Ballet in non-traditional spaces

31 MAY 2014

Oakland Ballet’s Love Letter to a City


Oakland Ballet Company dancer Vincent Chavez (left) and Rayshawn “Looney” Thompson (right) of the Turf Feinz in Graham Lustig’s TURFLAND. (Photo: David DeSilva.)


Ballet companies everywhere are trying to stay relevant, agonizing over how to build audiences and attract a younger demographic to the opera house.

Oakland Ballet’s …

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31 OCTOBER 2013

An intimate evening: Zhukov Dance Theatre Product 06 at SFJazz

Leigh Donlan reports from SFJazz:

Rachel Patrice Fallon in Yuri Zhukov’s ENLIGHT (Photo: Sandy Lee)


Passion and curiosity filled the SFJazz Center’s Miner Auditorium on Tuesday night. The new state-of-the-art theater was a perfect choice of venue for Zhukov Dance Theater, intimate, with steeply raked seats surrounding the …

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29 JUNE 2013

Savonlinna: Ballet Gala in a Fairy-Tale Castle

Ballet To The People is no fan of galas, but here is one that sounds irresistible.

For over 100 years, the medieval Olavinlinna (St. Olaf’s Castle) in an idyllic lake setting in the southeast of Finland has been home to the famous Savonlinna Opera Festival. An awe-inspiring venue for opera, …

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25 MARCH 2013

Flying High: The Milissa Payne Project

Don’t miss The Milissa Payne Project at The Garage on April 3rd and 4th in the premiere of their whimsical new work ‘Up in the Air’, set to Max Richter’s radical surgical overhaul of the most overplayed piece of music in the Western world, Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons.’ For more on …

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