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Calendar, Night&Day Pelton Wuz Here

Pelton Wuz Here

Adolf Hitler and Virginia Woolf, Civil War soldiers and circus freaks have all materialized in the dances of Stephen Pelton, a modernist with a keen appreciation for history and human foibles. In The Hurdy-Gurdy Man (1998), Pelton was Hitler. Dressed…
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Culture, Dance Shut Up and Dance

Shut Up and Dance

You have to wonder whether dance theater auteur Joe Goode ever cringes at the epidemic of text-in-dance his success has set off in the Bay Area. Everywhere you turned during the ninth annual Summerfest/dance series, dancers just couldn't keep their…
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Culture, Stage Sweet Millennial Cheer

Sweet Millennial Cheer

If I'm reading our general mood right, the 21st century is about to dawn in America with the same unfounded optimism that ushered in the 20th. Most of us who aren't raving, apocalyptic millenarians have to admit to feeling --…
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Culture, Stage

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Where the Wild Things Are "Animal Acts." Directed by Stephen Pelton. Performed by the Stephen Pelton Dance Theater, featuring Pelton, Private Freeman, and Katie Moremen. Music by Odile Lavault and Charlton Lee. At Z Space Studio, 1360 Mission (at 10th…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night & Day

Wednesday April 14 Tony! Tony! Tony! Millennial anxiety is spectacularly realized in Tony Kushner's two-part theatrical epic Angels in America, when, at the end of the first part, an angel crashes through a Manhattan ceiling to visit a young man…
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Stage

The Story of Miyo Miyo in the Middle. Choreography and text by Kimiko Guthrie-Kupers. At Theater Artaud, 450 Florida (at 17th Street), April 23-26. Call 621-7797. Dance creates mood and elaborates emotional and social nuance; it doesn't do plots. Without…
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