DANCE/San Francisco
Cullberg Ballet

Oct 14-16, 8 pm
Oct 17, 5 pm

A rare U.S. appearance by the Cullberg Ballet, so if oddball modern ballet is your thing, here's your chance to catch it in Cali, without having to fly to Warsaw or Copenhagen. The company presents a mixed-repertory program featuring works by new Artistic Director Johan Inger, but the main draw is "Solo for Two."

Originally titled "Smoke," which actually makes more sense, "Solo for Two" is the intimate study of a couple whose memories are interwoven with their current conflicts. Excellent, if you like melancholy love duets, set to moody music by Estonian composers. If it is - move fast, because Cullberg is in town for three nights only. Well, three nights and one evening matinee.

Shown: "Solo for Two"

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 982-8522

“Amaramália Abandono”
Oct. 12-17, 8pm

Portugal's late beloved queen of fàdo, Amália Rodrigues, is celebrated in “Amaramália Abandono,” performed with profound poignancy by this brilliant company of 16 dancers of the Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporâneo. Starting with the voice that touched the soul of Portugal, contemporary choreographer Vasco Wellenkamp creates a revelatory work that captures the dramatic force of fàdo with vitality and theatricality.

Find it: The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street
New York, New York 10011
Get info: 212-868-4488

Find more dance events, in the OCT/NOV issue of "Arte Six".