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40th Anniversary San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

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"The city at its best" – Leah Garchik, San Francisco Chronicle

CELEBRATE WITH US!

The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival returns to the War Memorial Opera House this July for two weekends of awe-inspiring performances in celebration of our 40th Anniversary as the largest and most comprehensive world dance and music event of its kind in the US.

You’ll experience dances and music from Alaska, Bolivia, Cambodia, China, Congo, Cuba, India, Korea, Liberia, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, Spain, Tahiti, the continental US, and Zimbabwe, presented by Bay Area artists sustaining the world’s artistic legacy.

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Opera House Weekend One

Saturday, July 14, at 8pm
Sunday, July 15, at 2pm
War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue (at Grove), San Francisco

Performances by 12 Bay Area dance and music ensembles showcasing traditions from around the world.

Preshow musical performance outside the Opera House by Te Pura O Te Rahura'a (Tahitian 'Aparima) and in the lobby by Vinic-Kay (La Gente y El Canto) (Mexican Folkloric)

Performances by:
AguaClara Flamenco (Spanish Flamenco)
Arenas Dance Company (Afro-Cuban)
Bolivia Corazón de América (Bolivian Folkloric– Tarabuco and Potosí)
Chitresh Das Youth Company (North Indian Kathak)
Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco (Mexican Folkloric – Tabasqueño)
Leung’s White Crane Lion & Dragon Dance Association (Chinese Dragon Dance)
Nunamta Yup’ik Eskimo Singers and Dancers (Alaskan Yup’ik Eskimo)
Parangal Dance Company (Philippine Folkloric – Meranao)
Sandor Diabankouezi (Congolese Traditional)
Te Pura O Te Rahura'a (Tahitian 'Ote'a and 'Aparima)
Ye Feng (Chinese Contemporary)

Opera House Weekend Two

Saturday, July 21, at 8pm
Sunday, July 22, at 2pm
War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue (at Grove), San Francisco

Performances by 10 Bay Area dance and music ensembles showcasing traditions from around the world.

Preshow musical performance outside the Opera House by Chinyakare Ensemble (Zimbabwean Traditional) and in the lobby by Hermanos Herrera (Mexican Folkloric)

Performances by:
Ananya Tirumala (South Indian Kuchipudi)
Antara Asthaayi Dance (North Indian Kathak)
Caminos Flamencos (Spanish Flamenco)
Charya Burt Cambodian Dance (Cambodian Classical)
De Rompe y Raja Cultural Association (Afro-Peruvian)
Los Danzantes de Aztlán de Fresno State (Mexican Folkloric – Huapangos)
Nimely Pan African Dance Company (Liberian Folkloric)
OngDance Company (Korean Traditional and Contemporary)

Preshow Performances

Please arrive early to enjoy our special preshow musical performances.

Music performances outside the Opera House (standing experience)
*Saturdays (6:45pm - 7:10pm)
*Sundays (12:45pm - 1:10pm)

Music performances inside the Opera House lobby (standing experience)
*Saturdays (7:10pm - 7:40pm)
*Sundays (1:10pm - 1:40pm)

*Times are approximate and may adjust slightly on day of event
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