DanceFAR was founded in 2012 by former San Francisco Ballet dancers Garen Scribner, James Sofranko and Margaret Karl to support the work of the Cancer Prevention Institute of California and has raised over half a million dollars for cancer research and prevention. Past DanceFAR performances have featured dancers from the San Francisco Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Smuin Ballet, ODC/Dance, Robert Moses’ KIN, Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, Nederlands Dans Theater 1, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, American Ballet Theater, and Broadway’s An American in Paris, among others.
After a short hiatus, DanceFAR will return to the Herbst Theater organized by San Francisco Ballet dancer Steven Morse. The performance will be held at the Herbst Theater on September 7th, 2019. Participating Bay Area dance companies will include San Francisco Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Smuin Ballet, Amy Seiwert’s Imagery, AXIS Dance, Diablo Ballet, SF Danceworks, ODC/Dance, Menlowe Ballet and Post:Ballet.