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Archives: 2000
  • Living With Misha

    published October 25, 2000

    Raquel Aedo fears few things in the dance world. Her sinewy frame doesn't tremble, for instance, at her boss' every criticism. "I still look at... More >>

  • Projective Verse

    published October 18, 2000

    Even on the verge of his 75th birthday, even having won the exalted Bollingen Prize, Robert Creeley shies from the idea of leaving a... More >>

  • Space Craft

    published October 11, 2000

    The 11 members of Capacitor are classifiably nocturnal creatures, meeting at night and rehearsing in the dark. At the moment they resemble bats,... More >>

  • Wandering Wisdom

    published October 11, 2000

    Two years ago Ralph Lemon set out to explore Asia with only the bare bones of an itinerary. He thought he would trace, geographically, the... More >>

  • Short Stage Reviews

    published October 4, 2000

    "Sudden Pictures" Erica Essner has been floating in the early/midcareer choreographer's nether world at least since her first... More >>

  • From Here to Urbanity

    published October 4, 2000

    Some of us rush into the increasing rents/decreasing arts spaces debate with our gloves on; others wander into it unwittingly. Case in point:... More >>

  • Video Killed the Celluloid Star

    published October 4, 2000

    About six months ago the organizers of the Mill Valley Film Festival found themselves with a potential classification controversy on their... More >>

  • Truth in Dance

    published September 20, 2000

    London audiences didn't quite know what to make of Mark Morris' Four Saints in Three Acts when the work premiered there in June. Even... More >>

  • S.F. Is Best

    published September 20, 2000

    A lot has changed -- and too much has stayed the same -- in the three years since Austin Forbord and Shelley Trott began making the first film... More >>

  • Step by Step

    published September 13, 2000

    Oakland Ballet's rehearsal studio has become a dance history classroom, and Mary Cochran, a petite powerhouse with a tousle of exuberant... More >>

  • Improving by Leaps and Bounds

    published August 23, 2000

    Last Thursday, a little Walnut Creek dance company known as Diablo Ballet traipsed down south to appear in Los Angeles' first-ever ballet... More >>

  • Shut Up and Dance

    published August 16, 2000

    You have to wonder whether dance theater auteur Joe Goode ever cringes at the epidemic of text-in-dance his success has set off in the Bay Area.... More >>

  • Now Showing!

    published August 2, 2000

    Buzz around town had it this play features serious and extensive dancing, and the buzz proved true: Mary Carbonara has bravely salvaged Howard D.... More >>

  • Atomic Dance

    published August 2, 2000

    Is the San Francisco Butoh Festival successful because the Bay Area butoh scene is thriving, or is the scene thriving because of the festival's... More >>

  • Rhapsody in View

    published July 26, 2000

    Only one among the five works on Summerfest/dance's second program really begged for a second viewing: Mark Foehringer's Rhapsodia. On... More >>

  • First Steps

    published July 12, 2000

    Summerfest/dance has a reputation for being a hit-or-miss affair, whether you're evaluating it from program to program or season to season. With... More >>

  • Of Satin Toes and Celluloid

    published July 12, 2000

    All right, so your childhood tutu visions faded out after eight awkward ballet lessons. Even so, you probably remember falling in thrall to one of... More >>

  • All That Jazz

    published June 28, 2000

    The first thing you think when you see Reginald Ray Savage is, "Here is one bad-ass man." Slouching outside a downtown cafe on an overcast day, he... More >>

  • Bodies in Motion

    published June 14, 2000

    Let's face it: Integrated dance -- in which disabled dancers perform alongside able-bodied ones -- isn't an inherently easy sell to the general... More >>

  • Dancing Outside

    published May 31, 2000

    It's 10 p.m. on a weekday morning and Anna Halprin is, as usual, in her favored state: nude. "I'm so sorry, I'll be right down," she shouts, full... More >>

  • Mann-Made

    published May 24, 2000

    1996 through 1999 weren't exactly glory years for Sara Shelton Mann. In 1996 Mann disbanded Contraband, the celebrated maverick Bay Area... More >>

  • Revival of the Fittest

    published May 3, 2000

    The spectacle looks more like an animated cartoon than a rehearsal. One dancer stalks about the studio on 2-foot-high hydraulic stilts. Another... More >>

  • Free Form

    published April 19, 2000

    If you're seriously into dance, New York City is the only place to be. Or so the argument used to go. But the Bay Area has long been known as the... More >>

  • Dance Without Nets

    published April 12, 2000

    Back in the '80s, Terry Sendgraff, an early practitioner of the dance form known as aerial choreography, submitted a press release to be listed in... More >>

  • The Sweat of His Brow

    published April 5, 2000

    Alonzo King, always a notably serene man, carries an extra charge of dignity on this gray day. Though scores of urgent matters vie for his... More >>

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