Annual Presentations


Paufve Dance produces two annual performance events, 8x8x8 and Four Fridays. All of Paufve Dance’s programming is low cost or free.


A response to the lack of suitable, affordable performance spaces for choreographers working in the San Francisco Bay Area, 8x8x8 challenges eight choreographers to create work for an alternative venue, typically a bar or nightclub. Ticket prices are minimal - $8 at the door - encouraging both dance lovers and the non-dance audience to view dance in a low-key setting. By bringing dance to unusual venues typically reserved for live music, 8x8x8 is an experiment in choreography, presentation, and audience development.

Four Fridays invites audiences to be part of a public process! Witness the inner workings of Paufve Dance in a series of Friday rehearsals. Join us afterward for talks with the artists. Annually, first four Friday evenings in September. Free/Donation-based 

“The overriding experience of Bare Bones was of an evening of dances for grown-ups …. The intellectual and emotional relief of viewing work freed of pretension and liberated from cliché took me by surprise. It was the artistic equivalent of being engaged in a compelling conversation by very smart and impassioned people.”

– Ann Murphy, Dance View Times