A dance concert performed to scintillating music featuring depictions of the Sun-god, the primal and immortal flame; Jwala Devi, a goddess worshipped in the Himalayas; and a new work on the wildfires devastating California, a direct consequence of global warming.
Abhinaya Dance Company
The Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose was founded by its Artistic Director Mythili Kumar in 1980, to present innovative and professional quality performances of South Indian classical dance forms. Since 1986, Abhinaya has staged over 50 original dance productions and has been awarded several grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and from state and city agencies. Abhinaya offers classes in San Jose and Monte Sereno. Over 150 students have graduated from Abhinaya with their solo debut (arangetram) performances. Website: www.abhinaya.org
Abhinaya Dance Company
Step into a world of profound artistic expression and boundless inspiration as the annual Choreographers’ Gallery takes center stage. Each performance is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, evoking a range of emotions that will leave you moved and uplifted.
Get ready to surrender to the irresistible allure of toe-tapping grooves and infectious beats, as our talented student musicians showcase an exhilarating array of styles and groundbreaking musical works. Join us for an unforgettable evening of musical brilliance that will have you grooving in your seats and dancing to the irresistible pulse of jazz.
Immerse yourself in the grandeur and vibrant sounds of both the SCU Orchestra and Wind Ensemble as they fill the Mission Santa Clara with classic and contemporary pieces.
Join SCU faculty pianist Teresa McCollough, applied faculty violinist Rebecca Jackson-Picht, cellist Katie Youn, along with violist Jessica Chang in a varied program beginning with strings and ending with perhaps the most painfully autobiographical of Brahms’s instrumental works, his Piano Quartet in C Minor.
Witness the immense talent and creativity of student artists at the Fall One Act Festival. Join us for a captivating afternoon of theatrical brilliance as students take the stage to present a compilation of diverse and captivating one-act plays. Content Advisory: Please be advised that these plays deal with mature themes and may contain mature language and imagery. Recommended for ages 12+.
Indulge your senses in a musical tapestry like no other at "Songs Without Words." Witness the mesmerizing collaboration between the Rockstar of the Flute, Ráyo Furuta, and the renowned Iranian-American pianist, Ava Nazar. Furuta's ingenious arrangements of Art Songs, Lieder, and Arias for the flute will showcase its Bel Canto qualities in a way you've never imagined. Let the music speak volumes as these artists transport you into a world of pure, lyrical magic. Join us for an unforgettable evening that will resonate deeply within, a harmonious journey you won't want to miss.
The ODC/Dance Company is widely recognized for its rigorous technique and numerous groundbreaking collaborations. Comprised of ten world-class dancers, the company performs its imaginative repertory for more than 50,000 people annually. Two annual home seasons in San Francisco include Dance Downtown and the holiday production, The Velveteen Rabbit. Recent highlights include appearances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival in New York, MODAFE Festival in Seoul, Korea, Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, and past standing-room-only engagements in Europe, Russia, and Asia. Founded in 1971 by Artistic Director Brenda Way, ODC is known nationally for entrepreneurial savvy and being the first modern dance company in the United States to own its home facility, the ODC Theater. In 2005, ODC expanded its campus to include the ODC Dance Commons, which houses ODC/Dance, ODC School, a Pilates studio, and a Healthy Dancers’ Clinic. odc.dance
Long Playing is a training, a tribute, a trial, a social gathering for bodies still learning how to be animals, fully together and lost in a crowd. Lincoln and Seiters oscillate between decisive action that is explicit and demanding, and a receptive stance that is patient, wide, and behind-the-scenes. Viewers of Long Playing find evidence of a mercurial relationship, a critique of capitalism, an unfolding ritual, and transformation, both glacial and instantaneous. It calls on fictitious guides, animal instincts, and a long history of making together.
Oceánica Ballet presents Sleepy Hollow & Lupita, an autumn-themed double bill featuring the tale of the Headless Horseman and a ballet celebration of life inspired by Día de Los Muertos. Artistic Co-Director Robert Burns Lowman adapts Sleepy Hollow from Washington Irving’s classic 1819 short story, embodying the tale of Ichabod’s encounter with the Headless Horseman through ballet, puppetry, and creative stage settings. Artistic Co-Director Edgar Lepe’s Lupita combines elements of classical and folklorico ballet set to Mexican folk music. Lupita centers around one woman whose transition to the afterlife leads her through a celebration of the joyous moments in life.
Small Art Music Projects will present The Crushing Spiral Ensemble at ODC Theater on Sunday, October 29 at 3pm. Comprised of the most adventurous and celebrated SF-Bay Area musicians, The Crushing Spiral Ensemble will perform the music of award-winning Composer - Matt Small. Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as "a gifted San Francisco bassist and composer whose alluringly original music draws on a rich range of classical, jazz and indigenous music", Small will be performing with Steve Adams, Cory Wright, Beth Schenck, Erika Oba, Motoko Honda, Chris Grady, Henry Hung, Michael Pinkham, and Jon Arkin.
KULARTS presents SF Legacy Artist Awardee, Alleluia Panis’s Nursing These Wounds, an immersive dance performance investigating the impact of colonization on Pilipinx health and caregiving through the lens of Pilipinx nurses’ history, whose experiences with Westernized medical education and subsequent migrations laid the groundwork for the continuing global export of Pilipino labor, shaped the United States medical field, and created a fissure between traditional forms of knowledge and our community’s conceptions of well-being. The project expands on Alleluia Panis’s ongoing development of a community-based ritual and ceremonial language that allows diasporic Pilipinx people to create a space of belonging, informed by rigorous traditional shamanistic practice but within the language and context of the Bay Area’s Pilipinx American community.
Don’t miss the return of Sean Dorsey Dance’s The Lost Art of Dreaming – in San Francisco for 3 performances only as part of a 10-city international tour. The Lost Art Of Dreaming invites us to reconnect with longing, embrace expansive imagination, connect with joy and pleasure, and propel ourselves toward loving Futures. This powerful new work features full-throttle dance, intimate storytelling, intricate costuming, and exquisite queer partnering… all performed with Sean Dorsey Dance’s signature technical precision, guts and deep humanity. The Lost Art Of Dreaming is performed by a powerhouse ensemble of five trans, queer and gender-non-conforming dancers (Sean Dorsey, Brandon Graham, Héctor Jaime, David Le, Nol Simonse) – with a rich, layered soundscore featuring original and commissioned music. The event features the world premiere of the work, followed by the lobby experience of our Postcards From The Future and The Futurist Pledge! KN95 masks provided and required for this event.