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New venues and a line-up offering bold, sophisticated twists on tradition energize the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
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Nina Herlina of Gamelan Sekar Jaya
PHOTO BY RJ MUNA

Carvajal is also delighted by how Carola Zertuche has revitalized Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco. For EDF, the Company will perform flamenco barefoot, milonga style, reconnecting the dance with its Moorish and Gypsy roots and also reminding us that flamenco's percussive qualities originated in a musician's use of a cane and not the dancer's heels.

Maybe OngDance Company personifies EDF at its most sophisticated. At Dance Mission Theater in January they showed themselves profoundly steeped in Korean tradition, absolutely contemporary in their perspective and brilliant in the art of stagecraft. They'll present Shadow of Cheoyong during the festival's third weekend of performances. *

SAN FRANCISCO ETHNIC DANCE FESTIVAL

June 2-July 1, $12-$20

Various venues, SF

www.worldartswest.org

 

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