The World United Through Dance
An unparalleled series of inspiring performances is in store at the 36th annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, highlighting the rich cultural and artistic diversity of the Bay Area. This year’s Festival includes 11 world premieres and features dances from Bali, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Congo, Hawai`i, India, Lebanon, Mexico, Okinawa, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa, Tahiti, and the continental U.S. Each weekend’s program is different, and includes nine to ten dance performances in each show, with numerous cross-cultural, collaborative, and transitional pieces.
This year's Festival includes a special weekend of performances (June 14–15) where audiences can watch all eight classical Indian dance forms on one stage for the first time in the United States.
Weekends two, three, and four of the Festival are at YBCA's Theater. For more information about the opening weekend of the Festival, click here.
Please note: In order to fully enjoy your Festival experience, please allow yourself ample time before the performance to park, walk to the theater, and pick up your tickets. Out of consideration for the performers and other patrons, latecomers may have to wait until intermission to be seated.
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San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
Photo: RJ Muna, Pictured: Natyalaya