Randee Paufve’s “Soil”

Paufve Dance “Soil” October 12th, 2013 Like Kate Weare, who has become a rising star on the New York dance scene in recent years, Randee Paufve is a product of Berkeley’s Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, though Paufve’s choreography career has taken...

I reviewed two dance shows for the Chronicle the weekend of October 5th, and had the great pleasure of writing about Kylian’s masterful “Return to a Strange Land” as danced by Smuin Ballet, and Dimensions Dance Theater.

I’ve been doing a fair bit of dance writing for the SF Chronicle lately. I wrote a preview of BODYTRAFFIC’s new Kyle Abraham work here. I have a preview of Dimensions Dance Theater here and a review of Joe Goode Performance...

Returning, Reentry, and Risk

It wasn’t a month into my two years teaching at a small college in North Carolina before I realized: Dance made life meaningful. I didn’t want to live without it. To be clear, Asheville, North Carolina is far from a cultural wasteland. It has a...

Rounding the Bend

On New Year’s day here in Swannanoa, North Carolina, my husband Dave and I turned to each other and said in unexpected unison, “Kind of overwhelming.” We meant the taking stock, how much had changed. Never would we have thought, two years ago...

Get in Front Performance Gala

Anyone who attends San Francisco Ballet knows that the dancers regularly do spectacular and inspiring things at the War Memorial Opera House, but we aren’t often aware of the feats they accomplish off-stage. In their spare time between company...

Savage Jazz and Menlowe Ballet

It was good to continue catching up with the Bay Area dance scene at the June 1st performance of Savage Jazz Dance Company’s “Dances for Oakland” at Laney College, especially with Menlowe Ballet sharing the program. This new company, based in...

Paul Taylor Dance Co in SF

I reviewed Wednesday and Sunday’s programs for the San Francisco Classical Voice: “Paul Taylor is 80, and his Paul Taylor Dance Company is in its 56th season, and because of these facts — well, and because of his instantly...

Balanchine’s Coppelia at SFB

I reviewed for the San Francisco Classical Voice: “Coppélia arrived at the War Memorial Opera House Saturday looking like it has always belonged there. And it’s true that this 1870 ballet — with its long-lost original choreography by Arthur...