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Calendar, Night&Day Balanchine's Return

Balanchine's Return

San Francisco Ballet's final program of the season, "Program 8," honors groundbreaking choreographers and composers of the 20th century with a triple bill of works by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins to music by Igor Stravinsky, Philip Glass, and…
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Film, Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq film review

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq film review

Aplomb is basic to ballet, so obviously it matters a lot to ballet movies. Nancy Buirski's documentary accordingly suggests that the true story of Tanaquil Le Clercq — the story of a great ballerina paralyzed by polio — is only…
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Calendar, Night&Day Without Borders

Without Borders

Wayne McGregor, commander of the Order of the British Empire and resident choreographer for the Royal Ballet, is known for physically demanding work that draws on surprising and wide-ranging collaborators, from architects to neuroscientists. Thanks to S.F. Ballet, two of…
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Culture, Stage


Past Perfect Hydriotaphia, or The Death of Dr. Browne: An Epic Farce About Death and Primitive Capital Accumulation in Five Scenes. Written by Tony Kushner. Directed by Ethan McSweeny. Starring Jonathan Hadary, Anika Noni Rose, Shelley Williams, Rod Gnapp, and…
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Culture, Stage

Catch the Moon

It's not often an authentic work of genius comes our way. But until Jan. 21, we've got one in West Side Story. With a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the touring production…
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