Brigade's Dance Mission Theater


Upcoming Performances

Our Fall 2018 Theater Brochure is available here!


All performances held at Dance Mission Theater unless otherwise noted.
Please note that Dance Mission Theater is on the second floor and is not wheelchair accessible.

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October 27, 2018
Brasarte presents SamBrazil! Roots of Samba
Saturday, October 27th 8pm 

Tickets: Advanced tix available at

BrasArte presents a dance & music performance that explores the diversity and evolution of Brazilian Samba-- from its roots in Afro-Brazilian slave traditions to the dazzling display of technique, sensuality, and power that it has become.

Under the artistic direction of Marcelo Chocolate & Alvaro Reys- revered Samba superstars from Rio de Janeiro, featuring some of the most talented Bay Area sambistas, and BrasArte artist-in-residence Weslei Guimaraes with special guest, Rodson De Jesus.

Golden Bull

November 2-4, 2018
Golden Bull: Choreography and direction by Nol Simonse and Christy Funsch
Friday-Saturday 8pm, Sunday 7pm 

Tickets: $20
Advanced tix available at Logo for Brown Paper Tickets, link to purchase tickets. or by calling 1-800-838-3006

Legendary Bay Area dance partners Christy Funsch and Nol Simonse co-direct their first full-length group work, Golden Bull, featuring an all-male, multi-ethnic cast. Golden Bull draws from Pagan rituals and ceremonies to dismantle male power through feminizations of spatial constructs, touch, and listening. With original music by composer Aaron Gold and lighting design by Harry Rubeck, and performances by Hien Huynh, Rogelio Lopez, Andrew Merrell, Victor Talledos, and Erik Wagner.

Supported in part by the San Francisco Arts Commission and CA$H


November 9-11, 2018
FLACC 2018: BREAK(through)
5th Annual Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers
November 9-11, Friday-Saturday 8pm, Sunday 6pm 

Tickets: $20/$25/$30 (Student/General Advance/At the Door)
Advanced tix available at Logo for Brown Paper Tickets, link to purchase tickets. or by calling 1-800-838-3006

The concept of “the break” is a common theme that is often associated with the Latinx experience in the United States. We break laws. We break away from traditions. Forced immigration breaks up families across borders. Yet the value of the break(through) can also be a celebratory event. Such as breaking open a Piñata, breaking down oppressive paradigms, or breaking through personal and social limitations.  Come celebrate five years of resistant, queer, indigenous, and hybrid choreographers based in the United States and Latin America. 9 Latinx artists are marking this quintessential year with the curatorial theme: BREAK(through).    

FLACC's three-day festival opens with a performance ritual by local conceptual artist, Adrian Arias, who will be breaking through a plastic cocoon. We are featuring three visiting companies: Arts & Above (Missoula, MT); Twin sisters, Marisa and Maribel Plasencia (Santa Barbara, CA); and Fabiola Guillén (MX) who is bringing a group of seven dancers from Puebla, Mexico presenting a piece confronting the restrictions of religion and sexuality. Local companies include David Herrera Performance Company, La Mezcla (Vanessa Sanchez), Diana Lara, Piñata Dance Collective, and Randy Reyes.  

Festivities start after election day with an artist panel discussion on November 7, 4:00pm-6:00pm, Latinx Research Center (Free and Open to Public; 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704). The show will include post-show panel discussions on Friday and Saturday and conclude with a 5th Annual FLACC ceremony reception on Sunday, Nov. 11, after the show!

Bakanal de Afrique

November 16-17, 2018
Dance Mission Theater and Afro Urban Society present
Bakanal de Afrique: What Had Happened Was...
An Afro-Urban Musical
November 10 7PM The Flight Deck, Oakland
Tickets for Oakland at

November 16 & 17, 8PM, Dance Mission Theater, SF
Tickets for San Francisco at

Get wrapped in a hot-blooded mingling of storytelling, dance, video, afrobeats, hip hop, soca, blues, dancehall, rumba, soukous, and visuals. Based on personal stories and a timeline of Afro urban music from way back to the future, "What Had Happened Was..." time travels through both our most intimate and swaggering moments, asking, Where did we come from, Where are we going? Created by Nkeiruka Oruche and directed by Tossie Long.

This project is made possible by support from the Creative Work Fund.  

Dance Mission Theater's Youth Program

December 8 & 9, 2018
Dance Mission Theater's Youth Program presents
Peace On Earth & Justice for All! at Brava Theater
Performances Saturday, December 8th at 2pm & 5:30pm, Sunday, December 9th at 1pm & 4:30pm
Tickets can be purchased starting November 1st, 2018 online at: Logo for Brown Paper Tickets, link to purchase tickets.

and at the door starting one hour before each performance.

Our Winter Dance recital calling for peace!  Come see youth ages 5-18 years old dance and drum their hope for peace into the New Year! From Hip-Hop to Belly Dance, Taiko Drumming and so much more! Also Featuring The Grrrl Brigade: our all-grrrl performance dance company consisting of grrrls ages 9-18 years old. Bring your children, friends, and family to share this inspirational holiday event!

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