With more than 100 entries, the A-Z Dance Guide I wrote for the Chronicle was a mammoth project, and a few groups fell through the cracks. Please know that no group was intentionally excluded. A guide of this size could not possibly have been comprehensive. But I would like to acknowledge three omissions in particular that have come to my attention today.
The first is the website Voice of Dance. The site is chock full of photo galleries, event listings, discussion forums, advice columns for dancers, but the main reason I return week after week is to read the opinions of resident critic Allan Ulrich, in the face of whose expertise I am frequently humbled. Voice of Dance is also active in the Bay Area dance community, having partnered with Bay Area National Dance Week and the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards to create the Bay Area Dance Awards, which will be held this April at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
The second omission is Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley, Dennis Nahat’s lively 30-member company. BSJSV’s next production is Nahat’s staging of “Romeo and Juliet,” opening in March.
Finally, a nod to Company Chaddick, the modern dance company led by choreographer and popular teacher Cheryl Chaddick. Company Chaddick marked its 20th season in San Francisco last year.
If I’ve overlooked your company or group, do drop me a line to make sure you’re on my radar for the future. My email is rachel at rachelhoward dot com.