AXIS Dance Company Closes Out 2018 With A Flourish & Announces Collaboration With Arthur PitaAXIS Dance Company Closes Out 2018 With A Flourish & Announces Collaboration With Arthur Pita
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Following a successful 4-city tour of Florida that included a well-received appearance at the Forward Motion Physically Integrated Dance Festival in Miami, the company brings its vaunted skill set back to the Bay Area with select performances that include a newly reconceived staging of Robert Dekkers' Flutter, along with AXIS Artistic Director Marc Brew's Quartet No.1 to the Berkeley Ballet Theater, that will then be followed by a collaboration with Crowded Fire Theater, Star Finch, and Ensemble Mik Nawooj at the Bay View Opera House in San Francisco entitled Death Become Life: Banish Darkness, all before segueing to its 2019-20 season that will include a special Oakland-based educational event for Dance Access Day in February, as well as the world premiere of Alice in Oakland-their ambitious and much anticipated collaboration with Arthur Pita-coming to and co-presented by Z Space in San Francisco, November 2019 (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Closes With Stars Of American Ballet & ODC/DanceJacob's Pillow Dance Festival Closes With Stars Of American Ballet & ODC/Dance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Bringing together some of today's most remarkable ballet talents, Daniel Ulbricht's Stars of American Ballet returns to Jacob's Pillow, appearing in the Ted Shawn Theatre August 22-26. A principal dancer with New York City Ballet since 2007, Ulbricht is lauded as "one of the best male ballet dancers in New York" (Dance Magazine). As Artistic Director, curator, and performer, Ulbricht brings a unique vision and perspective to performance. With a cast highlighting 14 powerhouse dancers of New York City Ballet, this collective celebrates the legacy of choreographic legend Jerome Robbins with a program of his masterpieces on the occasion of his centennial, augmented by two Robbins-related PillowTalks. (more...)

Dan Hoyle's EACH AND EVERY THING Extends In BerkeleyDan Hoyle's EACH AND EVERY THING Extends In Berkeley
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

The Marsh Berkeley announces Dan Hoyle's hit solo show Each and Every Thing has been extended due to popular demand. Focusing on finding true connection and community in the digital age, Each and Every Thing made its East Bay premiere with newly-added post-election material last month, and was an instant hit with audiences and critics alike. Developed with Charlie Varon and Maureen Towey, and directed by Charlie Varon, Each and Every Thing performs now through September 29, with performances, 8:00pm select Thursdays, 8:00pm Fridays, 8:30pm Saturdays, at The Marsh Berkeley, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. For tickets ($25-$35 sliding scale, $55-$100 reserved), the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055 between 1-4pm, Monday through Friday. (more...)

Cid Pearlman Presents Retrospective Of Dances With Joan JeanrenaudCid Pearlman Presents Retrospective Of Dances With Joan Jeanrenaud
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

This fall, Cid Pearlman Performance will present the ALL JOAN SHOW, a retrospective of dances made in collaboration with renowned San Francisco-based cellist and composer, Joan Jeanrenaud. The All Joan Show runs September 21 to 22 at the Joe Goode Annex in San Francisco before moving to Santa Cruz for a three-evening engagement at Motion Pacific, October 19 to 21. (more...)

ODC/Dance Presents Intimate Summer Performance SeriesODC/Dance Presents Intimate Summer Performance Series
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

ODC/Dance, San Francisco's world class contemporary dance company, presents its annual summer event, Summer Sampler, July 20-21 and July 27-28.    (more...)

New Dates Announced at Dan Hoyle's EACH AND EVERY THING At The Marsh BerkeleyNew Dates Announced at Dan Hoyle's EACH AND EVERY THING At The Marsh Berkeley
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

With a focus on how the media and the digital experience resonates in the Trump presidency, Dan Hoyle's wildly popular solo show Each and Every Thing comes to The Marsh Berkeley for its East Bay premiere with newly-added post-election material. Receiving the 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Show, Hoyle's acclaimed production was an instant hit with audiences and critics alike. Developed with Charlie Varon and Maureen Towey, and directed by Charlie Varon, Each and Every Thing plays from July 13 - August 25, 2018, with performances 8:00pm Fridays, 8:30pm Saturdays at The Marsh Berkeley, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. For tickets ($25-$35 sliding scale, $55-$100 reserved), the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055 between 1-4pm, Monday through Friday. (more...)

Digital Detox EACH AND EVERY THING Comes to BerkeleyDigital Detox EACH AND EVERY THING Comes to Berkeley
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

With a focus on how the media and the digital experience resonates in the Trump presidency, Dan Hoyle's wildly popular solo show Each and Every Thing comes to The Marsh Berkeley for its East Bay premiere with newly-added post-election material.Receiving the 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Show, Hoyle's acclaimed production was an instant hit with audiences and critics alike. (more...)

AXIS Dance Company Crosses The Bridge To San Francisco This May At Z SpaceAXIS Dance Company Crosses The Bridge To San Francisco This May At Z Space
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

The City of Oakland represents in San Francisco when AXIS Dance Company, the country's leading physically integrated dance company crosses the bridge and comes to Z Space in the Mission District as part of its 30th anniversary celebration, and its first season under new Artistic Director, Marc Brew. The program will feature Radical Impact, a new work produced in collaboration with composer JooWan Kim, Artistic Director of Oakland-based Hip Hop Orchestra, Ensemble Mik Nawooj. The original score for the piece will be performed live by string quartet.  (more...)

