Stephen Petronio, SF

I Drink the Air Before Me Stephen Petronio CompanyNovellus Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San FranciscoMarch 4 and 5, 2011 “I drink the air before me,and return, Or ere your pulse twice beat...”—Ariel, "The  ...

Tango Buenos Aires, U.S. Tour

Dancers from Tango Buenos Aires (studio photo) Tango Buenos Aires: The Fire and Passion of Tango U.S. tour(Reviewed at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, Ill.)Feb. 10, 2011 The dancers of Tango Buenos Aires have no problem with  ...

Black Choreographers Festival, SF

A scene from Naomi Washington and Zak Diouf's "Serer Suite"Photo courtesy of Wanda Sabir, Interchange Black Choreographers Festival Weekend 1: Feb. 11-13, 2011, Laney College, OaklandWeekend 2: Feb. 17-20, 2011, ODC Theater, San FranciscoWeekend 3: Feb. 25-27, 2011, Dance  ...

RAkU, SF Ballet

Yuan Yuan Tan (center) and San Francisco Ballet corps members in Yuri Possokhov's "RAkU"Photo © Erik Tomasson ‘RAkU’—Possokhov’s Fusion of the Damned Program 2: Symphonic Variations (choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton, music by César Franck)RAkU (choreography by Yuri Possokhov,  ...

Russian National Ballet Theatre (on tour)

The Russian National Ballet Theatre corps in a scene from "Romeo and Juliet"Photo courtesty of CAMI Russian National Ballet Theatre, U.S. tour "Chopiniana" (music by Frédéric Chopin; choreography by Mikhail Fokine)"Romeo and Juliet" (music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; original  ...

Giselle, San Francisco Ballet

Yuan Yuan Tan and Artem Yachmenikov in Helgi Tomasson's "Giselle."Photo © Erik Tomasson In Defense of a Junior Varsity Giselle GiselleRomantic ballet in two actsMusic by Adolphe AdamChoreography by Helgi Tomasson (after Marius Petipa, Jules Perrot, and Jean Coralli)San  ...

Grupo Corpo, LA

Grupo Corpo Artistic Director: Paulo PederneirasChoreographer: Rodrigo PederneirasDorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles Music CenterJan. 28-30, 2011 www.musiccenter.org Vibrant colors, synchrony beyond belief, dancers who defy gravity and whose bodies seem to lack the same rigidity generally found  ...

Two Perspectives of the A.W.A.R.D. Show

The A.W.A.R.D. Show—Two Cities, Two Views Katie Faulker and Private Freeman in "Until We Know for Sure"ODC Theater, San Francisco Jan. 15, 2011 Katie Faulkner won $10,000 at the A.W.A.R.D. Show for her choreography of “Until We Know for  ...

‘Nutcracker’ Roundup, SF Bay Area

'Mixed Nutz!' and Other Variations on a 'Nutcracker' Theme A scene from the American Repertory Ballet production of Graham Lustig's "Nutcracker,"which he has also set this year on the Oakland Ballet Company.Photo by Ron Lessard Tandy Beal’s “Mixed Nutz!”  ...