Joanna Gewertz Harris, Ph.D, is a dance teacher, historian, reviewer, and lecturer. She taught dance and theater at UCB, UCSC, Cal State Hayward and Sonoma, and is a frequent contributor to scholarly journals and books, most recently to H'Doubler, and Legacy in Dance Education,
both from Cambria Press. Beyond Isadora, Bay Area Dancing 1915-1965 , her book documenting Bay Area history (Price $40. + 2.00 shipping) is available from her web site beyondsadora.com and her e mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 ...
This classic story, choreographed by Xin Lili, is China’s “Romeo and Juliet,” with many differences. The heroine finds her lover in school while in a boy’s disguise. Her arranged marriage to the school’s bully results in the death of her ...
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 ...
“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 ...
A scene from "Time Bones" performed in the atrium of the Jewish Community Center of San FranciscoPhoto courtesy of JCCSF
Preview of a new dance, with choreography by Margaret JenkinsMargaret Jenkins Dance CompanyJewish Community Center of San ...
A performer from "San Francisco Trolley Dances 2012" in a Muni stationPhoto courtesy of Epiphany Productions
Performances in and around the Muni streetcar systemPresented by Epiphany Productions, Artistic Director Kim EpifanoSan FranciscoOct. 20-21, 2012
Each year for ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...