Dance: Twyla Tharp’s 50th Anniversary Tour Presents “Preludes and Fugues” and “Yowzie” at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts through October 4

By Jane Rosenberg There is no choreographer who draws meaning from the simplest gestures as well as the masterful Twyla Tharp. No one gets more out of a flexed foot, the cock of a head, or the pitch of a shoulder. It is the way she achieves these seemingly effortless gestures that is at the… Read More Dance: Twyla Tharp’s 50th Anniversary Tour Presents “Preludes and Fugues” and “Yowzie” at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts through October 4

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Ballet: The San Francisco Ballet’s “Nutcracker”

By Jane Rosenberg Last Wednesday my twenty-three-year-old daughter surprised me with matinee tickets to the San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker, on view through December 27 at the War Memorial Opera House. Premiering in 2004 and choreographed by Helgi Tomasson, the company’s artistic director (and a famous alumni of New York City Ballet), this production offers as… Read More Ballet: The San Francisco Ballet’s “Nutcracker”