Brilliant Revisionist Sylvia
War Memorial Opera House
San Francisco, California
April 30, 2004
Pelton Dance Theater
Dance Mission Theater
On This Week
1 - 9, 2004
SAN FRANCISCO BALLET
Continuing its 71st season with the world premiere of "Sylvia"
by Mark Morris. May 1,4,6-8, 8pm, May 1,2,8-9, 2pm, May 5, 7:30pm, War
Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave. (Grove), SF, 415-865-2000, www.sfballet.org.
NINA HAFT & COMPANY
Premiering new site-specific work "Mountain Views: Still/Life with
Dancing". Audiences should dress warmly and come prepared to walk.
May 1, 2, 7pm, May 8, 4pm, Mountain View Cemetery, 5000 Piedmont Avenue,
Oakland, 510-595-8388 (for rain dates), FREE
ROBERT MOSES' KIN
Robert Moses presents the world premieres "Hate" in collaboration
with Youth Speaks, "Chains of Color" wit h Somei Yoshino Taiko
Ensemble, and "Other Gods" plus "Biography" on James
Baldwin, May 1,6-8, 8pm, May 2,9, 2pm & 7pm, Jewish Community Center
of SF, 3200 California St., SF, 415-292-1233, www.robertmoseskin.org.
1 - 9, 2004
STEPHEN PELTON DANCE THEATER
Premiering "September for Sale", weaving five individual works
investigating themes of war, fear, power and loss, with collaborators
Matthew Antaky, Susanna Douthit, and Austin Forbod, May 1, 9, 7pm, May
6-8, 8pm, Dance Mission Theater, 3316 Twenty-Fourth St.(Mission), SF,
10th Anniversary Retrospective includes highlights from "Frankie
and Johnny", "The Blue Angel", "Pinocchio", "Songs
of Mahler", plus tributes to company's work in films as "The
Fantastiks" and "Star Wars", May 2, 2pm & 7pm, May
5-8, 12-15, 8pm, May 8-9,15-16, 2pm, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,
700 Howard St.(Third), SF, 415-978-2787; May 28-29, 8pm, May 29, 2pm,
Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, 415-495-2234,
JUNE WATANABE IN COMPANY
Premiering "Noh Project II-OCan't' is Onight'" by choreographer
June Watanabe, Noh Master and Intangible Cultural Asset of Japan Anshin
Uchida regarding the metaphysical dualities of life, war and aesthetic
Buddhist minds. May 5-6, 8pm, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum, 701
Mission St.(Third), SF, 415-978-2787, www.junewatanabeincompany.com.
Choreographer Joe Landini presents "4 Stories", a contemporary
meditation on popular culture and the influence of modern technology.
May 5, 12, 19, 26, 8pm, Venue 9, 252 Ninth Street, SF, 415-885-4006, www.venue9.com.
BALLET SAN JOSE SILICON VALLEY
Premiering four works "Hallelujah Junction" by Peter Martins,
"Vivaldi Concerto Grosso" by Lew Christensen, "Frontier"
by Martha Graham, and "Go Daddy O!" by Dennis Nahat. May 6,
7:30pm, May 7-8, 8pm, May 9 1:30pm, San Jose Center for the Performing
Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose, 408-277-3900, www.balletsanjose.org.
DANDELION DANCETHEATER & JANE SCHNORRENBERG
"Flood (Tiny Sky/Night Marsh)" features two world premieres:
Schnorrenberg's dance/theater exploration of Barry Yourgrau's short stories,
and Kupers' culmination of his three-year "Undressed Project"
with Dandelion Dancetheater. (Contains full nudity - no one under 18 admitted
without a parent or guardian.) May 6-9, 13-16, 8pm, Mondavi Center Studio
Theatre, Davis.1-866-754-ARTS, www.mondaviarts.org. Carpooling/transportation:
DANCE THROUGH TIME
"DanceTime!" journeys through 500 years of social dance - traveling
from court to country, ballroom to bistro, salon to street, with revitalized
scenes from past years and new choreography for some favorite classics,
like the Mombo and Jitterbug. May 7-8, 8pm, ODC Theater, 3153 Seventeenth
St. (Shotwell), SF, 415-863-9834, www.odctheater.org.
PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE 2004
Presenting contemporary dance from established and emerging choreographers
Sara Shelton Mann/Company Mecanique Dance Theater, Stephen Pelton, Amy
Seiwert/"im'ij-re", Alisa Rasera/AXIS Dance Company, Leyya Tawil,
Tara Brandel, Natasha Carlitz, and Kelly Kemp. May 7, 21,22, 8pm, St.
Aidan's Episcopal Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive (Diamond Heights Blvd),
SF, 415-584-3526, www.performanceshowcase.com.
Combining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy
with inventive choreography, Galumpa brings to life a world of imagination,
beauty, muscle and merriment. May 7-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29, 8pm, May 8,15,22,
29, 2pm, May 9,16,23,30, 2pm & 7pm, Project Artaud Theater, 450 Florida
St., SF, 415-392-4400, www.galumpa.com
PECK PECK DANCE ENSEMBLE
Celebrate spring with an un-birthday party/benefit for Peck Peck Dance
Ensemble with cake, free drinks and beverages, live music, party games
and a sneak peek at various works in progress. May 8, 2004, 8pm, Mission
17/The Blue Studio/ 2111 Mission St. (17th), SF, firstname.lastname@example.org.
courtesy of Dancers Group.
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