Joffrey Ballet – review

Cal Performances is doing a big Twyla Tharp orgy this fall, with Tharp works offered by three big companies on tour--Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and Miami City Ballet, all in the same month—quite the programming coup. The Joffrey Company  ...

The Seagull – review

The Seagull Adapted by Boris Eifman From the play by Anton Chekhov Performed by Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg March 7-11 (Anna Karenina March 10-11) Cal Performances, Berkeley C The Kirov it isn’t. St. Petersburg’s “other” ballet  ...

Shen Wei Dance Arts – review

Shen Wei is a New York based modern dance choreographer who came to the form after a childhood spent as an apprentice at the Hunan State Xian Opera Company and, later, serious self-education in Western painting and sculpture. This immersion  ...

culturevulture.net – review

Mark Morris Dance Group, King Arthur By Henry Purcell. Directed by Mark Morris. Costumes, Isaac Mizrahi. Scenic Design, Adrianne Lobel. Lighting James F. Ingalls Conductor: Jane Glover New York City Opera New York State Theater March 5-15, 2008 An  ...

Cumbre Flamenca Festival review

When Madrileños are asked about music in the subway, they’ll mention Native South Americans playing pan pipes or Romanian gypsies with accordions strapped to their backs, and some might even remember the blonde Russian lady dressed to the nines and  ...

culturevulture.net – review

“thirty seven isolated events” Concept, choreography, direction: Paige Startling Sorvillo (SF) Concept, media environment: Lucy Hg (LA) Composition, sound environment, Liz Allbee (Oakland), Susan Hawkins (Australia) May 22-31, 2008 CounterPULSE, SF Part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival http://www.blindsightperformance.org/  ...

San Francisco Ballet, Program 4

Spring Rounds Choreography: Paul Taylor Composer: Richard Strauss Music: Divertimento for small orchestra, Op. 86 (after Couperin) World Premiere: July 5, 2005- San Francisco Ballet, les étés de la danse de paris: Paris, France British choregrapher Wayne McGregor  ...

Big Dance Theater “The Other Here” review

Big Dance Theater “The Other Here” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts April 27, 2007 http://www.bigdancetheater.org/ http://www.yerbabuenaarts.org/ Big Dance Theater won an OBIE (the American dance scene “Oscar”) in 2000, for its “passionate practice of the most implausible choreographic  ...