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Fascinating rhythms: 'Stomp' returns

Fascinating rhythms: 'Stomp' returns

By Roberto Friedman

"Stomp," the so-called "international percussion sensation," played A.C.T.'s Geary Theater in San Francisco for eight performances last week, and Out There and a lot of vicarious percussionists were in the house.

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By Paul Parish | November 5, 2019

They were ready. Nothing short of a fire that could engulf Berkeley would have kept Cal Performances from presenting the Russian ballet "La Bayadere" in Zellerbach Hall last week.

By Philip Mayard | November 1, 2019

The dance film genre is more popular, diverse and dazzling than ever, and the 10th annual San Francisco Dance Film Festival reflects that.


By Philip Mayard | October 8, 2019

Alonzo King LINES Ballet's fall program at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts featured two brand new works: "The Personal Element," which premiered at the Vail Dance Festival in August, and the world premiere of "Azoth."

By Paul Parish | September 27, 2019

Cal Performances finally kicked off its season of major international performing arts last Friday night in Zellerbach Hall with a brilliant revival of Mark Morris' "Mozart Dances." I am glad to see it again.


By Philip Mayard | September 27, 2019

Choreographer James Kudelka is putting the final touches on his ballet "The Man in Black," the top-billed work on Smuin Contemporary Ballet's first program of the season.

By Roberto Friedman | August 27, 2019

This week begins our modest effort to offer a Fall Preview in the Arts & Culture pages. In this issue find previews of the fall season in Bay Area art museums, at the San Francisco Symphony, in Film, TV, Poetry and Prose.


By Paul Parish | August 13, 2019

Garrett + Moulton Productions wowed us last Friday night. Their show packed the theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; the audience left exhilarated.

By Advertising Department | August 7, 2019

On August 29 and September 5, we'll present our annual two-part Fall Arts Preview issues. From the museums and galleries, to local theatre, -- our fall arts preview editions will cover it all.


By Jim Gladstone | August 6, 2019

When Tony Yazbeck takes the stage at Feinstein's at the Nikko on Aug. 15 & 16, you'll get the expected singing and storytelling, but you'll also get tap-dancing, a craft infrequently plied on the small-to-non-existent stages of cabaret venues.

By Paul Parish | July 23, 2019

This Sunday, July 28, San Francisco Ballet makes their only out-of-season performance for hometown fans during the long dry spell for balletomanes from May to November.


By Paul Parish | July 9, 2019

The image that probably comes to mind when you think of swans and ballet was the brainchild of Marius Petipa, the great 19th-century choreographer who brought "Swan Lake" back from oblivion.

By David Lamble | July 2, 2019

First released at the height of the AIDS health crisis, "Paris Is Burning" is a 1990 feature-length documentary in which director Jennie Livingston embeds us with a subversive and feverishly nimble community of gay and trans, white, black and brown kids.


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