1 JULY 2014

Mind over matter: Arianne MacBean and The Big Show Co.

Leigh Donlan reports from ODC in San Francisco:


Dancers of The Big Co. (Photo: Dyanne Cano)


Los Angeles based choreographer Arianne MacBean and her Big Show Co. brought an introspective performance to ODC this past weekend, reminding us that dance theater is alive and well in Southern California. …

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10 JUNE 2014

In the Tree of Smoke at the Great Star Theatre

Leigh Donlan reports from San Francisco’s Chinatown:


Inka Siefker of Circus Automatic in IN THE TREE OF SMOKE (Photo: RJ Muna)


San Francisco would not be the great city that it is without its artists. But like many others, the artists are increasingly being forced out of their …

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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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27 MAY 2014

Arab Love Arab Freedom: A beguiling new voice


Is it possible that art is more than personal experience? If you recognize that your voice contains all the voices that came before you, then you will realize that when you speak you do not speak alone. All the people who made your presence possible on earth speak with

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