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Calendar, Night&Day Spring Rituals

Spring Rituals

Spring brings the budding of new crops, the bright eruption of magnolias and daffodils over the rain-speckled terrain, and the ritualistic return of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to UC Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall. In addition to the Ailey's venerated…
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Culture, Stage Short Russian Dramas: Berkeley Rep Uses the World's Most Famous Dancer to Tell Some Chekhov Tales

Short Russian Dramas: Berkeley Rep Uses the World's Most Famous Dancer to Tell Some Chekhov Tales

Two shadowy, seductive short stories by Russian author Anton Chekhov are the heartbeat of Man in a Case, the arresting production running at Berkeley Repertory Theatre through Feb. 16. Adapted and directed by Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Big Dance Theater's Annie-B Parson…
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Calendar, Night&Day Misha and Company

Misha and Company

Let's face it: When we think of Mikhail Baryshnikov, we think primarily of his Cold War-inspired 1985 film White Nights, in which he and Gregory Hines dance themselves out of entrapment in the Communist Soviet Union. It's not that we…
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Culture, Dance Living With Misha

Living With Misha

Raquel Aedo fears few things in the dance world. Her sinewy frame doesn't tremble, for instance, at her boss' every criticism. "I still look at him when I'm watching him perform and see he's accomplished so much, but intimidation is…
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Film, Red Shoes 2000

Red Shoes 2000

When asked to name the most erotic sequence they have ever seen in a film, people tend to pick moments like the love scene between Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland in Don't Look Now or that indelible image of Kathleen…
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Culture, Stage


King of the Jungle King Lear. By William Shakespeare. Directed by Val Hendrickson. Starring John Robb, Trish Adair, Allyson Kulavis, Cat Schaulis Thompson, Brian Linden, Jonathan Gonzalez, Jack Halton, and others. At the 450 Geary Studio, 450 Geary (at Mason),…
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