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Calendar, Night&Day Honestly, Abe Survived!

Honestly, Abe Survived!

What if the headlines the morning after John Wilkes Booth pulled his pistol on Abraham Lincoln read “Assassination Attempt Narrowly Thwarted”? In his latest piece, Fondly Do We Hope ... Fervently Do We Pray, New York choreographer Bill T. Jones…
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News, Feature

Where It's At

American Conservatory Theater: 415 Geary St., 749-2ACT, American Indian Film Festival: 554-0525, Arab Film Festival: 564-1100, ATA (Artists' Television Access): 992 Valencia St., 824-3890, Aurora Theatre: 2081 Addison St., Berkeley, 510-843-4822, Bicycle Film Festival:…
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Culture, Dance AXIS Powers

AXIS Powers

A month ago, Rhodessa Jones, the wisely sassy performance artist, stood in front of a microphone in the Green Room of the Herbst Theater. She was accepting the dance community's Isadora Duncan Award for best choreography on behalf of her…
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Culture, Dance Bodies in Motion

Bodies in Motion

Let's face it: Integrated dance -- in which disabled dancers perform alongside able-bodied ones -- isn't an inherently easy sell to the general populace. And as recently as 1996, AXIS Dance Company wasn't making the form much more palatable. Like…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Street Smarts

Many of the performers at this year's In the Street Festival have already shown their zeal for populist art, like the San Francisco Mime Troupe (which joins forces here with the Vietnamese Youth Development Center) and the musical partnership of…
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Culture, Stage

Aisle Seat

Fantastic Voyage This week, Solo Mio Festival opens with a toast to Idris Ackamoor and Rhodessa Jones, who have powered through 15 years of performance with their company, Cultural Odyssey. The fearsome twosome are presenting a retrospective of their work,…
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Dog Bites

Off the Beat During last fall's newspaper strike, all 11 full-time San Francisco Chronicle bureau correspondents walked out in support of their striking colleagues. The correspondents' blow for solidarity backfired: As contract laborers, they had no union protection and weren't…
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