A panel discussion, The Life and Work of Rudolf Nureyev, will be held October 6 at 10am at the de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco.
The San Francisco Ballet School 2012 student showcase will feature classic ballets such as George Balanchine’s Western Symphony and an excerpt from Act II of August Bournonville’s La Sylphide, along with new works and class demonstrations.
San Francisco Ballet, the oldest professional ballet company in America, will present the U.S. premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s full-length Cinderella during next year’s 80th repertory season.
San Francisco Ballet’s filmed production of John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid has received a nomination for the Best in Arts Documentary and Performing Arts award from the Rose d’Or Global Entertainment Television Festival.
The San Francisco Ballet will be leaving its home by the bay this fall for engagements in London and Washington, D.C.
Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon is creating a new ballet version of the most popular fairy tale in the world, Cinderella, co-produced by San Francisco Ballet and the Dutch National Ballet.
San Francisco Ballet dancers Clara Blanco and Dores Andre were promoted to the rank of soloist following debut performances last month as Olga in John Cranko’s Onegin. The promotions were made by artistic director Helgi Tomasson effective January 30.
Dance, for me, has always been about having fun. I dance with San Francisco Ballet, but I didn’t start with ballet. I began with hip-hop when I was very young, at Ewajo, a small dance studio in Seattle.
The San Francisco Ballet—the first professional ballet company in America and the first in the country to perform The Nutcracker—has created an online “scrapbook” filled with vintage photographs and dancers’ fond memories of famous city spots that figure prominently in the ballet’s production.
San Francisco Ballet School, the official school of San Francisco Ballet, will be visiting London, Madrid, Marseille, and Florence during its first-ever International Audition Tour for its summer intensive programs.
A group of San Francisco Ballet dancers has been invited by John Neumeier to participate in the Hamburg Ballet Festival next summer for two performances, June 26 and 27, 2012.
San Francisco Ballet has announced the addition of soloist Victoria Ananyan, a graduate of Perm State Theater Ballet School in Russia, for its 2011-12 repertory season.
San Francisco Ballet has announced four promotions, as well as the addition of six new apprentices and two new company members, for the 2012 repertory season.
The San Francisco Ballet will perform at the 74th Stern Grove Festival on July 31 at 2pm.
San Francisco Ballet will record John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid for later television broadcast during two performances at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House May 3 and 5.
Festival Ballet Theatre of Fountain Valley, California will present its Gala of the Stars on May 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.
The Oral History Program at the Museum of Performance & Design in San Francisco has prepared a limited-edition oral history of Jocelyn Vollmar, a former prima ballerina with San Francisco Ballet.
Oregon Ballet Theatre’s 21st season will open Oct. 9 with the world premiere of Artistic Director Christopher Stowell’s full-length The Sleeping Beauty. The Tchaikovsky classic is the first full-length work to enter the OBT repertoire since the premiere of Stowell’s Swan Lake in 2006.
Miami City Ballet been selected to make its debut at the 2010 Fall for Dance Festival at New York’s City Center on September 28 and 29, when it will perform Twyla Tharp’s The Golden Section.
Patrick Armand will join the staff of the San Francisco Ballet School in September as the trainee program principal. He will teach the trainees in daily classes, stage and rehearse repertory, and oversee trainee performances. He will also teach in the school at various levels.
San Francisco Ballet has announced the addition of 12 new dancers for the 2011 season.
San Francisco Ballet will offer a free performance at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 8, as part of the 73rd concert season in the city’s Stern Grove Festival.
Oregon Ballet Theatre is offering a 25 percent discount until May 14 on tickets to its 2010 Dance United fund-raiser. The June 3 event in Portland will feature dancers from OBT, The Joffrey Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, the Australian Ballet, and Dutch National Ballet.
If you did an online Google search on May 7, you didn’t see the search engine’s familiar logo on its home page. Instead, there was an oval sketch of a scene from Swan Lake that—if you squinted and had a vivid imagination—looked somewhat like the missing logo.
Two world premieres of works by Christopher Wheeldon and Yuri Possokhov and the company premiere of George Balanchine’s Coppélia are among the highlights of San Francisco Ballet’s 2011 season.
John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid, a full-length story ballet, makes its U.S. premiere March 20 at San Francisco Ballet.
The Performing Arts Library at the San Francisco Museum of Performance & Design continues to amass a video archive of the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards (known as “The Izzies”), presented annually for a quarter-century to San Francisco Bay Area dance artists and organizations. The Izzie Video Archive includes recordings from . . .
I was exhausted and wanted nothing more than a hot bath and bed, but something kept me from brushing this girl off. All I had left were my warm-up shoes—de-shanked and shabby—but on impulse I dug into my ballet bag, pulled them out, and offered them to her. The huge smile that instantly transformed her face brought a smile to mine as well, and I asked for her sister’s name so I could sign the shoes.