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Daily Meditation: Metamorphosis

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.03.2016 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Saoirse Ronan Triumphs as a Girl Scorned in Arthur Miller's The Crucible

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.13.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Arthur Miller was well served on Broadway this season with revivals of A View from the Bridge and The Crucible, both brilliantly directed by Ivo van H...

Paris Opera Ballet Performs Balanchine, Robbins, Ratmansky, and Peck

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 04.12.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Justin Peck's In Creases. Photo courtesy of Paris Opera Ballet. It's a daring thing -- to collect a list of names inextricably connected with one sp...

New York Theatre Ballet Gambles on Young Dance-Makers

Carla Escoda | Posted 02.26.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Rarely these days do ballet companies place large bets on emerging choreographers, particularly female choreographers.

Soloman Howard Riffs on His Dual Roles in Appomattox, Opening This Week at Washington National Opera

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 11.10.2015 | Arts
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Washington National Opera discovered the young bass five years ago when he auditioned for WNO's chorus, and since then he's become a D.C. favorite, garnering raves in many productions as a member of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program.

Baritone Efraín Solís on 'Papageno' -- Now at San Francisco Opera

Sean Martinfield | Posted 10.23.2015 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

San Francisco Opera's revival of designer Jun Kaneko's The Magic Flute is simply the best show in town.

Philip Glass's Words Without Music

Glen Roven | Posted 07.29.2015 | Books
Glen Roven

The next rollicking 300 pages detail, in masterful prose, the rise of Glass as a musician/composer/entrepreneur and simultaneously the avant-garde art scene that exploded in New York City in the '50s and '60s, where Glass was the red-hot epicenter of the music world.

Modern-Day Intimacy in Post:Ballet Six-Pack

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.21.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

This is a big year for Robert Dekkers. He has always juggled his roles as dancer, choreographer, teacher, and director of his own small but highly visible company with seemingly superhuman energy.

Building a Bridge Between Classical and African Music

Angelique Kidjo | Posted 07.06.2016 | Entertainment
Angelique Kidjo

One of the most common misconceptions about Africa, my continent, is that its culture and its arts are primitive. It suggests that African art is closest to the beginning of mankind, closer to a time when we were still half-beast/half-man! Why so much ignorance?

Have You Heard About the Haring?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.24.2016 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

Perhaps only the great die young, yet true genius lives on as evidenced by Haring's enduring legacy -- his amazing contributions to art continue to flourish today in our homes, exhibitions and major museums all over the world.

Gautier Capuçon: On Elgar's Cello Concerto, at San Francisco Symphony, 5/27-31

Sean Martinfield | Posted 05.22.2016 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

The Elgar concerto is one of the most beloved works in the classic cello repertoire. It is the last major work of the composer and one frequently described as contemplative, reflective and elegiac.

A Profile of Hansuke Yamamoto, Soloist With San Francisco Ballet

Sean Martinfield | Posted 05.26.2015 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

I first saw Hansuke Yamamoto as the Bluebird in San Francisco Ballet's 2006 presentation of Sleeping Beauty. He leaped out from stage right and at such height that it sparked an audible gasp throughout the War Memorial Opera House.

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.

A Heavenly Match: Jerome Robbins and Liam Scarlett at San Francisco Ballet

Carla Escoda | Posted 04.30.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The sight never fails to thrill: like an exceptionally bright star, the Space Station zooms across the sky at nearly five miles per second, manned by American, Russian, European and Japanese astronauts who spend their days conducting scientific research and testing the effects of zero gravity on their bodies

Human and Superhuman: Ballet San Jose in MasterPieces of American Ballet

Carla Escoda | Posted 04.24.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

In his warm-up speech on Saturday night, Ballet San Jose's new CEO, Alan Hineline, alerted the audience to the "superhuman level of athleticism" on display in the third and closing piece of the evening, Twyla Tharp's In the Upper Room.

Debbie Harry, Laurie Anderson, Patti Smith Lead A Women-Centric Tibet House Benefit

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.14.2015 | Arts

"I saw Laurie Anderson in Germany once, leaving a hotel with Lou Reed," Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne recounted in a phone interview this week. "I...

This Edgy Ballet Is Inspired By Diamonds

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.03.2014 | Arts

In April 1967, famed choreographer George Balanchine, founder of the New York City Ballet, created a ballet inspired by jewels. The piece, aptly t...

Power Plays by Robert Dekkers for Post:Ballet

Carla Escoda | Posted 01.22.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Like a René Magritte painting come to life, Robert Dekkers' latest assault on the conventions of theatrical dance piles up one absurd image on another in precise, deliberate fashion, leading us rapidly from a vision of tranquil domesticity into hell and chaos,.

Robert Wilson's Lady Gaga Portraits at The Watermill Center's Annual Summer Benefit/ "Andy Warhol: Global Phenomenon" at Guild Hall

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.26.2014 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

The theme may have been "One Thousand Nights and One Night: Sleepless Night of Sheherazade" at this year's Watermill Center Benefit, but as we well kn...

The Great Dream: An American Opera

Daron Hagen | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Daron Hagen

We're in for a wild ride the next few years. Some really great operas are going to be produced. The Great Dream is coming true.

In Space, No One Can Hear You Play

Leonard Slatkin | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts
Leonard Slatkin

Sam: "Stacy. My name is Sam Factotum, and I represent several artists who are interested in performing out of this world. I understand that there is fierce competition for who will be the first."

Myles Thatcher -- Profile of an Upcoming Dancer and Choreographer

Sean Martinfield | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

Myles Thatcher's skills and growing reputation as a promising choreographer have been recognized and honored by the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: John Adams

Daniel Asia | Posted 06.08.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

John Adams is one of the most frequently performed of American composers and justly so. Shaker Loops continues to hold its allure. In its well-handl...

Artist Profile: Interview With David Crowell, Brooklyn-based Composer & Performer

Joel Garten | Posted 05.17.2014 | Arts
Joel Garten

David Crowell is a Brooklyn-based composer and multi-instrumentalist who creates rhythmically complex music with an easy, almost floating quality to i...

Val Caniparoli's "Tears": A World Premiere at San Francisco Ballet

Sean Martinfield | Posted 04.22.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Program two at San Francisco Ballet opened this week with a triple-bill of works commissioned by the company including the world premiere of Val Caniparoli's Tears and an encore of two more from the previous season.