The 2022 FACT/SF Summer Dance Festival brings together an array of contemporary dance works by choreographers from the Bay Area and beyond. This year’s Festival features premieres by FACT/SF, Amit Patel & Ishika Seth, Chinchin Hsu, Sharp & Fine, Drama Tops (Seattle), and slowdanger (Pittsburgh). All 6 groups will perform each evening, and both evenings of the Festival will be followed by a short post-show discussion. The Festival has an estimated run time of 80-minutes, with one intermission.
The 2022 Festival unfolds over two weekends, the first at the Joe Goode Annex (July 29 & 30) and the second at ODC Theater (August 5-7). The second weekend includes a world premiere by FACT/SF and a regional premiere by DISCO RIOT (San Diego). More info: factsf.org
The FACT/SF Summer Dance Festival is part of FACT/SF Fieldwork, a set of programs that nourish the contemporary dance ecology by providing opportunities, support, and material resources to fellow artists. In addition to the Festival, Fieldwork currently includes Production Support Grants, Fiscal Sponsorship, Summer Dance Lab Scholarships, and our touring platform, PORT (Peer Organized Reciprocal Touring).
This year’s Festival was curated via an open self-nomination process in which artists were paid to self-nominate themselves for consideration. Every artist received a meeting with members of the 8-person curatorial panel, and curation by the panel was done by consensus. FACT/SF will open its next round of self-nominations in October 2022 for programming in 2023.
The 2022 FACT/SF Summer Dance Festival is supported by FACT/SF Individual Donors and a Legacy Grant from the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation. FACT/SF is additionally supported by the California Arts Council and San Francisco Grants for the Arts. This year’s Festival kicks off FACT/SF’s 15th anniversary season, which will continue through 2023.
COVID Protocols: The Annex requires audiences to be masked at all times within the theatre. Concessions will be available, which audiences may consume outside, or in the lobby, replacing their mask after each sip. Proof of vaccination is required and boosters encouraged. All performers, technicians, and staff at the Annex and in the Festival are vaccinated.
Our COVID policies are based on scientific knowledge, the current local conditions of the pandemic, and our ethos of accessibility and community care. Please contact [email protected] if you have questions or concerns.
Access Accommodations: Joe Goode Annex is a wheelchair accessible space with wheelchair seating available for up to six power or manual wheelchairs. Theater seats are movable and have no armrests. Wheelchairs can be seated next to each other and next to theater seats. The Annex has two single room all gender restrooms that are accessible for power and manual wheelchairs. Please contact [email protected] if you will be using ADA seating or need any additional accommodations.
FACT/SF has a ‘No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds’ policy. If you would like to attend but the sliding scale prices offered are out of range, please email [email protected].
Calendar Page photo: Sarah Woods-LaDue for Sharp & Fine. Photo by RJ Muna. Description: A dancer in an empty space extends one hand out towards the camera while a translucent white sheet is wrapped around their body, obscuring their face, and billowing out behind them.
Ticketing Page Photo: FACT/SF in BackstitchBack. Photo by Robbie Sweeny. Description: A black and white photo of a dimly lit stage and five dancers, each of their arms extended in different directions, facing a black upstage wall.