Category: Dance

SF International Arts fest again takes on social issues

Since 2003, the San Francisco International Arts Festival has presented artists from across the world with innovative projects dedicated to…

1 month ago

Striking Congo sculptures inspire dance premiere

Bay Area choreographer Byb Chanel Bibene’s Kiandanda Dance Theater premiere in ODC Theater’s seventh Walking Distance Dance Festival next week…

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SF Ballet’s Unbound fest reveals ties that bind

Contemporary ballet requires dancers to shift from rapid off-center neoclassicism to soft romantic geometry to rhythmically complex club dance in…

2 months ago

Bay Area Dance Week turns 20

It's the 20th anniversary of Bay Area Dance Week, which kicks off on Friday. Ten days of free, participatory programs…

2 months ago

Smuin dancers charm in whimsical ‘Sushi Roll’

Smuin, the Bay Area’s most fun ballet troupe, is closing its 24th season with a premiere by Val Caniparoli called…

2 months ago

San Francisco Ballet loosens up in ‘Unbound’

There are social uprisings going on, from #MeToo to Black Lives Matter. Has San Francisco Ballet gotten the news? “Unbound,”…

2 months ago

‘Nevertheless’ a timely dance piece about harassment

Choreographer Tanya Chianese has strong — and mixed — feelings about “Nevertheless,” a new piece about sexual harassment she’s working…

2 months ago

Neumeier’s ‘Nijinsky’ brings ballet star’s life to light

Hard-core ballet fans will revel in the impeccable detail of “Nijinsky,” choreographer John Neumeier’s full-length “biopic” of Ballet Russes star…

3 months ago