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Two major choreographic forces in the Bay Area’s Korean dance community offer their work to honor the 30th Anniversary of San Francisco’s Ethnic Dance Festival this month. Weekend One presents OngDance Company, and Weekend Two hosts the Northern California Korean Dance Association (NCKDA). Led by two established women, Kyoungil Ong ....


20th Izzies honor local dancers
The third annual Bay Area Dance Awards packed the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum on Tuesday night with more than 350 dancers, choreographers and dance lovers. Indeed the all-embracing spirit of Isadora Duncan was in the air long before Dancers Group Executive Director Wayne Hazzard took the stage in flowing pastel toga and shock-white wig ...

30th annual S.F. Ethnic Dance Festival suggests debate: preserve or innovate?
I've never been to a performance of the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival where at least one of the entries didn't make me say "What the hell was that?," but OngDance Company took this reaction to new heights ...


San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, Weekend One
Thirty-six companies will comprise the guest list for the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival this month as that institution celebrates its 30th anniversary, not merely a triumph of community savvy, but a reflection of the astonishingly diverse cultural composition of the Bay Area ...


San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, 2005
The Moon Courting dance displayed a diversity of costumes for the three men who court a handsome young woman dressed in a Yi costume, trying to sidle up after entertaining her with individual musical instruments. Her full, fluid skirt with its broad bands of blue, white, red and a black border was perfect for swishing and rapid turns which were prominent the second half of the ensemble’s ...




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