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Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now - 2017

Three weekends of performances

featuring premieres/new works and new voices

to the BCF stage 

BCF - Oakland   February, 11 & 12

BCF - SF  February 18 & 19; February 25 & 26

BCF - Oakland

Malonga Casquelourd CFTA

1428 Alice Street

February 11 - 7:30pm/Februrary 12 - 4pm

Alexander Zander Brown w/ Earth Dance Mafia

Ibrahima Diouf

Marc Bamuthi Joseph (Saturday only)

Phylicia Stroud/ On Demand

Nafi Thompson / Bahiya Movement (Sunday only)

Deborah Vaughan/Dimensions Dance Theater

Special Event:

Sunday -  February 12

Film Screening of

Bare Souls Bare Soul

by filmmakers Delina Patrice Brooks & Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi

Followed by a community conversation moderated by D. Brooks

@ 2:00pm - FREE


Dance Mission Theater

3316   24th Street 

February 18 & 19 - 7:30pm

Byb Chanel Bibene

Gregory Dawson w/Frankie Lee III, Isaiah Bindel, and Donnie Duncan


Marc Bamuthi Joseph (Sunday only)


Maurya Kerr


Robert Moses w/Chrystaldawn Bell


Raissa Simpson

February 25 & 26 - 7:30pm

Next Wave Choreographers Showcase

featuring premieres and new voices:

Alexander Brown

Chris Evans

dana e. fitchett

Ashley Gayle & Noah James (BCF's 2017 - AMP Artists)

Stephanie Hewett

Erik Lee

Dazaun Soleyn

Nafi Thompson / Bahiya Movement (Saturday only)

Jamie Wright (Sunday only)

Special Events:

Friday February 24



Orixa Movement with Vera Passos
Co-presented by Dance Mission Theater & BCF

Live drumming!
Vera Passos is one of Salvador, Bahia’s most acclaimed Afro-Brazilian dancers. Vera has danced for Jorge Silva Dance Company and the acclaimed Balé Folclórico da Bahia touring all throughout Brazil, Europe, Asia, the US and South America. Vera has been a guest artist with Viver Brasil since 2010, and she also choreographs for Tocandomblé and went on extensive tours with Steve Coleman. Passos began studying the demanding Silvestre Technique with creator Rosangela Silvestre in 1992, and soon became the protégé of Silvestre. Vera teaches the Silvestre Technique and Orixa Dance Movement classes Internationally and at the Annual Silvestre Technique Intensive which happens every January and August in Salvador, Brazil.

Saturday - February 25

Herencia de un Pueblo (Inheriting a Legacy)

Awarded Best Documentary and Best Cinematography SF Film Fest (2016)

Written and directed by Carmen Román

Pre-show event  @ 7:15p - free



For more information call:  866.553.5885


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$15 Advance/Student/Seniors

$22 General at the Door

$30 BCF Patron, includes reserved seating

$10 Youth 14-under

For more information call:  866.553.5885

Festival programming subject to change.  

The Black Choreographers Festival: Here and Now – is made possible by the on-going support of the San Francisco Arts Commission, City of Oakland Cultural Arts Funding Program, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, community partners Dance Mission Theater, Dimensions Dance Theater,  Laney College Theater and Dance Dept.   

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