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.
Philip Glass @ 80ish
When “Music With Changing Parts” premiered in New York in1970 it was at once revolutionary, persistent, repetitive, annoying, hypnotic, challenging, and otherworldly. People walked out while others were completely mesmerized. The future had arrived and ...
“Hearts & Arrows” Film (2014)
Benjamin Milliepied's, L.A. Dance Project not only made its San Francisco debut this week, but also launched the Bay Area's new Pivot performance series that promises "innovative, creativity and ...
“Capitalism excels at innovation but fails at maintenance.”
There is something queer about “Sink”, a political purge in heels, a ritualized communal healing, a street-smart shamanic journey. Something remarkable about how its vague threads, three distinct segments, loosely ...
The year 2017 has been a record one for San Franciscan choreographers and dancers celebrating landmark anniversaries. While some of these anniversary performances can be over- indulgent, others remain true to the creative talent driving their sustained careers. However, few ...
“In ballet they call it a mistake. In modern we call it improvised.” Brian Brooks
“Some of a Thousand Words” ends where it began. This creative hour-long performance concludes with a segment started five years ago when ...
Choreographer Justin Peck’s minimalistic “In Creases” started off this weekend’s Joffrey Ballet performance at Zellerbach Hall with a piano work by Philip Glass, “Four Movements For Two Pianos.” With two pianos facing each other mirror-like, the black pianos dressed ...
“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” 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...