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Light shines through the celing above the Oculus Bridge at the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) on Third Street in San Francisco, during an opening press preview on Thursday, April 28, 2016. The newly expanded SFMOMA will officially open to the public on Saturday, May 14, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A peek inside the new SFMOMA

Photos from inside the newly renovated San Francisco Museum of Modern Art equipped…

Light shines through the celing above the Oculus Bridge at the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) on Third Street in San Francisco, during an opening press preview on Thursday, April 28, 2016. The newly expanded SFMOMA will officially open to the public on Saturday, May 14, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Ballet is presenting the world premiere of Justin Peck’s “In the Countenance of Kings” on Program 7. (Courtesy Erik Tomasson)

Justin Peck world premiere rounds out SF Ballet Program 7

The most thrilling moments of San Francisco Ballet’s world premiere of Justin…

San Francisco Ballet is presenting the world premiere of Justin Peck’s “In the Countenance of Kings” on Program 7. (Courtesy Erik Tomasson)
Sonja Dale, left, and Jane Selna appear in Sharp & Fine's “All Roads Are Lined With Teeth.” (Courtesy Benjamin Hersh)

Sharp & Fine’s ‘All Roads’ an engaging journey

A palpable tension runs throughout “All Roads Are Lined With Teeth,” a…

Sonja Dale, left, and Jane Selna appear in Sharp & Fine's “All Roads Are Lined With Teeth.” (Courtesy Benjamin Hersh)
Mark Foehringer Dance Project celebrates its 20th anniversary season with a show called "Body of Work" on Jan. 31. (Courtesy Matt Haber)

2016 Winter Arts Preview: Classical Music, Dance

The Bay Area’s dynamic performing arts troupes present music and dance, both…

Mark Foehringer Dance Project celebrates its 20th anniversary season with a show called "Body of Work" on Jan. 31. (Courtesy Matt Haber)
Compagnie Hervé Koubi appears in the West Coast premiere of “What the Day Owes to the Night.” (Courtesy Didier Philispart)

Choreographer Hervé Koubi explores Algerian roots with ‘found’ brothers

Choreographer Hervé Koubi’s dance “What the Day Owes to the Night” is…

Compagnie Hervé Koubi appears in the West Coast premiere of “What the Day Owes to the Night.” (Courtesy Didier Philispart)
COURTESY WHITNEY BROWNENew York-based Gallim Dance is among the troupes participating in the fourth annual Walking Distance Dance Festival

Mix and match at ODC's Walking Distance fest

Along with local favorites, New York-based Gallim Dance is among the rising…

COURTESY WHITNEY BROWNENew York-based Gallim Dance is among the troupes participating in the fourth annual Walking Distance Dance Festival
COURTESY CHRIS HARDYSmuin Ballet dancers Ben Needham-Wood and Erica Felsch appear in Adam Hougland's premiere “Ask Me.”

New works light up Smuin Ballet’s ‘Unlaced’

Smuin Ballet is closing its 21st season with a program aptly titled…

COURTESY CHRIS HARDYSmuin Ballet dancers Ben Needham-Wood and Erica Felsch appear in Adam Hougland's premiere “Ask Me.”
COURTESY LAWRENCE HALPRINAnna Halprin’s 1967 “Blank Placard Dance

Time is right for another Anna Halprin ‘Blank Placard Dance’

For nine decades, Anna Halprin has explored what it means to dance…

COURTESY LAWRENCE HALPRINAnna Halprin’s 1967 “Blank Placard Dance
COURTESY RJ MUNABrendan Barthel and Norma Fong dance in the premiere of Robert Moses’ “SILT.”

Robert Moses’ Kin turns 20 with ‘SILT’

In 1995, when Robert Moses launched his dance company Robert Moses’ Kin,…

COURTESY RJ MUNABrendan Barthel and Norma Fong dance in the premiere of Robert Moses’ “SILT.”
COURTESY  ERIK TOMASSONSan Francisco Ballet presents longtime favorite “Swan Lake” on Program 3 of its 2016 season.

