Choreographer Alyssa Mitchel presents “The Classroom”

It’s back-to-school season for the kids, and no better time for San Francisco choreographer Alyssa Mitchel to present the question, “How do we learn?” in her one-hour dance work, The Classroom, which premieres September 7th and 8th in San Francisco at ODC’s Studio B. Each of the work’s sections, with irresistible titles like “Frustration,” “Defining Intelligence” and … Read moreChoreographer Alyssa Mitchel presents “The Classroom”

Announcing World Ballet Day 2019

World Ballet Day is returning in 2019, and it’s Wednesday, October 23rd. Mark those calendars! Like last year, it will be hosted by a smaller core group: The Royal Ballet, the Australian Ballet and the Bolshoi. Boo hoo for those of us in North America, who will once again miss seeing the San Francisco Ballet … Read moreAnnouncing World Ballet Day 2019

Chasing the Perfect Trip

You don’t take a trip to an unknown place, hoping to stay in some rat-trap motel that will be “an adventure,” but oddly enough, it was that attitude that cured me of my yearnings for The Perfect Trip. Ever since I was a teen, I’d chased this impossible dream. It started one night during a … Read moreChasing the Perfect Trip