Yerba Buena Center for the Performing Arts

Smuin Ballet - Dance Series Two

Another shot of Helen Pickett’s choreography with the Smuin Ballet’s current offering

This piece, which speaks to a sense of loss and dislocation, is not without bits of complete silliness. Performed by six dancers, it relies on traveling moves and carries to create interesting geometries.

Opera Parallele Revives Dystopian Worlds

If there’s another soprano capable of performing a double mastectomy while singing, please rise.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts announces new programming for 2012-2013

The Big Ideas are: ENCOUNTER: Engaging the social context; SOAR: The search for meaning; REFLECT: Considering the personal; and DARE: Innovations in art, action, audience.

Kronos Quartet: New music at its best

As a performance piece, Flow comes into its own and positively shimmers, much like the edges of a Rothko painting. The long rests between the short musical gestures give the listener breathing space, which is a rarity in any concert hall.
American Conservatory Theater

Stark Theater Beat

This week in San Francisco Bay Area Theater: Buried Child at San Jose Stage, A Doctor in Spite of Himself at Berkeley Rep, Green Whales at Renegade Theatre Experiment, The Great Gatsby at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Higher at A.C.T.
Yerba Buena Center for the Performing Arts

Revisiting Gatsby with Ensemble Parallele

Exquisite costumes, imaginative lighting, and video artistry evidence the incredible work poured into this production. Particularly compelling were the set designs, which were dominated by architectural components.