"Every ballerina that’s danced this ballet, and has danced it well, can say she’s made it."
Program 1: Feb. 2, Feb. 4 (matinee and evening); Program 2: Feb. 1, 3, and 5; Frankenstein premieres Feb. 17, War Memorial
Artistic Director, Ashley Wheater will serve as the host for this event, which takes place on the company's YouTube channel
San Francisco Ballet closes the 2016 Season with John Cranko's 1965 masterpiece, Onegin, now through Sunday, May 8.
Carlo sent a video to a number of companies showing his work in Swan Lake and Diamonds as well as a sample from Ratmansky's
"Provocative" - the theme of the Opening Night Gala at San Francisco Ballet - proved both appropriate and pinpoint perfect.
There is no lake in this 20th century Swan Lake. Which may be a warning from Danish set designer and geologist Per Kirkeby about the crisis of global warming.
San Francisco Ballet finishes its programs at the War Memorial Opera House with eleven performances of Helgi Tomasson's Romeo and Juliet beginning Friday, May 1 and concluding Sunday, May 10.
Since joining San Francisco Ballet, Davit has danced all the leading roles in the major story ballets and a vast number of modern works.
It's quite overwhelming to be in the presence of someone who crushes multiple stereotypes, and does it with grace. Misty Copeland is African American. She does not have the typical "ballerina's body." She didn't have access to classical ballet early in life, so she began dancing "late" -- at age 13.
Wheeldon's is hardly the first, nor the most radical, revision of Swan Lake. Yet purists may object to his elimination of the court scenes and the bracing folk dances that add a more respectable character to Act III than the striptease and the can-can.
No, no, no... I am not talking about Jeff Koons. Let's travel back 400 years and say hello to Peter Paul Rubens, the Flemish painter who was the most sought after artist in Europe during the first half of the 17th century.
Tchaikovsky's classic ballet has a triumphal outing in its Los Angeles production featuring the innovative and masterful choreography of Graeme Murphy and inspiring performances by the principals and troupe of the Australian Ballet, now one of the leading international ballet companies.
"You have to practice finishing," Tiler reminds the toe students after a series of turns, "you can't just stop in mid-step and freeze." A good lesson for life as well as ballet.