Arts & Culture :: Dance

Going Out, Homing's In, Dec. 1-9, 2022
Holiday happenings: music, dance, and theater make the yuletide gay

Holiday happenings: music, dance, and theater make the yuletide gay

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Nov 22, 2022

From campy drag to chorus boys, classical music to "A Christmas Carol" —not to mention eight different "Nutcrackers" to choose from— if you're gay in Bay, there's something that's sure to bring joy, laughter, and inspiration to your holiday season.

'The Lost Art of Dreaming' - Sean Dorsey Dance at Z Space

'The Lost Art of Dreaming' - Sean Dorsey Dance at Z Space

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 8, 2022

Sean Dorsey Dance will commence their 18th season when their new concert, "The Lost Art of Dreaming" premieres at Z Space for a three-day run. The show is the culmination of Dorsey's 20-year commitment to giving trans and queer dancers a platform.

'Diaghilev's Empire' - how the Ballets Russes rocked the dance world

'Diaghilev's Empire' - how the Ballets Russes rocked the dance world

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Nov 1, 2022

In 'Diaghilev's Empire: How the Ballets Russes Enthralled the World,' Rupert Christiansen's absorbing new chronicle of one of history's most influential dance companies documents a gay producer's influence on the early 20th-century arts scene.

Vincent Paterson: choreographer on making iconic moves for Madonna, Michael Jackson and many others

Vincent Paterson: choreographer on making iconic moves for Madonna, Michael Jackson and many others

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 18, 2022

While you may not recognize his name, you definitely know his work. Vincent Paterson has choreographed some of the most iconic dances for pop music in the 20th century, plus musicals, operas and more, all shared in his new memoir.

ABADÁ's Capoeira celebration

ABADÁ's Capoeira celebration

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Oct 17, 2022

Márcia Treidler (a.k.a. "Mestra Cigarra"), Artistic Director of ABADA-Capoeira San Francisco, discussed her decades-long love of the artistic martial art, and the upcoming free outdoor events in the Mission.

Circus Bella returns with aerialist Joey Moore

Circus Bella returns with aerialist Joey Moore

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 11, 2022

Circus Bella, the popular one-ring circus, returns with six outdoor shows for the fall season. Among the performers is Joey Moore, who will thrill audiences with his aerial straps.

'Passengers' at A.C.T. - the circus train pulls into town

'Passengers' at A.C.T. - the circus train pulls into town

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 3, 2022

Montreal-based nouveau cirque troupe 7 Fingers' acrobatic spectacular, "Passengers," is now chugging into its final weekend at A.C.T.'s newly rechristened Toni Rembe Theatre.

Besties arts: curtain up, sound check, arts opening

Besties arts: curtain up, sound check, arts opening

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 28, 2022

It's time to get back out there and enjoy the communal experience of the arts in person. There is plenty in the pipeline from our readers' local favorites in both the visual and performing arts.

Miami City Ballet brings Balanchine's 'Jewels' - an interview with dancer Luiz Silva

Miami City Ballet brings Balanchine's 'Jewels' - an interview with dancer Luiz Silva

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Sep 13, 2022

Luiz Silva's meteoric journey from his first dance class to the ranks of the esteemed Miami City Ballet in only five years is astonishing. He'll perform with the company in George Balanchine's classic work.

Moving new works: Fall Arts dances from Bay Area and visiting companies

Moving new works: Fall Arts dances from Bay Area and visiting companies

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Aug 30, 2022

There's no doubt that live performances are back, and our resilient Bay Area dance community, and visiting ensembles, have emerged with a dazzling line-up of plans for the fall.

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 9, 2022

Voting is open for the Bay Area Reporter's readers' poll known as the Besties.

Sketch 12: showcase of new choreographers

Sketch 12: showcase of new choreographers

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Jul 5, 2022

Choreographic luminary Amy Seiwert brings the twelfth iteration of her annual 'Sketch' collaborative series to Fort Mason's Cowell Theater July 15 & 16, with world premieres by Natasha Adorlee and New Mexico-based choreographer Joshua L. Peugh.

Woman launches queer arts festival in San Diego

Woman launches queer arts festival in San Diego

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 15, 2022

San Diego will see an inaugural queer arts festival this month. A queer San Francisco Bay Area native is the visionary behind the event.

'Baloney' - gay burlesque show's revealing documentary

'Baloney' - gay burlesque show's revealing documentary

  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Jun 7, 2022

Combining social commentary with saucy sexy strip sketches, SF Baloney, seen mostly locally at Oasis, has received the documentary treatment from auteur Joshua Guerci, who directed, shot and edited the 75-minute film, now viewable online.