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Recent Writing

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Here is some of my most recent writing.

Ugly is beautiful in Wayne McGregor's Eden/Eden at SFB. (CC Times)

The earth moves for Alvin Ailey's Renee Robinson. (SF Chronicle)

What's on William Forsythe's mind? (CC Times)

Yuri Possokhov's Firebird brings out the goofy romantic streak. (CC Times)

I profile Ronn Guidi, who's valiantly trying to revive Oakland Ballet. (KQED-Spark)

The amazing ceramic pieces of Shuji Ikeda. (KQED-Spark)

A whole lotta shakin' going on at the SF Hip Hop Festival. (In Dance)

Where are our black ballet stars? (CC Times)

So how dead is ballet?  I look at the age-old question again. (CC Times)

Giddy spinning at San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker. (CC Times)

It's Tales of the City, musical style, in Jay Kuo's new Homeland. (KQED-Arts)

Picture The George W. Bush Story as Kabuki and you have The Forest War. (KQED-Arts)

We bid a fond farewell to John Santos' Machete Ensemble at the SF Jazz Festival. (KQED-Arts)

Diablo Ballet's new Cinderella gets off the ground. (CC Times)

SF's own Kamikaze Ground Crew comes home to the SF Jazz Festival. (KQED-Arts)

Arturo Sandoval is one of the biggest stars in Afro-Cuban jazz, and his concert at the Herbst showed why. (KQED-Arts)

Stew's new musical, at Berkeley Rep, is more than Passing Strange, but it's also passing beautiful. (KQED-Arts)

Why you have to see Israel's Batsheva Dance Company. (CC Times)

The Age of Chaos -- is it almost over, or are we just starting?? I review Gamelan Sekar Jaya's Kali Yuga. (CC Times)

I had a hard time enjoying myself at Theatre of Yugen's experimental Noh Pressure Cooker.  (KQED-Arts)

"Would you overthrow your government?" C'mon, David Dorfman, ask me a tough question.  (KQED-Arts)

A chat with Smuin Ballet's effervescent Courtney Hellebuyck.  (CC Times)

My look at the upcoming fall season.  (CC Times)

The elegant Super Vision is as beautiful as it is disturbing. See it now. (KQED-Arts)

A look at some of the later programs for West Wave Dance Festival. (KQED-Arts)

How do I feel about the bare-all Dandelion Dance Theater show Anicca? (KQED-Arts)

West Wave's Dance Festival gives me a splash in a hot summer. (Contra Costa Times)

I dive into the world of radio for the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. (KALW)

Aurora Theatre's Permanent Collection makes me ask, what price art at Philly's Barnes Foundation? (KQED Arts)

SFB's Yuri Possokhov wonders what's next for him when we chatted for Ballet-Dance Magazine.

This month's BDM also has my review of Inbal Pinto's Oyster, from last spring.

I profile Gang Situ and Chicano Teatro headRush for the KQED SPARK Website.

At Cal Performances, Rick Miller's Bigger Than Jesus is lapsed Catholic heaven. (KQED Arts)


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