Balanchine's Return

San Francisco Ballet's final program of the season, “Program 8,” honors groundbreaking choreographers and composers of the 20th century with a triple bill of…

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rite of passage

In a year with an overabundance of interpretations of Igor Stravinsky's monumental The Rite of Spring, in its centennial year, autumn brings us yet…

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Indian Spring

The May Ball happens in June, so why shouldn't the Rite of Spring be consigned to the same strange calendrical fate? Mark Morris, MacArthur…

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Sinsational

For most people, prayer and meditation, even in a group setting, is a singular and solitary experience, and public confession would be nigh unthinkable,…

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Trashy Music

In 2007, composer Nathaniel Stookey went to the dump and hit stuff. Things like bowls, bottles, pipes, dresser drawers, shopping carts, oil drums. When…

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Isn't She Lovely?

Everyone knows about flamenco divas: They're mean and gorgeous. Local dancer Yaelisa, fearless leader of Caminos Flamencos Spanish dance company, is no exception. One…

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The Fire Department

The people who run Oakland's industrial arts center the Crucible are like children. They're self-indulgent, fantasy-riddled, and overly optimistic. Of course, they love to…

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