Joe Goode Performance Group

“He’s a good boy…Heeee zzza Goode boooboi…He’s a…” chants and slurs Melecio Estrella at the start of “29 Effeminate Gestures.” Estrella hits this angry mantra over and over as if it were a punching bag, until the sentence turns into  ...

Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, San Francisco

How does one mark a particular passage of time, with some anniversaries being more significant than others? For Margaret Jenkins this meant looking back over 75 productions, early studio performances, site-specific works, and international collaborations. At age 71, she has  ...

Trey McIntyre Project, U.S. tour

            “The Vinegar Works: Four Dances of Moral Instruction” is a perfectly realized dance theater performance, and a perfect ending for the Trey McIntyre Project’s farewell tour. Ten years  ...

Stephen Petronio Dance, SF

“Should I look among the living, Should I look among the dead, If I am searching for you, like Lazarus did?” The West coast premiere of, “Like Lazarus Did” included a live performance by the San Francisco  ...

Hubbard Street Dance, Berkeley

Jesse Bechard and Ana Lopezin "little mortal jump"Photo by Todd Rosenberg Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Zellerbach Hall – Berkeley February 2, 2013Hubbard Street Dance website Cal Performances website Little mortal jump (2012) - Bay Area Premiere Azimuth  ...

Paul Taylor Dance, SF (on tour)

Company members perform in Paul Taylor's "Brief Encounters"Photo by Tom Caravaglia Paul Taylor Dance Company (on Tour) Program CNovellus TheaterYerba Buena Center for the Arts, San FranciscoApril 2 and 3, 2011 Program C contained three dances—"Brief Encounters” (2009), “Three  ...

Stephen Petronio, SF

I Drink the Air Before Me Stephen Petronio CompanyNovellus Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San FranciscoMarch 4 and 5, 2011 “I drink the air before me,and return, Or ere your pulse twice beat...”—Ariel, "The  ...

Laurie Anderson, “Delusion”

Laurie Anderson, "Delusion"Laurie Anderson in "Delusion."(Photo by Leland Brewster)Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley May 7-8, 2010Laurie Anderson’s universe is 62 years old, witty as ever, intelligent, politically aware, conscious of its own demise, capable of giving birth to a dog  ...

Levy Dance, SF

Levy DancePhoto: Brandi BrandesTheater Artaud, San Francisco, April 2010Everyone Intimate Alone Visiblywww.levydance.org Everyone Intimate Alone Visibly by Levy Dance happens as much to the audience as to its creators and performers - Benjamin Levy and Aline Wachsmuth.  In fact,  ...