November 1, 2008

Culture Witness: Opera and Popcorn

“Opera and Popcorn” — the new HD Live at the Met simulcast operas at a cinema near you. Review of the spectacular “Salome” of Karita Mattila […]
September 1, 2008

The Cuban Ballet Revolution and Its Stars — Lorena Feijoo and Jose Manuel Carreno

“What Would We Do Without Them? The Cuban Dance Revolution and its  Stars Lorena Feijoo and Jose Manuel Carreño.” A portrait of two of the major […]
August 1, 2008

Culture Witness: Frida Kahlo at SF MOMA

A great retrospective with many photographs of Frida Link:  
July 1, 2008

Culture Witness: Shen Wei Dance Arts

Puzzles and Wonders: Sacre du Printemps and Near the Terrace, at Cal Performances Link:  
July 1, 2008

Cuban Ballerina Sisters Lorena and Lorna Feijoo

I talked to both ballet stars and wrote their portrait. The cover story in Four Seasons Magazine, Issue 2, 2008, can only be read in print. […]
May 1, 2008

Paris – Plus Ça Change

May 2008  —  Springtime in Paris: Cafés and Arts Link:  
December 1, 2007

Culture Witness: Pina Bausch in Berkeley Again

Review of her piece Ten Chi, created in Japan:  
October 3, 2007

Commonwealth Club, San Francisco

“Gertrude and Alice – The Centennial of a Controversial Relationship”. Renate Stendhal interviewed by Cynthia Lee Katona, author of Book Savvy, a handbook for students and […]
September 9, 2007

The Mechanics’ Institute, San Francisco

Charmed Circle Tea Readings GERTRUDE AND ALICE: 100 YEARS, 100 ROSES, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Gertrude Stein meeting Alice B. Toklas. Charmed Circle performance at […]
August 2, 2007

Dallas Museum of Art,

“The Société Anonyme Modernism for America”. Panel discussion “Icons of Collecting : Powerful Women and Modern Art” (Katherine Dreier, Hilla von Rebay and Gertrude Stein.)