Public Invited to SF Ethnic Dance Festival Auditions

Te Mana O Te Ra, performed by Sarah Padrones. Photo by RJ Muna.

More than 100 Northern California dance companies representing dance traditions from around the world will perform hoping for a spot in the 2013 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival during auditions scheduled for Jan. 12 and 13 at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, and Jan. 19 and 20 at Lam Research Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Artists will present their very best work, in full costume, and many with live musical accompaniment. The auditions offer a rare opportunity for the public to enjoy dynamic classical Indian dances, trick and fancy rope dances from the American Southwest, enchanting Middle Eastern dances, sizzling Spanish flamenco, percussive Mexican folkloric dances, hip-hop, and much more. Admission is $10 a day, cash at the door, with children 12 and under admitted free of charge, courtesy of Wells Fargo Bank. The 2013 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival will be held June 1-30 at the Lam Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and other venues in San Francisco to be announced. For a complete listing of all companies participating in the auditions and for more information, visit or call (415) 474-3914.
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