Arts & Culture :: Dance

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.

Beauty awakens

Beauty awakens

  • by Paul Parish
  • Mar 12, 2019

A very happy audience jumped to their feet Saturday night as the curtain came down on "The Sleeping Beauty" at the SF Opera House, giving the ballerina, Sasha De Sola, an ecstatic, grateful, and well-deserved standing ovation.

15 years of trans dance & activism

15 years of trans dance & activism

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 12, 2019

Sean Dorsey Dance will be performing "Boys in Trouble" at Z Space from March 14-16, a show that celebrates the acclaimed company's 15th anniversary of dance performances.

Spotlit moves

Spotlit moves

  • by Paul Parish
  • Feb 19, 2019

San Francisco Ballet's second and third programs opened during the rains of last week and made many people glad they'd braved the downpours.

Cultural connections

Cultural connections

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Feb 19, 2019

Out There goes out & about to arts & cultural events five nights out of seven most weeks. It's a good way to stay involved, be a part of the city, see different neighborhoods and get out of our own personal bubble.

Remembering Jerome Robbins

Remembering Jerome Robbins

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Feb 12, 2019

"Jerome Robbins: A Life in Dance," published by Yale University Press as part of its "Jewish Lives" series, is no love letter.

'Don Quixote' & a woman's right to choose

'Don Quixote' & a woman's right to choose

  • by Paul Parish
  • Feb 1, 2019

San Francisco Ballet, our big league troupe, is finally back in the Opera House for the real dance season. They kicked off last Wednesday with a successful Gala, then the real opener on Friday: a boffo performance of "Don Quixote."

Nutcracker leaps to life!

Nutcracker leaps to life!

  • by Paul Parish
  • Dec 18, 2018

In 30 years of reviewing "The Nutcracker," with which San Francisco Ballet returned to the Opera House last Wednesday night, I've never seen such glorious dancing as they brought to the last act.