Arts & Culture :: Dance

Playful movement with Garrett + Moulton

Playful movement with Garrett + Moulton

  • by Paul Parish
  • Aug 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.

Fall Arts Preview editions publishing August 29 and September 6

Fall Arts Preview editions publishing August 29 and September 6

  • by Advertising Department
  • Aug 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.

Tony Yazbeck taps in

Tony Yazbeck taps in

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Aug 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.

San Francisco Ballet to play Stern Grove

San Francisco Ballet to play Stern Grove

  • by Paul Parish
  • Jul 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.

In Petipa's footsteps

In Petipa's footsteps

  • by Paul Parish
  • Jul 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.

Rival houses vogue

Rival houses vogue

  • by David Lamble
  • Jul 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.

Trans performance celebrated: 'Fresh Meat'

Trans performance celebrated: 'Fresh Meat'

  • by Rae Raucci
  • Jun 14, 2019

The Fresh Meat Festival is an annual San Francisco performance celebration of transgender talent in diverse areas, from musical and vocal acts to dance performances, performance arts, theater pieces, and beyond.

School mastery

School mastery

  • by Paul Parish
  • Jun 2, 2019

The whole thrust of the San Francisco Ballet School's graduation recital (three shows last week; I saw Thursday night's) was to display the competitive edge the school gives its graduates.

Love, Dmitri

Love, Dmitri

  • by Paul Parish
  • May 20, 2019

When the glorious dancers of San Francisco Ballet, the pride of our city, ended their season at the Opera House with a brilliant run of "Shostakovich Trilogy," a three-act abstract ballet, they presented a political spectacle of almost imponderable depth.

Divo behavior

Divo behavior

  • by David Lamble
  • May 14, 2019

"The White Crow," now playing at Bay Area Landmark cinemas, is a beautifully mounted biography of a fascinating figure in the dance world

Amphibious aims

Amphibious aims

  • by Paul Parish
  • Apr 23, 2019

San Francisco Ballet danced "The Little Mermaid" in a revival of the 2010 production last Friday night at the Opera House.

Mermaid, fashionista, whistleblower

Mermaid, fashionista, whistleblower

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Apr 23, 2019

It was another exciting week of culture-hopping over in Out There-land! Let us walk you through it.

'Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon' to close December 31

'Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon' to close December 31

  • by Release from our beloved client
  • Apr 17, 2019

Breaking news from our long-term client and San Francisco institution, Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon

Ballet's ruling passions

Ballet's ruling passions

  • by Paul Parish
  • Apr 2, 2019

San Francisco Ballet opened its Programs 5 ("Lyric Voices") and 6 ("Space Between") last Wednesday and Friday nights at the Opera House. The two programs run in alternation through April 7, and both are well worth seeing.