Tandy Beal & Company of Santa Cruz, Calif., was the hardest hit of all Bay area dance organizations during the October earthquake. Beal's company lost its offices, together with computers, typewriters and other materials in a matter of seconds, and its building was severely damaged while Cafezinho, the coffeehouse Beal & Company opened in April 1986 to generate additional revenue, had to be demolished.
Nonetheless, the company is trying to meet its concert commitments. It recommenced performance in January and will appear in San Francisco's Herbst Theater in March. Beal will receive some relief from the Arts Recovery Fund . . . The American Conservatory Theater of San Francisco will operate out of the Stage Door Theater while repairs are made to its home, the Geary Theater, damaged in the earthquake.- PATRICK DUPOND, 30, renowned French danseur, has been appointed to succeed Rudolf Nureyev as director of the Paris Opera Ballet. However, tough negotiations are going on between French officials and the Russian dancer over the staging of classic ballets such as "Swan Lake," "Sleeping Beauty," "Giselle" and "Cinderella."
Nureyev, 51, who staged the works during his 1983-89 stay in Paris as star dancer and director, is demanding that he should continue to wield artistic control over new performances of the ballets including such decisions as naming the lead dancers, said Pierre Berge, chairman of the Opera.
- AWARDS: Jessye Norman has been awarded the French Legion of Honor . . . Vladimir Malakhov, 21, a Russian dancer from Moscow, was awarded the first Serge Lifar Prize of $10,000 in October. The prize was established by the widow of Lifar, former Paris Opera Ballet director, and will be presented every two years to a young dancer who demonstrates outstanding promise. . . . Alexandra Danilova received New York City's highest award, the Handel Medallion, last December . . . The Capezio Dance Foundation will present its annual Capezio Dance Award to Jacques d'Amboise, founder and director of the National Dance Institute. The $5,000 cash prize will be presented to d'Amboise April 19 at the French Institute-Alliance Francaise by Melissa Hayden, his former partner at New York City Ballet.
- COMING TO EDINBURGH: Some attractions scheduled for the 1990 Edinburgh International Festival, Aug. 12-Sept. 2, include the Renaissance Theatre Company with Kenneth Branagh in "King Lear" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Rudolf Nureyev in Flemming Flindt's new ballet based on Gogol's "The Overcoat" and Seiji Ozawa conducting Japan's Kinen Orchestra, with Mstislav Rostropovich.
- SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA has a $246,000 increase in its budget for this year's annual art fair, May 25-June 10 in Charleston, S.C., because of damage caused by Hurricane Hugo. A preliminary budget of $3.9 million was approved.
Announced programming for the festival includes a repeat of last year's "The Marriage of Figaro," the medieval version of "Tristan and Isolde," the theatrical version of "Salome" and an opening-night gala with Leonard Bernstein.
- AND IN ITALY, this summer's Festival of Two Worlds at Spoleto June 27-July 15 will feature "The Marriage of Figaro," as well as "Hydrogen Jukebox" by Philip Glass. Opening night in the medieval town about 65 miles north of Rome will see Paris' Orchestre de l'Opera Bastille on its first international tour performing Berlioz' "Symphonie Fantastique" led by director Myung Whun Chung.