Category: Performance

All sorts of performances – dance, theatre, lectures

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…

Arcadia

“Arcadia” by Tom Stoppard Shotgun Players 1901 Ashby Avenue Berkeley, CA November 30, 2018–January 6, 2019 Directed by Patrick Dooley Words, words, words…and ideas. Put on your thinking, listening and historical hats and go see Stoppard’s “Arcadia” now at the…

“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…

Wakefield

“Wakefield” – A new play by Brian Thorstenson Choreography/Direction: Erin Mei-Ling Stuart October 5-14, 2018 3435 Caesar Chavez, SF no. 210 Cinematic, Surreal Reality Thorstenson and Stuart have produce a one-of-a-kind dramatic event which captures the imagination through a series of…

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…

Charles Slender-White “Death”

FACT/SF CounterPulse, San Francisco September 27-October 13, 2018 8 PM “From extremely delicate to the wildly unhinged’ …is how artistic director/choreographer Charles Slender-White describes his production of “Death.” Using a long series of carefully choreographed phrases, he and his company…

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…