Paris Opera Ballet Cherkaoui/Goecke/Lidberg

To usher in the new year, and not just any year–2019 marks the 350th anniversary of the institution’s inception under Louis XIV–the Paris Opera Ballet proposed a mixed bill of three short ballets that ran throughout the month of February at the historic Palais Garnier. The program opened with  ...

Jessica Lang Dance

The much-anticipated premiere of Jessica Lang Dance in San Francisco arrived bittersweetly. For the Bay Area’s first real glimpse of Lang’s 8-year company it is also our last as the company is set to disband next month. It’s a set up for disappointment whether or not the performance is  ...

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Dance Theatre of Harlem returned to the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia the first weekend in March as part of their 50th Anniversary tour and a year of commemoration in memory of legendary founder Arthur Mitchell, who died last year. Coincidently, DTH’s performances  ...

Gabriel

A woman comes upon an unconscious, naked man washed up on a rocky beach. His rescue should be straightforward except it’s a Nazi-occupied island during World War II and she’s a Jew out past curfew. Ensuring the enemy doesn’t  ...

Path of Miracles

“Les Colombes: The Doves” is an inspired 45-foot long aerial sculpture made up of two thousand paper doves by German artist Michael Pendry. The installation that went up in December 2018 (months after the debut of “Path of  ...

SXSW 2019 PREVIEW

March is set to come in like a lion once more at the 31st running of the legendary Austin, TX pop culture lollapalooza known as SXSW.  Founded in 1987 as a music festival, the annual South by Southwest experience now includes  ...

Everybody Knows (2018)

What the Spanish family drama/suspense thriller “Everybody Knows” may lack in twists and intrigue, it makes up for in performances and appeal from the three principal actors, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Ricardo Darin. This is not to say, the  ...

The Cakemaker (2018)

In the novel, “Smilla’s Sense of Snow,” we learn that Eskimos have more than one hundred words for what is wet, white, and falls from the sky in cold weather. The current-day Avant Garde among sex scholars can barely contain its enthusiasm for the  ...