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Reflecting Language

19 hours agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Serenade," "The Chairman Dances-Quartet For Two," "Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes" San Francisco Ballet San Francisco War Memorial Opera House San Francisco,CA February 13, 2018 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano 2018 The first of this season’s repertory programs was called “Bright Fast Cool Blue”. Show More Summary

Classicism Well and Alive

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Sleeping Beauty" San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA January 23, 2017 by Rita Felciano copyright © 2017 Is “Sleeping Beauty” the greatest classical ballet? It’s a question that periodically arises in my mind. Show More Summary

Mostly Airy

4 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Celestial" San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA January 18, 2018 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano 2018 Galas exit is to raise money — lots of it. The people who give the money took, until recently, hefty deductions, and get to dress up and socialize with their peers. Show More Summary

SF Ballet Star James Sofranko Named Artistic Director Of Grand Rapids Ballet

The 38-year-old dancer, who has been with San Francisco Ballet for 18 years and founded and directs the contemporary company SFDanceworks, succeeds Patricia Barker, now at the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

A Day in the Life of the Sugar Plum Fairy in San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker

2 months agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Grace, glamour, and glittering lights. When many of us imagine what being a professional dancer is like, the beauty of the art is the first thing that comes to mind. But so much more goes into honing the craft as well as preparing for a performance. Show More Summary

How American Ballet Companies Keep Reinventing 'Nutcracker'

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"From the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band's Dance-Along Nutcracker to the New Bedford Ballet's historical whaling production, A New England Nutcracker" - not to mention a hip-hop version and a "MeshugaNutcracker" for Chanukah - "the message of 'anyone can watch' is echoed throughout performances that interpret Tchaikovsky's score in new - and distinctly American - […]

"Nutcracker"--One More Time

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Nutcracker" San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA December 13, 2017 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano 2017 Maybe an involuntary break from writing clears the mind and opens it to fresh perspectives even on familiar material. Show More Summary

Narrowing the Gap: Vishneva’s Context, Polina the movie

3 months agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

It’s hard to be a ballet fan in the Bay Area at this time of the year. While the San Francisco Ballet season starts... The post Narrowing the Gap: Vishneva’s Context, Polina the movie appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

DORES ANDRÉ AND LUKE INGHAM WILL APPEAR AS A GUEST ARTIST IN THE SHREVEPORT METROPOLITAN BALLET’S PRODUCTION OF THE NUTCRACKER

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

DORES ANDRÉ AND LUKE INGHAM WILL APPEAR AS A GUEST ARTIST IN THE SHREVEPORT METROPOLITAN BALLET’S PRODUCTION OF THE NUTCRACKER DORES ANDRÉ and LUKE INGHAM, principal dancers of the San Francisco... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

SOFIANE SYLVE AND TIIT HELIMETS TO APPEAR AS GUEST ARTISTS IN ORCHESTRA KENTUCKY’S CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

4 months agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

SOFIANE SYLVE AND TIIT HELIMETS TO APPEAR AS GUEST ARTISTS  IN ORCHESTRA KENTUCKY’S CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR SOFIANE SYLVE and TIIT HELIMETS, principal dancers of the San Francisco Ballet, will appear... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

An Engaging Evening

4 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Serenade for Strings," "Requiem For a Rose" "Fly Me to the Moon" SMUIN Contemporary American Ballet Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco, CA October 6, 2017 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano 2017 Despite a few touches of fatigue...Show More Summary

Unbound at SF Ballet: An Interview with Cathy Marston

4 months agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

San Francisco Ballet’s #Unbound2018 is a festival of 12 world premieres, split into 4 programs over 17 days. Linking all these new ballets is the... The post Unbound at SF Ballet: An Interview with Cathy Marston appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

Happy World Ballet Day!

5 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

http://worldballetday.com/ Australian Ballet Bolshoi Ballet Royal Ballet National Ballet of Canada San Francisco Ballet Let's keep this tradition going strong.

(62) Gonzalo Garcia, New York City Ballet Principal

Today we are joined by Gonzalo Garcia, New York City Ballet Principal. Born in Spain, Mr. Garcia began studying ballet at the age of eight at Maria Avila’s school. In 1995 he came to the U.S. to study at the San Francisco Ballet School’s...Show More Summary

Rothy’s, whose ballet flats are all over Facebook and Pinterest, has raised $7 million in funding

You’ve likely seen them plastered across your social media accounts, if not on someone’s feet in San Francisco, where the company is based: attractive women’s flats in bright red with black soles, or bright red with pink stripes and blue detailing, or a gray camo pattern with a red sole. Rothy’s, available online only at the company’s site, suddenly seem to be… Read More

London's Next Hot Male Ballet Star Bangs The Drum For His Art Form In His Homeland

7 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Isaac Hernández, now a principal at English National Ballet after stints with ABT II, San Francisco Ballet, and Dutch National Ballet, grew up taking classes from his father with his 10 siblings in a studio in their house in Guadalajara. Now, in between his company work in London and on tour, he flies home to […]

A Ballerina Explains What It's Like To Move From Europe To The U.S.

7 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Dores André, a principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet, "loves life in the United States. She considers San Francisco home. But with her Spanish perspective, she says she would like to see the government and US citizens reflect on their collective past more often. 'By being a pioneer, sometimes you forget to look back and […]

Prima Ballerina Lorena Feijoo to Retire After Miami Performance

After 17 years as a principal dancer with the esteemed San Francisco Ballet, dancing every major role and style possible, Lorena Feijoo is retiring from that company to embark on a new journey of dance possibilities and, maybe her biggest role yet, of single parenting her five-year-old daughter, Luciana. It...

English National Ballet welcomes new Lead Principal Aaron Robison

9 months agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

English National Ballet today announces Aaron Robison is to join English National Ballet as Lead Principal Currently Principal with San Francisco Ballet, Aaron Robison joins the Company this spring... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Words of Language

9 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Figures of Speech" Alonzo King Lines Ballet Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco, CA May 4, 2017 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano Choreographers with their own company must be under tremendous pressure to come up with fresh ideas to inspire themselves, their dancers and us, the audience. Show More Summary

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