“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  ...

Santa Cruz Fringe Festival, Santa Cruz, Calif.

Scene from "Yes Is Not Passive"Photo courtesy of Nugent Dance Dance on the Fringe Santa Cruz Fringe FestivalVarious Venues in Santa Cruz, Calif.July 13- 22, 2012 Dixie Shulman has produced the first Santa Cruz Fringe Festival, a 10-day, multi-arts,  ...

Post-Millennial, New York and London

Post-Millennium Views Limón Dance CompanyDavid Gordon and Pick Up Performance Co(s)"Singin' in the Rain" (U.K.)Royal BalletTanztheater WuppertalMatthew Bourne's "Play Without Words"Trisha Brown Dance CompanyParis Opera BalletNew York and LondonJune/July 2012 I visited New York City to attend the  ...

Goode/Roman, SF

Company members in a scene from Joe Goode's "When We Fall Apart"Phot courtesy Joe Goode Performance Group Putting It Back Together Joe Goode Performance Group: "When We Fall Apart"Z Space, 450 Florida Street, San FranciscoJune 14-30, 2012 Lizz Roman  ...

San Francisco International Arts Festival Finale

The cast Cid Pearlman's Performance Project in a scene from "This Is What We Do in Winter"Photo courtesy of Cid Pearlman Performance Project World View San Francisco International Arts FestivalCie 7273 (Switzerland and the USA)Dance Elixir (USA and The  ...