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.
La TaniaPhoto by Adrian Arias
'Despertar es un Color'
La Tania Baile Flamenco Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San FranciscoApril 22, 2012. 7 PM
We have waited a long time (almost three years, in my estimation) for a return ...
Nol Simonse (left) and Christy Funsch in "Three Rue Road"Photo by Alex Keitel
'One on One' and to Us All
Funsch Solos: One on OneChoreography by Christy FunschZ Space, San FranciscoMarch 8-11, 2012
Christy Funsch's experiment in showing solo ...
Nol Simonse (left) and Christy Funsch in "Etudes in Detention"Photo by Keira Heu-Jwyn Chang
'Shared Space 5'
New Dances by Todd Eckert and Nol SimonseDance Mission Theater, San FranciscoMarch 2-4, 2012
Todd Eckert and Nol Simonse offered five works ...
Batsheva Dance Company members in "Max"Photo by Gadi Dagon
To the 'Max'
Batsheva Dance CompanyChoreography by Artistic Director Ohad NaharinOriginal music composed and performed by Maxim WarattCostumes by Rakefet LevyLighting by Avi Yona Bueno(Bambi)San Francisco PerformancesNovellus Theater at YBCA, ...
Black Choreographers FestivalDance Mission Theater, San FranciscoFeb. 18-19, 2012
The Black Choreographers Festival goes on for three weekends each year during Black History Month at Laney College in Oakland and at the Dance Mission Theater in ...
Martha Graham Dance Company members perform "Steps in the Street"Photo by John Deane
Dance Is a Weapon
Martha Graham Dance Company Kanbar Hall, Jewish Community Center, San FranciscoFeb. 11 and 12, 2012
The powerful work of Martha Graham and ...
Jill Randall and Christy Thomas in "So I Married Abraham Lincoln"Photo courtesy of paufve | dance
'So I Married Abraham Lincoln?'
Premiere of a dance theater work about Mary Todd LincolnChoreography by Randee Paufve of paufve|danceSound score by Heather ...
Good! Better! Best!
Company C Contemporary BalletLesher Center for the ArtsWalnut Creek, Calif. (Jan. 20 and 21, 2012)Program repeats at Center for the Arts, Castro Valley, Calif. (Jan. 28 and 29)and at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, ...
The Merce Cunningham Dance Company in their farewell performances at New York's Park Avenue ArmoryPhoto by Stephanie Berger
A Merce Memoir
Merce Cunningham Dance CompanyFinal engagementPark Avenue Armory, New YorkDec. 29–31, 2011
I first saw Merce Events in 1957 ...
Perspectives on Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch:A Master Class and 'Pina,' a film by Wim Wenders
Class with company member Julie ShanahanShawl-Anderson Dance Center"Pina," a film by Wim Wenders Berkeley, Nov. 30, 2011
This was not theatre, nor pantomime, ...