Lily-scott_001.JPGAround Halloween, San Francisco’s dance scene shifts towards a sexy nun straddling the bar, impromptu street parties, and a corps de ballet of EMTs and police officers leaping through the city. For those of you seeking costumes in a more traditional sense, here are three dance events chosen especially for you.

Improvised performance by Christine Cali

Performed with SF Moving Men @ The Garage, San Francisco, June 2009

Raw & Uncut
Katie Anderson, Automatic Art, Lily Dwyer & Scott Marlowe, Claire Willey, and Christine Cali will present new and in-progress works at The Garage‘s intimate choreographic showcase series,”Raw & Uncut.”

The Garage, located at Howard and 6th, isn’t a place to park your car when you go out of town. Instead, Joe Landini, former curator at Shotwell Studios and the Jon Sims Center for the Arts, created it to provide “a ‘safehouse’ for local performers and [to] foster a creative community that is both inclusive and professional.” The Garage is part of the SOMA Cultural Coalition, which includes 11 theater/performances spaces in the SOMA neighborhood.

With this brisk weather, there’s nothing that’ll warm up your insides quiet like some brand-spanking new works created by some of the Bay Area’s freshest contemporary choreographers. So get your pli

the author

Becca Klarin writes about dance. Her first stage role was at the age of four, where she dressed in a brightly colored bumble bee tutu and black patent leather taps shoes. She remembers bright lights and spinning in circles with her eleven other bees, but nothing more. Becca also has an affinity for things beginning with the letter "P", including Pizzetta 211, Fort Point, pilates, parsvakonasana, and plies.

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