Black Choreographers Festival, SF

For its 10th anniversary season, the Black Choreographers Festival has extended into new and "other" dimensions. Under the leadership of Kendra Kimbrough Barnes and Laura Ellis, this performance included a dramatic work by Joanna Haigood, a ballet-jazz dance by Gregory  ...

Wayne McGregor Random Dance, SF

Wayne McGregor, the celebrated English choreographer “renowned for his groundbreaking collaborations across dance, film, music, visual art, technology and science,” presented a new work entitled “FAR” at YBCA. According to McGregor’s notes, the work is inspired by Roy Porter’s  ...

Dimensions Dance Theater

Co-founder and Artistic Director Deborah Vaughan has led the Oakland based Dimensions Dance Theater for 40 years. I can remember well the early years under the mentorship of Ruth Beckford, whose teaching at the Oakland Recreation Department made it possible  ...

Give a Woman a Lift

Jo Kreiter has created Flyaway Productions “to engage political and social issues with the artistry of spinning, flying and exquisite suspension.” For “Give a Woman a Lift,” she has engaged six women to dance, climb the walls, swing and, throughout  ...

“A Rite”

Since the premiere of “The Rite of Spring” on May 29, 1913, both music and dance concerts have celebrated the unique nature of Stravinsky’s work. What is less celebrated, except for the riot it produced, is Nijinsky’s choreography for "Le  ...

“Monkey Gone to Heaven”

“There’s a crack in everything, that’s how that the light gets in.” In her September 2013 article for In Dance, choreographer Erin Mei-Ling Stuart quotes the Leonard Cohen lyric. She suggests this line motivates her “to try to slip in  ...

Tricia Brown Dance Company, Berkeley

Members of Trisha Brown Dance Company performing "Les Yeux et l'âme"Photo © Tat Leong 2011 Ordinary and Extraordinary Trisha Brown Dance CompanyCal PerformancesUC Berkeley Zellerbach AuditoriumMarch 15, 2013 Trisha Brown Dance Company made a one-night-stand at Zellerbach Auditorium  ...

Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, SF

A scene from "Time Bones" performed in the atrium of the Jewish Community Center of San FranciscoPhoto courtesy of JCCSF 'Time Bones' Preview of a new dance, with choreography by Margaret JenkinsMargaret Jenkins Dance CompanyJewish Community Center of San  ...

Trolley Dances 2012, SF

A performer from "San Francisco Trolley Dances 2012" in a Muni stationPhoto courtesy of Epiphany Productions 'Trolley Dances' Performances in and around the Muni streetcar systemPresented by Epiphany Productions, Artistic Director Kim EpifanoSan FranciscoOct. 20-21, 2012 Each year for  ...