Paris Opera Ballet – La Bayadere

Most things in life suffer from an excess of anticipation. But the long-awaited, much ballyhooed visit of the Paris Opera Ballet to San Francisco exceeded anything you might have expected. Sponsored by the home team, which travels to France  ...

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan review

Lin Hwai-min has created a dance company in Taiwan that is almost shockingly esoteric. Much more stripped-down and anti-narrative than many cultural imports from Asia, his Cloud Gate Dance Theatre doesn’t so much turn its back on Chinese Opera, for  ...

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  ...