Appomattox – review

Appomattox Opera by Philip Glass Libretto by Christopher Hampton San Francisco Opera October 5-24 http://www.sfopera.com/opera.asp?o=252 It is generally conceded that the Civil War was the defining event in this country’s short but eventful history, its bloody legacy reaching even  ...

Aida Berkeley

Aida Opera by Giuseppe Verdi Berkeley Opera July 25, 27 and 29, 2007 http://www.berkeleyopera.org/ The Baths of Caracalla it ain’t and that’s for sure. If the question was “how on earth could Berkeley Opera put on a grand  ...

culturevulture.net – review

The Abduction from the Seraglio The Magic Flute Mozart Houston Grand Opera January 2008 http://www.houstongrandopera.org/ Tamara Wilson and Paul Groves in The Abduction from the Seraglio. Photo: Andrew Cloud. There's poetry in Houston Grand Opera's recent pairing  ...

David Parker and The Bang Group Review

The title of David Parker and The Bang Group’s new work, “Hour Upon the Stage,” is truth in advertising. It is both plainspoken and poetic, which might summarize Parker’s approach to dance as well. In this world without speech, Parker  ...

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  ...

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/  ...

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

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  ...

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  ...