Arts & Culture :: Dance

Fall into autumn dance concerts

Fall into autumn dance concerts

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Aug 29, 2023

This fall you can experience the vibrant pulse of San Francisco through dance performances that showcase a diverse array of styles and cultures, from site-specific contemporary works to traditional staged performances.

Jerron Herman: Dancer/choreographer decodes Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man

Jerron Herman: Dancer/choreographer decodes Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 1, 2023

One standout among the dozen artists in the 11th annual State of Play Dance Festival is Jerron Herman, whose extensive solo confronts the artistic 'perfection' of Leonardo da Vinci's famous drawing.

Joe Goode Performance Group debuts new work at YBCA

Joe Goode Performance Group debuts new work at YBCA

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 25, 2023

"This piece is especially personal for me," said Joe Goode, creator of the new work, 'As It Goes.' "It's about aging and the arc of life. How do I make the transition from being the bad boy to the elder statesman?"

Amy Seiwert's Imagery gets lucky with 'Sketch 13'

Amy Seiwert's Imagery gets lucky with 'Sketch 13'

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Jul 18, 2023

This month's presentation of company's annual Sketch series will be a poignant celebration of Amy Seiwert's Imagery's rich contributions to the Bay Area dance community.

Fresh Meat Festival: a celebration of queer and trans performance

Fresh Meat Festival: a celebration of queer and trans performance

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 6, 2023

For the past three years the Fresh Meat Festival has conducted its annual performances online. The festival returns to performing live and in person.

Fathers figure: Andrew Pearson's 'Abbale'

Fathers figure: Andrew Pearson's 'Abbale'

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 6, 2023

The word 'abbale' is the Hebrew word for father. It's a word that means a lot to dancer-choreographer Andrew Pearson. His show, titled "Abbale," will be performing at the ODC Theater June 15-18.

Circus Center's 'The Secret Garden' - tumbling with acrobatic designer Evan Tomlinson Weintraub

Circus Center's 'The Secret Garden' - tumbling with acrobatic designer Evan Tomlinson Weintraub

  • by Mark Willian Norby
  • Jun 6, 2023

San Francisco Circus Center's upcoming productions of "The Secret Garden" will recreate the classic children's book through acrobatic storytelling, designed by longtime circus artist Evan Tomlinson Weintraub.

Summer in The City: music, dance, and theatre around the Bay Area

Summer in The City: music, dance, and theatre around the Bay Area

  • by Philip Mayard
  • May 30, 2023

From unique interpretations of classic plays and musicals, to fusion music concerts and site-specific performances, summer performing arts experiences offer a chance to immerse yourself in the spirit and energy of San Francisco.

Christine Barker's 'Third Girl from the Left'

Christine Barker's 'Third Girl from the Left'

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 9, 2023

Along with her career highlights in 'A Chorus Line,' Christine Barker's personal story, intertwined with cultural history, offers a unique searing testimony about the impact of AIDS from the straight perspective of families and friends.

Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco features Adrian Santana

Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco features Adrian Santana

  • by Laura Moreno
  • May 2, 2023

Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco proudly presents the upcoming show "Transitar por un Mundo sin Tiempo (Passage through a Timeless World)" on May 13 at the Herbst Theatre, featuring openly gay dancer Adrian Santana from Malaga, Spain.

'Imaginary Country' - Sharp & Fine's new show dances into the future

'Imaginary Country' - Sharp & Fine's new show dances into the future

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • May 2, 2023

From May 12-14, Z Space will host the world premiere of Sharp & Fine's "Imaginary Country," a new dance piece that poses the question: what would happen if you could see into the future?

'We Build Houses Here' — Detour's experiential extravaganza plays Oasis in May

'We Build Houses Here' — Detour's experiential extravaganza plays Oasis in May

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 25, 2023

Detour Dance's "We Build Houses Here," the ambitiously multivalent castaway extravaganza, premieres at Oasis with an ambitious immersive setting.

To hell and back: Thomas Adès's 'Dante' ballet

To hell and back: Thomas Adès's 'Dante' ballet

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Apr 18, 2023

Thomas Adès thinks big. The new live recording of "Dante," his 90-minute piece, has been recorded by the Los Angeles Philharmonic under its departing music director, Gustavo Dudamel.

Robert Moses Kin: Bootstraps Initiative connects choreography and community

Robert Moses Kin: Bootstraps Initiative connects choreography and community

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Mar 14, 2023

For more than 25 years, Robert Moses has been a powerful force in the Bay Area arts community. In addition to his dance company's March concerts, his dancers and musicians bring the arts to under-served youth communities.