Cavalia, SF

Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Horse and Human Created by Normand LatourelleDirected and visually designed by Erick VilleneuveEquestrian choreography by Frédéric Pignon and Magali DelgadoIn the big top adjacent to AT&T ParkSan FranciscoNov. 16-Dec. 31, 2010 www.cavalia.net Editor’s  ...

Jimmy Webb on Tour

Jimmy Webb: Hit songwriter hits the road Jimmy Webb: Just a Guy From Oklahoma Jimmy Webb has been a successful singer-songwriter for more than 40 years, but it was artists like Glen Campbell, the Fifth Dimension, Elvis Presley, the  ...

The Teen Dancers of ABT II

Calvin Royal III (former ABT II member and now ABT apprentice) partners with Brittany DeGrofftof American Ballet Theatre IIPhoto by Jim Coleman American Ballet Theatre II: 'Best Talent in the World' American Ballet Theatre II may be the farm  ...

Madame Butterfly, Santa Fe

Madame ButterflyBy Giacomo Puccini Santa Fe Opera7/4/10Conductor Anthony WalkerDirector Lee Blakeleyhttp://www.santafeopera.org/Photo: Ken Howard“Spinto” Sopranos are those special singers who have the ability to hit all the high notes with the lightness and delicacy of a lyric voice, but possess,  ...

Breath Made Visible

Breath Made VisiblePhoto: Ken OtterAnna Halprin DocumentaryA Film by Ruedi GerberDocumentary 80 minutesNot Ratedhttp://www.breathmadevisible.com/?lang=enThis is more than a disclaimer. Anna Halprin saved my life. I found my way to her dance space, a studio and deck on a redwood-clogged  ...

Washington Ballet

Washington Ballet Sona Kharatian and Jared Nelson by Steve VaccarielloApril 16, 2010Sidney Harman Hall, Washington, DC"Wunderland” Edwaard Liang“Brahms on Edge” Karole Armitage“Bolero” Nicolo Fontehttp://washingtonballet.org/Kicking off its spring season with an audience favorite—Edwaard Liang’s “Wunderland,” a world premiere— Karole Armitage’s  ...

Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt, Stockholm

Ingun Bjørnsgaard ProsjektPhoto: Knut BryPoppeaModerna DansteaternStockholm, SwedenApril 12, 2010www.ingunbp.nowww.modernadansteatern.seIn historic terms, Poppea skillfully navigated Nero’s Roman court as his mistress, but in Norwegian choreographer Ingun Bjørnsgaard’s modern dance theatre production Poppea, the woman is portrayed at best as a  ...

SFBallet, Program 7

San Francisco Ballet, Program 7, 2010 Maria Kochetkova and Frances Chung in Possokhov's Classical Symphony.© Erik TomassonMixed repertory, including “Rush” (choreography by Christopher Wheeldon) “Classical Symphony” (choreography by Yuri Possokhov), and “The Concert” (choreography by Jerome Robbins)Orchestra conducted by  ...

SF Ballet, Program 6

San Francisco Ballet, Program 6, 2010 "Russian Seasons". Photo: Eric Tomasson.Mixed repertory, including “Haffner Symphony” (choreography by Helgi Tomasson), “Underskin” (choreography by Renato Zanella), and “Russian Seasons” (choreography by Alexei Ratmansky)Orchestra conducted by Martin WestWar Memorial Opera House, San FranciscoApril  ...

Merce Cunningham Dance Company, SF

Merce Cunningham Dance Company"Nearly Ninety(2)"Cal Performances, Zellerbach HallBerkeley, CAApril, 2010http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu/ Photo: Anna FinkeSetting out on the two years of performing that Cunningham directed as his legacy,the Merce Cunningham Dance Company gave Berkeley audiences his last work  - "NearlyNinety(2), a restaging  ...