San Francisco Ballet

Sometimes a ballet program is like a sandwich, with the filling stuck between two slices of white fluffy stuff. So it is with San Francisco Ballet’s Program 2. It’s not that Antony Tudor’s Gala Performance and Stanton Welch’s Taiko  ...

Mark Morris – King Arthur

King Arthur Mark Morris Dance Company (Note: Arthur Lazere, the founder of this website, was a Mark Morris fan. It was fitting that the Mark Morris Dance Company would make its American Premiere of the dance-opera,  ...

Compagnie Tchétché review

Compagnie Tchétché is a contemporary dance company from Abidjan, Ivory Coast founded by Béatrice Kombé in 1997 to “show that woman is not the weaker gender.” Appearing in San Francisco in 2006 with a four-woman company and the piece Dimi  ...

Mark Morris Dance Group – Update

"It’s like a truffle," I enthused to The Beautiful Companion at intermission of the Mark Morris Dance Group performance in Zellerbach Hall, "You bite into the truffle and you get the flavor and texture of the rich chocolate  ...

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

An Evening With The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Divining/Revelations (1986) DVD Music: Grace is danced in part to Duke Ellington's Come Sunday which is included in The Best Of The Duke Ellington Centennial  ...

Mozart in Boston: culturevulture.net – review

Mostly Modernity Three contemporary choreographers take on Mozart in Boston The last three contemporary dance performances I saw in Boston featured scores by Mozart. One supposes that if the presenters (respectively, Celebrity Series of Boston, CRASHarts, and Boston Ballet) had  ...

Dance Beat SF- review

Yuan Yuan Tan and Damian Smith in Wheeldon's After The Rain © Erik Tomasson San Francisco Ballet: Gala 2007 Tricia Brown Dance Company at Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley Richard Alston Dance Company, Memorial Hall, Stanford Jan 24-27, 2007 San  ...