In Khan’s choreography, kathak’s warp-speed spins and fierce gestures are immediately recognizable yet subverted and sculpted by contemporary weightedness and extended lines.
If you’re ever within earshot when a member of Fog Beast yells out, “Hey, kids, let’s put on a show!” – fasten your seatbelt. Because a performance by this underground San Francisco dance-theater duo is guaranteed to be a wild night.
The Propelled Heart is a full-immersion experience, a wading into the waters of dance as a spiritual practice.
There was much talk of spiritual awakening as the audience filed out of the YBCA Theater on Friday evening, after the opening performance of Sankai Juku’s Umusuna.
It’s not your granddaughter’s Cinderella. Alexei Ratmansky’s version dispenses with tutus and glass carriages in favor of a deco-cum?post-Soviet point of view.
In the end, SKETCH is about the artists and their learning process, and it’s our good fortune that they share it with us in performance.
I’ve seen Garrett + Moulton’s The Luminous Edge three times now, and I’ve yet to plumb its deepest currents…
The issue Moses explored most successfully in SILT was how to engage audiences more deeply, a topical subject at a time when many people have lost interest in the traditional theatre environment.
Choreographed by artistic director Helgi Tomasson in 1994, the ballet is popular with audiences here and makes a satisfying coda to his thirtieth-anniversary season…
Swimmer is one man’s journey from being the stereotypical breadwinner… to his own self-realisation in a kind of isolated freedom.
The company has performed here annually since 1968 and considers Berkeley its home away from home, both for the synergy it feels with the Cal Performances staff and the receptive local audience.
It’s a disconcerting feeling when you don’t respond to a piece that nearly everyone else agrees is revelatory. That’s the situation I find myself in with Alexei Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Trilogy.
…for the world premiere of Biophony, King collaborated with the entire natural world….
As always, it’s a pleasure to see the Joffrey Ballet, especially since 2007 when artistic director Ashley Wheater assumed his post and began a terrific revival of the company…
ODC boasts world-class contemporary dancers, and they moved with weight, intention and a compelling tenderness…
Principal dancers Mathilde Froustey and Carlos Quenedit were exactly what the audience wanted on opening night.
Wrecking and Deconstructing Dance – Christy Funsch with Rowena Richie, Megan Nicely and Keith Hennessy in San Francisco
Developed in 1995 by New York choreographer Susan Rethorst, Dance Wrecking entails inviting colleagues to view your in-progress work, then granting them freedom to “wreck” it…
San Francisco Ballet’s Program 4 is a double bill coupling a welcome return of Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering with a Liam Scarlett’s Hummingbird.
Program 3 features Hans van Manen’s Variations for Two Couples, William Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Manifesto by Myles Thatcher and “The Kingdom of the Shades” from La Bayadère.
…Kochetkova and Luiz told the tale beautifully…