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  ...

The Red Shoes

I have never felt that ballet was a very successful medium for telling a story. To convey emotion? It works. For the set up of a situation? Sure. But details that push the story forward become exaggerated pantomime. Therefore, I  ...

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  ...

Vail Dance Festival

Misty Copeland, Herman Cornejo, Tiler Peck, James Whiteside, Isabella Boylston. Jared Angle, Carla Korbes, Lauren Lovette, Marcelo Gomes. The list of ballet dancers appearing on Friday, August 4 at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater  ...

San Francisco Ballet

Is classical ballet dead? A good way to test this patient’s viability is to stage Helgi Tomasson’s “Haffner Symphony” in an outdoor setting, where living things abound in the lush splendor of orange poppy-fringed trees and meadows. See how it  ...

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  ...

Q & A w/Carmela Greco

La Emi is the stage name for Emmy Grimm, a Flamenco artist based in Santa Fe who began her dancing career with Maria Benitez, and has made annual trips to Spain, where she was invited to live with Carmela Greco,  ...

SFDanceworks

In the works of Christopher Bruce, there is never the slightest whiff of the counterfeit. Pieces he creates tend to circumnavigate a family of themes whose touchpoints include abuse of power, loss, or simple-seeming but significant transformations—comic or tragic--within a  ...