Whisper House, San Diego

Whisper HouseWorld PremiereMusic and Lyrics by Duncan SheikBook and Lyrics by Kyle JarrowThe Old Globe San DiegoJanuary 13-February 21, 2010 www.TheOldGlobe.org David Poe and Holly Brook as Ghosts. Photo by Craig SchwartzWhisper House is the astounding new  ...

Helgi Tomasson’s Swan Lake, San Francisco Ballet

Swan Lake (San Francisco Ballet Program 1, 2010)Ballet in four acts and a prologueMusic by Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyChoreography by Helgi Tomasson (after Marius Petipas and Lev Ivanov for Act II and the Black Swan pas de deux of Act  ...

San Francisco Ballet Gala

San Francisco Ballet Opening Night Gala (2010)Silver Celebration—Honoring Helgi Tomasson’s 25 Years as Artistic DirectorMixed bill from the repertoryWar Memorial Opera House, San FranciscoJanuary 20, 2010http://www.sfballet.org/performancestickets/2010season.aspNutnaree Pipit-Suksun and Pierre-François Vilanoba in Tomasson's 7 For Eight.© Erik TomassonHelgi Tomasson soaked  ...

Replica, Jonah Bokaer, NYC

ReplicaJonah Bokaer, Daniel Arsham and Judith Sánchez RuízThe New MuseumNew York, New YorkDecember 10, 2009http://www.newmuseum.org/events/388http://www.jonahbokaer.net/Photo: Michael HartSpace is ripe with drama in Jonah Bokaer's Replica, recently presented as part of the RE: NEW RE: PLAY residency series at the  ...

The Whirling Dervishes, SF

The Whirling DervishesPalace of Fine Arts TheatreSan Francisco, CAFriday 11 December 2009www.ciis.eduwww.hayatidedi.orgA quick look at the books in San Francisco's Union Square Borders history section spoke volumes. Military history occupied several bookcases. And there below titles on European history  ...

Brazil, DVD Collection

Brazil (1985)a film by Terry GillamCriterion Collection DVDhttp://www.criterion.com/films/211   When I set out to review *The Criterion Collection*’s 3 disk version ofTerry Gilliam’s 1985 film *Brazil*, I decided to watch the bowdlerized 94minute studio cut of the film- the  ...

Aurelia’s Oratorio, U.S. Tour

Aurelia’s OratorioU.S. tourConceived and directed by Victoria Thierree ChaplinStarring Aurelia ThierreeWith Jaime MartinezBerkeley Repertory TheatreDecember 4-January 24, 2009-10www.berkeleyrep.orgPhoto: Richard Haughton“Aurelia’s Oratorio” uses the music of the body to sing a new song. Part modern circus (think Cirque du Soleil  ...

Les SlovaKs Dance Collective, Switzerland

Les SlovaKs Dance CollectiveOpening NightCinema Teatro di ChiassoChiasso, SwitzerlandDecember 10, 2009www.chiassocultura.ch The five guys standing onstage look as if they’ve rolled into the theatre from various day jobs.  They’ve changed out of their work clothes and into some whacked-out amalgam  ...

Riccardo Muti: Great Orchestras on Tour, Philadelphia

New York Philharmonic on tourGreat Orchestras on Tour series in Verizon HallPhiladelphia,Nov. 20, 2009Program:LISZT: Les Préludes, Symphonic Poem No. 3ELGAR: In the SouthPROKOFIEV: Selections from Romeo and Juliethttp://www.kimmelcenter.org/ Muti returns Riccardo Muti’s star power has not diminished in the  ...

From the House of the Dead, NYC

From the House of the DeadOpera Three ActsMusic by Leoš JanáčekText (Czech) the composer, based on Dostoevsky's novelWorld Premiere: Brno, National Theater, April 12, 1930U.S. Premiere: NET Television, December 3, 1969Metropolitan Opera Premiere: November 12, 2009 Conductor: Esa-Pekka SalonenFilka  ...