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Making a pointe: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo returns to Zellerbach Hall

Making a pointe: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo returns to Zellerbach Hall

By Philip Mayard

Dancer Joshua Thake's life journey has brought him from rural Massachusetts to some of the world's most revered stages as a member of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the celebrated all-male drag ballet troupe.

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By Philip Mayard | January 18, 2022

When Lady Camden sashayed into the spotlight for the first time on RuPaul's Drag Race in the Season 14 premiere, proudly proclaiming, "Hello, you sexy bitches!," drag aficionados got to meet one of Northern California's most uniquely talented queens.

By Paul Parish | December 14, 2021

SF Ballet's new production of Helgi Tomasson's 'Nutcracker' shines, with principal dancers and soloists even in minor roles acting on a par with the dancing. Also, advance coverage of Mark Morris Dance Group this weekend at Zellerbach Hall.


By Brian Bromberger | December 14, 2021

It's always a daunting gamble to remake an acknowledged classic especially decades after the original, but Steven Spielberg has defied the odds, reinventing and rejuvenating the 1961 ten-time Oscar winner 'West Side Story.'

By Philip Mayard | November 30, 2021

Caleb Teicher & Company amake their Bay Area debut at Zellerbach Hall on Dec. 5 with 'More Forever,' a jazz/tap/Lindy Hop ensemble work, performed in a 24-foot sandbox with a live original score, composed and performed by virtuoso pianist Conrad Tao.


By Philip Mayard | November 23, 2021

Having originated and performed the role of Drosselmeyer in Mark Foehringer's Nutcracker Sweets for 13 years, this year, Fisher will step down as a performer to serve as the production's Artistic Associate and Rehearsal Director.

By Jim Provenzano | October 12, 2021

After five years as Artistic Director of AXIS Dance Company, choreographer Marc Brew closes his tenure with a new disability-inclusive dance about finding home; all before he'll soon be moving to his own new home in the UK with his partner.


By Jim Gladstone | October 5, 2021

'Dear San Francisco: A High Flying Love Story' officially opens a residential run at Club Fugazi on October 12, but previews audiences are already raving. Creator Gypsy Snider talks about the new acrobatic show.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | September 14, 2021

Circus Bella is now in the Bay Area offering the excitement of a circus in their new live shows taking place at various Bay Area parks. Two members of the company are out and proud members of the LGBTQ community.


By Jim Provenzano | September 12, 2021

With a blend of the comic, erotic and intellectual, Baloney SF, the "all-male" burlesque review, finally returns to Oasis' stage for its seventh season.

By Philip Mayard | August 31, 2021

Our dance community's performers, choreographers and administrators have shown an incredible amount of creativity and resiliency over the past year and a half, and are planning an incredible range of in-person and virtual events for the 2021 fall season.


By Philip Mayard | August 24, 2021

Amid limitations in dance and theater, for Joe Goode, it seems natural that his company will kick off San Francisco's fall dance season with 'A Time of Change,' a site-specific world premiere staged in indoor and outdoor locations around the Haight.

By Jim Provenzano | August 17, 2021

Like many art forms, dance concerts have been put on hold until recently. Amy Seiwert and ODC Theater present their 11th Sketch series of works in progress, August 27-29 at ODC Theater and online.


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