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Reyhan Harmanci, May 19th, 2011
The New York Times Bay Area/The Bay Citizen
Alayo Dance Company-Credit: Austin Forbord
Lauren Gallagher, February 24th, 2011
San Francisco Examiner
Rebecca Niziol-Photo courtesy DREP
BY Ken Bullock, November 7th, 2010
San Francisco Classical Voice
BY Andrew Gilbert, May 20, 2010
In last year's sleeper hit film "Up In the Air,"George Clooney played Ryan Bingham, a corporate downsizer who's equally effective at slashing personalrelationships, severing tieshe considers so much unwanted baggage. Think of Pamela Z as the anti-Bingham. (READ MORE)
Pamela Z incorporates pieces from a variety of media into an evocative environment that investigates all manner of baggage.
photo by Lea Suzuki / The Chronicle
THIS WEEK: Sunday Pink, May 16, 2010
In the Mission Blog, TAKE FIVE: PAMELA Z
BY Laurie Buenafe Krsmanovic. May 18, 2010
BY Laurie Bushman
May 6, 2010
Arriving at Brava Theater Center to see Echo’s Reach (written and directed by Tim Barsky), I wasn’t sure what to expect from my first experience of Urban Circus Arts. As described by City Circus, Urban Circus Arts is “a cross platform performance discipline that unites traditional circus arts (acrobatics, aerial acts, and contortion) with 20th century urban art forms (breakdancing, parkour, and hip-hop).” And I discovered during this amazing show that these art forms blend together beautifully. (READ MORE)
BY Jason Victor Serinus
Bay Area musician/composer Pamela Z is doing her best to describe the premiere of the live version of Baggage Allowance. A living extension of a gallery installation currently on display at the Krannert Art Museum in Champaign, Illinois, the work will debut in Z Space at Project Artaud in San Francisco on May 20-23. Next to come is a Web component, which will go live sometime after the performance, the composer promises. (READ MORE)
BY Jean Schiffman
Every year the CubaCaribe Festival of Dance and Music chooses an overall theme. For this sixth year of the festival, the theme, "From Katrina to Gustav," was, as it turned out, prescient, with the recent devastating earthquake in Haiti following the hurricanes in New Orleans in 2005 and Haiti in 2008.
The participating artists, chosen through an application process, are not specifically required to address the natural disaster theme in their presentations; rather, the theme is reflected through a series of films and lectures that unify the three weekends of performances. (Other special events include master dance classes in Haitian folkloric and Afro-Cuban modern.) ...(READ MORE)
April 16-19, 2010
BY Jonathan Rhodes Lee
If you enjoy being dazzled by virtuoso musical fireworks, then the upcoming program by the American Bach Soloists is surely designed with you in mind.
The performances will include two fire-breathing concertos by Bach: the Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052, and the A-Minor Violin Concerto, BWV 1041. The instrumentalists will also be joined by soprano Mary Wilson for a secular cantata by Handel and a sacred motet by Vivaldi. It’s hard to imagine where the audience, never mind the performers, will find a chance to catch its breath with that repertoire on the docket. ...(READ MORE)
February 28, 2010
BY Jonathan Rhodes Lee
The American Bach Soloists’ presentation of the 1725 version of Bach’s St. John Passion brought to mind the 18th-century concept of the “sublime.” British essayist Joseph Addison defined this philosophical term as “an agreeable kind of horror.” I can do no better to describe the effect of such brilliant music, so lovingly performed by ABS on Sunday, gracing a story of such brutal violence. ..(READ ON)
Major anniversaries of a famous composer’s birth or death often occasion great fanfare, yet such honors are seldom accorded the anniversary of the publication of an individual piece. The year 2010 presents a notable exception, marking the 400th anniversary of the first printed edition of Claudio Monteverdi’s masterful Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610). This year’s first local commemoration, and likely one of the finest to be heard all year, comes courtesy of American Bach Soloists, which presents this masterwork in four performances Jan. 29–Feb. 1 in Belvedere, Berkeley, San Francisco, and Davis. ...(READ MORE)
BY Rachel Swan
January 13, 2010
Born out of rage and frustration, Tim Barsky's The Bright River: A Mass Transit Tour of the Afterlife takes a very old fable and hews it to current politics...(READ MORE)
BY Mary Ellen Hunt, Special to The Chronicle
January 23, 2010
It's always tricky when you mess with a ballet that many consider iconic, and it takes a steady hand to tackle the complexities of Igor Stravinsky, as the Savage Jazz Dance Company did with its premiere of "Agon," in the Laney College Theater on Thursday night...(READ MORE)
November 28, 2009
Krumping, clowning, strobing, turfing, breaking, locking. Few art forms boast as many subgenres as hip-hop dance. Though the differences between its various styles may be inscrutable to most people, mavens like Popin Pete of the seminal West Coast hip-hop dance crew the Electric Boogaloos have been known to split hairs over its terminology. “There are people who wave, and there are people who tut,” he told Dance Spirit Magazine last year. “They’re not popping.” ...(READ MORE)
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