Tag: san francisco

The Dirt with Alonzo King LINES Ballet's Kara Wilkes

Majestic yet modest, ethereal yet grounded: It’s no wonder that chameleon-like Kara Wilkes has become one of Alonzo King LINES Ballet’s MVPs since joining the company nearly five years ago. A Wisconsin native, she danced with Milwaukee Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre (now Charlotte Ballet) and Victor Ullate Ballet in Spain before landing at LINES […]

It's Time for the San Francisco Dance Film Festival!

Hi SF! Sometimes we dancers overlook your awesome, innovative dance scene because we’re too focused on what’s going on in NYC and L.A. But nothing helps us zoom in on the city by the bay better than the annual San Francisco Dance Film Festival. Every day I’m…jumping in a desert filled with balloons. (Differ.e.n.t., directed […]

Don't Miss the Latest Dance Documentary

If you live in San Francisco, don’t miss director Cecilio Asuncion’s cool, new dance film, which premieres at the end of this month. Sayaw is a feature-length documentary that follows the journey of Filipino choreographer Jay Loyola as he prepares his dance company to audition for a spot in the prestigious, not-to-be-missed San Francisco Ethnic […]

ODC's Bicycle Ballet

If you were lucky enough to be hanging out in front of the San Francisco Public Library one morning about a year ago, you might have seen a bizarrely mesmerizing work of performance art. It involved several dancers and a “frankenbike”—an ingeniously engineered bicycle with a park bench attached to it. It’s hard to describe […]