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GOLDIES 2012 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: Frank Shawl and Victor Anderson, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center

GOLDIES John Cage and Merce Cunningham, Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, and Fayard and Harold Nicholas are among the dance world's most famous couples....

GOLDIES 2012: Joe Landini and the Garage

GOLDIES Choreographer, impresario, and arts advocate Joe Landini likes to say yes. "It's my philosophy to start that way," the founder and artistic director...

Rare talent

RAWdance's intriguing evening of performance

Birds of pray

A world premiere offers a unique take on Philippine dance

Twin stars

A stellar duet highlights Alonzo King LINES Ballet's 'Constellation'

Close encounters

Local and visiting companies explore darkness and light

Keep digging

Muscle memory takes center stage at flawed 'Spaceholder Festival'

Flow motion

Expressive dancing and high-concept themes at Zhukov Dance Theatre

Fly, on the wall

'Niagara Falling' takes to the air to take on the recession

Beyond the curtain

Karen Kilimnik challenges ballet archetypes in 'Dance Rehearsal'

Eclectic electric

'Constants & Variables' and a rewarding evening of dance

Styles for miles

FALL ARTS PREVIEW: Ballet, hula, modern, and more on fall's vast dance slate

Back to the land

Dance meets travelogue in Alex Ketley's vibrant No Hero

Walk this way

ODC's Walking Distance fest offers a weekend packed with locals and guests


New works by Nicole Klaymoon's Embodiment Project and Joe Goode Performance Group explore the intricacies of living spaces

A different world

New venues and a line-up offering bold, sophisticated twists on tradition energize the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

Head of the (dance) class

Students and alumni celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts

International movement

Dancers from Oakland, Cuba, Switzerland, and more represent at the San Francisco International Arts Festival

Soul to solo

Movement melds with music in David Zambrano's Soul Project

Dancing in the deep

Art and science meet and mingle in Capacitor's 'Okeanos'

Past, present, future

Choreographers Robert Moses and Sean Dorsey discuss their new, history-inspired works


Dancer-choreographers work through the pros and cons of getting older in Jess Meets Angus

Revealing the future

New works shine alongside classics in a fitting tribute to Alvin Ailey's legacy

The great unknown

Together over 30 years, Eiko and Koma are still investigating the secrets of the universe