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Calendar, Night&Day Pleasures of the Flesh

Pleasures of the Flesh

Transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey, feted earlier this year for the return of his award-winning program Secret History of Love, and whose leaping figure now adorns Market Street bus shelters, shares the love with other out-and-proud ensembles and solo artists…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Get to Know Daniel Baker, S.F.'s <em>SYTYCD</em> Contestant

Get to Know Daniel Baker, S.F.'s SYTYCD Contestant

We already told you that there was a local to root for this season on So You Think You Can Dance, a reality TV show in which dancers of all different backgrounds compete in various styles to win a cash…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Local Dancer Daniel Baker to Compete on <em>So You Think You Can Dance</em>

Local Dancer Daniel Baker to Compete on So You Think You Can Dance

Feel-good reality show So You Think You Can Dance announced its top 20 contestants last week, and a hunky local dancer, Daniel Baker, is in the group. A native Australian, Baker moved to S.F. and took up dance to maintain…
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Calendar, Night&Day You Will Think They Can Tap

You Will Think They Can Tap

So You Think You Can Dance is a horrible reality television show. It's formulaic, arbitrarily competitive, and hosted by a very, very annoying woman. But it's also the platform for what might be the best dancing the television world has…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Axis Dance Company Duo Gives Breathtaking Performance on <i>So You Think You Can Dance</i>

Axis Dance Company Duo Gives Breathtaking Performance on So You Think You Can Dance

We told you yesterday about Oakland's Axis Dance Company -- a group so dedicated to the art form that physical disabilities aren't a barrier to performing. And -- as we mentioned in advance -- it made an appearance on…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>So You Think You Can Dance</em> Spotlights <br>Bay Area Duet, with One Dancer in a Wheelchair

So You Think You Can Dance Spotlights
Bay Area Duet, with One Dancer in a Wheelchair

Rodney Bell is paralyzed from the waist down. He is also a dancer. That combination might surprise a lot of people, but tonight he'll get to show the nation what can be done in a wheelchair on So You Think…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>So You Think You Can Dance</i>: The Rare Reality Show That Makes Life Better

So You Think You Can Dance: The Rare Reality Show That Makes Life Better

How many people do you know who can do the splits? We don't know any. It's quite possible that we're just not hanging out with a bendy enough crowd, but, frankly, this wasn't something we ever thought about until So…
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Calendar, Night&Day Work!

Work!

Most successful people — the ones you're jealous of — have one thing in common: They work really, really hard. Helmed by choreographer and dancer Sean Dorsey, the transgender and queer performance series known as the Fresh Meat Festival features…
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Calendar, Night&Day So You Think You Can Clog?

So You Think You Can Clog?

Every city gets the queer performance festival it deserves, and San Francisco is no exception. That is why there are highly skilled gay Appalachian clog dancers at the Fresh Meat Festival this year: We've been good. The festival brings together…
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Music, All Shook Down Kids, Meet Fox, Your New Dance Instructor

Kids, Meet Fox, Your New Dance Instructor

If there's a strong case to be made for boosting arts education in public schools, it has to be this: several attendees of the "So You Think You Can Dance" national tour (held at Oracle Arena on Friday) told…
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Calendar, Night&Day Try Not to Lose Your Head

Try Not to Lose Your Head

Hip hop dance has come a long way from the urban streets (and, shortly thereafter, the suburban bedrooms) of the '80s, showing up prominently and a wee disturbingly this year on prime time TV, when dancer Hok pretended he was…
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