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  • Nov 2017

    CONCEPT series 21

    November 24 & 25

    CONCEPT series: 21

    RAWdance’s beloved salon of contemporary dance returns to the Green Room for the 21st round of local choreographic talent. Thanksgiving weekend bring the whole family for to this free smorgasbord of dance, tastefully paired with popcorn, light snacks and always, coffee.


  • Oct 2017

    Red Socks Fingers Crossed

    October 26, 27, & 28

    Double Exposure

    16 choreographers and two dancers comprise this epic evening-length duet, which returns to the ODC stage where it premiered, a year and numerous accolades later.



    October 22

    SFDFF Co-Lab 2017

    RAWdance was chosen for Co-Lab 2017! Co-Artistic Directors Ryan Smith and Wendy Rein are teaming up with filmmaker Shelley Lewis to create a short film that will be screened on the closing night of the San Francisco Dance Film Festival in Oct. Ticketing info coming soon.




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    October 22

    SSFDC Screening “since you went”

    Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema loved RAWdance’s original dance film “since you went” so much that they have asked to screen it again in October as part of a program entitled “Kids+Dance+Film”.


  • Sep 2017

    Burn In

    September 15 & 23

    YBCA Transform Fest

    This September at YBCA’s Transform Fest, RAWdance responds to the question “Why Citizenship?” with a new commission looking at the recurring history of clashes between power structures and society’s intellectuals and culture makers.


  • Jun 2017

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    June 9, 10, & 11


    This summer, RAWdance invites 9 dance companies to join them in activating urban gardens with thought-provoking contemporary work as part of the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival’s admission-free outdoor program.



  • May 2017


    May 5

    Spring Benefit 2017

    Join us for RAWdance’s Spring Benefit 2017, hosted by 836M Gallery!


  • Mar 2017


    March 25-26

    CONCEPT series: 20

    CONCEPT series celebrates 10 years of dance-making in its 20th salon installment.



    March 3-4

    New Dance Horizons V

    Dance St. Louis presents the premiere of a new work for MADCO by RAWdance as part of PNC Arts Alive New Dance Horizons V.


  • Jan 2017

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    January 4 & 8

    Double Exposure at The Joyce

    Double Exposure makes its New York premiere as part of The Joyce Theater’s American Dance Platform.






  • Dec 2013

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    Dec. 6-8 and 11-15

    “Mine” – RAWdance Fall Season

    Join us for the world premiere of Mine, an evening-length, theatrical dance installation unearthing where possession lies in the body. For this adventurous, experimental evening, RAWdance is transforming the unconventional Joe Goode Annex into an elevated playground of nets and rope, offering an intimate, sensorial experience for limited houses.


    December 6-7

    Movies by Movers

    RAWdance’s short film since you went was selected to be screened as part of the Curator’s Pick program for the fourth annual Movies by Movers festival in Winston Salem, North Carolina.


  • Nov 2013

    November 13

    Mine – Sneak Peek

    Get a behind the scenes look at RAWdance’s newest project, Mine, at a free open rehearsal/Q&A.


    November 7

    Take 5

    Take 5 invites you to demystify contemporary dance and be a shareholder in the creative process. See 5-minute selections of works in progress from RAWdance along with two other dance artists. Then the artists leave the room, and the audience dives into a discussion of what you saw, what resonated, and what sparked questions. At the end of the discussion, exercise your vote to award one artist with 15 hours of free rehearsal time.


  • Sep 2013

    Written in the Margins

    Friday, September 13

    SF Dance Film Festival Screening

    Check out RJ Muna’s Written in the Margins, a glitchy relationship in stop-motion for RAWdance’s Co-Artistic Directors, on the big screen at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival! The short film will be shown as part of the Screendance Shorts III program, followed by a Q&A with the directors.


  • Aug 2013

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    August 17-18

    the CONCEPT series: 14

    Named the Best Way to Sample S.F.’s Contemporary Dance Scene by SF Weekly in 2012, the biannual CONCEPT series focuses on intimacy and innovation. Come see some of the top talent of Bay Area dance in a cozy community space complete with coffee and snacks.

    Alongside RAWdance, the CONCEPT series: 14 will feature works by Nina Haft & Company, Fog Beast, Post:Ballet, The Anata Project, and Stranger Lover Dreamer.


  • Jul 2013

    TDFF 2013

    July 26-27

    Tiny Dance Film Festival

    RAWdance’s “since you went” will be screened as part of the inaugural Tiny Dance Film Festival (TDFF), featuring in international array of short dances made for the screen. TDFF prioritizes dance filmmakers who embrace brevity and experimentation and promises to be an exciting entree of dance films for the connoisseur and curious alike.


  • Jun 2013


    June 29-30

    Summer Workshop

    Dynamic Duos – Exercises in Creating and Dancing Duets

    Artistic Directors Wendy Rein and Ryan T. Smith draw on their fifteen years of performing together and nine years co-creating work to create an intensive exploration of vibrant dueting. Explore new ways to approach building chemistry and trust, establish kinetic communication, and find a collaborative voice for creation and performance.


    Dates TBD

    A Public Affair

    RAWdance will revive the playful A Public Affair, described as “site-specific experimental work done brilliantly” (, for a series of free, public performances throughout the city. Check back for updates.


  • May 2013

    May 16

    Movie Night

    Join us for a special screening of three very different short dance films: the premiere of “Two by 24: Love on Loop”, a film created from our epic eight-hour long tribute to love and equality, created with RAPT Productions; “Since you Went”*, RAWdance’s first music video set to Vermont indie rock duo Let’s Whisper; and RJ Muna‘s relationship in stop motion for RAWdance’s Co-Artistic Directors, “Written In The Margins.”

    Watch the films, talk to the artists, and get some behind the scenes stories on how the videos were made. Gourmet popcorn will be served.


  • Mar 2013


    March 9-10

    the CONCEPT series: 13

    Named the Best Way to Sample S.F.’s Contemporary Dance Scene by SF Weekly in 2012, the biannual CONCEPT series focuses on intimacy and innovation. Come see some of the top talent of Bay Area dance in a cozy community space complete with coffee and snacks.



  • Nov 2012


    November 2–4

    re:framed, RAWdance’s 2012 Home Season

    re:framed features three world premieres and one repertory work making its theatrical premiere. In the experimental new work, Double Exposure, Bay Area luminaries Joe Goode, KT Nelson, Ann Carlson and Shinichi and Dana Iova-Koga will each create a duet for Co-Artistic Directors Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein.