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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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Dancers lifted by a resonant voice in Alonzo King LINES Ballet’s ‘Deep River’

Collaboration among choreographer King, composer Jason Moran, and vocalist Lisa Fisher at YBCA captivates

With a flash of ‘Swan Lake’ feathers, Helgi Tómasson departs SF Ballet

A cannily chosen classic brings glamour, tragedy, and hope as the company's artistic director bids farewell.

Review: Corps of clowns, bowler hats, and a touch of disco at the SF Ballet

Programs 5 and 6 include a surrealist tribute to Magritte, music by Hans Zimmer, and 'Solid Gold'-summoning costumes

ODC dances downtown—and right into its next 50+ years

Finally returning in an 11-day dance fest, the company remains 'bold and adventurous as well as touching and subtle'

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns, setting brilliant Black voices in motion

Storied company features works by Robert Battle celebrating Nina Simone and Stevie Wonder. Plus: A pandemic-inspired 'Holding Space'

Review: Two fairytales—one Scottish, one seasonal—fill SF Ballet with magic

Program Four fills sprightly forests with Bournonville’s 1836 'La Sylphide' and the West Coast Premiere of Glazunov's 'Seasons'

Bringing back the va-va-voom with four nights of Burlesque Extravaganza

Expect titillation, empowerment, creativity—and possibly even Cthulhu and corgis, says organizer Red Velvet.

Review: SF Ballet leapt joyfully into electronic complexity with ‘Blake Works’

Program II of Helgi Tómasson's final season also included his neoclassical jewel 'Caprice' and a Jerome Robbins favorite.

Review: Volcanic ‘Mrs. Robinson’ heads up Helgi Tómasson’s final SF Ballet season

Longtime artistic director exits with flag firmly planted in 21st century, but who can resist Balanchine's 'Symphony in C'?

Review: SF ballet delivers comforting ‘Nutcracker’ in less-than-plum circumstances

Clara battles giant pests and reaches wonderland—a hopeful contemporary parallel, if only the audience could keep up.

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