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   -- SF Chronicle


Emily Kerr and Connolly Strombeck, rehearsing Mark Foehringer's “Strand” at Djerassi in May 2012



Katherine Wells,
in Mark Foehringer's "Bitter Fruit"
Photo Credit: Marty Sohl

Last Updated: 3/3/13
Updates and performance calendar

MFDP|SF is completing its 17th season of making and sharing dance in the Bay Area and internationally. This year dancers toured to Lima, Peru and performed with Ballet San Marcos and held workshops at Universidad Mayor Nacional de San Marcos.

In addition to holding its annual open air dance festival in San Francisco, Dancing in the Park, MFDP|SF mentors 10 young dance makers during its 6 month long Young Choreographer's Forum.

Now in its 4th year, Mark Foehringer's Nutcracker Sweets has quickly become part of the San Francisco holiday tradition receiving rave reviews from dance critics and audiences alike.

On February first, MFDP|SF launched its youth training program Conservatory for Contemporary Dance in Mountain View and San Jose, CA. This program focuses on preparing young dancers for the next step in the dance future.

MFDP|SF Performance Calendar - Spring 2013

  • Concept Series 13 66 Sanchez Studio, San Francisco, CA March 9 at 8 pm
    March 10 at 3 and 8 pm
    Pay what you can
  • Mark Foehringer's Conservatory for Contemporary Dance Presents:
    Pieno di Speranza
    San Jose State University Dance Theater (Map)
    One Washington Square, Spartan Complex
    March 17 at 5 pm.
    Purchase tickets: Tickets are $12.50, and may be bought on PayPal.

    Buy tickets now - Mar 17, 2013

      

  • sjDANCEco Dance Festival
    Santana Row, San Jose, Ca
    April 28 10 am to 2 pm
    Free
  • Dancing in the Park
    Fort Mason Meadow, San Francisco
    May 4 noon to 4:30 pm
    Free

News from 2012:

Mark Foehringer receives a second Fulbright Scholar Grant to Peru.

> MFDP|SF Press Release about Mark's Fulbright Scholar Grant

> Djerassi Resident Artist Program
Foehringer spent a month at Djerassi Resident Artist Program in May 2012.