The Cubans I met were energetic, ambitious, well-educated — and thoroughly stifled by a gerontocratic government that ruled through a combination of calibrated repression, impenetrable bureaucracy and tropical whimsy. What was permissible today might be outlawed tomorrow. I remember once reading a decree listing hundreds of occupations that citizens had briefly been permitted to practice as entrepreneurs — working for themselves, not the state — but that were again being put off-limits. Among them was “birthday party clown.”.
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Now branded as “beyond ballet,” the company on Saturday at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek seemed to have given itself over to a new era. It struck a well-chosen balance between the late choreographer’s work and the innovations of two young choreographers, and its dancers danced with a new athletic and dramatic conviction, looking at home in almost every dance they touched. Smuin’s interest in crossing genre boundaries is alive and well, but other artists are now leading the way. Louisville Ballet’s resident choreographer, Adam Hougland, set his “Cold Virtues” (2003) on the company this past fall, and on Saturday it hit all the right notes, and the company shined. Set to Philip Glass’ plangent Violin Concerto No. 1, the dance embodied the kind of virtues a chamber company needs — meaningful movement, inventive physicality and a complex understanding of the body in space and time.
Renowned hoofer Savion Glover, a last chance at eclectic artist Nina Katchadourian’s exhibit and some seriously good comedy top my Weekend Top 10 list for Jan, 4-7 and beyond), 1 Savion Glover: The artist once billed by no less a talent than Gregory Hines as “possibly the best tap dancer that has ever lived,” has a ton of creativity to go with his crazy skills, He always seems to be up to something captivating, This weekend, he taps into the SFJazz Center in San Francisco to perform alongside two of the best jazz drummers in the business, On Jan, 4-5, he shares the stage with Marcus Gilmore, who has jammed with everyone from Vijay Iyer to Chick Corea to Ravi Coltrane, On Jan, 6-7, Glover matches beats with Jack DeJohnette, famed for his work with Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew band, Keith Jarrett personalised black holdall - dance ballet break jazz cheerleader tap bag street- dance bag for girls - dance gift - competition and Dave Holland, among others, These should be compelling performances, but tickets are going fast..
To learn more about club, chartered in 1967, go to www.soroptimistnorthsanmateocounty.org. Applications are being accepted from commercial vendors, food concessionaires, nonprofits, and senior day exhibitors. Contest books are available online and will soon be available in select community centers and libraries around the county. The deadline to submit entries is May 5. Volunteers to be a gate greeter are also needed. For more detailed information, go to www.sanmateocountyfair.com. Presbyterian minister Rev. Walter Johnson, who served as a chaplain for Mills/Peninsula Hospital from 1965 until he retired in 1995, and then became a chaplain for Mission Hospice until he retired again in 2004, was honored with the 10th annual Lotus Award.