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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 7:24 PM


San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival presents:

2017 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival Opening Weekend

Saturday, July 8, at 8 pm; Sunday, July 9, at 2 pm, San Francisco


The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival-the largest and most comprehensive world dance and music event of its kind in the US-will feature performances by 24 Bay Area-based world dance and music groups at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House. The lineup includes six groups making their Festival debuts and the season will feature five world premieres created specifically for the 2017 Festival. Two different programs will be presented at the Opera House July 8 & 9 and July 15 & 16.

Featured artists July 8 and 9 include pre-show performances by Leung's White Crane Lion and Dragon Dance Association and Vinic-Kay (La Gente y El Canto)

Performances by: The Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dances); De Rompe y Raja Cultural Association (Afro-Peruvian); Fogo Na Roupa Performing Company (Brazilian Folkloric-Maracatu); John Santos Sextet + Alayo Dance Company (Cuban Contemporary Folkloric); LIKHA - Pilipino Folk Ensemble (Filipino Folkloric-Mandayan and Tboli); N? Lei Hulu I Ka W?kiu (Hawaiian Hula); San Francisco Awakko Ren (Japanese Traditional-Awa Odori); Zakir Hussain + Antonia Minnecola (Indian Kathak).

Saturday, July 8, at 8 pm; Sunday, July 9, at 2 pm

War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA, 94102


Phone: 415-474-3914

About San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival:
The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival has presented over 600 dance companies from over a hundred different genres. Since 1978, the Festival's performances have reached hundreds of thousands of audience members, providing outstanding opportunities to artists who seek to present the dance expressions of their cultural and ethnic heritages.

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