Critically acclaimed for their stirring performances, Ailey II’s brilliant young dancers have captivated audiences for over four decades. Led by Artistic Director Troy Powell, the company brings Alvin Ailey’s timeless classics and thrilling new works by outstanding emerging choreographers to cities across the country and internationally. With powerful performances rooted in a steadfast creative vision, Ailey II brings a fresh dimension to the Ailey spirit.
This one-woman tour-de-force brings more than 20 characters to glorious life, by weaving together tales of love, marriage, immigration and identity through eccentric stories and whimsical song. Multiple Carbonell Award Winner Elena María García is magical on stage, blending observant humor and poignant moments with sociopolitical commentary. FUACATA finds endless humor in what it means to be a Latina in today’s America. … +
Divided by oceans and centuries, American tap and Indian Kathak dance come together in a celebration of rhythm and culture in SPEAK. Leela Dance Collective’s Rachna Nivas and Rina Mehta, contemporary leaders in the ancient storytelling form of Indian Kathak dance, collaborated with revered tap artist Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and MacArthur Award winning tap choreographer Michelle Dorrance, to explore tradition, innovation, improvisation, female … +
Named for a mythical shape-shifting Japanese spirit, Japanese group enra combines martial arts, gymnastics, ballet, street dance and more with vivid digital art projections to create futuristic theatrical magic, riffing on Japanese pop culture and appealing to audiences worldwide. The key to enra’s artistry is the fusion of interactive digital technology with performance art. Blending the skills of dancers with backgrounds in … +
Through a large donation of Cuban art in 2017, an earlier donation of Latin American art in 2011, and significant gifts through acquisition funds, the Jorge M. and Darlene Pérez has added more than 500 works of modern and contemporary art to PAMM’s permanent collection. Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection celebrates their most … +
Returning to the country he escaped from 50 years ago, a man returns to Cuba in search of a family heirloom. Accompanied by his non Spanish-speaking son and daughter, the family commences on a journey of closure, truth, and an examination of their cultural identities. Taking place in various locations throughout the island of Cuba, this fascinating new play by a gifted … +
The Great Leap is acclaimed Bay Area playwright Lauren Yee’s comedic drama about a swaggering American basketball coach who brings his university team to Beijing for a 1989 exhibition game against a Chinese former protégé determined to prove himself. Their competition is upended by an ambitious Chinese-American high school star and the tragedy of the Tiananmen Square protests. Yee’s story of political … +