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Front row, from left, Emily Daly, Sydney Franz and Anna Greenberg dance in choreographer Risa Jaroslow’s “At Your Service” at ODC Theater. (Courtesy Robbie Sweeny)

Risa Jaroslow & Dancers’ ‘At Your Service’ a compelling exploration of power

How do we serve? How are we served? Who serves whom, and…

Front row, from left, Emily Daly, Sydney Franz and Anna Greenberg dance in choreographer Risa Jaroslow’s “At Your Service” at ODC Theater. (Courtesy Robbie Sweeny)
Jonathan Powell, center, stands out in “Be Here Now,” a premiere by Trey McIntyre in Smuin’s “Dance Series 02.” (Courtesy Keith Sutter)

Smuin reveals true artistry in ‘Dance Series 02’

If it wasn’t apparent before, Smuin, under the guidance of artistic director…

Jonathan Powell, center, stands out in “Be Here Now,” a premiere by Trey McIntyre in Smuin’s “Dance Series 02.” (Courtesy Keith Sutter)
Sarah Griffin, Andre Silva and Peter Franc appear in Amy Seiwert’s “Instructions,” part of the “SKETCH 6” series. (Courtesy David DeSilva)

Amy Seiwert Imagery’s dances take chances with words

Choreographer Amy Seiwert admittedly has been challenged by her upcoming world-premiere “Instructions,”…

Sarah Griffin, Andre Silva and Peter Franc appear in Amy Seiwert’s “Instructions,” part of the “SKETCH 6” series. (Courtesy David DeSilva)
Choreographer Helen Pickett, center, works with Smuin Ballet dancers on her world premiere “Oasis," a collaboration with composer Jeff Beal. (Courtesy Chris Hardy)

Smuin Ballet premieres ‘Oasis’

After a four-year drought relieved by a season of El Niño rain,…

Choreographer Helen Pickett, center, works with Smuin Ballet dancers on her world premiere “Oasis," a collaboration with composer Jeff Beal. (Courtesy Chris Hardy)
Pascal Molat is excellent as Dr. Coppelius in San Francisco Ballet’s “Coppélia.” (Courtesy Erik Tomasson)

‘Coppélia’ a confection best not overthought

With plenty of tulle, glitter and living dolls, San Francisco Ballet’s happy…

Pascal Molat is excellent as Dr. Coppelius in San Francisco Ballet’s “Coppélia.” (Courtesy Erik Tomasson)
Yuan Yuan Tan and Tiit Helimets appear in Helgi Tomasson’s “Swan Lake” on San Francisco Ballet’s Program 3. (Courtesy Erik Tomasson)

White swan, black swan, love and death at S.F. Ballet

Good versus evil rarely has center stage in popular entertainment, unless it’s…

Yuan Yuan Tan and Tiit Helimets appear in Helgi Tomasson’s “Swan Lake” on San Francisco Ballet’s Program 3. (Courtesy Erik Tomasson)
Sofiane Sylve stands out in San Francisco Ballet Program 1’s “Pas/Parts.” (Courtesy Erik Tomasson)

SF Ballet Program 1: Let’s hear it for the boys

What do you get when you mix choreographers Helgi Tomasson, Yuri Possokhov…

Sofiane Sylve stands out in San Francisco Ballet Program 1’s “Pas/Parts.” (Courtesy Erik Tomasson)