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Jessica Palopoli

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with playwright Melissa Ross, about the world premiere production of her play An Entomologist’s Love Story at SF Playhouse.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with choreographer Christy Funsch, about the premiere of Mother, Sister, Daughter, Marvel, a full-length work which celebrates the women of two distinct eras of San Francisco dance history. Featuring a cast of women/dance-makers over 40, Mother, Sister, Daughter, Marvel is inspired by the California Dancing Girls, one of the first all-women dance companies based in San Francisco in the 1910s.

Scott Shaw

This week on Open Air, KALW's radio magazine about the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with ODC Theater's new artistic director, Julie Potter, about the Theater's 2018 Season, which starts off with three performances of ‘Grandma’, a ‘live televisual, set in an American landscape of Twinkies and Wonderbread’, by New York artist Cori Olinghouse, who will also join the conversation. ‘Grandma’ runs February 15 - 17, 8pm at ODC Theater, 3153 17th Street in San Francisco.

George E. Baker

On this week’s densely packed Open Air, KALW’s weekly magazine for the performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with choreographer Kristin Damrow who shares details about her company’s production of ‘Eames’. This dance production is inspired by the life and iconic designs of Ray and Charles Eames (a painter and an architect respectively), who revolutionized the face of furniture design in the 1950s, and the lesser-known story about their relationship as husband and wife, and as collaborative business partners. ‘Eames’ runs from January 25-27 at ODC Theater in San Francisco.

Margo Moritz

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with RAWdance's Wendy Rein and Ryan T. Smith about ‘Double Exposure’, the company’s critically acclaimed program of duets by more than a dozen West Coast choreographers.

Sights & Sounds: Risa Jaroslow

Apr 20, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Dancer, choreographer Risa Jaroslow told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Nicole Klaymoon

Oct 20, 2016
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Dancer, choreographer, and educator Nicole Klaymoon told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

J. Norrena

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Music Director Ben Simon  about the upcoming concert of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, which includes the world premiere of a newly commissioned ‘Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra’ by composer Evan Price, who is also in the studio.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe has a conversation with dancer, actress and comedienne Ananda Bena-Weber who returns to her hometown with her solo show, Fancifool!, on stage at Z Below through June 14. Also, information about the annual Walking Distance Festival on June 5 and 6, which kicks off ODC 2015 season; and about the upcoming concert of the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony on June 6 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Plus, tenor Bryan Hymel discusses his upcoming debut at San Francisco Opera as Aeneas in Berlioz’ epic work Les Troyens. Joining him is conductor Donald Runnicles who leads the production, which opens on June 7.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, June 4 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime... 

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to Isabel Yrigoyen and Marc Bamuthi Joseph about the  Performance Festival at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, which is part of the "Bay Area Now 7" festival that continues through October; choreographers Pearl Marill and Randee Paufve discuss their contributions to the  “Music Moves” festival at ODC; and cellist Dmitri Atapine joins us in studio to talk about the concluding weekend of concerts by the presenters of Music@Menlo.  Plus, our regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson reviews the movie “A Most Wanted Man” and offers ideas for things to do with visitors to San Francisco.  Open Air with David Latulippe ~ originally broadcast on August 7, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

This week, pianist Jeffrey Siegel returns to talk about his latest Keyboard Conversation project:  “The Romanticism of the Russian Soul”; Wayne Hazzard & Dudley Flores share details about Bay Area Dance Week, and Paul Dresher and Amy X Neuberg talk about their upcoming concert at the ODC Theater.  Open Air with David Latulippe ~ 4/17/14 at 1pm.

This week, host David Latulippe talks with Rosanna Gamson, creator of 'Layla Means Night', a provocative new work based on the Scheherazade legend that creates a Middle Eastern haunted house over all three floors of ODC Theater. The original score is created by Persian master musicians Houman Pourmehdi and Pirayeh Pourafar, who will be performing live in the studio, together with singer Alireza Shahmohammadi. Plus, conductor Joshua Gersen and producer and journalist Steven C. Smith, who is an expert on film composer Bernard Herrmann,  discuss live performances by the San Francisco Symphony accompanying classic Hitchcock films.  And Peter Robinson offers some background on the Halloween holiday and traditions.  Open Air, originally broadcast on Thursday October 31 -Halloween- at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.