Dance

Fiery flamenco meets rousing gospel in ‘Soul Y Alma’

Since taking the helm of Theatre Flamenco in 2008, artistic director, choreographer, and dancer Carola Zertuche has made it her mission to take the traditional Spanish dance form in...

With ‘Butterfly Effect’ choreographer Krissy Keefer caps decades of eco-activism

For more than four decades, Dance Brigade’s co-founder and award-winning Artistic Director Krissy Keefer has been a voice in the wilderness, warning audiences around the country about the devastating...

Nature takes astounding flight in ‘Viva MOMIX!’

With its 40th birthday fast approaching in 2020, the MOMIX dance company is excited to bring a vibrant “compilation album” of its “greatest hits” to San Jose (Sun/20-Mon/21 at...

Dancing in different senses with ‘(in)Visible’

For many of us, going to a dance performance means going to a theater, sitting in the dark and watching the bodies move onstage.  But what if you can’t see?...

Ethnic Dance Fest transcends borders 41 years in

Patrick Makuakāne, the founder and director of the Hawaiian dance company Nā Lei Hulu i ka Wēkiu, wants to keep traditions of the dance form intact. He also uses modern music...

Fresh Meat Festival serves up revolutionary trans-queer dance, 17 years on

DANCE You will not find another festival out there like this one, or at least one that has embodied the same ongoing dedication to exploring the artistic possibility that...

Dancing to a different Russian in ‘Shostakovich Trilogy’

ONSTAGE Dmitri Shostakovich’s music isn’t typical for a ballet. That’s because of shifts in the tone and tempo, says Sasha De Sola, a principle dancer in the San Francisco Ballet...

‘The Wait Room’ expresses the physical effects of a loved one’s incarceration

“When my husband was first sentenced, people would cross the street to avoid me,” remembers choreographer Jo Kreiter, writing to 48 Hills before her aerial dance production The Wait...

Dimensions Dance comes ‘Armed with Joy’ and ‘Sanctuary’

DANCE Choreographer Erik Lee has always seen dance as a form of worship. Now he thinks that idea has growing acceptance, and he’s glad to be able to combine two things...

David Herrera Performance Company explores the power of empathy—and loss

DANCE The mission of David Herrera's acclaimed dance-performance company is "to promote the diversity of the Latinx experience in the United States, in an effort to diversify the look and content...