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Theater and Dance

Grace Cathedral Hosts San Francisco Movement Arts Festival

The upcoming sixth annual San Francisco Movement Arts Festival will involve 300-plus performers, taking turns at 12 stations in Grace Cathedral that audiences are invited to visit at their leisure.
January 21, 2020

Gritty City Takes on Police Violence

An Oakland theatrical training program for youth of color, Gritty City Repertory Youth Theatre continues its take on thorny subject with ‘Black Salt.’
January 13, 2020

Shotgun Players Revive ‘Vinegar Tom’

This Caryl Churchill play is about 17th-century witch trials.
December 04, 2019

Ballet Afsaneh Dances Central Asian Traditions

Ballet Afsaneh focuses its artistic practices on traditional classical and folk repertory from Central Asia.
December 03, 2019

Hindu Epic Becomes Solo Show

Oakland’s Ubuntu Theater Project unveils a new stage version of The Mahabharata that is a much more pared down, intimate affair than the original.
November 08, 2019

Diablo Ballet Dance Swings Into the Season

Diablo Ballet’s A Swingin’ Holiday & More has become a much-welcomed part of the East Bay holiday offerings.
November 08, 2019

Sarah Bush Dance Projects Ask You to Suspend Your Disbelief

Sarah Bush explores what happens to material she develops outside that she then brings indoors for performance.
October 22, 2019

Berkeley Rep’s Johanna Pfaelzer Does It Her Way

The new artistic director of Berkeley Rep brings a commitment to new work and a diversity of voices and cultural experiences.
October 03, 2019

Dohee Lee Brings an Art Installation to Peralta Hacienda Park

Korean-born Dohee Lee, the highly trained dancer and musician steeped in Korean Shamanism, oversees the music, dance, storytelling, food, movement, art, and local performance ensembles in the park.
October 02, 2019

Lorri Holt Revives Her One-Woman Show on Sylvia Plath

The longtime actor and Berkeley resident turns on a dime in Who Killed Sylvia Plath, her 70-minute show at The Marsh in Berkeley.
September 12, 2019