Tag: Review

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…

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…

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…

JODOKU SUSHI – Rockridge

Jodoku Sushi 5295 College Ave, Oakland CA 94618 510-823-2161 Our favorite Japanese restaurant, Kamakura in Alemeda, was shuttered over a year ago due to a fire and has not reopened. We finally gave in to a longing for Japanese cuisine…

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…