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Lady Camden brings LGBTQ spirit to Smuin Ballet

Lady Camden brings LGBTQ spirit to Smuin Ballet

By Philip Mayard

Former Smuin company dancer Rex Wheeler, a.k.a. Lady Camden, is rehearsing the lead role in "Santa Baby," a work created by late company founder Michael Smuin that will be the centerpiece of "The Christmas Ballet" LGBTQ+ Night on Thurs., Dec. 19.

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"Stomp," the so-called "international percussion sensation," played A.C.T.'s Geary Theater in San Francisco for eight performances last week, and Out There and a lot of vicarious percussionists were in the house.

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They were ready. Nothing short of a fire that could engulf Berkeley would have kept Cal Performances from presenting the Russian ballet "La Bayadere" in Zellerbach Hall last week.


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Cal Performances finally kicked off its season of major international performing arts last Friday night in Zellerbach Hall with a brilliant revival of Mark Morris' "Mozart Dances." I am glad to see it again.

By Philip Mayard | September 27, 2019

Choreographer James Kudelka is putting the final touches on his ballet "The Man in Black," the top-billed work on Smuin Contemporary Ballet's first program of the season.


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Garrett + Moulton Productions wowed us last Friday night. Their show packed the theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; the audience left exhilarated.


By Advertising Department | August 7, 2019

On August 29 and September 5, we'll present our annual two-part Fall Arts Preview issues. From the museums and galleries, to local theatre, -- our fall arts preview editions will cover it all.

By Jim Gladstone | August 6, 2019

When Tony Yazbeck takes the stage at Feinstein's at the Nikko on Aug. 15 & 16, you'll get the expected singing and storytelling, but you'll also get tap-dancing, a craft infrequently plied on the small-to-non-existent stages of cabaret venues.


By Paul Parish | July 23, 2019

This Sunday, July 28, San Francisco Ballet makes their only out-of-season performance for hometown fans during the long dry spell for balletomanes from May to November.

By Paul Parish | July 9, 2019

The image that probably comes to mind when you think of swans and ballet was the brainchild of Marius Petipa, the great 19th-century choreographer who brought "Swan Lake" back from oblivion.


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