40th Annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival Weekend Two
Saturday, July 21, at 8 pm and Sunday, July 22, at 2 pm
The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival will return for a second year at the War Memorial Opera House in July to celebrate its 40th anniversary as the largest, longest-running, and most comprehensive world dance and music event of its kind in the US. The Festival's 2017 debut at the Opera House brought sold-out performances with artists and audiences spilling from the theater onto the Opera House steps in a jubilant outpouring of enthusiasm for the Bay Area's world-class array of ethnic dance and music. The Festival's 2018 40th anniversary lineup will feature Bay Area-based groups at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House and City Hall presenting dance and music from Alaska, Bolivia, Cambodia, China, Cuba, India, Korea, Liberia, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, Spain, Tahiti, the continental US, and Zimbabwe.
Performances by: Ananya Tirumala (South Indian Kuchipudi), Antara Asthaayi Dance (North Indian Kathak), Caminos Flamencos (Spanish Flamenco), Charya Burt Cambodian Dance (Cambodian Classical), De Rompe y Raja Cultural Association (Afro-Peruvian), Los Danzantes de Aztlan de Fresno State (Mexican Folkloric - Huapangos), Nimely Pan African Dance Company (Liberian Folkloric), and OngDance Company (Korean Traditional and Contemporary).