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  ...

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  ...

Philadanco, Philadelphia

Philadanco!40th Anniversary JubileeNov. 14, 2009Verizon Hall, Philadelphiahttp://www.philadanco.org/Photo by Lois GreenfieldJoan Myers Brown wanted her favorite choreographers represented for her hometown 40th anniversary season in November and asked frequent collaborator Christopher Huggins to create something unique for the occasion.  The  ...

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, on tour

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance CompanyFondly Do We Hope…Fervently Do We PrayKrannert Center for the Performing ArtsUrbana, ILNovember 18, 2009http://www.billtjones.org/http://www.krannertcenter.com/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGvfK_M-uhQ    Spending an evening with Bill T. Jone’s “Fondly Do We Hope…Fervently Do We Pray” can be likened to rereading  ...

Dance Brigade, SF

Dance Brigade: The Great Liberation Upon HearingNovember 13-22, 2009 Laney College Theater, Oaklandhttp://www.dancemission.com/dance_brigade.htmlEcstatic RevelsKrissy Keefer and members of the Dance Brigade, with choreographic contributions from Sara Shelton Mann, have created a multi-media ecstatic revel based on the Tibetan Book  ...

DV8 Physical Theatre, SF

DV8 Physical TheatreYerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, November 2009 To Be Straight With Youhttp://www.dv8.co.uk/http://www.ybca.org/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV9FPO9ChlEphoto by Matt NettheimDV8 Physical Theatre’s production of To Be Straight With You, hits the stage like a stack of newspapers hitting the  ...

Suzanne Farrell Ballet (on tour)

The Suzanne Farrell BalletMixed repertory, including:“Pas d’action” from “Divertimento No. 15” (choreography by George Balanchine);“Contrapuntal Blues pas de deux” from “Clarinade” (choreography by Balanchine); “Scène d’amour” from “Romeo and Juliet” (choreography by Maurice Béjart);and “Agon” (choregraphy by Balanchine)Cal Performances,  ...

Pilobolus (on tour)

Pilobolus (on tour) Ahmanson TheatreLos AngelesOctober 23 - 25, 2009http://www.pilobolus.com/Hopefully you are about to travel somewhere soon where you will have the opportunity to see this program.  There are twenty more performances on the Pilobolus 2009 schedule so it  ...

Lines Ballet, San Francisco

Alonzo King Lines BalletYerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, October 09 Refraction: (with original score by Jason Moran) 2009The Moroccan Project 2005http://www.linesballet.org/Photo: RJ MunaDance legend, Judith Jamison, once said that Alonzo King is “one of our unsung  ...

Trolley Dances, SF

Trolley DancesOctober 18, 2009San Franciscowww.epiphanydance.orgOn the J-ChurchThe San Francisco Muni system takes the car traveler or the BART passenger places usually unknown and unseen. Such was the case this past weekend as Kim Epifano once again staged "Trolley Dances"  ...