Undertow (Contracorriente)

UndertowDirected by Javier Fuentes-LeónStarring Cristian Mercado, Tatiana Astengo, and Manolo Cardona100 minutes, color2009 (Colombia)In Spanish(screened June 2010 in the 34th annual SF International LGBT Film Festival)www.contracorrientelapelicula.com Manolo Cardona (left) and Cristian Mercado in "Undertow"Who hasn't been between a rock  ...

King Lear, San Diego

King Lear By William ShakespeareDirected by Adrian NobleLowell Davies Festival TheatreThe Old Globe, San DiegoJune 12 – September 23, 2010http://theoldglobe.org/tickets/production.aspx?performanceNumber=7997Left to right: Aubrey Saverino as Regan, Catherine Gowl as Cordeliaand Emily Swallow as Goneril in "King Lear" at The  ...

The Madness of George III, San Diego

The Madness of George IIIBy Alan BennettDirected by Adrian NobleOld Globe Theatre, San DiegoJune 19 – September 24http://theoldglobe.org/tickets/production.aspx?performanceNumber=7936Robert Foxworth (left) as Dr. Francis Willis, Miles Anderson (on the floor)as King George III  with Jordan McArthur, Ben Diskant, Andrew Hutcheson  ...

Die Walküre, LA Opera

Die WalküreVitalij Kowaljow as Wotan (left)and Linda Watson as Brünnhildein LA Opera's "Die Walküre"Photo by Monika RittershausBy Richard WagnerConducted by James ConlonDesign and direction by Achim FreyerLA OperaDorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles"The Ring" through June 26, 2010http://www.laoperaring.com/(see video clip  ...

Faust, SF Opera

Faust (San Francisco Opera, 2010)Stefano Secco and Patricia Racette in San Francisco Opera's "Faust"Photo by Cory WeaverOpera in five acts (performed in three for this production)By Charles François GounodLibretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré (from Goethe)Directed by Jose  ...

The Whipping Man, San Diego

The Whipping ManBy Matthew LopezDirected by Giovanna SardelliWith Mark J. Sullivan, Charlie Robinson, and Avery GlymphOld Globe Theater, San DiegoMay 8 – June 13www.theoldglobe.org/tickets/production.aspx?PID=7522Simon (Charlie Robinson), Caleb (Mark J. Sullivan), and John (Avery Glymph) hold an improvised Seder in  ...

Music of the Americas, SF

Music of the Americas Matt Small Ensemble (left to right): Rachel Condry, Paula Dreye, Steve Adams,Mitch Marcus, Kymry Esainko, Sarah Jo Zaharako, and Matt Small(Photo by Stuart Brinin)San Francisco Community Music CenterRachel Condry, clarinetWith guest artists: Steve Adams, Paula  ...

National Dance Company Wales, on tour

National Dance Company Wales, on tour (International Dance Festival Switzerland)National Dance Company Wales in Stijn Celis's "Form"(Photograph by Roy Campbell-Moore)(National Dance Company Wales is the new name of the company formerly known as Diversions)STEPS #12 International Dance Festival SwitzerlandThe  ...

Stroszek (DVD)

Stroszek (DVD, from Anchor Bay)Written and directed by Werner HerzogWith Bruno S., Eva Mattes, Clemens ScheitzFrom "The Werner Herzog Collection" (Anchor Bay)There has never been a filmmaker remotely like Werner Herzog. This is not a  ...

Limón Dance Company, on tour

Limón Dance Company, on tour Limón Dance Company member Jonathan FredricksonPhoto by Roel SeeberSTEPS #12 International Dance Festival SwitzerlandThe Migros Culture Percentage Dance FestivalPalazzo dei CongressiLugano, SwitzerlandApril 27, 2010http://www.limon.orghttp://www.steps.chArtistic Director Carla Maxwell and Associate Artistic Director Roxane D’Orléans Juste,  ...