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SF’s “ChoreoFest” 2024 (Yerba Buena Gardens)

Every Saturday Through July 20th.
Saturday, July 20, 2024 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Yerba Buena Gardens | Mission St. & 3rd St., San Francisco, CA

Event Details

SF’s “ChoreoFest” 2024 (Yerba Buena Gardens)

A two-weekend festival of site-specific work, the Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest showcases the extravagant creativity, diversity and vibrancy of the Bay Area dance scene. After a thrilling 2023 season, YBG ChoreoFest returns with PUSH Dance Company’s Artistic Director Raissa Simpson and Associate Artistic Director Ashley Gayle serving as co-curators with David Herrera Performance Company’s David Herrera. Designed to offer rising Bay Area artists opportunities to shine on a larger platform, YBG ChoreoFest also seeks to present artists of color from outside of the contemporary/modern dance world, particularly hip-hop and global dance traditions.

Saturday, July 13 & Saturday, July 20, 2024 | 1-2:30p
Great Lawn, Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts., SF

Herrera, a recipient of the National Latino Arts & Culture Leadership Fellowship and many other grants, commissions and residencies, founded his company in 2007 in response to the lack of Latinx visibility and representation on the U.S. modern dance scene. A highly sought after educator, scholar, interdisciplinary artist and award-winning choreographer hailing from African-descended sharecroppers and an immigrant from the Philippines, Raissa Simpson founded PUSH to examine the body as a site for racial discourse. Together, these curators turn the seventh annual YBG ChoreoFest into a glorious profusion of performances amidst the Gardens’ lawns and architecture.

Participating Companies:

  • David Herrera Performance Company
  • Diamano Coura West African Dance Company
  • Pateldanceworks
  • PUSH Dance Company
  • Rogelio Lopez
  • Surabhi Bharadwaj

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2024

May 4 – November 2, 2024
Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission btwn Third and Fourth, SoMa, SF

Directions & Parking | Admission-Free Seating | Performance Times | See the Full Calendar

2024 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Programming Highlights

All events are free and take place outdoors in Yerba Buena Gardens, off Mission Street between 3rd and 4th Streets, and the Yerba Buena Children’s Garden located at Howard & Fourth Street.

JULY 2024




Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Dance, Fairs & Festivals, In Person, Outdoors, Sponsored, Theater & Performance
Address: Mission St. & 3rd St., San Francisco, CA

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