David E. Moreno E-RYT500, YACEP, SFT, is an internationally recognized yoga instructor who came to yoga after dancing professionally in a variety of modern dance companies and light opera productions. He also trained in experimental dance including the early phases of Steve Paxton's contact improv, the environmental happenings of Anna Halprin, and the deep inner dance of Continuum with Emilie Conrad. His commentaries on yoga have been featured in an assortment of yoga journals and magazines, and he is the producer of yoga DVDs and eBooks. www.moryoga.com
Writes in: Dance, Etc, Features, Film, Music, and Theater.
Every dance performance should follow Bobbi Jene Smith’s lead of offering a 45-minute dance class to ticket-holders before a performance! In this case, a Gaga People’s class that everyone, seasoned dancers and newbies alike, could attend. ...
Anyone fortunate enough to walk into Zellerbach Hall this weekend will not be surprised to learn that choreographer Sasha Waltz is the daughter of an architect. Everything about “Körper” (German for “bodies”) is about architecture--that designed by humans and ...
“what is your name/listening through walls/the voice of stone”
“ECHO/riding the rapids” is an explosive improvisational dance layered with abstraction and poignancy. It exploits the unsinkable sexuality, musicality, and embodiment of its guest dancer, Jesse Zaritt and the ...
“and with sweet oil
you anointed yourself
and on a soft bed
you would loose your longing…”
In a paleo restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission District a friend recounts his intense experience during an Ayahuasca ...
“ I’d love to turn you on…”
“Pepperland,” Mark Morris’ homage to the Beatles 50th anniversary of “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, is like falling inside a bubble gum machine where the colors are dayglo, the sugar addictive, ...
“Is something true, just because you remember it?”
“Still Standing” is as much a happening as it is a site-specific work. Shaped by the walls of San Francisco’s landmark Victorian, Hass-Lilienthal House—and the creative corridors ...
At a time when so many of our cultural icons are falling from grace, and those holding onto their laurels often lack dignity and vision, comes a slew of documentaries on those positive role models whose lives inspire and affirm ...
“One donut short of a dozen.”
Robert Lepage enters the stage with the houselights up and casually begins talking to the audience as if to remind us where the exits are. But instead starts dispassionately talking about ...
This season marks the 50th Anniversary of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s return to Cal Performances. This sustained and mutually beneficial relationship with Cal Performances represents the very best between arts organizations and is truly reason for ...
On an empty smoked-filled stage, Jacob O’Connell’s solo began the fifteen-part “Autobiography.” His movements were reptilian and articulate, his développé effortless, quickly dissolving into something gritty, as Lucy Carter’s stark white lighting washed down like a heavy mist. He danced ...