The Leslie and Merle Rabine 2016-2017 Performance Season

Jul 01 2016
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Dance. Performance art. Music. Check out the wealth of talent in our upcoming season.

For The Leslie and Merle Rabine 2016-2017 Performance Season, YBCA is spotlighting artists whose work responds to or complicates the following three questions: “Can we design FREEDOM?”, “What does EQUITY look like?”, and “Why CITIZENSHIP?” These lines of inquiry form a framework that culminates in a season of music, dance, performance art, and performances that stimulate the senses and provoke thoughtful reflection on the human condition.

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2017 Lineup

GRACIAS A LA VIDA – 40th Anniversary Celebration
Dance Brigade
Presented in association with YBCA
Jan 13 & 14 2017
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les vérités
Gregory Dawson/ dawsondancesf
Jan 27 & 28 2017
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Clas/sick Hip Hop — UnderCover Presents: A Tribute to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
UnderCover Presents with Guest Music Director Meklit Hadero
Feb 16 – 18 2017
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Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely in the Blues Project
Co-Presented with San Francisco Performances
Mar 16–18, 2017
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SPEAK: A Kathak and Tap Collaboration
Rachna Nivas / Rina Mehta
Presented in association with YBCA
Mar 24–25, 2017
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For You
Erika Chong Schuch
Apr 1, 2017
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Dearest Home
Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion
May 18–21 2017
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Last Blue Couch in the Sky
Kim Epifano/ Epiphany Productions
June 2–4 2017
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Nobody Lives Here Now
Joe Goode Performance Group
Presented in association with YBCA
June 2017
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16-17 Performance Art Season Preview

Marc Bamuthi Joseph, chief of program and pedagogy, walks through the highlights of YBCA's upcoming season.


Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA Programs in 16-17 are made possible in part by:The James Irvine Foundation
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Additional Funding for YBCA Programs 16-17:
National Endowment for the Arts, Adobe, Abundance Foundation, Gaia Fund, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

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The Leslie and Merle Rabine 2016-17 Performance Season is made possible in part by: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The William and Flora Hewitt Foundation, and Panta Rhea Foundation.

Additional Funding for YBCA Performances 16-17: Surdna Foundation, Salesforce.com, and Zellerbach Family Foundation.

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Engagement and Education Programs in 16-17 are made possible in part by: Institute of Museum and Library Services, The Wallace Foundation, The Bernard Osher Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, The Sato Foundation, and U.S. Bank Foundation.

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Free First Tuesdays underwritten by: Directors Forum Members.

Photo: Em Watson, courtesy of Jacob Pillows Dance