Janice Berman was an editor and senior writer at New York Newsday. She is a former editor in chief of Dance Magazine.
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The return of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for its second engagement at Zellerbach Hall since Robert Battle took over the artistic directorship is, to judge from Tuesday’s opening, a rip-roaring audience success.More about Cal Performances »
Onegin the evening-length extravaganza is back by popular demand at S.F. Ballet, with a prodigy of gorgeous dancing, stars to corps; an utterly gripping storyline, and a profoundly physical presentation.More about San Francisco Ballet »
In a last dance of sorts, eight dancers perform works by Trisha Brown; offering a demonstration of beauty so shocking, underlining how difficult it is to absorb that its creator is never going to make another dance.More about Cal Performances »
Yuri Possokhov's Rite of Spring is extraordinary, demonstrating his mastery of the rhythms and impulses of the score, conducted and played with beauty and precision by Martin West and the S.F. Ballet Orchestra.More about San Francisco Ballet »
Artistic Director Ashley Wheater leads the venerable Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet into Zellerbach Hall Jan. 26-27 with Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain, Edward Liang’s Age of Innocence and Kurt Jooss’ antiwar classic, The Green Table.More about Cal Performances »
A new ballet born at Ballet San Jose includes a little playlet within the ballet that is sometimes a headscratcher, but nevertheless delivers the magic that audiences flock to the Nutcracker for.More about Ballet San Jose »