The 38th Annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

Friday June 3, 2016
San Francisco Bay Area

June 3 – 19, 2016

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
San Francisco City Hall

“I often wish that New York had a festival to match San Francisco’s annual Ethnic
Dance Festival…” –Alastair Macaulay, New York Times

The celebrated San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival returns to the Palace of Fine Arts in June for three weekends of awe-inspiring performances from more than 20 world cultures, including 12 World Premieres and two North American Premieres.

Each weekend’s program is different, and features performances by nine to ten extraordinary Bay Area dance companies, 12 of them making their Festival debuts.

This year’s Festival features dances from Bolivia, Cambodia, China, the Congo, Egypt, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Nicaragua, Okinawa, Peru, the Philippines, Scotland, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Tajikistan, and the United States.

Visit to see the full performance schedule and to buy tickets.

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