Margaret Jenkins Dance Company

“The swirling winds, the fire, and the saved…” Michael Palmer A Mars-red sun stares at San Franciscans from a sky full of soot. Just miles away from the city another culture is going up in flames. The apocalyptic grey  ...

Alpha Mouse (World Premiere)

“Alpha Mouse” begins with a funeral formation of sorts with 13 dancers dressed in variations of black attire--men in black sport coats and ties, white shirts, women in black skirts and dresses—uniforms of the sexes. The procession walks in a  ...

“A 24-Decade History of Popular Music” (Abridged)

Taylor Mac just hit the San Francisco Bay Area like a category five hurricane; surprising seasoned thespians, consummate drag queens, strung out performance artists, elite Stanford students, and, baby boomer culture vultures. Who could resist the shear force of Mac’s  ...

A Study On Effort

The effort of lifting The effort of missing The effort of surrender The effort of not knowing The effort of listening The effort of pleasure The effort of taking care As part of the 37th season of  ...

Bobbi Jene (2017)

Who is Bobbi Jene? Most dance documentaries are produced on the heels of a landmark in a dancer’s career. Usually that milestone comes somewhere between the middle or end of a long career--the completion of a major body of  ...

Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion

You will have to make a choice. There should be no dilly-dallying, told the audience Kyle Abraham at the beginning of his premiere, “Dearest Home.” You should either watch his new work with the headsets and  ...

Going Gaga: Q&A with James Graham

James Graham is a dancer/performer/choreographer/teacher and a consistently rising star in the Bay Area’s dance community. He received an Izzie (Isadora Duncan Award) for Outstanding Achievement in Performance as an Individual for an "Entire Season" (2013-2014) This was the same  ...

RIOULT Dance NY

“Bach Dances” was a package neatly tied together by several factors. First, by the predictability and vibrancy of J.S. Bach, second, by the classic modern dance style of its choreographer and artistic director, Pascal Rioult. This style of modern dance  ...

ODC/Dance Downtown

Choreographer Kate Weare’s “Giant” kicked off program one of a two-week run at YBCA called “Dance Downtown.” Her smart staging and choreography was handsomely matched by the lighting and scenic design of Matthew Antaky and by  ...