Full 2019


Explore the BAMPFA galleries and discover exciting performances in our dramatic space on the night of each full moon.

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  • Sabrina Hou. Photo: Graeme Vanderstoel

  • Manik Khan

    Manik Khan

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Past Events

  • Wednesday, December 11, 7 PM

    Full: Strange Connections

    Duets: movement artist Leonard Pitt with composer Paul Dresher; sarod player Manik Khan with tabla player Sudhakar Vaidyanathan; video by Tandy McBeal and Jon Scoville.

    Programmed by Graeme Vanderstoel

  • Tuesday, November 12, 7 PM

    Full: Noh and Kunqu Opera

    An evening drawing on two East Asian theatrical traditions: Jubilith Moore performs song and dance excerpts from Japanese Noh, and Sabrina Hou presents excerpts from Chinese Kunqu operas.

    Programmed by Graeme Vanderstoel


  • Sunday, October 13, 5:30 & 7:30

    Full: Harrison Concerto

    Phenomenal pianist Sarah Cahill teams up with Gamelan Sari Raras for two special performances of Lou Harrison’s 1986 Concerto for Piano with Javanese Gamelan, one of the most beautiful of the composer’s hybrid works combining Eastern and Western instruments.

    Programmed by Graeme Vanderstoel

  • Friday, September 13, 7 PM

    Full: Red Culebra

    Electronic musicians and performance artists Guillermo Galindo and Cristobal Martinez present 4 Cycles + 1, an hour-long work for analog Moog synthesizers with performers moving in the four cardinal directions.

    Programmed by Sarah Cahill

  • Thursday, August 15, 7 PM

    Full: Amy X Neuburg Gets Rid

    Bay Area icon Amy X Neuburg presents her “avant-cabaret,” a singular blend of virtuosic vocals and live electronics that is both powerful and highly entertaining.

    Programmed by Sarah Cahill

  • Wednesday, July 17, 7 PM

    Full: Post:Ballet and The Living Earth Show

    Two of the Bay Area’s most innovative and provocative ensembles come together for an action-packed evening with music by Samuel Adams and others.

    Programmed by Sarah Cahill

  • Monday, June 17, 7 PM

    Full: Larry Arrington

    Dance artist Arrington presents "astrological folk dance" No Quarter.

    Programmed by Amara Tabor-Smith

  • Saturday, May 18, 7 PM

    Full: Latanya d. Tigner with Erik Lee

    Tigner and Lee, both dancers with Dimensions Dance Theater, bring their original works to our performance space.

    Programmed by Amara Tabor-Smith

  • Jennif(f)er Tamayo
    Friday, April 19, 7 PM

    Full: Jennif(f)er Tamayo

    Performance artist and poet Jennif(f)er Tamayo peforms "0N MIGRANT R3FUSAL."

    Programmed by Amara Tabor-Smith

  • Wednesday, March 20, 7 PM

    Full: De Rompe y Raja

    This local ensemble brings us music and dance from the coastal areas of Peru, where indigenous, African, and European influences intersect.

    Programmed by Mahealani Uchiyama


  • Chhandam School of Kathak
    Tuesday, February 19, 7 PM

    Full: Chhandam School of Kathak

    Join us for an evening of kathak, a classical dance of northern India that tells stories through gesture, footwork, and meticulous facial expression.

    Programmed by Mahealani Uchiyama

  • Sunday, January 20, 7 PM

    Full: Hālau O Keikialiʻi

    Experience the rich Hawaiian cultural tradition of hula kahiko (ancient dance), which includes chant, traditional songs, and stories.

    Programmed by Mahealani Uchiyama