Dance Mission Theater announces Adelante!, the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Dance Mission Theater (DMT), featuring artists who have made DMT an incubator for innovative performance art, a gathering place for diverse communities, a vibrant school for youth and adults and a center for social justice and equity. The show will feature performances by Dance Brigade, Grrrl Brigade, Arenas Dance Company, Duniya Dance and Drum, Micaya, Allan Frias, Alayo Dance Company and more to be announced. Adelante! -- which means onward -- is a celebration of Dance Mission Theater's community of artists, teachers, students, activitists, friends and family with one performance only at 7:30pm on November 8, 2019 at the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center Herbst Theater.
More than 1,500 people step through Dance Mission's doors each week. Some come to be electrified by an eye-opening, socially engaging performance; others use the space to choreograph, rehearse, or present new works; others are warmly welcomed to take their very first dance class or their thousandth class - whether they are 7 years old or 70 years old.
Soon the number of people dancing through the doors of DMT will increase as DMT plans to move from its current location to its "forever home" at 18th and Mission Streets. Groundbreaking is slated for 2020.
"With Adelante! we want to celebrate those that have made DMT such an important base for art and community for two decades," explains Dance Mission Theater's Program Director Stella Adelman. "This is just a sliver of the students, teachers, and artists in residence that have made DMT a place for social/political activism and multi-cultural collaborations, which we are fighting to keep San Francisco's hallmark," says Artistic Director Krissy Keefer. "We're celebrating the past and looking to the future."