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It’s the best Flash Dance of the year! Dancing in the streets today, noon at Union Square. There’s one section of unison movement that you can learn ahead of time, but you don’t have to do that section. There’s a giant line dance at the end that’s easy enough for your most klutzy friend. Or just watch and enjoy.
Always wanted to dance in the streets with thousands of your fellow San Franciscans? This is your big chance to boogie in the large group opening ceremony for Dance Week, organized by One Dance:
Noon in Union Square
This is just the large group unison section. A small neighborhood group will also perform very, very easy 50 counts of original dance before the large group sections on April 26. If you would like to help create or just learn this short introduction for the Union Square event, rehearse in Huntington Park at 10:00am on Saturday, April 13. Look for the choreographer wearing a big pink sunhat, at the fountain.
Giants fans love SF’s Russian ballerina, Maria Kochetkova. Seriously. When Maria’s performing, as she will be in San Francisco Ballet’s Program 7 this spring, you’ll see beer-gut guys with hot-dog breath nudging their dates and asking, “Wasn’t she that little Olympic gymnast we saw on TV?” The sheer beauty and athleticism will capture the heart of the most avid anti-dancer. If you sit in the balcony, you’ll overhear conversations in Russian because a segment of the substantial Russian immigrant population in San Francisco wouldn’t miss a ballet danced by Maria Kochetkova, who was born in Moscow and trained at the Bolshoi Ballet.
If you like dance at all, or graceful gumby-bear girls or gorgeous guys in speedo shorts, don’t miss the rare opportunity to see the world-class Hamburg Ballet perform Nijinsky through Tuesday at the San Francisco Opera House. It’s dark and moving, like the life of the world’s greatest dancer himself. By the finale of the 2-hour piece by American choreographer John Neumeier, you’ll be a firm believer that “Dance is poetry with arms and legs.”
Leap out of the ordinary with Bebe Miller, Jan. 25-26 at the YBCA Forum in San Francisco. It’s a multimedia-dance-happening for only $25. Impress your date with your broad hip taste.
The Brits are coming! The dancin’ ones, that is. With his rare trip across the Pond, Russell Maliphant will treat San Franciscans to his new work, Light, dedicated to the legendary Vaslav Nijinsky. Only 2 performances in SF at YBCA, so grab your tickets soon.
Indonesia Festival at Union Square RIGHT NOW! Get away from this computer and see some great art, dance and music.
Thanks to Kath Dickens for the fun and easy line dance to “San Francisco” by the Olsen Brothers. One question, fellow SFers: Why did it take a Brit to do this? Dance more, think less. Click here to watch and learn Kath’s San Francisco moves.