Vidya Gastaldon

At the Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art through March 10, 2007 is a solo exhibition of works by Vidya Gastaldon, entitled, “Stop Believing, Start Knowing.” The title alludes to something one discovers on the journey through her world, that there is a knowing beyond consciousness. The works consist of various  ...

Rosy CO Dance Company – Chinoise Flower

Japanese modern dance has been equated for many years with the movement aesthetic called butoh, an outgrowth of the devastation of World War II. It is a bare-bones, stark form of dance--more like theater, really, but probably called "dance" because it involves no dialogue. It is best known in  ...

Paul Taylor Dance Company

The Paul Taylor Dance Company has an astoundingly busy tour schedule which means that they very well may be dancing somewhere near you this year. If so, you won't want to miss them. This company showcases the beautiful, intelligent, accessible choreography of Paul Taylor with a group of extraordinarily  ...

Paul Taylor Dance Company

The Paul Taylor Dance Company makes a welcome return to the San Francisco Bay Area. Taylor is a showman at heart. The notable characteristics of his dances (high energy, a love of big movements and gestures, a sense of the humorous and the quirky) have placed him among a  ...

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 work. I haven’t seen them all but I’ll still wager  ...

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 next week to fill the toe shoes of the Parisians  ...

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 - Kronos Quartet performs Philip Glass Bach: Partita No.2 in D  ...

Four Saints in Three Acts – Mark Morris Dance Group

Prepare For Saints: Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson, and the Mainstreaming of American Modernism (1998), Steven Watson Cal Performances opened its season with the Mark Morris Dance Group performing the unusual double bill of Four Saints in Three Acts and Dido and �neas. Four Saints received  ...