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  ...

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  ...

Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet – Swan Lake

Name recognition did not sell tickets to Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet’s Swan Lake at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco on June 7. Indeed, the half-empty house was actually watching a performance of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Dachenko Theatre Ballet. Try putting  ...