Körper

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  ...

ECHO/riding the rapids

“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  ...

Martha Graham Dance Company

It’s been nearly thirty years since the Martha Graham Dance Company performed in Paris at the invitation of Rudolf Nureyev, then artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet and a veteran Graham guest artist. Since then, Graham’s company has survived  ...

extreme lyric I

“and with sweet oil costly you anointed yourself and on a soft bed delicate you would loose your longing…” In a paleo restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission District a friend recounts his intense experience during an Ayahuasca  ...

Pepperland

“ 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,  ...

Fury

Kate Duhamel is unrepentant. “I’m responsible,” she admits. “I wanted to re-situate high level ballet in an Indie Pop or contemporary band multi-angle context, narrative-based, in a music venue.” She predicts that “Fury” will reach the potential audience that is  ...

Stars of the American Ballet

This was the year of “Me-Too” in the dance world as well as the film industry. Peter Martins stepped down after 30 years as Ballet Master in Chief of the New York City Ballet on January 1. Five dancers, male  ...

Still Standing

“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  ...

BalletX Summer Series

BalletX danced to a sold out house at the Wilma Theater July 11, the opening of a two-week run of their Summer Series of premieres- one by Matthew Neenan and new collaborations with choreographers Penny Saunders and Andrew McNicol. The  ...