These gifts were on full display Friday night at Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall when the company appeared on a Cal Performances program. The sleek, powerful ensemble that includes former Lines Ballet dancer Brett Conway and represents several continents is a lanky and highly articulate troupe as refined as the best ballet dancers and as muscularly sensual as top-flight modern movers. But it was also a flawed evening of work that demonstrates how difficult it is to combine heady abstraction with visceral expression and how easily imagery can edge toward self-consciousness. Sometimes, on delivery, it can already feel dated.
The Peninsula was well represented, Seen giving the dancers a standing ovation were Smuin board members David Berger, Lee Baxter, Dell Larsen, Edie and husband Bob Kirkwood, new board member Maria and Nersi Nazari, as well as Christine Suppes, Alan and wife Carol Kaganov, Merillyn Noren and Clement and An Chen ballet shoes - ballet slippers - dance - snow globe - ornament - in the hoop - digital embroidery design with their daughter Patti Chen, Smuin Ballet will be performing its “Untamed Dance Series” today through Sunday at the Mountain View Performing Arts Center, Email Janet Duca Norton at society@ dailynewsgroup.com..
Car shows, Culinary Crawl this summer. PITTSBURG — Old Town Pittsburg continues its free summer car shows and Culinary Crawls in the downtown area on Thursdays. The next car show is set for June 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. on Third and Sixth streets. Culinary Crawls are also set on alternate Thursdays throughout the summer. Lumpy’s Diner will offer foods — mini appetizers and specials — on June 18. Purchase tickets at the Railroad Book Depot at 650 Railroad Ave. Tickets are $10 each.
There also will be health screenings and other activities at the free event, which will take place from 11 a.m, to 5 p.m, Among the veterans expected to attend is Eddie Fung, now 91 and believed to be the only Chinese-American soldier captured by the Japanese during World War II, Fung, who lives in Santa Cruz, was serving with a battalion of all Texans when he was captured in Java in March ballet shoes - ballet slippers - dance - snow globe - ornament - in the hoop - digital embroidery design 1942, He was sent to work on the notorious Burma Railway, where about 100,000 laborers died, including more than 12,000 Allied prisoners..
Sajak, 66, who has hosted the show since 1981, originally told Griffin he thought Vanna was too green, too nervous. Griffin didn’t care. He saw something timeless in Vanna, and America would come to see it, too. “Vanna’s genuine,” Sajak said backstage before a taping. “There’s very little she does other than touch letters and point at lovely prizes. But at the end of the show, we spend 20 or 30 seconds chatting about her cat or her shoes or whatever and over 30 years, those things add up. People get the sense that she’s a nice person.”.