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Caleb Teicher: dancing a new path

Caleb Teicher: dancing a new path

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Nov 30, 2021

Caleb Teicher & Company amake their Bay Area debut at Zellerbach Hall on Dec. 5 with 'More Forever,' a jazz/tap/Lindy Hop ensemble work, performed in a 24-foot sandbox with a live original score, composed and performed by virtuoso pianist Conrad Tao.

Veteran dancer Brian Fisher's new steps

Veteran dancer Brian Fisher's new steps

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Nov 23, 2021

Having originated and performed the role of Drosselmeyer in Mark Foehringer's Nutcracker Sweets for 13 years, this year, Fisher will step down as a performer to serve as the production's Artistic Associate and Rehearsal Director.

Home and away: AXIS Dance premieres new works; Marc Brew wraps up directorship

Home and away: AXIS Dance premieres new works; Marc Brew wraps up directorship

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 12, 2021

After five years as Artistic Director of AXIS Dance Company, choreographer Marc Brew closes his tenure with a new disability-inclusive dance about finding home; all before he'll soon be moving to his own new home in the UK with his partner.

Air supply: 'Dear San Francisco' revives Club Fugazi

Air supply: 'Dear San Francisco' revives Club Fugazi

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 5, 2021

'Dear San Francisco: A High Flying Love Story' officially opens a residential run at Club Fugazi on October 12, but previews audiences are already raving. Creator Gypsy Snider talks about the new acrobatic show.

Circus Bella: big top fun in Bay Area parks

Circus Bella: big top fun in Bay Area parks

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 14, 2021

Circus Bella is now in the Bay Area offering the excitement of a circus in their new live shows taking place at various Bay Area parks. Two members of the company are out and proud members of the LGBTQ community.

Baloney's back: saucy male burlesque show returns to Oasis

Baloney's back: saucy male burlesque show returns to Oasis

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 12, 2021

With a blend of the comic, erotic and intellectual, Baloney SF, the "all-male" burlesque review, finally returns to Oasis' stage for its seventh season.

A dance to Autumn: Bay Area terpsichorian talents

A dance to Autumn: Bay Area terpsichorian talents

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Aug 31, 2021

Our dance community's performers, choreographers and administrators have shown an incredible amount of creativity and resiliency over the past year and a half, and are planning an incredible range of in-person and virtual events for the 2021 fall season.

Joe Goode's new work dances through the Haight-Ashbury

Joe Goode's new work dances through the Haight-Ashbury

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Aug 24, 2021

Amid limitations in dance and theater, for Joe Goode, it seems natural that his company will kick off San Francisco's fall dance season with 'A Time of Change,' a site-specific world premiere staged in indoor and outdoor locations around the Haight.

Dance: Interrupted — Amy Seiwert and Ben Needham-Wood works-in-progress

Dance: Interrupted — Amy Seiwert and Ben Needham-Wood works-in-progress

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 17, 2021

Like many art forms, dance concerts have been put on hold until recently. Amy Seiwert and ODC Theater present their 11th Sketch series of works in progress, August 27-29 at ODC Theater and online.

Dancing For Pride: Fresh Meat Festival's 20th, online

Dancing For Pride: Fresh Meat Festival's 20th, online

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 15, 2021

Fresh Meat Productions, a dance and performance troupe headed by trans dancer-choreographer Sean Dorsey, celebrates both Pride and its 20th anniversary with a two-week festival featuring more than 40 performers.

Dreamin' is free: Sean Dorsey Dance presents new online works

Dreamin' is free: Sean Dorsey Dance presents new online works

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 13, 2021

Taking his art outdoors and on video, the always-innovative Sean Dorsey discussed his new dance works as part of the company's 2021 At-Home Season (April 16-18), and the new series, 'The Lost Art of Dreaming.'

Dancing screen: San Francisco Ballet's online season premieres

Dancing screen: San Francisco Ballet's online season premieres

  • by Paul Parish
  • Jan 19, 2021

San Francisco Ballet's recent online preview concert showcased newly commissioned dance films as well as previously recorded classic works in four new online programs for 2021.

Sketch Films' Red Thread to premiere fourth dance film

Sketch Films' Red Thread to premiere fourth dance film

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 10, 2021

The always innovative Amy Seiwert's Imagery will premiere the fourth dance film as part of the Sketch Films series online Jan. 15. Choreographer Ben Needham-Wood's 'What the Body Holds,' created with filmmaker Matthew McKee, features dancer Jenna Marie.

Classy classical Christmas: music, dances, plays and choral treats for the holidays

Classy classical Christmas: music, dances, plays and choral treats for the holidays

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Dec 15, 2020

Holiday-themed music, choral and dance concerts continue, albeit in virtual formats, including San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Symphony, Chanticleer, Kitka, Cal Performances, San Francisco Bach Choir, and more.