culturevulture.net – review

Two programs which paid their respects to the New York City Ballet in different ways, and a dangling semaphore, an android frenzy by Wayne MCGregor (repeated from last season) “Eden, Eden”, finished off the regular season of the San Francisco  ...

culturevulture.net – review

Doug Varone and Dancers “Lux”, “Home”, “Boats Leaving” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater April 12-20, 2008 San Francisco Performances http://www.ybca.org/ http://www.dougvaroneanddancers.org/ I’m not sure what niche Doug Varone holds in the modern dance world. He is one of  ...

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Giselle San Francisco Ballet February 17-25, 2008 Production and Choreography by Helgi Tomasson After Marius Petipa, Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli Music by Adolph Adam Conducted by Gary Sheldon http://www.sfballet.org/ Age cannot wither, Shakespeare famously said of Cleopatra but,  ...

MOTIONLAB/Hermesdorf & Mathias- review

Kathleen Hermesdorf, a dancer, and Albert Mathias, a musician, have been collaborating since 1998. His techno-collision sound scores seem to pick up and egg on the edgy/athletic, uber-Mission style promulgated by Hermsedorf, and copied by many. Theirs is a pick-up  ...

Sfscene November, 2007 Reviews

I first witnessed a Pina Bausch dance on a grainy TV in a cheap London hotel, where a flip through the channels stopped me with a scene that could have been reenacted last week, on stage in Berkeley, where her  ...

culturevulture.net – review

Project Artaud Theater, April 24-May 10, 2008 Presented by ODC Theater, San Francisco A three part Festival featuring the work of Ledoh, Jo Kreiter/Flyaway Productions, Sara Shelton Mann and Miguel Gutierrez http://www.odctheater.org/ Part 2. May 1-3, 2008 “Inspirare” Sara Shelton  ...

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Vanessa Zahorian and Kristin Long in Balanchine's Divertimento No. 15. Photo: Erik Tomasson. Diamonds (from Jewels) (1967) Music: Tchaikovsky, Choreography: George Balanchine, Costumes: after Karinska, Staged by Elyse Borne with Principal Coaching by Suzanne Farrell. A couple  ...

Shen Wei Dance Arts – review

Shen Wei is a New York based modern dance choreographer who came to the form after a childhood spent as an apprentice at the Hunan State Xian Opera Company and, later, serious self-education in Western painting and sculpture. This immersion  ...

culturevulture.net – review

“thirty seven isolated events” Concept, choreography, direction: Paige Startling Sorvillo (SF) Concept, media environment: Lucy Hg (LA) Composition, sound environment, Liz Allbee (Oakland), Susan Hawkins (Australia) May 22-31, 2008 CounterPULSE, SF Part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival http://www.blindsightperformance.org/  ...

So You Think You Can Dance Live Tour- review

8,000 screaming girls. No, not a Hannah Montana concert; I am talking about the So You Think You Can Dance Live Tour, which rolled into Houston for one night only after selling out in hours when the tickets went on  ...