The total is edging toward $4 million, pushing the production toward San Francisco Opera-style spending levels. And why is this happening? Because Packard is a lifelong Mozart nut, whose Harvard doctoral thesis concerned Linear A, a writing system in ancient Crete — which is where “Idomeneo” is set. So Packard cherry-picked Mozart expert George Cleve as conductor and brought in the ballet’s Dennis Nahat as choreographer. He even translated the supertitles from the Italian, and wrote new software to synchronize them with the musical score — all this at the California Theatre, whose $75 million restoration was guided a few years back by Packard.
At the dance parties, all teachers participate and encourage their students, They also keep a watchful eye out to see whose moves may need some finessing, “If we see someone going ‘astray,’ we know what we need to tackle in the next lesson, Mostly we encourage everyone to dance with each other, to get that feeling of variety,” says Garcia, On any given week, the husband-and-wife team will coach approximately 75 students, ranging in age from 8 to 80, Prospective dancers primarily come ballet leotards in bulk from the West Valley region, but several travel from Watsonville, Santa Cruz and other locales, Though at any time a select few students may be tuning up for competitions, the overwhelming majority are amateurs looking for an enjoyable way to get (and stay) fit, change up their exercise routine, and push beyond their comfort zone, The chance to make new friends is an added benefit, says Truong..
Court records reveal Wade posted bail July 19. Reached by phone Saturday, Wade declined to offer a statement. McPike was arrested for possession of child pornography Wednesday with bail set at $25,000, according to the Solano County booking log. An arraignment date has yet to be scheduled, according to Solano County Court records. Judy Barkett, senior vice president of Venue Tech, the company contracted with the city of Vacaville to manage the Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, offered a statement on the arrests of the two former employees.
CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing these photos on a mobile device, Did you hear that?, Well, let me explain to the rest of the Bay Area – and possibly the rest of the western United States as well – what that astoundingly loud sound was coming from Oracle Arena in Oakland, It was the reaction from the sold-out crowd when BTS — aka, the hottest music act on the planet — took the stage on Wednesday (Sept, 12), Wow, Just wow, Earlier generations had Beatlemania, Backstreet pride and Bieber fever, But it’s been a long time since we’ve seen anything as passionate (and downright loud) as the BTS Army, which showed up in full ballet leotards in bulk force for the one Bay Area stop of the band’s hugely successful North American tour..
The Vermont quartet opened the show with a careful run through “The Line,” which hails from Phish’s most recent studio album, last year’s “Fuego,” and then got funky with the old favorite “The Moma Dance.”. After delivering pleasant versions of three newish songs — “Kill Devil Falls,” “Yarmouth Road” and “Undermind” — Phish finally kicked the first set into high gear with the anthem “Free,” which gave way to an even-better “Reba” (although the popular whistled part of the song was rather weak this time around).