Tag: Review

The Joffrey Ballet

The Joffrey Ballet Friday, March 6, 2020 Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Choreographic Variety The center work of the Joffrey Ballet evening was “Beyond the Shore”, a co-commision by Cal Performance for the choreographer Nicolas Blanc, who had appeared with the…

“The Day”

Review “The Day” SF Performances Wendy Whelan and Maya Beiser. Choreography: Lucinda Childs: Words and Music: David Lang Friday, February 28, 2020 Alas, “The Day” When talented artists share a program there are risks and rewards. In “The Day”, former…

Paul Taylor at YBCA

Paul Taylor Dance Company SF Performances Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Wednesday February 19, 2020 Lively Memories The Paul Taylor Dance Company returns to the California Theater at YBCA for for performances from February 19 to February 23, 2020.…

SF Ballet – Program 3

SF Ballet Program 3 February 15, 2020 War Memorial Opera House,SF Talent…Terpsichore Trauma The SF Ballet displays no end of technical ability. It is gratifying to see both young and ‘older’ dancers in such fine shape, amazing audiences night after…

SF Ballet – (Re)Visions

SF Ballet Program 2 Season 2020 February 11, 2020 SF Opera House (Re) Visions SF Ballet has made quick program changes for the 2020 season. For the opening of Program 2, Mark Morris’ “Sandpiper Ballet” was the major concluding work…

Sharp & Fine Company

“Just Ahead is Darkness” Sharp and Fine Company Z Space Theater February 7 – 9, 2020 Memory and Celebration Sharp & Fine is a San Francisco based contemporary dance company founded in 2011 by sisters Megan and Shannon Kurashige. Their…

SF Ballet – Cinderella

SF Ballet “Cinderella” Tuesday, January 21, 2020 SF Opera House Brilliant Ballerina Frances Chung joined the SF Ballet in 2001, became soloist in 2005 and was made principal dancer in 2019. Now, in the opening work of the 2020 season,…

Cunningham – A Film

Cunningham – A Film (in both 2D and 3D) Directed by All Kovgan Studio: Magnolia Picture Runtime: 93 minute Innovative Dance The year 2019 marked the centennial of Merce Cunningham’s birth. In three cities, on what might have been his…

Oakland Ballet – The Nutcracker

Oakland Ballet The Nutcracker December 22, 2019 5 PM Paramount Theater, Oakland Splendid Season “The Nutcracker” is an American tradition at Xmas time, providing opportunities, earnings and audiences a chance to celebrate the season with ballet. Although the original production…