Smuin dazzles in San Francisco with Dance Series 1

Smuin Contemporary Ballet has returned to the San Francisco stage, launching its 26th season with Dance Series 01. Artistic director Celia Fushille continues to honor the principles of late founder Michael Smuin with classical-based contemporary that pulses with energy, drama and a generous dollop of the eclectic. Case in point: cowboy boots and not pointe shoes … Read moreSmuin dazzles in San Francisco with Dance Series 1

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

Visit Africa for 99 cents!

Summer is the time for travel, even if it’s just armchair travel. And how’s this for a bargain: A DANCER’S GUIDE TO AFRICA is available through the summer for only 99 cents! Just click HERE. And, okay, so, yeah. I lived in Africa for two years, but, honest, this isn’t an autobiographical work. Although the … Read moreVisit Africa for 99 cents!

Arvo Pärt’s “Fratres for Strings & Percussion” at the SF Symphony

  Happy July! There is something about going to the symphony in the summer that makes it feel like such a different experience from its wintertime counterpart. How strange to enter Davies Symphony Hall while it’s still light outside. Inside, you stand at any of the building’s floor-to-ceiling windows—in truth, one entire side of the building … Read moreArvo Pärt’s “Fratres for Strings & Percussion” at the SF Symphony