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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.

Mark Morris Dance Group's "The Look of Love" - company director & Berkeley native Sam Black returns to his roots

Mark Morris Dance Group's "The Look of Love" - company director & Berkeley native Sam Black returns to his roots

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Feb 7, 2023

Cal Performances welcomes back Mark Morris Dance Group for the Bay Area premiere of Morris' "The Look of Love: An Evening of Dance to the Music of Burt Bacharach." Company Director and Berkeley native Sam Black discussed his work with Morris.

SF Ballet's 'next @ 90' festival: former Principal Dancer Nicolas Blanc returns as choreographer

SF Ballet's 'next @ 90' festival: former Principal Dancer Nicolas Blanc returns as choreographer

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Jan 10, 2023

In celebration of San Francisco Ballet's 90th anniversary, the company kicks off its spring season this month with the 'next@90 festival,' featuring nine world premiere ballets by nine choreographers from around the world, including Nicolas Blanc.

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.