Category: Performance

All sorts of performances – dance, theatre, lectures

SF Ballet Program 2

San Francisco Ballet Program 2 February 13, 2018 “Bright Fast Cool Blue” The title above was chosen for Program 2 of the SF Ballet’s 2018 season. The program includes Balanchine’s 1948 NYC Ballet “Serenade”, Millepied’s 2017 “The Chairman Dances”, and…

James Graham Dance Theatre

Dance Lovers James Graham Dance Theatre Counterpulse San Francisco February 8,9,10 2018 “…duets by couples, crushes and comrades” Of the seven ‘duet’s presented at the 7th Annual Dance Theater, three were outstanding as ‘dance’, one was on a trapeze, one…

Il Ritorno

Circa Ensemble February 3,4, 2018 Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley A Juxtaposition of Wonders To four arias from “Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in patria”(Ulysses returns to his homeland), music director Aaron Lifschitz has created a score for mezzo-soprano, Kate Howden, and baritone,…

Peking Acrobats

Peking Acrobats Cal Performances Zellerbach Auditorium Saturday, January 27, 2018 Remarkable People: Great Show It is a wonder to behold the Peking Acrobats. Although their numbers and names are not listed, the remarkable men and women who comprise this troupe…

SF Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

  San Francisco Ballet The Sleeping Beauty January 23-February 04, 2018 “..in the eye of the beholder” The SF Ballet has opened its 2018 season with a sensational production of Tchaikovsky/Petipa work, first seen in St. Petersburg in 1890. One…

SF Ballet Gala 2018

Ballet Gala January 18, 2018 SF Opera House “Celestial” It was a cold and rainy night, but the SF Ballet was glowing with its 2018 Gala! All the events, except the opening and the finale were brilliant examples of “pas…

Mugwumpin

 “In Event of Moon Disaster” Mugwumpin Z Below: San Francisco January 3-28, 2018 Science: Fiction and Fact Mugwumpin’s production of “In Event of Moon Disaster” brings the audience and the players on stage with multiple video projections, space walks, characters…

Lustig’s The Nutcracker, 2017

Graham Lustig’s, The Nutcracker Oakland Ballet – Paramount Theater, Oakland Nuts and Sweets Graham Lustig’s “Nutcracker” keeps getting better and better. This year, besides the virtuoso performance of Ramona Kelley as Marie, Lustig cast Jacke McConnell both as Cousin Vera and…