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Calendar, Night&Day Feets, Get Movin’

Feets, Get Movin’

The apex of the tourist season is several months away, but one of our biggest visitor destinations gets quite crowded today -- with dancers (some of whom might be tourists). It’s Bay Area Dance Week, which starts at noon in…
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Calendar, Night&Day Our Lady of the Woods

Our Lady of the Woods

Anna Halprin, who celebrates her 90th birthday in July, is a force of nature. Not the kind that steamrolls everything in its path but a gently, relentlessly persistent drive, like a wave that starts out in the middle of the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Swimming in the Park

Swimming in the Park

Performance artist (and MacArthur “genius grant” winner) Guillermo Gomez-Peña often emphasizes what he calls “the meaningful tableau.” He asks his students to look at something — a mural, a stage, another person — and to place themselves in relation to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Vote With Your Art

Vote With Your Art

The jig is up tonight, as you well know. George Bush is leaving. But who will succeed him? Artists have as much at stake as anyone else; can't imagine arts funding would increase during a McCain administration, no matter how…
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Culture, Dance Dancing Outside

Dancing Outside

It's 10 p.m. on a weekday morning and Anna Halprin is, as usual, in her favored state: nude. "I'm so sorry, I'll be right down," she shouts, full frontal, from the top of the stairs as she races around the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Free Form

Free Form

If you're seriously into dance, New York City is the only place to be. Or so the argument used to go. But the Bay Area has long been known as the biggest dance epicenter west of the Mississippi, and now…
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