Category: Dance

Dance performances, articles, publications

La Bayadere

The Mariinsky Ballet: “La Bayadere” Cal Performances Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 Zellerbach Hall UC Berkeley Amazing! Imagine returning 142 years into the past, to Imperial Russia, to the time of great elaborate productions of romantic yet classic ballet. The Mariinsky…

Alonzo King YBCA 10.6.19

Alonzo King Lines Ballet Sunday, October 6, 2019 6 PM YBCA, San Francisco Choreography in Question Alonzo King’s work has been celebrated in the SF Bay Area for three decades. He produces concerts every year, is known on tour, has…

Sketch 9

New Review “Sketch 9: Perspective” July 17-20, 2019 ODC Theater, SF New Work by Amy Seiwert, Ben Needham-Wood and Stephanie Martinez The Euphoria of Lifts Amy Seiwert has bravely entered into her leadership in the “Sketch 9 Series” which “invites…

Eifman Ballet

Eifman Ballet of Saint Petersburg “The Pygmalion Effect” Cal Performances May 31, June 1 & 2, 2019 Zellerbach Hall UC Berkeley Eifman’s Broadway Ballet You don’t need to catch the latest musical on Broadway and you can cancel that trip…

Oakland Ballet: Jangala

“JANGALA” Oakland Ballet Company May 30-Jun 1, 2019 Odell Johnson Center, Laney College, Oakland India Delights Kipling’s famous story, “The Jungle Book” is depicted with delightful activities by dancing animals and intriguing humans in ballet director Graham Lustig’s “Jangala”. Nadhi…

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…