Dance Against Cancer

DanceFAR 2015, a dance performance and after party to benefit the Cancer Prevention Institute of California

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST) San Francisco, CA


“We Dance For A Reason” is the theme of DanceFAR 2015 to be held Tuesday, November 10th at 7 pm in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater and Forum. This spectacular evening of world-class dance benefits the prevention, research and education initiatives of the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC). All tickets include an invitation to the popular after-party in the Forum featuring delicious food and wines from San Francisco and the Napa Valley, live entertainment and a chance to mingle with the artists.

Dancers currently announced to perform include guest appearances by American Ballet Theater principal dancers MARCELO GOMES and STELLA ABRERA; GAREN SCRIBNER, currently appearing on Broadway in An American in Paris, and performances from SAN FRANCISCO BALLET, ALONZO KING LINES BALLET, SMUIN BALLET, SILICON VALLEY BALLET, ART OF TEKNIQUE, GARRETT+MOULTON PRODUCTIONS and more.  Complete program to be announced.  For more information, please visit

DanceFAR is a once a year opportunity to see the best of the Bay Area and international dance stars on the stage together in one fast moving evening of world class choreography.

What is DanceFAR?

DanceFAR  (Dance For A Reason) is a one-night only showcase of world-class dance, Nov 10, 2015 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. DanceFAR is a benefit performance and after-party bringing together outstanding international and Bay Area dancers performing to support the Cancer Prevention Institute of California.

DanceFAR was created by co-founders James Sofranko, Garen Scribner, and Margaret Karl, in 2012, who met while dancing together at the San Francisco Ballet

What is the Cancer Prevention Institute of California?

The Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) is the nation’s premier organization dedicated to preventing cancer and to reducing its burden where it cannot yet be prevented. CPIC tracks patterns of cancer throughout the entire population and identifies those at risk for developing cancer. Its research scientists are leaders in investigating the causes of cancer in large populations to advance the development of prevention-focused interventions


Dance4healing — Why ‪#‎stress‬ when you can ‪#‎dance?

Developed by Humanity+ board member Amy Li, Dance4healing creates an ecosystem to support dance for health benefits by connecting dance teachers and students, and allowing them to interact in various ways. Behavior design, gamification, and social encouragement will be used to entice learning while building dance habits, and creating effective engagement loops. Additionally, technology will be used to integrate various current dance forms into our platform, and do the heavy lifting in terms of recommendation and feedback.

About Dance4Healing

You can help Dance4healing help cancer patients by contributing to their cancer project crowdfunding campaign!

Two other Dance vs Cancer Efforts

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Dancers Unite Against Cancer is a not for profit organization based in Atlanta Georgia.

Dancers Unite Against Cancer is the primary fundraising event for the Nancy Falco Fund. This dance event unites Georgians to raise money for the Nancy Falco Fund.

Fostering Love & Compassion…

The Nancy Falco Fund Limited (NFF) is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization devoted to providing financial aid, love and hope to cancer patients. Each year NFF donates 100% of the profits from Dancers Unite Against Cancer ticket sales and donations to a Georgia resident currently experiencing the financial hardship associated with a cancer diagnosis.

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Dance Against Cancer brings together top dance companies from New York City and beyond for a night of beautiful performances, world premiere solos and great company. Since its inauguration, Dance Against Cancer has raised over $60,000 in support of the American Cancer Society.

 So get up and dance and fight cancer while you are doing it!