Akram Khan Co., bahok

Akram Khan CompanyPhoto: Liu YangYerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, February 2010 bahokhttp://www.ybca.org/http://www.akramkhancompany.net/Akram Khan’s distinctive choreography is a windstorm that strikes with sudden unpredictability and intensity.  It defies gravity like the free fall of a parachute jump,  ...

Kings of the Dance, LA

Kings of the Dance2010 tourJose Manuel CarreñoGuillaume CoteMarcelo GomesDavid GomesDavid HallbergJoaquin De LuzDenis MatvienkoDesmond RichardsonAhmanson Theatre, Los Angeleshttp://www.ardani.com/tours-kings.phpClose your eyes.  Picture a classical ballet.  Got that?  If you are like the rest of us, probably your picture includes one  ...

San Francisco Ballet, Programs 2 & 3

San Francisco BalletPrograms 2 & 3,  2010http://www.sfballet.org/Program 2February 14, 2010Opus 19/The DreamerChoreographer: Jerome RobbinsMusic: Sergei ProkofievGhosts, a World Premiere 
Choreographer: Christopher WheeldonComposer: C.F. Kip WingerCompany B“Songs sung by The Andrews Sisters”Choreographer: Paul Taylorhttp://www.sfballet.org/interact/watch/index.asp?bclid=49924290001&bctid=64560062001Program 3February 11, 2010SerenadeChoreographer: George BalanchineComposer: Peter  ...

Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company

Morphoses/The Wheeldon CompanySaturday January 23, Sunday January 24, 2010Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CAwww.morphoses.orgsfperformances.org10-Rhapsody Fantasie Photo: Bill CooperChoreographic FatigueAs we left the Novellus Theater at YBCA, my friend remarked, "I'm usually not tired when I leave  ...

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  ...

Moscow Festival Ballet on tour

Moscow Festival BalletCoppéliaKrannert Center for the Performing ArtsUrbana, ILWednesday 20 January 2010http://www.krannertcenter.com/http://cami.com/?webid=324    The Moscow Festival Ballet’s Wednesday night performance of Coppélia, despite the strength of its first two acts, was ultimately a victim of circumstance.  Most modern performances of  ...

Winter Dances, Women on the Way Festival, SF

Winter DancesWestern Sky Studio, Berkeley, CA,January 24, 2010Women on the Way FestivalThe Garage 975 Howard St. San Francisco, CA January 28, 2010Dance Lawton Dances. Photo: Liz Payne.Although men choreographers are currently claiming attention in the ballet world, women  ...

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  ...