Dance

COURTESY BEAU SANDERSIn “Economies of Effort: 1

Cid Pearlman/Performance Projects constructs a dance

Keeping in tune with today’s maker culture, choreographer Cid Pearlman shows just…

COURTESY BEAU SANDERSIn “Economies of Effort: 1
COURTESY ERIK TOMASSONDancers in San Francisco Ballet’s corps are stunning as Wilis – spirits in the forest – in the famed second act of “Giselle.”

Chung, corps triumphant in S.F. Ballet’s ‘Giselle’

Charming while alive, a true heroine in death, Giselle fascinates. The peasant…

COURTESY ERIK TOMASSONDancers in San Francisco Ballet’s corps are stunning as Wilis – spirits in the forest – in the famed second act of “Giselle.”
COURTESY  ERIK TOMASSONSan Francisco Ballet's Yuan Yuan Tan is outstanding in “RAkU.”

S.F. Ballet's revival bonanza

Ballet doesn't get more dramatic and memorable as the sight of Yuan…

COURTESY  ERIK TOMASSONSan Francisco Ballet's Yuan Yuan Tan is outstanding in “RAkU.”
Erik Tomasson/San Francisco BalletLorena Feijoo and Vitor Luiz in Caniparoli's "A Cinderella Story" on Thursday at the San Francisco Ballet's opening night gala.

San Francisco Ballet, Helgi Tomasson shine in opener

When in doubt, start the show off with a gaggle of adorable…

Erik Tomasson/San Francisco BalletLorena Feijoo and Vitor Luiz in Caniparoli's "A Cinderella Story" on Thursday at the San Francisco Ballet's opening night gala.
COURTESY CHRISTOPHER DUGGANFormer New York City Ballet star Wendy Whelan’s contemporary program “Restless Creature” features the dancer in duets with cutting-edge choreographers including Brian Brooks.

Prima ballerina Wendy Whelan goes modern

Even before ending an amazing 30-year classical career just a few months…

COURTESY CHRISTOPHER DUGGANFormer New York City Ballet star Wendy Whelan’s contemporary program “Restless Creature” features the dancer in duets with cutting-edge choreographers including Brian Brooks.

Dancer-choreographer Chitresh Das dies at 70

Dancer, choreographer, composer and educator Chitresh Das died Sunday of acute aortic…

COURTESY PAK HANDerek Harris appears in Deborah Slater Dance Theater’s world-premiere piece “Private Life.”

Deborah Slater Dance Theater premiere a military exercise

Writers are taught: “write about what you know.” But choreographer Deborah Slater…

COURTESY PAK HANDerek Harris appears in Deborah Slater Dance Theater’s world-premiere piece “Private Life.”
GADI DAGON/SF PERFORMANCESThe Israel dance troupe Batsheva is known for its innovative performances and unusual teaching methods.

Batsheva brings poetic ‘Sadeh21’ to Bay Area

When asked to describe “Sadeh21,” the 2011 full-length work Batsheva Dance Company…

GADI DAGON/SF PERFORMANCESThe Israel dance troupe Batsheva is known for its innovative performances and unusual teaching methods.
Courtesy Andy MoggThe 11th San Francisco Trolley Dances program features free performances on the J-Church Muni line.

S.F. Trolley Dances a moving festival

It's time again for the San Francisco Trolley Dances! Now in its…

Courtesy Andy MoggThe 11th San Francisco Trolley Dances program features free performances on the J-Church Muni line.
COURTESY KEITH SUTTERSmuin Ballet dancers Erica Felsch and Joshua Reynolds appear in Garrett Ammon’s “Serenade for Strings” in Smuin Ballet’s season opening program this week at the Palace of Fine Arts.

Smuin Ballet is “Untamed” in new dance program

True to its eclectic signature, Smuin Ballet opens its 21st season this…

COURTESY KEITH SUTTERSmuin Ballet dancers Erica Felsch and Joshua Reynolds appear in Garrett Ammon’s “Serenade for Strings” in Smuin Ballet’s season opening program this week at the Palace of Fine Arts.
COURTESY RJ MUNAJoe Goode Performance Group dancer Melecio Estrella appears in the popular “29 Effeminate Gestures.”

Joe Goode’s ‘Effeminate Gestures’ live on

There isn’t much that hasn’t already been said about Joe Goode, a…

COURTESY RJ MUNAJoe Goode Performance Group dancer Melecio Estrella appears in the popular “29 Effeminate Gestures.”
COURTESY MARTY SOHLKathak dance master Pandit Chitresh Das appears this weekend in “Yatra: Journey from India to Spain” at the Palace of Fine Arts.

Chitresh Das goes on an Indian-Spanish dance journey

Following the phenomenal success of his collaboration with tap superstar Jason Samuels…

COURTESY MARTY SOHLKathak dance master Pandit Chitresh Das appears this weekend in “Yatra: Journey from India to Spain” at the Palace of Fine Arts.
COURTESY STEPHEN TEXEIRA PHOTOGRAPHYRobyn Gerbaz and Chris DeVita appear in tinypistol’s premiere of “beast.”

Choreographer Maurya Kerr finds beauty in 'beast'

Maurya Kerr, choreographer and artistic director of the San Francisco-based troupe tinypistol,…

COURTESY STEPHEN TEXEIRA PHOTOGRAPHYRobyn Gerbaz and Chris DeVita appear in tinypistol’s premiere of “beast.”
MIKE KOOZMIN/S.F. EXAMINERA dancer performs on a Tenderloin building wall in “Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane.”

Flying without a net, Kreiter takes on homeless women

Displaying her feminist roots and expertise in outdoor site-specific work, aerial dance…

MIKE KOOZMIN/S.F. EXAMINERA dancer performs on a Tenderloin building wall in “Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane.”
COURTESY FREDERIC BOULAY/ MARK FOEHRINGER DANCE PROJECTMelissa Kaufman-Gomez and Thomas Woodman appear in Mark Foehringer Dance Project’s multimedia world-premiere “Dances of the Sacred and Profane.”

Foehringer explores ‘Sacred and Profane’

For San Francisco choreographer Mark Foehringer, whose new multimedia work is titled…

COURTESY FREDERIC BOULAY/ MARK FOEHRINGER DANCE PROJECTMelissa Kaufman-Gomez and Thomas Woodman appear in Mark Foehringer Dance Project’s multimedia world-premiere “Dances of the Sacred and Profane.”
courtesy austin forbord/raptFlyaway Productions: In the world premiere of “Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane

Fall arts 2014: Dance

As is typical, the Bay Area’s vibrant dance scene boasts plenty of…

courtesy austin forbord/raptFlyaway Productions: In the world premiere of “Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane
COURTESY TRICIA CRONINPost:Ballet opens its fifth season with “Five High

Turning five, Post:Ballet aims high

Among Western dance genres, ballet today remains close to its original form,…

COURTESY TRICIA CRONINPost:Ballet opens its fifth season with “Five High
COURTESY LIZA VOLL/JACOBS PILLOW DANCEODC’s Music Moves Festival features Dance Heginbotham in August

Dancers delve deeply into music at ODC Music Moves Festival

Christy Bolingbroke, director of San Francisco’s ODC Theater, wants to make sure…

COURTESY LIZA VOLL/JACOBS PILLOW DANCEODC’s Music Moves Festival features Dance Heginbotham in August
COURTESY LYDIA DANILLERChris Black’s new solo work is based on John L. Sullivan

Dancer-choreographer Chris Black gets 'Tough'

“My name is John L. Sullivan and I can lick any son…

COURTESY LYDIA DANILLERChris Black’s new solo work is based on John L. Sullivan
COURTESY RJ MUNARyan T. Smith and Aaron Perlstein appear in RAWdance’s world premiere “Turing’s Apple.”

RAWdance decodes life of computer pioneer

The word “apple” conjures up sunny images: keeping the doctor away, a…

COURTESY RJ MUNARyan T. Smith and Aaron Perlstein appear in RAWdance’s world premiere “Turing’s Apple.”