Arts Listings

Professional Dance Through June 6

Tuesday May 25, 2010 - 11:50:00 AM


Contra Costa Ballet, May 28 through May 29, Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. Program features "La Bayadere, Kingdom of the Shaes,'' choreography by Marius Petipa, staged by Emily Borthwick, "Bridge Attack,'' choreography by Katarina Wester, "Suite Sounds,'' choreography by Rachel Berman and "Mes Enfants,'' choreography by Charles Anderson. $20-$30.  

1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. (925) 943-7469,



"Echo's Reach," through May 30, Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 4 and 8 p.m.; Sundays, 4 p.m. Program features choreography by Shannon Gaines, live music by Kevin Carnes and Brandi Brandes, beatboxing by Carlos Aguirre and performances by Iron Monkey, B-boy Black, Neal Cordova, Jan Damm and students and apprentices from City Circus. $14-$35. 

2781 24th St., San Francisco. (415) 647-2822,



Scott Wells and Dancers, May 28 through June 19, May 28-30, Jun. 4-6, 8 p.m.; Jun. 18-19, 8 and 9:30 p.m. Program "Ball-ist-ic'' features highflying, gravity-defying dance. $18-$22. 

1310 Mission St., San Francisco. (415) 626-2060,



Embodiment Project, May 28 through May 30, 8 p.m. "Bloodline'' features peformances from Amara Tabor-Smith and Byb Chanel Bibene, Valery Troutt, DJ Soul Nubian, and live music by Moon Candy. 

3316 24th St., San Francisco. (415) 826-4441,



Erica Essner Performance Co-Op and Gretchen Garnett and Dancers, May 28 through May 30, Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. San Francisco International Arts Festival presents a program of world and west coast premieres. $20-$25. 

Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, San Francisco.



"The Dionysian Festival," May 29 through May 31, Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday and Monday, 6 p.m. Featuring Mary Sano and her Duncan Dancers, G. Hoffman Soto and SotoMotion and others. $15-$18. (415) 357-1817. 

245 Fifth St., Studio 314, San Francisco. (415) 357-1817,



"San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival," June 5 through June 27, Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; Benefit gala June 11, 6 p.m. From the powerful dance and music of Haiti to a special Mexican Bicentennial Tribute, event presents an unparalleled cultural feat, including four new works representing the cultures of the Congo, Afghanistan, China and Mexico, and the debut of 26 world premieres. $22-$44. 

3301 Lyon St., San Francisco. (415) 567-6642,



"Carnaval Del Sur," Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. Sukay, Eddy Navia and the Pachamama Dancers present a program of Latin music and dance. $13.50.  

"Cuban Nights," Fridays, 8:30 p.m. Fito Reinoso, Sukay and Eddy Navia present Latin dancing Buena Vista style. $13.50.  

"Flamenco Thursdays" with Carola Zertuche, Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. Music and dance with performers of traditional flamenco. $10.  

Georges Lammam Ensemble, Sundays, 8:30 p.m. Event features music and dancing from the Middle East. $10.  

For ages 21 and older. 1630 Powell St., San Francisco. (415) 646-0018,



inkBoat and Ko Murobushi, through May 30, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 5 p.m. Program features choreography by inkBoat and Ko Murobushi with music by Shahzad Ali Ismaily, Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi. $12-$25.  

450 Florida St., San Francisco. (415) 621-7797,


YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS The center's visual arts exhibitions feature contemporary art and popular culture by local, national and international artists. There are four rounds of exhibitions in the galleries each year. 

SF Ballet, through June 5, May 7, 8 p.m.; May 8, 2 and 8 p.m.; May 9, 2 and 7 p.m.; May 11-14, 8 p.m.; May 15, 2 and 8 p.m.; May 16, 2 p.m.; May 21, 8 p.m.; May 22, 2 and 8 p.m. Spring program features "Petite Mort,'' choreographed by Jiri Kylian, "French Twist'' by Ma Cong and "Songs of Mahler" by Michael Smuin.  

"San Francisco Ballet Student Showcase," through May 28, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, 8 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 p.m. Performance includes three showcase performances consisting of class demonstrations and repertory works. $32.  

$3-$6; free the first Tuesday of every month. Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, noon-8 p.m. 701 Mission St., San Francisco. (415) 978-2787,<