Trolley Dances

San Francisco Street Dance and what you might find on the Trolley

From Union Square, to Golden Gate Park, to Fisherman’s Wharf, you never know where you’ll find street dance in San Francisco.  But every October, there’s a unique experience to board a trolley and uncover some truly original performances. Trolley Dances is in it’s 9th year and some of the finest performers in the area take part.  It’s…

Flash Mob

Flash Mob Moves in the Castro

Flash Mob paid tribute to Rhythm Nation this weekend with dancers donning black leather and powerful moves. The Castro was their encore destination in a day of street dance that stopped trains on the tracks.  The ‘F’ line had to pause for the four minute performance much to the delight of passengers.  Who are these impromptu…

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A Year in San Francisco

Touched and moved by Andrew Clancy’s A Year in New York, I set out to assemble my own video tribute to San Francisco. ‘We Don’t Eat’ by Irishman James Vincent McMorrow is a beautiful and awe-inspiring song. Using video I shot throughout the year, these images reflect the San Francisco I live and breathe every…

Anthony Rees

Highland Games – Rhythm of Dreams

The Highland Games is about more than hefting poles and tossing hammers.  It is the brilliant backdrop for a co-creative dance of artists and musicians each moving to their own rhythm. I am always moved by artists who want you to appreciate their vision and inspire you to feel the vibration that feeds their soul.  While…

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San Francisco’s Mayor Steps to Sunday Streets

Sunday Streets 2011 promises to be the longest season yet – with the street party offering up a double dose of entertainment in September.  It’s not yet on the website calendar, but organizers say September 18th will be the big day for Chinatown/North Beach.  There’s also a city-wide ping pong tournament about to be officially announced.…

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The Power of Music — Street People and Tourists unite in San Francisco

Music truly brings people together.  MJ’s Brass Boppers – a popular New Orleans-style brass band, takes to the street and everyone moves to the beat; following them on a beautiful journey down Market Street.  How fortunate am I to stumble on the scene with a Flip.  The popular brass band started out at Powell –…