Platee – Mark Morris Dance Group

It’s not easy being green, as Kermit the Frog will tell you and Platee, the protagonist of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s 18th Century comic opera learns it the hard way. An unattractive nymph, who resembles something you might have dissected in  ...

Smuin Ballets/SF – Dancin’ With Gershwin

Some of the Gershwin music: Orchestral Works & Piano Solos Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Gershwin Songbook Someone to Watch over Me: Songs of George Gershwin Susannah McCorkle The Ultimate Collection G. Gershwin Gershwin Standard Time: The George Gershwin Centennial  ...

Smuin Ballets/SF

Michael Smuin, who was director of the San Francisco Ballet from 1973 until 1985, later established his own company, now celebrating its fifth anniversary season. Smuin Ballets/SF is a company expressing the singular artistic vision of its choreographer  ...

Nederlands Dans Theater

Some of the music from the programs: Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem is included on: Rattle Conducts Britten Biber's Passacaglia for Violin solo in G minor can be found on: A History of Baroque Music Philip Glass: Quartet No.5 -  ...

San Francisco Ballet, Programs 1 & 2, 2007

There are two ballets to talk about here, Artifact Suite, by William Forsythe (seen on Program 1), and Yuri Possokhov’s new Firebird (Program 2). Both were splendid. The other four ballets on the first two programs of the season may  ...

Reggie Wilson Fist & Heel Performance Company – review

Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum, San Francisco February 9-10, 2007 Denied their drums, enslaved Africans in the Americas reinvent- ed their spiritual dance traditions as a soulful art form that white authorities  ...

Paul Taylor Dance Company

Paul Taylor is the best of contemporary American choreographers and his company among the finest groups of dancers anywhere. Nothing in the current San Francisco engagement has changed that opinion. Taylor, now 70, has just completed his 115th dance  ...