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How to watch dance

April 10, 2014

A recent thread on Quora addressed the question: Is there a secret (a “how to”) to listening to classical music? I have started listening to classical music, I really like it, and I am at a stage where I have a more »

Margaret Jenkins (Photo: Margo Moritz)

Time Weavers: Margaret Jenkins Dance Company

April 8, 2014

Leigh Donlan reports from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco:   In celebration of her company’s fortieth anniversary, choreographer Margaret Jenkins presented a threefold performance at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco last weekend, more »

Nicole Teague and Ryan Martin of Milwaukee Ballet in rehearsal (Photo: Petr Zahradnicek)

Milwaukee Ballet and the Modern Quest for Beauty

April 4, 2014

  Gatecrashing a rehearsal for Milwaukee Ballet’s current triple bill at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Ballet to the People was reminded of what Roger Scruton said at a recent conference on contemporary art: You should be able to go to art with more »

The dancers of TMP in Trey McIntyre's MERCURY HALF-LIFE (Photo: Trey McIntyre)

They are the Champions: Trey McIntyre Project

March 23, 2014

  Leigh Donlan reports from Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley:     It was a bittersweet evening at Zellerbach Hall on Friday night with the Trey McIntyre Project returning to Cal Performances at Berkeley as part of their farewell tour. The ten-year-old, more »

Stephen Petronio's LIKE LAZARUS DID (Photo: David Rosenberg)

Seeking Redemption: Like Lazarus Did

March 17, 2014

Leigh Donlan reports from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco:     Stephen Petronio’s Like Lazarus Did made its West Coast première at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Friday night, easily charming the audience with the local San Francisco Girls Chorus more »

Eva Yerbabuena (Photo: Jose Luis Alvarez)

Yerbabuena in the Rain

March 14, 2014

Leigh Donlan reports from Cal Performances at Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley: Eva Yerbabuena, the gypsy queen of the flamenco dance world, is in the process of renovating her art form, as demonstrated by Lluvia (‘Rain’), Ballet Flamenco’s evening- length performance which kicked off more »