San Francisco Ballet Program 2

Mixed repertory: “Naked” by Stanton Welch, “Ibsen’s House” by Val Caniparoli, and “In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated” by William Forsythe Orchestra conducted by Gary Sheldon War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco Opening night, January 29, 2009 (program continues, with alternating  ...

Mark Morris Dance Group

Over just a few decades, Mark Morris has choreographed over 100 works both for his own company, the Mark Morris Dance Group, and for other major companies such as the San Francisco Ballet and American Ballet Theater. In doing so,  ...

Compagnie Tchétché review

Compagnie Tchétché is a contemporary dance company from Abidjan, Ivory Coast founded by Béatrice Kombé in 1997 to “show that woman is not the weaker gender.” Appearing in San Francisco in 2006 with a four-woman company and the piece Dimi  ...

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan review

Lin Hwai-min has created a dance company in Taiwan that is almost shockingly esoteric. Much more stripped-down and anti-narrative than many cultural imports from Asia, his Cloud Gate Dance Theatre doesn’t so much turn its back on Chinese Opera, for  ...

Mark Morris Dance Group – Update

"It’s like a truffle," I enthused to The Beautiful Companion at intermission of the Mark Morris Dance Group performance in Zellerbach Hall, "You bite into the truffle and you get the flavor and texture of the rich chocolate  ...