Swan Lake, San Francisco Ballet Program 3

Ballet in four acts by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky New production choreographed by Helgi Tomasson (after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov) Orchestra conducted by Martin West War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco World premiere, February 21, 2009 (program continues, with alternating  ...

Batsheva 2006 Review

Ohad Naharin , the artistic director and choreographer for Batsheva Dance Company of Israel, is, in a word, a genius. The dance he unleashes in “Three”, performed in San Francisco Performances engagement October 26, looks like the work of no  ...

Kiki Smith, Daisy Chain

Kiki Smith, Daisy Chain, 1992 Bronze and steel Installation dimensions variable Courtesy Pace Wildenstein, New York Photograph by Ellen Page Wilson Kiki Smith: A Gathering, 1980 - 2005 On view through February 11, 2007 As you may know, there  ...

week of cycling in Denmark – review

I don’t know many people who list Denmark as their absolute favorite tourist destination, yet with its modern design aesthetic, quiet charm, welcoming populace and unspoiled countryside, Denmark is a wonderful choice, especially for bike riding. I have recently  ...

Evil Under the Sun – review

The third in the series of Agatha Christie PC games, Evil Under the Sun, again features that indomitable Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. This time, Poirot is joined by his old pal, Captain Hastings. Evil Under the Sun, a third-person  ...

FINAL FANTASY – review

Final Fantasy is a saga devoted to telling epic stories with magic, sword battling, and plenty of plot twists. In every game, the user controls a central character. The main character is typically a young boy, who has some special  ...

‘Battle’ Patrick Wolf

Patrick Wolf releases his fourth concept album “Battle;” a double album that has Oscar winning actress and UK avant garde filmmaker muse, Tilda Swinton, as the “Voice of Hope” narrator throughout the record. The album is released on Patrick’s own  ...

Big Apple Bites Dec 06

Peggy Jarrell Kaplan, Portraits of Choreographers Chez Bushwick Presents Salon @ Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Chez Bushwick is the presenter of the future. A cooperative formed by necessity, it has presented young choreographic talent at a loft in industrial  ...

Culturevulture.net Choices 2006

Editor’s Note: In years past, Arthur Lazere, the founder of this site, who died in September, would come out with a “Best Movies of the Year” list. This year, I’ve asked culturevulture.net contributors to offer their own “bests” for the  ...