SF Ballet, “Romeo and Juliet”

San Francisco Ballet, 'Romeo and Juliet'--Program 8, 2010San Francisco Ballet performing Helgi Tomasson's "Romeo and Juliet."Photo © Erik Tomasson Story ballet in three actsMusic by Sergei ProkofievConducted by Emil de CouChoreography by Helgi TomassonMay 1-9http://www.sfballet.org/performancestickets/2010season/program8.aspTwo’s company in Helgi Tomasson’s  ...

Counterpulse, Dance Extravaganza, S.F.

The Dance ExtravaganzaScott Wells and dancersPhoto by David PapasWorks by various San Francisco dance companiesCounterpulse1310 Mission StreetSan FranciscoMay 2, 2010http://counterpulse.org/may-day/Counterpulse, the storefront on 9th Street, has, in its short existence, become the Bay Area focus for experimental dance,  ...

Limón Dance Company, on tour

Limón Dance Company, on tour Limón Dance Company member Jonathan FredricksonPhoto by Roel SeeberSTEPS #12 International Dance Festival SwitzerlandThe Migros Culture Percentage Dance FestivalPalazzo dei CongressiLugano, SwitzerlandApril 27, 2010http://www.limon.orghttp://www.steps.chArtistic Director Carla Maxwell and Associate Artistic Director Roxane D’Orléans Juste,  ...

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  ...

Stephen Pelton Dance Theater, SF

The Dance Hour: Stephen Pelton Dance TheaterApril 8-10, 2010 Counterpulse 1310 Mission at 9th St. San Franciscohttp://counterpulse.org/http://stephenpeltondance.org/Dance is an ever evolving, continually recycling, endlessly inventive  art form.Just when the trend seems to be toward “pure dance,” story  dance appears.As  ...

Armitage GONE, on tour

Armitage GONE! Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, IL; April 2010http://www.krannertcenter.com/http://www.armitagegonedance.org/Karole Armitage is a minimalist.  At least when it comes to costumes.     The Armitage GONE! Dance Company, under the Armitage’s direction, debuted their evening-length work, Three Theories,  ...

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  ...

Pennyslvania Ballet

Pennsylvania Ballet Carmina Burana. Photo: Alexander Iziliaev.Program  IIMarch 4-13, 2010http://www.paballet.org/
Pennsylvania Ballet performed five ballets this month, that showed their range both with the dances and the dancers. The first installment puts George Balanchine’s Four Temperaments, with their remake of Carmina  ...