Epiphany Dance Theater has announced the program for the 18th annual San Francisco Trolley Dances (SFTD), which will be offered both in-person as well as online over the weekend of October 16 – 17, 2021
This year’s route begins at Rikki Streicher Field in the Castro before heading to one of San Francisco’s newest neighborhoods, the East Cut. Participating artists include Babatunji & Charmaine, Joe Landini & Dancers, La Mezcla, Parangal Dance Company and Rising Rhythm, in addition to Epiphany Dance Theater.
A total of 10 tours are scheduled over the weekend, five each day starting at 10:15 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. Each tour runs approximately two hours. Admission to SFTD is free, but reservations for the in-person tours are limited. RSVP for Tours
NEW FOR 2021 – HALF TOURS
To offer audiences greater flexibility, this year for the first time Epiphany Dance Theater will also present half-tours with welcome stations in both the Castro and the East Cut. Patrons may register for a tour of the East Cut alone which starts at Natoma Cabana at 90 Natoma Street. Start times for the East Cut half-tour are 11:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. The tour concludes in the Salesforce Transit Center Grand Hall.
Patrons who start in the Castro and wish to continue to the East Cut may take MUNI lines T, K, L, M or F from the Castro station opposite Jane Warner Plaza. Tour guides will not be provided on these routes, and individuals will be responsible for their own travel. In addition to taking public transit, attendees have the option to walk or bike to the performance sites on their own. Route maps will be available on site and online at epiphanydance.org/san-francisco-trolley-dances.
As a final option, patrons may also observe a filmed version of this year’s event. The virtual tour will be available streaming on demand starting at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, October 16, and it will remain public through the end of the year. To access the free event film visit epiphanydance.org/san-francisco-trolley-dances.
Each year Epiphany Dance Theater matches Bay Area-based artists and ensembles with specific sites, inviting them to create an 8- to 12-minute piece in response to the physical environment, architecture and history of the area. This year’s roster of artists includes the pair of Babatunji & Charmaine, otherwise known as Babatunji Johnson and Charmaine Butcher, two of the most electrifying freelance dancers in the region, performing with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Post:Ballet and SFDanceworks, among others.
Epiphany Dance Theater’s 18th annual SAN FRANCISCO TROLLEY DANCES. Offered both as an in-person and virtual event. Participating artists include Babatunji & Charmaine, Epiphany Dance Theater, Joe Landini & Dancers, La Mezcla, Parangal Dance Company and Rising Rhythm.
October 16 – 17, 2021
Five tours each day
Full Tour & Castro Half-Tour Start Times:
Saturday and Sunday @ 10:15 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:15 p.m
East Cut Half-Tour Start Times:
Saturday and Sunday @ 11:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Note: Each full tour including both the Castro and the East Cut runs approximately two hours.
WHERE (in person):
Start Point in Castro:
Rikki Streicher Field
205 Diamond Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Start Point in the End Cut:
90 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
San Francisco Trolley Dances will be available for on demand streaming starting at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, October 16. To access the free film, visit epiphanydance.org.
Admission is FREE. Reservations available online