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!”  ...

Hip Hop Dance Fest, SF

London-based Spread Expression performed "Yes, I Still Exist" for the annual hip hop dance festival in San Francisco.Photo by Nick Gurney 12th Annual Hip Hop Dance Fest 2010 Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San FranciscoProgram B, Nov. 19-21 2020  ...

Sankai Juku, SF (two views)

Dancers from Sankai Juku in "Hibiki" Sankai Juku (two views) "Hibiki: Resonance From Far Away"Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San FranciscoPresented by San Francisco PerformancesNov. 11-14, 2010 www.performances.org Review No. 1: At the edges of human potential. Ushio  ...

Corella Ballet Castilla y Leon, LA

Natalia Tapia and Angel Corella in "DGV" Corella Ballet Castilla y León Artistic Director: Angel CorellaAhmanson TheatreLos AngelesThrough Nov. 7, 2010 www.musiccenter.org The Corella Ballet may not yet be a household name. It was founded two years ago  ...

Koresh Dance Company, Philadelphia

Koresh Dance Company "Somewhere in Between" and "Benchtime Stories"Choreographed by Roni KoreshSuzanne Roberts TheatrePhiladelphiaOct. 31, 2010 www.koreshdance.org Choreographer Roni Koresh has been moving more toward narrative and character-driven dance. Last year’s Evolution demonstrated how he avoids the pitfall  ...

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, NY

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Joyce Theater, New YorkOct. 26-Nov. 7, 2010 http://cedarlakedance.com Cedar Lake is one of the few New York-based contemporary ballet companies whose repertoire does not center on the work of a single resident choreographer. Instead,  ...