- Arts & Culture
Location1446 Market StreetSan Francisco, CA 94102 United States
RAWdance champions the power of movement as an indispensable source of connection and a visceral medium to illuminate the issues of our time. We commit to creating adventurous, thoughtful and welcoming programming that challenges what contemporary dance is, where it happens, who it includes, and the role it plays in our lives.
RAWdance is an award-winning contemporary dance company known for transforming theaters and public spaces through a mix of performance, curation, and collaboration. Under the artistic direction of Ryan T. Smith, Wendy Rein, and Katerina Wong, the company’s nuanced, charged dances pose questions ranging from the broadly social to the intimately personal. SF Chronicle described the company as "witty, whip-smart, and beautiful to watch." Critical Dance called RAWdance a "rare treasure" that "combines choreographic excellence, innovative structures, groundbreaking concepts and impeccable performances." Founded in San Francisco in 2004 by Smith and Rein, the company grew to include Wong as a third Artistic Director in 2019, while also expanding to two locations - New York’s Hudson Valley as well as its home base in San Francisco.