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November 1, 2009

Report from a Trip Home: A Discovery in Germany

Article at http://www.scene4.com/archivesqv6/nov-2009/1109/renatestendhal-i1109.html  
September 1, 2009

Portrait of Sculptor Louise Bourgeois

My portrait of the provocative artist has appeared in print, in the Arts and Culture section of Four Seasons Magazine, Issue 3, 2009, titled “Spider Woman”. http://magazine.fourseasons.com/articles/global/interest/arts_culture/spider_woman/My […]
September 1, 2009

Homage to the late Pina Bausch

My memories of the great creator of dance theater in Germany go back to my school days. I saw her still dancing in “The Green Table” […]
August 14, 2009

Culture Witness: Brave New Met

Review of the beautiful Anna in Verdi’s “La Traviata” (staged by Marta Domingo)  at http://www.scene4.com/archivesqv6/aug-2009/html/renatestendhal0809.html. Is Anna Netrebko the new ultimate Violetta Verdy? Article link Anna […]
August 1, 2009

Member of She Writes

I am part of an exciting new site — www.shewrites.com — where women writers gather and exchange ideas, news, skills. I joined a number of discussion […]
June 1, 2009

Culture Witness: Change at the Helm of Cal Performances

Full Interview with Robert Cole who retires from his spectacular stewardship of over 20 years. http://www.scene4.com/archivesqv6/jul-2009/html/renatestendhal0709.html Robert Cole, conductor for Mark Morris and The Hard Nut, […]
June 1, 2009

Culture Witness: Brave New Met: Brilliance and Kitsch

June 1, 2009 Review “Brave New Met: Brilliance and Kitsch” Two Divas, Anna Netrebko and Renée Fleming — worlds apart. Direct link: http://www.scene4.com/archivesqv6/jun-2009/html/renatestendhal0609.htm Lucia and the Specter […]
May 1, 2009

Essential to Life: Robert Cole’s 23 Years at Cal Performances

Essential to Life: Robert Cole reflects on 23 years at the helm of Cal Performances Article in California Magazine, May-June Link: http://alumni.berkeley.edu/news/california-magazine/may-june-2009-go-bare/essential-life Robert Cole and his […]
April 28, 2009

Seven Stages of Lesbian Desire (What’s Truth Got to Do With It?)

Seven Stages of Lesbian Desire ( What’s Truth Got to Do With It?) by Renate Stendhal As a young lesbian, I was notoriously afraid of bed […]
April 1, 2009

Culture Witness: Swan Lake/ Swan Rock in SF

Review of San Francisco Ballet’s new “Swan Lake” with Cuban superstar Lorena Feijoo. Article Link: http://www.scene4.com/archivesqv6/apr-2009/html/renatestendhal-b0409.html Lorena Feijoo rehearsing Swan Lake with choreographer Helgi Tomasson