Category: Dance

Dance performances, articles, publications

SF Ballet “Shostakovich Trilogy”

San Francisco Ballet “Shostakovich Trilogy” Ballets by Alekei Ratmansky May 7-12, 2019 San Francisco Opera House Music, Movement and Politics Ratmansky set the three pieces by Shostakovich for his company, American Ballet Theatre in 2013. SF Ballet staged them in…

“17c”

“17c” Big Dance Theater Cal Performances. UC Berkeley. December 13-16, 2018 Zellerbach Playhouse Pepys’ Show My acute academic neighbor remarked, at the end of “17c” that Pina Bausch had brought a new definition to ‘dance-theater,’ but it was yet unrealized…

Consent Forms

Scott Wells Dancers “Consent Forms” Dance Mission Theater, SF Dec.7-9, 2018 Now! Questions. Conflicted Answers “Consent Forms”, the work of Scott Wells and dancers, was part performance and part seminar on current questions of ‘consent’ (permission to touch?), so currently…

Dia de los Muertos – Oakland Ballet

Oakland Ballet “Dia de los Muertos” Paramount Theater, Oakland Nov. 2, 3 2018 oaklandballet.org Community Celebration The Oakland Ballet, under the leadership of Graham Lustig, really knows how to celebrate with its community. This year, the “Dia de los Muertos” program…

Pepperland

“Pepperland” Mark Morris Dance Group Zellerbach Auditorium, UC Berkeley September 28-30, 2018 Music like we ain’t never heard! Dance, OK! Ethan Iverson, the musical director for the Mark Morris Dance Group has done an ingenious job of translating, transforming and…

Smuin Ballet

 Smuin Contemporary Ballet Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek September 22, 2018 2pm Retrospective and Recent The Smuin Contemporary Ballet Company, under the leadership of Celia Fuschile, artistic director, has launched its 2018-2019 season with ballets old and new.…

Cid Pearlman

“The All Joan Show” Cid Pearlman Performance September 21, 22, 2018 Joe Goode Performance Annex, SF Music, Dance and Imagery Cid Pearlman and her dancers have built a challenging evening of works in collaboration with the composer/cellist Joan Jeanrenaud and…

Mary Sano

Mary Sano September 7,8, 2018 ODC Theater San Francisco Dancing Dreaming Isadora Isadora Duncan, the San Francisco early 20th century dancer, considered the ‘mother’ of American modern dance, seems to attract more and more attention. Perhaps it is these times…

Standing Still: Joe Goode

Joe Goode Performance Group “Standing Still” Haas-Lilienthal House, San Francisco July 29, 2018 5:30 PM Standing Still and Moving Joe Goode has been bringing his message of “re-inventing the self” to San Francisco audiences for some time, at least since…

ODC Summer Sampler

ODC dance presents Summer Sampler July 27, 2018 ODC Theater SF Dancing 10 Choreography ? The dancers of the ODC company are brilliant. They execute the various movements with great skill, rhythmic accuracy and amazing contact with one another. They…