Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Hien Huynh, bottom, and Allegra Bautista appear in Kristin Damrow & Company’s “Impact,” premiering Jan. 31. (Courtesy RJ Muna)

Brutalism inspires Kristin Damrow’s choreography

Bay Area choreographer Kristin Damrow has set her new evening-length premiere “Impact”…

 

Choreographer Gregory Dawson celebrates dawsondancesf’s 10th anniversary with the  world premiere “les vérités” at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. (Courtesy Devi Pride Photography)

Gregory Dawson finds truth in panoramic dance

San Francisco choreographer Gregory Dawson is preparing for a homecoming as his…

 

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,…

 

Joseph DeLappe’s “The Mouse Mandala” is on view in “Office Space” at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. (Courtesy Joseph DeLappe)

YBCA’s ‘Office Space’ deconstructs post-industrial economy

Walking through “Office Space” at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts has…

Joseph DeLappe’s “The Mouse Mandala” is on view in “Office Space” at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. (Courtesy Joseph DeLappe)
COURTESY ARIN RUNGJANG AND OFFICE OF CONTEMPORARY ART AND CULTUREArin Rungjang’s video and sculpture “Golden Teardrop” – on view in “The Way Things Go” – traces the history of a common Thai dessert.

Global movement of food explored in ‘Way Things Go’ at YBCA

The lower galleries of Yerba Buena Center For the Arts have been…

COURTESY ARIN RUNGJANG AND OFFICE OF CONTEMPORARY ART AND CULTUREArin Rungjang’s video and sculpture “Golden Teardrop” – on view in “The Way Things Go” – traces the history of a common Thai dessert.
Courtesy PhotoActress Anna Deavere Smith appears in conversation with Steven Anthony Jones on Saturday in The City.

A few words from expert communicator Anna Deavere Smith

Award-winning actress and writer Anna Deavere Smith has long found San Francisco…

Courtesy PhotoActress Anna Deavere Smith appears in conversation with Steven Anthony Jones on Saturday in The City.
Courtesy PhotoShen Wei Dance Arts presents the West Coast premiere of “Undivided Divided

Shen Wei Dance Arts bringing the arts to life with multimedia installation

Who’s in town Author Nancy Kricorian discusses her new novel, “All the…

Courtesy PhotoShen Wei Dance Arts presents the West Coast premiere of “Undivided Divided
Courtesy PhotoRobert Moses’ Kin opens its 18th home season on Friday with a world premiere titled “NEVABAWARLDAPECE.”

Robert Moses’ new dance a call to action

Acclaimed San Francisco dance troupe Robert Moses’ Kin opens its 18th home…

Courtesy PhotoRobert Moses’ Kin opens its 18th home season on Friday with a world premiere titled “NEVABAWARLDAPECE.”
Courtesy PhotoTom Franco

East Bay's Firehouse Art Collective artists visit San Francisco

It’s easy to think most artists court the muse by living monastically,…

Courtesy PhotoTom Franco
Courtesy PhotoFeatured talent: Tim Fite

YBCA to help art lovers share passion

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts may not be able to get…

Courtesy PhotoFeatured talent: Tim Fite
courtesy photoMaking a statement: Mark Bradford’s “Scorched Earth” refers to a race riot in Tulsa

Mark Bradford’s imposing abstracts

After seeing the abstract paintings of artist Mark Bradford, you might never…

courtesy photoMaking a statement: Mark Bradford’s “Scorched Earth” refers to a race riot in Tulsa
Courtesy photoInteractive art: Dean Moss’ “Nameless forest” involves participation by audience members.

Art is born in ‘Nameless forest’ at Yerba Buena Center

Describing choreographer Dean Moss’ multidisciplinary performance “Nameless forest” is like trying to…

Courtesy photoInteractive art: Dean Moss’ “Nameless forest” involves participation by audience members.

Euan Macdonald reflects on the piano in his '9,000 Pieces' exhibit

Pianos go through an intensive stress test before being sold — machines…

City officials revamp perks for filming in San Francisco

As locations such as Vancouver, British Columbia, and New Mexico offer film…

Performance artist asks: What is real?

Performance artist Sara Kraft makes mesmerizing art of big issues. Her latest…