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Celebrating 50 Years of Dancemaking, Twyla Tharp Returns to Berkeley

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 10.13.2015 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

You want to celebrate an artist who, after such a long and storied career, has no interest in a mere retrospective. It might have been fun -- for the audience -- to see historic dances like "Tank Dive" and old favorites too numerous to mention.

New York City Ballet Fall Gala 2015: An Evening of Fashion and Dance

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.05.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

The New York City Ballet has returned with all its relevance, strong and modern. The dancers are not "stingy." They are not "holding back." They exist in the "now," "right now." Balanchine would be proud.

The Faithful Shopper: A City for Divine Dancers

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.17.2015 | New York
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There's no shortage of supplies, services or opportunities for every one of the city's delightful dancers and extraordinary dance companies.

Julie Kent: A Ballerina Says Goodbye to the Stage

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.19.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

"When I was very young, back in Hungary in the ballet school, my teacher showed us a VHS with Julie Kent," Zoltan Boros, a dancer with Columbia Classical Ballet, said. "I didn't know her, and I didn't know much about ballet ( I was around 12), but I still remember how amazing she was."

Misty Copeland Dances In New Film Toasting 75 Years Of American Ballet

Carla Escoda | Posted 05.14.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Nearly a decade in the works, American Masters - American Ballet Theatre: A History feels more like an eccentric personal meditation, or a love letter to the art form, than a historical trek through the company's 75 storied years.

Want to Go to Paris? Take a Shortcut Through Broadway

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.14.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Don't get me wrong, there's no problem with being a sex worker, or a wife, or a ballerina, or a heiress if you so choose. But what the female protagonists and antagonists in Gigi and An American in Paris lack is agency in their happily ever afters.

A Conversation With Luke Ingham, Principal Dancer at San Francisco Ballet

Sean Martinfield | Posted 05.03.2015 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

Luke appeared as the Nutcracker Prince in this season's opening night performance of the Tchaikovsky favorite. Yuan Yuan Tan joined him in the brilliant Grand Pas de Deux of Act II. The duo proved dynamic. "I'm at the stage where I still really enjoy doing Nutcracker," he said.

Menswear as New Yorker

Stephan Rabimov | Posted 04.11.2015 | Style
Stephan Rabimov

Move over, Blue Man Group! New York City has got another spectacular nonstop men-only attraction landing on its West Side shores. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) is launching New York Fashion Week: Men's.

Baryshnikov and Dafoe in Robert Wilson's The Old Woman at Cal Performances, Berkeley

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 01.29.2015 | Arts
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

Two super stars of the stage -- ballet icon Mikhail Baryshnikov and actor Willem Dafoe -- in a fantastical, almost two-hour pas de deux, performed under the direction of gay theater genius Robert Wilson.

Art that Stares, Spits and Screams at You

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.18.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Alison Saar took her chances by showing artworks in the shadow of the Watts Towers, and proved that her art not only holds its own, but also fosters a conversation with the famous Towers.

A Brief Visual History Of Ballet In The 20th Century

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.03.2014 | Arts

As holiday season approaches, visions of sugar-plum fairies inevitably begin dancing in our heads. 'Tis the time of "The Nutcracker," and other classi...

Mikhail Baryshnikov Transforms Chekhov in Santa Monica

Laurence Vittes | Posted 06.25.2014 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

If you're a fan of Mikhail Baryshnikov, or think you know your Chekhov from your Pushkin, Man in a Case might be your theatrical cup of tea.

Baryshnikov at the Broad Stage

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

photo by T. Charles Erickson Even in this subdued and somber rendering of a pair of Chekhov stories, Mikhail Baryshnikov and his creative partners ...

Ricardo Bustamante: Profile of a Ballet Master at San Francisco Ballet

Sean Martinfield | Posted 06.08.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Last week's premiere at San Francisco Ballet proved to be an all-around artistic feat - again for Ratmansky, for the entire company of San Francisco Ballet and, yes, for Shostakovich who had not penned these compositions for the ballet stage.

Turkey Lurkey Time

George Heymont | Posted 05.18.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Marga Gomez is back at The Marsh with a new one-woman show (her 10th). Unlike previous monologues which were primarily autobiographical, Lovebirds is a beautifully written piece of fiction whose protagonist is a photographer named Polaroid Phillie.

Man in a Case at Berkeley Rep: Chekhov, Baryshnikov and Love

Leo Stutzin | Posted 03.31.2014 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Any tale of love by Anton Chekhov is bound to be a sad tale. Adapt them for the stage and present them with grace, invention and deep humanity, as Mikhail Baryshnikov and a small company of actor-dancers are doing in Man in a Case, and sadness assumes an unusually compelling allure.

Mikhail Baryshnikov: 'My Life Has Been Immensely Enriched' By Gay People

Posted 10.15.2013 | Gay Voices

Mikhail Baryshnikov has joined a growing chorus of celebrities, athletes and other public figures in denouncing Russia's "gay propaganda" law. The...

From Russia, With Love

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Alison Winfield Burns

Snowden, like Elvis has left the building. Please let's not disgrace ourselves further by behaving like spoiled sports. We have important topics to address. Climate change effects mitigation, jobs creation, et cetera.

The Power of Implementation

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.18.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

One of the frustrations of being a consultant is that one doesn't have control over the implementation of the plans you develop.

The Lost Generation in the Audience

Phil Chan | Posted 03.08.2013 | Arts
Phil Chan

It is our responsibility in the field to continue to push the artform to exciting new levels, and to also offer educational opportunities to the next generation.

A Peek Inside Mikhail Baryshnikov's Extensive Art Collection

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.11.2012 | Arts

It's been over 25 years since Russian ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defected to the West, leaving his Soviet motherland for the American art world...

Americans Bring Russian Don Quixote Home to Spain

Carla Escoda | Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Will performing in the homeland of Miguel de Cervantes add even more Spanish brio to this spirited, madcap Russian ballet?

13 Unique Baby Names For Artistic Parents

nameberry | Posted 10.19.2012 | Parents

Written by Linda Rosenkrantz for Nameberry Coincidentally or not, many dancers have names that aptly project an image of lightness and grace. And t...

Dance and Love (Part 1 of 3)

Lightsey Darst | Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts
Lightsey Darst

What held me was how this passage linked dance, which I knew and loved, with sex, which as a good little girl, I feared. It proposed passion as a natural outgrowth of dance; it linked the ecstasy I knew with the one I didn't. It was a sign -- for a long time, one of a very few -- that I would cross with pleasure into my adult body.

"Just Like You": Finding Inspiration With Amy Williams, President of Citizens of Humanity

Teddy Wayne | Posted 12.03.2012 | Impact
Teddy Wayne

"The success (however that's defined) will come in time... but is secondary to doing what you love. And all of them see themselves as a part of the greater creative community -- there seems to be a real respect among this level of achiever for the people who have influenced them."