About the event
San Francisco Trolley Dances, now in its 15th anniversary season, is a two-day, free (with Muni fare) public performance curated by Epiphany Dance Theater artistic director Kim Epifano. Artists and dance ensembles are paired with specific sites along San Francisco’s MUNI route, where they are invited to create an 8- to 15-minute dance piece in response to the physical environment, architecture and history of the area. This year's route takes us from Mission Bay to SoMa on October 20 and 21, 2018.
This admission-free festival has been dubbed “art for citizens” and “a gift to the City” by past attendees, and a record of 5,000 people have joined us for a weekend of art and community.
Kids on Track, the educational branch of our event, offers free in-school workshops to schools in underserved neighborhoods and invites these schools to join our Kids on Track performance day on October 19.
Why should you sponsor?
Contributing to San Francisco Trolley Dances supports the following:
• Ensuring public access to free, high quality performing art, particularly site-specific dance
• Exposure to at least 4,000 attendees, many of whom are professionals, families, and artists in the Bay Area
• Arts education for marginalized Bay Area youth; our Kids on Track program reaches out to underserved schools in San Francisco and offers free in-class workshops on site-specific dance and art
• This year, artistic director Kim Epifano will be offering workshops with Mercy Housing in Mission Bay to share the power of art with low income and elderly individuals/families
• Providing donations that support our team of volunteers that essentially keep the festival running smoothly from our first performance site to the final bows at our last performance site
• Encourage inter-cultural dialogue and learning, on stage and in the streets, inspiring social change with art as the vehicle
Artistic/Executive Director Kim Epifano has a 30-year history as an award-winning choreographer, director, performer, vocalist, educator and collaborator. Erasing the boundaries between dance, theater and music, Epifano is acclaimed for her interdisciplinary, site-specific works that welcome new and diverse audiences to the world of dance and create bridges of cross-cultural understanding.
Founded in 2003, San Francisco Trolley Dances is a free, weekend-long festival that highlights this beautiful and rapidly changing city with site-specific dance. Curated by Epifano, SFTD aims to bridge communities together through art and culture. An audience favorite every year, SFTD continues to be "the definitive, beyond words, uplifting, central SOUL of the City."
Contact the Organizer
Contact the Organizer