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Dancing on MUNI, It's a Thing

Christine Bonansea. Photo by Brenda Marie.

Two bicycles, ten ODC performers, and multiple MUNI trains meet in Trolley Dances, a yearly event that sends local dancers into the wilds of the San Francisco transportation system. 

Different sections of Transit, KT Nelson’s new full-company piece for ODC, will be staged on specially-made bicycles that are slow to the point of immobility. (Insert inevitable MUNI joke here.) Set to music by Nico Muhly, Transit explores common spaces and common good and how we get around in both.

Here's how it works: Guided tours start at the Main Library, bookended by performances of the acclaimed Sweet Can Circus in the Children’s reading room and Salsamania on the 6th floor terrace. Clusters of audience members are herded onto MUNI for performances by Epiphany and Tat Wong Kung Fu Lion Dancers. At the West Portal station, you'll find Capacitor dancing on a seven-foot sphere in front of the West Portal Library. ODC's performance spot remains a mystery. 

October 15-16. San Francisco Main Library. Free, need MUNI fare. Info at epiphanydance.org.