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Modern-Day Intimacy in Post:Ballet Six-Pack

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.22.2015 | 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.

Standing Out in the Crowd: 10 Summer Solo Shows Around the World in 2015

MutualArt | Posted 06.25.2015 | Arts

Shedding some of its listless lackluster, the summer show is becoming a testing ground for young artists, or those working in less sale-able and more experimental mediums, like installation and video.

New Filipino Cinema 2014 Dazzles At San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center For The Arts

Carla Escoda | Posted 08.10.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Actors slip in and out of Tagalog, Visayan, Sinama, Bikolano, Spanish, Arabic and English -- praying in one language, cursing in the next, betraying their social standing with one, cementing a power dynamic with another.

ODC's Electrifying boulders and bones

Carla Escoda | Posted 05.22.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Much of his work is ephemeral, expressly designed to be obliterated by wind, rain, snow or heat. Other structures, like his recent Culvert Cairn, a private commission in Marin County, will likely be around as long as Stonehenge.

It's Basically A Feminism Party (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.30.2014 | Arts

Young Jean Lee, a playwright known for her unusual tactic of choosing the "worst idea possible" and running with it, has created a piece based on what...

Shock and Awe From Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in FAR

Carla Escoda | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Wayne McGregor's FAR, which came to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco this past weekend, was reportedly conceived in collaboration with cognitive scientists at the University of California, San Diego. We'll take their word for it.

Post:Ballet's Witty 'Four Plays'

Carla Escoda | Posted 09.23.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Post:Ballet's "Four Plays", suggests we are in for an evening of lighthearted, sexy escapades. But choreographer Robert Dekkers' dances are not just landscapes of streamlined bodies making pretty shapes, but also witty social commentary.

Anna Deavere Smith On Creativity, Communicating And Connecting

Greg Archer | Posted 08.03.2013 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

Courtesy: YCBA In a world where 140 characters Tweet by us and Facebook updates seem to deaden the mind rather than expand it--in most cases--I fe...

Robert Moses' Kin Does it Again

Larissa Archer | Posted 05.27.2012 | San Francisco
Larissa Archer

With all the concerts, readings, exhibits and shows going on, how do you decide what to fit into your all-too-brief weekend? Well, attending a performance by Robert Moses' Kin is like packing several artistic forays into one evening.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph: The Art of Collaboration and Community-Building

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 05.15.2012 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

2012-03-15-20120314marcbamuthijoseph_breakspic12_PPthumb.jpg Today spoken word/hip hop theater artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph's red, black & GREEN: a blues opens at the Walker Art Center.

Capturing The Crowd

Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts

We gather as masses of people to observe a spectacle, whether it be a sports match, a rock concert, or a political rally, and rarely do we have the op...

Audience as Subject On View At Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Julie Henson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Julie Henson

I can't help my skepticism for art exhibitions about the viewer. In so many cases, exhibitions with curatorial structures such as this often leave the...

TechnoCRAFT at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Dorothy Spears | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Dorothy Spears

With Silicon Valley just a quick jump away on the Caltrain, it only makes sense that an exhibit of technology's often-discussed byproducts--customiz...

DESIGN IN ART: Yves Behar's 'TechnoCRAFT'

Paper Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Paper Magazine

To the list of things that have been declared dead over the years -- painting, the author, irony, print magazines -- it's tempting to add the desi...