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  ...

Our Late Night, Houston

Our Late Night photo by Anthony RathbunGreg Dean, Mikelle Johnson in Wallace Shawn's Our Late NightBy Wallace ShawnThe Catastrophic Theatre at DiverseWorks, HoustonDirected by Jason NodlerFeaturing Catastrophic company members Greg Dean, Mikelle Johnson, Jeff Miller, Karina Pal Montano-Bowers,  ...

SFBallet, “The Little Mermaid”

San Francisco Ballet, ‘The Little Mermaid’ —Program 5, 2010 Yuan Yuan Tan and LLoyd Riggins in Neumeier's The Little Mermaid© Erik TomassonBallet in 14 scenes, after Hans Christian AndersenChoreography by John NeumeierMusic by Lera AuerbachScenic, lighting and costume design by  ...

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (on tour)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater-on tour  (Program A)"Uptown" by Matthew Rushing.Program AMixed bill, including: “Uptown” (choreographed by Matthew Rushing); “Dancing Spirit” (choreographed by Ronald Brown); and “Revelations” (choreographed by Alvin Ailey)Cal PerformancesZellerbach Hall, BerkeleyMarch 9, 2010 (program continues, alternating  ...

Black Choreographers Festival SF

Black Choreographers Festival: Here and Now 2010February 19-21, 2010 8 PMDance Mission Theater  3316 24th Street ,  San FranciscoKendra Kimbrough Barnes and Laura Elaine Ellis have produced six years  of Black Choreographers Festivals.  This year, in addition to the  ...

San Francisco Ballet, Petrouchka

San Francisco Ballet, ‘Petrouchka’ and other worksProgram 4, 2010Ballet in four scenesMusic by Igor StravinskyChoreography by Michel Fokine (staged by Isabelle Fokine)Other works on mixed bill: “Diving Into the Lilacs” (choreographed by Yuri Possokhov) and “in the middle, somewhat  ...

Corner Store

Corner Store documentary, color, 95 mins.Katherine Bruens, director.www.sfindiefest.orgwww.thecornerdocumentary.orghttp://www.youtube.com/user/CornerStoreDoc#p/a/u/2/XeNrO2ezVawOur Buddhist friends like to remind us that the idea that we areseparate is an illusion, not a fact. And what better form to incarnatethis insight than the documentary which separates fact from  ...