S.F. Ballet 2016 Season

San Francisco Ballet has announced its 2016 repertory season. Subscriptions ($75-$1,504) go…

COURTESY  ERIK TOMASSONSan Francisco Ballet presents longtime favorite “Swan Lake” on Program 3 of its 2016 season.
COURTESY ERIK TOMASSONSan Francisco Ballet's lavish "Romeo and Juliet" is choreographed by Helgi Tomasson and designed by Jens-Jacob Worsaae.

S.F. Ballet's ‘Romeo and Juliet’ fresh and vital

Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is more than four centuries old: Ballet versions…

COURTESY ERIK TOMASSONSan Francisco Ballet's lavish "Romeo and Juliet" is choreographed by Helgi Tomasson and designed by Jens-Jacob Worsaae.
COURTESY MIKE STRONGAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Berkeley residency features the local premiere of Matthew Rushing’s “ODETTA

Alvin Ailey dancers brilliantly meld old and new

It’s not typical for a dance performance to begin as it did…

COURTESY MIKE STRONGAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Berkeley residency features the local premiere of Matthew Rushing’s “ODETTA
COURTESY ERIK TOMASSONSan Francisco Ballet’s Program 7 features the world-premiere of Yuri Possokov’s “Swimmer

‘Swimmer’ makes waves at S.F. Ballet

The highlight of San Francisco Ballet's Program 7 is the premiere of…

COURTESY ERIK TOMASSONSan Francisco Ballet’s Program 7 features the world-premiere of Yuri Possokov’s “Swimmer
COURTESY ERIK TOMASSONFrom left

S.F. Ballet's 'Shostakovich Trilogy' embraces politics, history

Choreographer and composer unite in San Francisco Ballet’s presentation of Alexei Ratmansky's…

COURTESY ERIK TOMASSONFrom left
COURTESY AFSHIN OBABAEEThe goal of dance anywhere

Ready, set, dance anywhere!

When East Bay artist Beth Fein created dance anywhere in 2005, she…

COURTESY AFSHIN OBABAEEThe goal of dance anywhere
COURTESY ERIK TOMASSONSan Francisco Ballet’s Program 5 – with Mathilde Froustey as Kitri and Jim Sohm in the title role on opening night – is a thoroughly entertaining production of the  classic “Don Quixote.”

S.F. Ballet’s smashing ‘Don Quxote’ lives up to history

The old warhorse has wings: On Saturday afternoon, San Francisco Ballet's "Don…

COURTESY ERIK TOMASSONSan Francisco Ballet’s Program 5 – with Mathilde Froustey as Kitri and Jim Sohm in the title role on opening night – is a thoroughly entertaining production of the  classic “Don Quixote.”
COURTESY  ERIK TOMASSONS.F. Ballet reprises Liam Scarlett's 2014 "Hummingbird" on Program 4.

Music in motion on S.F. Ballet double bill

Front and center, music is in its right place in San Francisco…

COURTESY  ERIK TOMASSONS.F. Ballet reprises Liam Scarlett's 2014 "Hummingbird" on Program 4.
COURTESY  ERIK TOMASSONMathilde Froustey stands out in "The Kingdom of the Shades" from "La Bayadere" on San Francisco Ballet’s third program of 2015.

Classics win the day in S.F. Ballet Program 3

Old and new vied for attention at San Francisco Ballet's third program…

COURTESY  ERIK TOMASSONMathilde Froustey stands out in "The Kingdom of the Shades" from "La Bayadere" on San Francisco Ballet’s third program of 2015.
COURTESY MATT HABERRaissa Simpson dancer Ashey Crockett is among the performers in the 11th Black Choreographers Festival at Dance Mission Theater for two weekends.

Bay Area black choreographers look past and forward

The Black Choreogaphers Festival, now in its 11th year, celebrates the theme…

COURTESY MATT HABERRaissa Simpson dancer Ashey Crockett is among the performers in the 11th Black Choreographers Festival at Dance Mission Theater for two weekends.
COURTESY RAHI REZVANIMembers of Nederlands Dans Theater 2 appear in “Sara” by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar.

Innovation drives Nederlands dancers

Nederlands Dans Theater Artistic Director Paul Lightfoot has a special enthusiasm for…

COURTESY RAHI REZVANIMembers of Nederlands Dans Theater 2 appear in “Sara” by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar.