“Soft Power,” David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori’s brilliant, clever world premiere at the Curran, was 2018’s best new show. (Courtesy Craig Schwartz Photography)

2018: The best in arts

In chronological order, these were the year’s most notable moments in the…


Liane Burns and LizAnne Roman Roberts appeared in FACT/SF's “Remains,” a companion piece to "death," opening this week at CounterPulse. (Courtesy Gema Galina)

FACT/SF turns 10 with premiere of ‘death’

San Francisco choreographer Charles Slender-White’s upcoming premiere “death” at CounterPulse represents the…


From left, Aline Wachsmuth, Katie Faulkner and Maurya Kerr (downstage) appear in The Foundry’s “Deep South.” (Courtesy Oxana Ermolova)

‘Walking Distance’ fest serves up lovely dancers

Gorgeous dancers, plentiful videos and themes with indeterminate messages characterized the opening…