Dance Mission Theatre Program



 Spring Forward 2017: The Spring Choreographers Showcase will be April 23rd (4pm & 7pm).  Now accepting applications. Applications and more information available at


Dance Brigade’s Dance Mission presents
D.I.R.T. Festival 2017 – Dance In Revolt(ing) Times
Holding Our Ground
Dance Brigade’s Dance Mission Theater in collaboration with EastSide Arts Alliance returns with its third annual D.I.R.T. Festival and all new programming. 25 artists come together together over three weekends and  two cities. Through their art, art filled with beauty, joy, and rage, fight for community. Artists include d. Sabela Grimes, Dancing Earth, Chris Evans, Byb Channel, Jessica Recinos, Stephanie Bastos and many others!
Tickets: $20 in advance / $25 at the door.
For tickets and line-up, visit
PROGRAM AMarch 17-18Fri-Sat 8pm
Presented by EastSide Arts Alliance
EastSide Arts Alliance 2277 International Blvd, Oak 94606
PROGRAM B: March 24, Fri 7pm
Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street, SF 94110
Starts outside (please bring jacket)
PROGRAM C: March 25-26 
Sat 8pm & Sun 7pm
Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street, SF CA 94110
PROGRAM D: April 1-2
Sat 8pm & Sun 7pm
Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street, SF CA 94110
Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now – 2017

February 18 & 19 at 7:30pm /  

February 25 & 26 at 7:30pm
Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St, SF 94110
The Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now – 2017 (BCF) celebrates African & African American art and culture with performances, master classes and special events.  Beautiful, inspiring, and soulful, this annual festival brings three weekends of performances to Oakland and San Francisco, highlighting Festival Favs and a host of premieres – featuring unique and dynamic new works!  Artists include Robert Moses, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Raissa Simpson, Gregory Dawson, and others!

 Mud Water Theatre and Dance Mission Theater present

March 4-5, 2017
Saturday, 8pm (sold-out!) and Sunday, 4pm and 7pm
Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St, SF 94110
The second and final installation of the Mud Water project, a magnificent blend of Ballet and the Oakland originated street dance style known as Turfing.

Turfing, which arose in the 1990s in the midst of gang violence, poverty, and a range of other social ills, is based on the various dances of different neighborhoods or “turfs” of Oakland. As an acronym, it serves as a reminder to its participants to Take Up Room on the Floor.

The project explores the trajectory and different mutations of anti-black racism in the U.S. in search of its root causes. History has a way of repeating itself. But the mere observation of factual events is only one part of it. To understand deeper, we peel away the many layers of “civilization.” We might then find ourselves staring into what it means to be human — to have come from the mud and water of this earth.