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  ...

The Wake, LA

The Wake  By:  Lisa KronDirected by:  Leigh SilvermanKirk Douglas TheatreCulver CityThrough April 18, 2010http://www.centertheatregroup.orgEllen (Heidi Schreck) is a freelance journalist of some unspecified sort.  It is Thanksgiving, 2000.  She and her long time significant other, Danny (Carson Elrod), are  ...

Alex Katz, Parrish Art Museum, NY

Alex Katz: Parrish Art Museum Seeing, Drawing, Making"Eleuthera,” 1999 7 February -- 12 April 2010Parrish Art MuseumSouthampton, L.I. NY www.parrisrhart.orghttp://www.parrishart.org/Current.asp?id=297Since I won't be able to catch this show in the flesh -- though I'veseen a number of its paintings  ...

The Blue Room, LA

The Blue Room By:  David HareDirection by:  Elina de SantosWith:  Christian AndersonChristina DowOdyssey Theatre, Los AngelesThrough  May 2, 2009http://www.plays411.net/blueroomWho knew that a play totally about sex could be such an effective soporific?  At the end of watching the two  ...

Inferno, Daimon Dance Co., Lugano, Switzerland

Inferno Emiliano Pellisari and the Daimon Dance CompanyPalazzo dei CongressiLugano, SwitzerlandMarch 16, 2010www.luganoinscena.chI’m pretty sure Dante did not imagine aerial dancers performing to booming electronic music, but if he did, he probably could not have imagined Inferno—a spectacle by  ...