The following presentations were also made at the event. • Our Common Ground won the San Francisco 49ers R.C. “Alley Oop” Owens “Don’t Quit” Award. • West Bay Christian Academy received the Gordy Soltau San Francisco 49ers Special Recognition Award. • Woodside High School was presented the Coach Ben Parks Community Service Award. • Henry Ford Elementary School captured the Henry “Model T” Ford Caring for Kids Award. • Laly Madero, a student at Woodside High School, earned the Eason Ramson Celebrate a Drug-Free Life Award.
“Petrouchka” also wasn’t what it purported to be, While last year one could chalk up its weaknesses to newness, this year it is clear that Isabelle Fokine, who staged this production and is granddaughter of choreographer Michel Fokine, has failed to translate the work’s central influences: Russian mysticism, 19th-century symbolist poetry and early film’s influence on swift, random crowd action, The set design, after the Alexander Benois original, ineptly boxes in the stage, and the static clusters of over-eager corps looked like extras at the Stahlbaums’ party in “Nutcracker.” I heard someone in my row liken them personalised black holdall - dance ballet break jazz cheerleader tap bag street- dance bag for girls - dance gift - competition to feckless supernumeraries at the opera, Sadly, it was true..
All academy classes are held at Diablo Theatre Company’s Firehouse studios, 1948 Oak Park Blvd. in Pleasant Hill. Visit www.diablotheatre.com for registration details and class information. George Hammond from Humanities West returns to discuss the American expatriates who pushed the boundaries of artistic expression and the city that inspired them. Hammond has been a popular speaker, offering a 50-minute preview of Humanities West’s two-day interdisciplinary programs on a variety of subjects.
CYS Senior Soloist Concert: The California Youth Symphony presents a concert featuring the four personalised black holdall - dance ballet break jazz cheerleader tap bag street- dance bag for girls - dance gift - competition winners of the annual CYS Senior Soloist Competition: Helen Wu, Janice Gho, Andrew Chang will and Jonathan Lin, May 17, 2:30 p.m, Flint Center, DeAnza College, Cupertino, $10-$15, 650-325-6666, cys.org, Santa Clara Chorale: The chorale performs Mozart’s “Vespers” and Faure’s “Requiem.” May 16, 8 p.m, Mission Santa Clara, University of Santa Clara campus, $5-$30, scc.org..
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. The Anderson Collection: Works by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston, Ellsworth Kelly, Terry Winters, Sean Scully and Vija Celmins. “Loose in Some Real Tropics: Robert Rauschenberg’s “Stoned Moon” Projects, 1969–70,” through March 16. “She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World,” through May 4. “Promised Land: Jacob Lawrence at the Cantor,” April 1 through Aug. 3. “500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum,” May 27 through Aug. 24. “Piranesi’s Paestum: Master Drawings Uncovered,” Aug. 19 through Nov. 30. “Artists at Work,” Sept. 9 through Jan. 18, 2016. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays; Thursdays till 8 p.m. Cantor Arts Center, Stanford campus, off Palm Drive at Museum Way. 650-723-4177 or museum.stanford.edu.