What The Day Owes To The Night

  Upon his father’s deathbed, choreographer Hervé Koubi learned late in his 25th year that his family’s origins were not from France, but Algeria. This dramatic revelation opened the door to Africa for him in a poetic quest of  ...

“Atomos” (2014)

      From the captivating first moments of “Atomos” it is clear that Lucy Carter’s lighting design is less about theatrical lighting and more about architecture and atmosphere. Confined by her triangular shaped ray of misty  ...

Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

For 20 years public radio maverick Ira Glass has been the snug talking nasal pitched storyteller of “This American Life.” Of the hundreds of stories he has broadcast and produced each one features someone telling their personal and very human  ...

Akram Khan Company

When Akram Khan first presented “Kassh” in 2002 it was his first go at a full-length work and one that helped canonize his choreographic style that fuses contemporary dance with classical Indian Kathak dance. To help hit his mark, he  ...

Twyla Tharp 50th Anniversary Tour

  “Simply put Preludes and Fugues is the world as it ought to be, Yowzie as it is. The Fanfares celebrate both.”--Twyla Tharp, 2015   Twyla Tharp's much anticipated 50th Anniversary Tour opened at Zellerbach Hall this  ...

Sankai Juku

    “Golden in time, cities under the sand. Power, ideas, and beauty fading in everyone’s hand…” Joni Mitchell   A stream of sand falls from heaven like smoke descending to earth. It continuously cascades in  ...

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

  Program C, performed during Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s annual residency at Cal Berkeley, featured three dances first performed by the company in 2014. This program marked the increasing inclusion of guest choreographers, a few West Coast Premieres,  ...

Paul Taylor Dance Company

With 142 dances under his dance belt, produced within a 61-year career, seeing any of Paul Taylor’s dances is always a combination of a modern dance history lesson and retrospective. Programs C was no exception with works created from 1961  ...

Alonzo King LINES Ballet

  Alonzo King’s world premiere of “Biophony,” which is inspired by archival recordings of animals and sonic imprints of natural habitats, just happened to follow last week’s Meredith Monk performance of “On Behalf of Nature”. With both come an  ...

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble

For a long time, vocal genius, movement economist and visionary, Meredith Monk has had one foot in a very ancient past and one foot in a very now future. While this expansive reach could cause a neurosis in some artists,  ...