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Music, All Shook Down Stern Grove Festival Launches With Janelle Monáe

Stern Grove Festival Launches With Janelle Monáe

People all over the world will join in and form a love train, love train. The 79th Stern Grove Festival lineup is out, and the O'Jays are part of it: Aug. 7, to be exact. Every Sunday from June 19…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Instant Love: Selfies Through the Ages at the Museum of Performance and Design

Instant Love: Selfies Through the Ages at the Museum of Performance and Design

"Call for selfies!" exclaimed a banner on the website of SOMA's Museum of Performance and Design's website. Part of the museums upcoming Instant Love, performers of all backgrounds were encouraged to send in their favorite backstage moments. These moments include…
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News, Your Humble Narrator Naturalistic Performances: Amorous Dogs at the Ballet Call into Question the Very Nature of Art

Naturalistic Performances: Amorous Dogs at the Ballet Call into Question the Very Nature of Art

Merry peasants, decked out in costumes reminiscent of German theme restaurant servers, were doing merry peasant things. The set was opulent. The staging was superb. In the distance, a horn sounded. "The hunting party arrives," explain the liner notes to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Original Princess

Original Princess

World-renowned choreographer Christopher Wheeldon's rendition of the traditional fairy tale Cinderella returns to San Francisco. With a dramatic score by Prokofiev and stunning set designs and fabulous costumes by Julian Crouch and Basil Twist, the well-known story of a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Seven Balletic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Seven Balletic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Magical creatures abound at the ballet, from your classic flock of enchanted swans to the more obscure wili (seen earlier this season in Giselle). San Francisco Ballet's Program 3, on view February 20-March 2 at the War Memorial Opera…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Hamburg Ballet's John Neumeier Talks Shakespeare, Love, and Beer

Hamburg Ballet's John Neumeier Talks Shakespeare, Love, and Beer

American-born John Neumeier has been transforming the story ballet since he was appointed chief choreographer of the Hamburg Ballet more than 40 years ago, at the tender age of 31. San Francisco audiences went wild for his weird and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Revisiting Frontiers

Revisiting Frontiers

The San Francisco Ballet kicks off Triple-Bill, its first mixed-bill program of the year, with a selection of works by three top choreographers, including Tears, a world premiere from Val Caniparoli, a former dancer and current principal character actor…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Vengeful Female Spirits Make Good: San Francisco Ballet's "Giselle"

Vengeful Female Spirits Make Good: San Francisco Ballet's "Giselle"

Giselle is the ultimate gothic ballet: an innocent peasant girl seduced by a nobleman with a penchant for playing pastoral, the cruel discovery of his betrayal when his aristocratic fiancée arrives to tour the country village, her demise in…
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Calendar, Night&Day Forest Styx

Forest Styx

There was a special curse laid on women who didn't marry in the 19th century. Alive, they were called witches or hysterics. Dead, in the world of Théophile Gautier, they joined the wilis, a sorority of beautiful but murderous…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker: Classic Version Set in the City By the Bay

San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker: Classic Version Set in the City By the Bay

Sometimes it's hard to feel the Christmas spirit when the sun never stops shining, the leaves stay green, and only the briefest glazings of frost edge the blades of grass in the park. Theatrical interventions abound in the Bay…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Rudolph Nureyev: Fashions from Ballet's Hottest Male Celebrity

Rudolph Nureyev: Fashions from Ballet's Hottest Male Celebrity

Few of us will ever wear something custom-made to fit our bodies. Not many of us will even visit a tailor to have a dress taken in or pants hemmed. Fast fashion is our comfortable standard. Running to the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Case on Point

Case on Point

Even for people with an aversion to bun-heads, it is difficult to resist the beauty and elegance of professionally trained ballet dancers in a natural amphitheater ringed by Eucalyptus trees. Which is exactly what Rosalie Stern had in mind when…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist S.F. Ballet Masters the Joy and the Tragedy in Heavy Russian <i>Onegin</i>

S.F. Ballet Masters the Joy and the Tragedy in Heavy Russian Onegin

It's winter in San Francisco, it's cold (or at least gray), and the San Francisco Ballet's 2012 season has kicked off this week with a heavy, Russian tragedy. (Save the whimsical Don Quixote for spring when spirits are lighter.) Through…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Five Reasons the San Francisco Ballet Does <br><i>The Little Mermaid</i> Better Than Disney

Five Reasons the San Francisco Ballet Does
The Little Mermaid Better Than Disney

The title The Little Mermaid will forever be associated in the minds of a certain generation as the animated tale of a redheaded creature named Ariel who sings with lobsters and wants to be "Part of Your World." That's what…
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Music, All Shook Down Psycho Beach Party, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Manuok and Pez's Sticker Art

Psycho Beach Party, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Manuok and Pez's Sticker Art

In the mood to shimmy and shake to '90s hits or live Motown-esque bands? You've got it. You say you'd rather check out some gallery'd street art, free ballet or an outdoor movie screening? Sure. San Francisco's got a wild…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Ballet Dancer Beats Down Mugger in BART Brawl

San Francisco Ballet Dancer Beats Down Mugger in BART Brawl

Mugger wants ballet dancer's iPhone. Gets bloody face instead.Ben 'Pupi' Stewart, a 5-foot-7, 140-pound dancer with the San Francisco Ballet, was about to become the next victim of an iPhone theft on BART. Instead, Pupi gave the dude a balletic…
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Calendar, Night&Day Deep in Odette

Deep in Odette

If you own anything made of velvet, you probably wonder: When should I attend the ballet? Drama queen, snobby freak, twee boy, corset girl, vintage clothing owner — the San Francisco Ballet's production of Swan Lake is for you. It…
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Music, All Shook Down Les Nubians Chill Out in Stern Grove

Les Nubians Chill Out in Stern Grove

Yesterday was definitely a day to be outdoors. With thermostats pointing north, inside was the last place anyone would want to be. And why would you want to, anyway? It was nice outside. Hot damn, summer in the city.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tipple Time for Twinkletoes

Tipple Time for Twinkletoes

Light in the loafers or bonkers for Balanchine, friends of Dorothy or freaks for Diaghilev: High art queens of any stripe need look no further than their own San Francisco Ballet for programs hell-bent on pleasing omee-palones. Audiences clutching their…
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Calendar, Night&Day Master of Puppets

Master of Puppets

Using puppetry in a play about a Japanese internment camp during WWII is one thing (and probably not a good thing). Liebe Wetzel’s Lunatique Fantastique, however, does puppetry without the puppets, at least not the puppets of your imagination, and…
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