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2019

  • Sep 2019

    Counting the Hours

    September 19

    Counting the Hours: a collaboration with Sawyer Rose

    RAWdance joins forces with Bay Area-based sculpture, installation, and social practice artist, Sawyer Rose, for her newest exhibit, Counting the Hours. A collaborative companion dance performance will be presented at the exhibit’s opening reception at Code & Canvas.

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    September 13-14

    the CONCEPT series: 26

    RAWdance’s beloved salon serves up a fresh dose of unique, high quality dance art in a lavish setting, but with a living room vibe. Five Bay Area choreographers join RAWdance to share works-in-progress and revamped repertory tailored for intimate viewing.

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  • Jul 2019

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    July 24

    Master Class at LINES

    Take class from RAWdance’s Artistic Directors and learn some of the company’s recent repertory in this rare Master Class at LINES!

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    YBG ChoreoFest 2019 event

    July 13-14

    YBG ChoreoFest 2019

    RAWdance curates nine dance companies to activate urban garden spaces with thought-provoking, site-specific, contemporary performances as part of the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival’s admission-free outdoor program.

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  • May 2019

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    May 17

    RAWdance Spring Benefit 2019

    Join us for RAWdance’s Annual Spring Benefit at DZINE Gallery to support the company over food, drinks, music, dancing, and the stylings of DJ Willie Adams!

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  • Apr 2019

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    April 27

    MFDP|SF’s Dancing in the Park

    RAWdance performs in Golden Gate Park as part of the 10th Anniversary edition of Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF’s Dancing in the Park!

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    April 5-6

    the CONCEPT series: 25

    RAWdance’s beloved salon serves up a fresh dose of unique, high quality dance art in a lavish setting, but with a living room vibe. Five Bay Area choreographers join RAWdance to share works-in-progress and revamped repertory tailored for intimate viewing.

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  • Mar 2019

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    March 23-24

    BATTLE at Tiny Dance Film Festival

    RAWdance’s short dance film, BATTLE has been chosen to be part of the 2019 Tiny Dance Film Festival at the historic Roxie Theater.

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  • Feb 2019

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    February 2

    Night of Ideas // Facing Our Time: The City of the Future

    RAWdance performs as part of a 7-hour marathon of philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings, & music at the SF Main Library. Free! Presented by the SFPL, SFMOMA, the French Consulate in San Francisco, and KQED.

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  • Jan 2019

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    January 24-26

    Roar – RAWdance’s 15th Anniversary Season

    The company’s 15th anniversary season brings two world premieres to the stage for an evening of politically-driven, inspiring, and spectacular dance.

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2018

  • Nov 2018

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    November 9 & 10

    CONCEPT series: 24

    RAWdance’s beloved salon serves up a fresh dose of unique, high quality dance art in a lavish setting, but with a living room vibe. Five Bay Area choreographers join RAWdance to share works-in-progress and revamped repertory tailored for intimate viewing.

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    November 1 & 2

    BATTLE at Female Filmmakers Fuse Film Festival

    RAWdance’s original dance short, BATTLE, has been chosen to be part of the 2nd Annual Female Filmmakers Fuse Film Festival, a 2-day festival celebrating women artists both behind the camera and in front of the camera!

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  • Oct 2018

    October 26

    DZINE Gallery Presents: X Materia

    RAWdance inaugurates the company’s six-month residency at DZINE Gallery with a performance of all new work as part of the Gallery’s opening night party celebrating the group exhibition entitled X Materia.

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  • Sep 2018

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    September 14

    BATTLE at Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema

    RAWdance’s short dance film, BATTLE has been chosen to be part of the 15th Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, a niche film festival specializing in dance cinema and incorporating live performance.

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    September 9

    BATTLE at Capitol Dance & Cinema Festival

    BATTLE continues its run of East Coast festivals in the nation’s capital. It will be showcased as part of the Capitol Dance & Cinema Festival in Washington, DC, Sunday, September 9th, at the AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center.

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    September 7

    BATTLE Screening at the Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema Film Festival.

    The San Francisco Dance Film Festival will be screening a 40-min selection of past Co-Laboratory films, including RAWdance’s short dance film, BATTLE as part of the Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema Film Festival. Don’t miss your chance to see all the films at the Inclusion Gallery, Friday, Sept. 7th.

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  • Aug 2018

    RAWdance Rehearsal

    August 25 to September 5

    Dancing Laboratory Residency at NCCAkron

    RAWdance has been invited for a ten-day intensive Dancing Laboratory Residency at The National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron [NCCAkron] to focus on their research towards a new work for 2019.

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  • Jul 2018

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    July 21

    BATTLE at Dance on Camera Festival

    BATTLE, RAWdance’s short film made in collaboration with Director Shelley Lewis was chosen by Dance Films Association to screen at the Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Center in NYC!

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  • Jun 2018

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    JUNE 29 & 30

    CONCEPT series: 23

    RAWdance’s beloved salon serves up a fresh dose of unique, high quality dance art in a lavish setting, but with a living room vibe. Five Bay Area choreographers join RAWdance to share works-in-progress and revamped repertory tailored for intimate viewing.

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    June 26

    BATTLE at MarDelDance Presents: Dance on Film Festival

    BATTLE, RAWdance’s short film begins it’s East Coast tour in New Jersey at the MarDelDance Dance on Film Festival.

     

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    JUNE 2 & 3

    YBG ChoreoFest 2018

    This summer, RAWdance invites eight dance companies to activate urban garden spaces with thought-provoking contemporary work as part of the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival’s admission-free outdoor program.

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  • May 2018

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    MAY 18

    RAWdance Spring Benefit

    Join us for RAWdance’s Spring Benefit at DZINE, featuring performance, drinks, food, conversation, and the stylings of DJ Willie Adams!

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    DZINE Gallery Presents: Cracking Nutshells

    RAWdance was invited to be part of the opening night reception for DZINE Gallery’s exhibit titled Cracking Nutshells, an exhibition features work by 32 San Francisco Bay Area artists, with a number of commissioned works created exclusively for the show, including large-scale installations and more intimate works concerned with geometry, information systems, and questioning where construction and deconstruction meet.

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  • Mar 2018

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    MARCH 30 & 31

    CONCEPT series: 22

    RAWdance’s beloved salon serves up a fresh dose of unique, high quality dance art in a lavish setting, but with a living room vibe. Five Bay Area choreographers join RAWdance to share works-in-progress and revamped repertory tailored for intimate viewing.

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  • Feb 2018

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    FEBRUARY 13

    Carnivale at Grace Cathedral

    RAWdance performs Two by 24: Love on Loop, at the “All You Need Is Love” themed Carnivale Gala at the Grace Cathedral. Come celebrate with us and support Grace Cathedral’s mission elevating compassion, inclusivity, creativity and learning.

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2017

  • Nov 2017

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    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.

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  • Oct 2017

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    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.

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    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”.

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  • 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.

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  • Jun 2017

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    June 9, 10, & 11

    ChoreoFest

    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.

     

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  • May 2017

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    May 5

    Spring Benefit 2017

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

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  • Mar 2017

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    March 25-26

    CONCEPT series: 20

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

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    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.

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  • 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.

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2013

  • 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.

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    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.

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  • 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.

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    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Jul 2013

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    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.

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  • Jun 2013

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    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.

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    Dates TBD

    A Public Affair

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

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  • 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.

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  • Mar 2013

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    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.

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2012

  • Nov 2012

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    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.

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