Six Composer-Librettist Teams Selected for Fort Worth Opera's Diverse 2018 ShowcaseSix Composer-Librettist Teams Selected for Fort Worth Opera's Diverse 2018 Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) announced today the names of the six composer and librettist teams whose unpublished works have been selected for the company's sixth annual, critically-acclaimed new works series, Frontiers - funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Held during the final week of the 2018 FWOpera Festival, these selected pieces will be presented in two separate showcases of three works each on Wednesday, May 2 from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, and Thursday, May 3 from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, on the stage of Bass Performance Hall. Featuring 20-minute excerpts of each selected piece, these brand-new operas will be sung by artists from the 2018 FWOpera Festival with piano accompaniment. (more...)

AXIS Dance Company Names Robin Anderson New Executive DirectorAXIS Dance Company Names Robin Anderson New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

AXIS Dance Company greets 2018 with the appointment of Robin Anderson as new Executive Director. The appointment comes on the heels of a year that saw the company celebrate its 30th anniversary and the appointment of Marc Brew as new Artistic Director, with the company's first home season under his direction deemed both a popular and a critical success. (more...)

Guest Blog: Road to Opening STORYBORSCHTGuest Blog: Road to Opening STORYBORSCHT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

I've never cooked in a kitchen this loud. Huge burners breathe and hiss. Exhaust fans roar. Despacito is playing on the radio, but can't really compete with the industrial noises. I'm making borscht hot Russian borscht with beets, cabbage, tomatoes, onion and dill for the 20 people who have bought tickets to the first brunch of my new show, Charlie Varon's STORYBORSCHT at The Marsh Caf through October 29. (more...)

The Marsh San Francisco Presents Charlie Varon's STORYBORSCHTThe Marsh San Francisco Presents Charlie Varon's STORYBORSCHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

The Marsh San Francisco presents Charlie Varon's Storyborscht, a new pop-up experience featuring storytelling and cooking by award-winning performer Charlie Varon. (more...)

Dan Hoyle Returns to the Marsh with THE REAL AMERICANSDan Hoyle Returns to the Marsh with THE REAL AMERICANS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

Returning with newly-added post-election material, The Marsh San Francisco presents Dan Hoyle's wildly popular The Real Americans. (more...)

AXIS Dance Company Presents OCCUPY, 7/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

AXIS Dance Company, Dancers' Group and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival are pleased to present Occupy - A site-specific journey through an urban garden, July 1-2, 2017. Occupy is inspired by the history, design and architecture of Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco and the unique movement capabilities of AXIS Dance Company and their broader community of performers. All performances are free. (more...)

ODC Dance Announces 46th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

ODC/Dance, San Francisco's internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company, announces programming for its 46th annual home season at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. This season includes one world premiere by Brenda Way, one world premiere by KT Nelson, the return of Kate Weare's critically acclaimed work, Giant, and Way's enthralling 2016 work, Walk Back the Cat. (more...)

Kronos Quartet Announces Year Three Of FIFTY FOR THE FUTURE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Kronos Quartet/Kronos Performing Arts Association is proud to announce the third group of composers for Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire. Launched in 2015, Fifty for the Future is an exciting partnership with Carnegie Hall and others to create 50 new works - by 25 women and 25 men - expressly for the training of students and emerging professionals. (more...)

ODC/Dance to Present SUMMER SAMPLER, 7/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

ODC/Dance, San Francisco's world class contemporary dance company, presents its crowd-pleasing annual summer event, Summer Sampler, July 21-23, 2016. The three-night series gives audiences a chance to experience the dynamic ODC dancers up close in the company's intimate Mission District theater on the ODC Campus. This year's Summer Sampler features works by Founder and Artistic Director Brenda Way and Co-Artistic Director KT Nelson. The program includes Brenda Way's 2010 work, Waving Not Drowning (A Guide to Elegance); KT Nelson's Going Solo, which premiered earlier this year, and an additional work by Nelson TBA. (more...)

Cid Pearlman to Debut Final Work in 'ECONOMIES' Trilogy at Felix Kulpa Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Santa Cruz, Calif. -- Cid Pearlman Performance and Felix Kulpa Gallery have announced the world premiere of ECONOMIES OF EFFORT: 3, the third and final work in a triptych of performance installations on the theme of 'economy.' ECONOMIES OF EFFORT: 3 opens at the Felix Kulpa Gallery in Santa Cruz, Today, March 17, and runs two weekends through March 27. It continues at the Joe Goode Annex in San Francisco, Friday to Saturday, April 8 - 9. (more...)

Photo Flash: SECOND TIME AROUND Begins Tonight at The Marsh
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2016

The Marsh San Francisco is thrilled to present world-renowned cellist Joan Jeanrenaud, a 20-year member of the Kronos Quartet, and award-winning performer/writer Charlie Varon in a collaborative theatre piece entitled SECOND TIME AROUND, A Duet for Cello and Storyteller. The iPhone generation meets the Greatest Generation in this story of the longing for human connection and continuity. SECOND TIME AROUND, developed with and directed by David Ford, plays tonight, March 5, through April 17, 2016 (press opening March 19, 2016). Scroll down for a sneak peek at the stars! (more...)

Cid Pearlman to Debut Final Work in 'ECONOMIES' Trilogy at Felix Kulpa Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Santa Cruz, Calif. -- Cid Pearlman Performance and Felix Kulpa Gallery have announced the world premiere of ECONOMIES OF EFFORT: 3, the third and final work in a triptych of performance installations on the theme of 'economy.' ECONOMIES OF EFFORT: 3 opens at the Felix Kulpa Gallery in Santa Cruz, Thursday, March 17, and runs two weekends through March 27. It continues at the Joe Goode Annex in San Francisco, Friday to Saturday, April 8 - 9. (more...)

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