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.
Tag - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
...for the world premiere of Biophony, King collaborated with the entire natural world....
ODC boasts world-class contemporary dancers, and they moved with weight, intention and a compelling tenderness...
Ultimately, it mattered less what Whelan and her collaborators were doing, and more that they were doing.
Quite by accident I ended up seeing LINES Ballet’s fall season twice. A good thing I did, too.
A Rite, in the hands of Jones, Bogart, and Wong, is the most startling and insightful version I have seen...
Dekkers has some interesting ideas for collaborations with composers, visual artists and set designers, which sound good in the program notes but, at best, they remain embryonic on stage.
The Smuin Ballet’s current season, Spring Bouquet, has one remarkable flower at its center. The ballet’s title, Petal, hardly does it justice in this metaphor since the work is far beyond the sum of its botanical parts.
For the past ten years, since I first saw Shen Wei's Folding, I have been an admirer of this artist’s work.
The highly anticipated world premiere of Wayne McGregor’s Borderlands, commissioned by SF Ballet, meets with a standing ovation.
Sitting through both a matinée and an evening performance of the 14th Annual San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest on November 18th is the perfect antidote to the memorial service I attended the day before. Both celebrate life...
Someone who has embodied King's choreographic essence thoroughly in a few short years is Michael Montgomery. Everything he does feels completely natural, utterly effortless, like a child running freely, exploring his surroundings and his body without self-consciousness.
In a world where choreographers with their own eponymous companies prevail, I am happy to see that Moses sees the value of feeding his dancers a diverse diet of artistic experiences, definitely a situation where everyone wins, audience included.
If you prefer ballet in a more intimate space with easily accessible choreography, energetically performed by dedicated dancers ...you might want to check out Smuin Ballet which has come a long way from its original roots.