Dance

Bearing it all

Keith Hennessy offers a work-in-progress showing of solo 'Bear/Skin'
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DANCE Whatever else Keith Hennessy's homespun ritual Bear/Skin offered its audience last Wednesday night at the Joe Goode Annex, it brought the rain. One night's worth fell on the thirsty ground and into a record-making drought, displaying itself marvelously on the clothes and flattened hair of the last audience members to wander in as Hennessy walked about the postindustrial performance space in fuchsia track shorts prepping the show, his first solo since 2008's Bessie-winning Crotch.Read more »

Beat it

Fall nightlife season is heating up, with Ten Walls, Tiara Sensation, Basic Soul Unit, Hercules and Love Affair, Daniel Wang, Art Beats, and more 

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SUPER EGO Just a wee bit battered and still fried from Folsom Street Fair, but there's no rest for the deliciously wicked. This coming weekend is wall-to-wall party time.

 

HYPERDUB ANNIVERSARY

Beloved UK bass label celebrates 10 years of intelligent rumblings with the fantastic Kode9, DJ Spinn and Taso, and Scratcha DVA.

Wed/24, 9:30pm, $12.50 advance. Mighty, 119 Utah, SF. www.mighty119.com

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Soaring to the heights

Garrett + Moulton Productions triumph with 'The Luminous Edge'

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Stream of movement

Liss Fain turns to Faulkner for 'The Imperfect is Our Paradise'

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Local movers

FALL ARTS 2014 Looking ahead to a outstanding season of Bay Area dance

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In tune

Dancers explore fresh rhythms at the Music Moves Festival

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DANCE If you have attended any ODC Theater presentations in the last couple of years, chances are you'll recognize Christy Bolingbroke. Until recently, she was the ODC Theater director, and the one who welcomed audiences with unmatched enthusiasm. Now that she has added ODC deputy director for advancement to her title, she will be able to pour even more energy into two of her passions: performance and connecting audiences with it.Read more »

Great leaps forward

Emerging choreographers present new works at SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts' SPF7

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DANCE What the future holds for the most recent crop of dancer-choreographers to graduate from SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts' Resident Artist Workshop remains to be seen. They may return to the comfort of the studio space at the Garage on Bryant Street for another session of work, work, work. Others might strike out on their own locally, while a few may take off for places like Amsterdam and Lisbon, as other RAW grads have done.Read more »

New classics

Melody Takata brings traditional Japanese dance into the 21st century, plus a benefit for SF dance vet Enrico Labayen

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DANCE It took Los Angeles-born Melody Takata, founder and artistic director of Japantown's GenRyu Arts, four years to convince her parents to let her study dance. It was her older sister's "fault" — she had studied ballet for a while but didn't like it and stopped. "So my parents didn't want to go through that experience again," Takata remembered. But Takata was living in a Japanese American community that embraced traditional arts, and ballet wasn't what she had in mind.Read more »

Meta-morphosis

Arianne MacBean's dance-theater Big Show Co. scrutinizes the creative process

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DANCE Visiting from Los Angeles, the Berkeley-born Arianne MacBean introduced the Bay Area to her Big Show Co. via two works. The elaborately titled The People Go Where the Chairs Are dates from 2012; the more condensed present tense was a world premiere. Both pieces intrigued by putting on stage the process the artists go through trying to give life and shape to something inchoate.Read more »

Modern times

Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts take on communication in the digital age

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DANCE Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts' zany Number Zero (a space opera) is truly a piece for our times. These days, we spend more hours communicating, or at least trying to, through electronic media rather than with real human beings. We order books online, talk with our mothers via email, and set up our dates through Twitter. Most of us don't think twice about what this does to our nervous systems, not to mention to our hearts. The clever, witty, and chaotic Number Zero offers a corrective. Sort of.Read more »