culturevulture.net – review

Faustin Liyekula Festival of Lies Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum November 8-10, 2007 http://www.ybca.org/tickets/production.aspx?performanceNumber=3131 Leaving the theatre, I am soft with remorse. I attempt Bodichitta breathing- inhaling sadness to my heart, trying to not wish away  ...

San Francisco Ballet 2007 Season Program 7

Matjash Mrozewski is a young Canadian choreographer tapped by Helgi Tomasson to make a new work for San Francisco. “Concordia” is set to the music of Matthew Hindson, (also young) who is Australian. The piece explores the confluence of weird,  ...

The Merry Widow – review

The Houston Ballet waltzed (literally) into their 39th season with most bubbly of ballets, The Merry Widow. How better to celebrate the eve of 40 than with a whole lot of on stage drinking. Franz Lehár's charming 1905 operetta nicely  ...

Los Angeles Ballet – review

Los Angeles Ballet UCLA Freud Playhouse May 24 & 25, 2007 Alex Theatre, Glendale May 26, 2007 Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center June 2, 2007 webiste Elizabeth Claire Walker (en pointe) Lauren Toule (floor) in Serenade. Photo: Reed  ...

culturevulture.net – review

Doug Varone and Dancers “Lux”, “Home”, “Boats Leaving” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater April 12-20, 2008 San Francisco Performances http://www.ybca.org/ http://www.dougvaroneanddancers.org/ I’m not sure what niche Doug Varone holds in the modern dance world. He is one of  ...

culturevulture.net – review

San Francisco Performances Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Feb 20-24, 2008 “Castrati” “Rassemblement” “White Darkness” http://www.performances.org/ dance company website Nacho Duato is both Artistic Director and Choreographer for Compañía Nacional de Danza, and judging from one evening’s exposure  ...

Martha @ the JCCSF – review

“Martha @ the JCCSF” Richard Move as Martha Graham March 31, 2007 Featuring Katherine Crockett as “The Company” Guest Artists: Matthew Holland, Margaret Jenkins, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Muriel Maffre, Levi Toney Richard Move created “Martha @” in 1996, as  ...

Paul Taylor Dance Company – review

Paul Taylor Dance Company’s 2007 City Center season consisted of 18 dances that, in typical Taylor fashion, touched on myriad aspects of the human condition. Foremost, Taylor is about the corporal, manifested in the choreography’s valiant physicality – and its  ...