Ballet and Art


Dancer draws a unique Valentine


Make your Valentine smile, with a card that celebrates your passion for ballet with an offbeat sense of humor.

Multi-talented ballerina Oshini Wanigasekera has launched a new card targeted especially at devotees of adult beginner ballet. If you don’t find them at your favorite dance store, you can order

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13 NOVEMBER 2014

Green Lions and Word Performances Spark at Great Star Theater

Leigh Donlan loiters at the Great Star Theater in San Francisco’s Chinatown:


Set design for Green Lions by Zarina Zabrisky

Over one hundred years ago, Russian art critic and impresario Sergei Diaghilev revolutionized the theatrical experience by inviting renowned artists and writers to collaborate on equal terms with …

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Inspired by Degas: Wheeldon’s Swan Lake on the Joffrey Ballet


The Joffrey Ballet’s Victoria Jaiani as Odile and Dylan Gutierrez as Siegfried in Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake (Photo: Cheryl Mann)

Swan Lake has endured countless adaptations and cosmetic alterations since the 19th century, but most productions conclude with some form of tragedy – with the notable exception of… Read more →
2 JUNE 2014

Kathak and Hands, Within Walking Distance

Tegan Schwab in Janice Garrett’s SHOW OF HANDS (Photo: RJ Muna)


Leigh Donlan reports from the ODC Walking Distance Dance Festival in San Francisco:

With summer just around the corner, ODC flung their doors wide open this weekend for their third annual Walking Distance Dance Festival in San Francisco’s …

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