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Culture, The Exhibitionist Change Is Afoot For Dance Theater of San Francisco Under New Director

Change Is Afoot For Dance Theater of San Francisco Under New Director

With a name like Dance Theater of San Francisco, it’s hard not to root for this home-grown contemporary dance company. In the three years since their inception, the troupe has done an amiable job at representing the city’s dance…
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Calendar, Night&Day Encore, Encore!

Encore, Encore!

No other art feels mortality the way dance does, with its medium only the frail, ephemeral flesh. The San Francisco dance community comes together to raise funds for choreographer Enrico Labayen, who is currently battling Hepatitis C, with performances…
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Calendar, Night&Day Legacy of Movement

Legacy of Movement

2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the Black Choreographers Festival. The annual event has grown immensely since 2004; this year, it features a number of events spread throughout 12 days until mid-March. The festival once again brings a wide…
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Calendar, Night&Day Take a stand

Take a stand

Previously honored with Isadora Duncan, Goldie, SF Weekly Black Box, and Bonnie Bird North American Choreography awards, Robert Moses' stunningly athletic troupe presents its 19th home season with a mixed bill called "RISE." On the program are two premieres,…
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News, The Canary is Dead: With the Central Subway Project, the Only Way Out is Through

The Canary is Dead: With the Central Subway Project, the Only Way Out is Through

News that the Transbay Terminal is something like $300 million over budget should not come as a shock to anyone. We always knew the initial estimate was way under the real cost. Just like we never had a real cost…
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Calendar, Night&Day New History Lesson

New History Lesson

If anyone is up to the task of presenting critical movements in American history in the form of dance — from the violent actions employed by the abolitionist John Brown to the participatory democracy of the Occupy movement — Robert…
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Calendar, Night&Day Black Rock City

Black Rock City

The Black Choreographers Festival's innovative dance mentoring program must really be working out. This year, all but one of the presenting dancemakers are from the Bay Area — and the organizers have incredibly tough standards; we know they're not settling.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Akin to Greatness

Akin to Greatness

No matter what you fancy modern dance should be, chances are at least one piece on a Robert Moses' Kin bill will satisfy your criteria. Too inquisitive to consign himself to any success-ensuring formula (acquaintances say they never see him…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Good Word

The Good Word

Robert Moses didn't create the dance pieces Word of Mouth and A Biography of Baldwin especially for Black History Month, but their timing is apt nonetheless. The Bay Area-based choreographer, a self-proclaimed "history geek," is reviving the former and premiering…
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Culture, Dance Next of KIN

Next of KIN

He began working in the family store in Philadelphia at the age of 6, when most kids are still struggling to tie their shoes. He was educated first as a Catholic -- his mom's religion -- then as a Black…
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Culture, Dance

Mann-Made

1996 through 1999 weren't exactly glory years for Sara Shelton Mann. In 1996 Mann disbanded Contraband, the celebrated maverick Bay Area performance collective she had founded and directed for more than a decade. And then she brooded. "I was massively…
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Culture, Stage

Kinetic Energy

Robert Moses takes a large bite of his rather undancerly bacon burger lunch and watches the NBA highlights playing on the restaurant TV with the same look of impenetrable concentration he gets while creating a new dance. He's been asked…
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Culture, Stage

Stage

Fasten Your Seat Belts Robert Moses' Kin. Directed by Robert Moses, with guest choreographers Alonzo King, Margaret Jenkins, K.T. Nelson, and Sara Shelton-Mann. At Theater Artaud, 450 Florida (at 17th Street), through March 14. Call 621-7797. The white-knuckle moments came…
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Night + Day

Wednesday March 3 Dig Deep Marty Pottenger worked 20 years in the building trades before she came to City Water Tunnel No. 3, the Obie-winning solo show she created after researching the 64-mile tunnel that runs under New York City.…
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Culture, Stage

Stage

Diner Balm in Gilead. Directed by Ashley Gates. Starring Johanna Mattox, Damon Seawell, Benton Greene, Gabriel Carter, and others. Presented by the Encore Theater Company at the Magic Theater, Northside, Building D, at Fort Mason, through July 13. Call 441-3687.…
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Culture, Stage

Stage

Guys and Dames Dames at Sea. By George Haimsohn, Robin Miller, and Jim Wise. Directed and choreographed by Scott Thompson. Starring Ellen Harvey, Paula Leggett Chase, Andrea Chamberlain, and Joel Carlton. At the Marines Memorial Theater, 609 Sutter (at Mason),…
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Night+Day

wednesday october 30 That's Amore Playwright Tennessee Williams still had love on the brain after he wrote A Streetcar Named Desire, but his next play, The Rose Tattoo, cast passion as a liberating, rather than ruinous, force. The American Conservatory…
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