The 18th Annual Dionysian Festival
Celebrating the 138th Anniversary of Isadora Duncan’s Birth
Saturday-Sunday, May 30-31,
Saturday 8:00PM, Sunday, 5:00PM
Mary Sano Studio of Duncan Dancing,
245 Fifth Street, Studio 314, San Francisco
$18 in advance, $20 at the door
The Mary Sano Studio of Duncan Dancing is dedicated to the preservation and promulgation of Isadora Duncan’s art, and to exploring its contemporary relevance through ongoing new work.
Since its opening in 1997, the Studio has been a center for preserving the Duncan dance tradition and also for presenting a variety of cultural performances of local and international artists at annual festivals.
The Mary Sano Studio has been presenting a multitude of performing arts events every year, most notably The Dionysian Festival in May: a celebration of Isadora Duncan’s birthday, and A Terpsichorean Celebration in November: on the anniversary of the founding of the studio. In those programs, the studio has presented not only traditional Duncan dances but also other forms such as Modern dance, Butoh dance theater, improvisational theater/movement works, and others. The studio has also presented a wide variety of music performances: classical and traditional to popular and folk music from all over the world. We actively promote lesser-known musical forms and instruments such as the Oud & Tar, Shakuhachi (bamboo flute), Koto, Sarod, and African & Taiko drum. The studio has put extra emphasis on cultivating music as seeds of inspiration for new dance works.