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Dance to  the Music Dance to the Music Two local choreographers bring the songs onto the stage May 09, 2001
Talk Is Cheap Talk Is Cheap "The Hula Show," an evening of Hawaiian story and dance October 03, 2001

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Culture, Dance Collaborator


When I arrived in San Francisco light-years ago, Market Street was a sleepy boulevard dazed by bright light, occasional bursts of traffic, and packs of winos slumped in front of shuttered storefronts. People boasted about the two skyscrapers in town…
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Culture, Dance Flamenco Fever

Flamenco Fever

Last fall I went to see flamenco and Spanish dance at the tiny Eureka Theatre on Jackson, where a hint of stale popcorn still haunts the air from its days as a movie house. As the concert began, melancholy guitar…
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Culture, Dance The Tired Nut

The Tired Nut

It costs $1.5 million for 2 1/2 weeks of work for about 170 people, and it depends on fat bags, hats that look like wet dogs, weird harnesses, and 100 pounds of scrap paper in pieces slightly bigger than confetti.…
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Culture, Dance Outside  the Box

Outside the Box

Try to sneak choreographer Alonzo King into a categorical box, even in the role of iconoclast, and he turns impatient, almost testy. The tall, soft-spoken artistic director of Lines Ballet is the founder of the leading experimental ballet company in…
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Calendar, Night&Day Paufve's Moment

Paufve's Moment

Every once in a while, a local choreographer comes along who shatters the complacent run of things. Something about her work -- craft, wit, intelligence, a riveting perspective -- makes the viewer fall in love with dance again, the way…
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Culture, Dance The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple

They are the local dance world's odd couple -- two choreographers, about 10 years apart in age, staging concerts together for the last nine years, who are neither roommates nor romantic partners. They don't collaborate artistically. They're not even best…
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Culture, Dance Breath of Understanding

Breath of Understanding

Is dance a universal language that can be understood by anyone? Or is dance many languages with rules one has to first learn in order to understand and appreciate the various dialects? For the past 24 years, the San Francisco…
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Calendar, Night&Day French Connection

French Connection

Thank God for the French. It was the French, after all, who gave us Jean-Jacques Rousseau, haute couture, Michel Foucault, and pain au chocolat, for starters. Without these arbiters of taste, who would assert that food and sex are fine…
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Culture, Dance Life's a Beach

Life's a Beach

Out of the blue, choreographer Cheryl Chaddick's rabbit died last week. Buster had gone into the vet's for a routine something or other -- nothing he hadn't undergone before -- so Chaddick was aghast when the doctor called to tell…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hungry for Dance

Hungry for Dance

"Opinion No. 3:," choreographer Selene Colburn says, her voice flat and unadorned like a country girl's at a cow auction, "Rock 'n' roll is the ultimate populist art form." She is standing motionless during a piece called The Devotion Clusters.…
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Culture, Dance Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air

In Jess Curtis' upcoming Fallen, you won't find an ankle-deep sea of office paper and fake body parts onstage. You also won't see any imploding buildings projected onto the backdrop, nor does the choreographer use film clips of people running…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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