstract ballet premiered during Summerfest.
Sept. 5-6, 8pm, Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, Marina
and Buchanan St., San Francisco, (415) 345-7575, www.companycballet.org.
SEPT 5-7: OPHELIA'S STAGE DANCE COMPANY
Works by Abigail Hosein.
Sept. 5-6, 8pm, Sept. 7, 6pm, Dance Mission, 3316 24th
St. (at Mission), San Francisco, (415) 826-4441.
SEPT 6: RE-VISIONING THE BODY IN DANCE
Eric Kupers' Dandelion Dance Theater has been exploring
extensive onstage nudity as of late, with wonderfully
frank, self-deprecating, and-ahem-revealing results.
This event, continuing a dialogue begun in May, features
performances and a panel discussion with such participants
as Della Davidson/SIDESHOW Physical Theater, Big Moves
Modern Ensemble, Bruce Curtis, and the dance writer
Sima Belmar. A benefit for Dandelion's "Undressed
Sept. 6, 8pm, Western Sky Studio, 2525 Eighth St., Berkeley,
(510) 863-3040, ext. 284, www.dandeliondancetheater.org.
Listings source courtesy of IN DANCE, a FREE monthly
publication of Dancers' Group at http://www.dancersgroup.org