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
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 […]
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 […]
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 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! ]]
"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
"Cinderella" San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA March 29, 2017 by Rita Felciano copyright @ Rita Felciano I am pretty sure of this. San Francisco Ballet's "Cinderella" is for adults -- to admire should they choose to do so. Show More Summary
Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that the company will tour to San Francisco and Hamburg in 2018. The company will perform Nijinsky during San Francisco... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
"Even as she prepares for her company farewell gala, the Havana-born artist remains a highly critical observer of how - and what - she dances." Allan Ulrich talks with Feijoo about the roles she did and didn't get to dance and about her training at Alicia Alonso's famous ballet school and what it has meant […]
"Trio" ""Ghost in the Machine" "Within the Golden Hour" San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera House April 5, 2017 San Francisco, CA by Rita Felciano copyright @ Rita Felciano 2017 This season SFB called its penultimate program Made...Show More Summary
"Swan Lake" San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA by Rita Felciano copyright @ 2017 What is there to be said about “Swan Lake”, the world’s most popular ballet? Possibly, the world greatest? Thinking about that...Show More Summary
Make no mistake: the tides have shifted at Atlanta Ballet. Since Gennadi Nedvigin, a celebrated dancer with San Francisco Ballet, took the reins from 21-year veteran artistic director John McFall last year, the company has undergone a very public changing of the guard. “Gennadi’s Choice,” Atlanta Ballet’s triple bill that played at the Cobb Energy...
Only Atlanta Ballet’s fourth artistic director in the company’s 86-year history, Gennadi Nedvigin, arrived in Atlanta last summer after his retirement as a principal dancer for San Francisco Ballet. Although Nedvigin was hired in time to consult on the 2016–17 season, it is a mix of programs that still strongly reflect the more modernistic approach...
"Fusion", "Salome", "Fearful Symmetries" San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA March 9, 2017 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano 2017 Two stars shine in Arthur Pita’s “Salome”, his first commission from...Show More Summary
"Stravinsky Violin Concerto," "Prodigal Son," "Diamonds San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA March 7, 2017 by Rita Felciano copyright Rita Felciano © 2017 Seeing an all Balanchine program is always a treat....Show More Summary
"Ballet Sun Valley, a three-day event with performances Aug. 22 and 24 at the Sun Valley Pavilion,... will feature dancers from major companies, including Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, the Royal Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and the Mariinsky Ballet."
A former professional ballet dancer herself, Hellman was the board chair who oversaw the campaign that raised SFB's endowment from $3 million to $33 million.
"Frankenstein" San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA February 17, 2017 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano San Francisco Ballet has commissioned two ballets from British choreographer Liam Scarlett: "Hummingbird (2014)" to Philip Glass and "Fearful Symmetry (2016)" to John Adams. Show More Summary
Chris Hellman, a British ballerina who made her mark as a tireless board chair, fundraiser and confidante to dancers for the San Francisco Ballet for more than 30 years, has died at 83. Mrs. Hellman, wife of the late investment banker...Show More Summary
"Seven Sonatas" "Optimistic Tragedy" "Pas Parts 2016' San Francisco Ballet Program 2 War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA January 26, 2017 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano, 2017 Yuri Possokhov’s “Optimistic Tragedy” is...Show More Summary