Well before Walt Disney adapted fairy tales to film, Charles Perrault had a similar idea. A retired bureaucrat during the […]
Can you describe the score you’ve created for this ballet? Daria Novo: I took original Handel music and integrated it […]
By Megan Anderson Book Now Danish dancer and choreographer Harald Lander (1905–71) created more than 30 ballets during […]
Which came first: the ballet or the score?
by Cheryl A. Ossola In Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, choreographer Justin Peck takes us on a life-cycle journey of dream […]
Divertimento No. 15
Choreographers have long known that the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is great for dancing.
SF Ballet School administrators crisscross the country holding auditions for the School's summer and year-round programs.
What is it? Three distinct takes on the classical idiom to three musical masterpieces. Who’s it for? Anyone who loves […]
What is it? A chance to see three very different takes on ballet: from modernist abstraction to narrative drama to […]
A look behind the scenes at San Francisco Ballet's Don Quixote
Insights into the Tomasson/Possokhov Don Quixote.
Synopsis of the Tomasson/Possokhov Don Quixote
What is it? This ballet is pure fun. Inspired by Cervantes’ famous (and very long) novel, the ballet Don Quixote […]
Classical ballets are populated with all kinds of mystical creatures: sylphs, wilis, nymphs, shades, driads. If it’s a female supernatural […]
One of the distinctive features of Don Quixote’s choreography is the “Kitri jump.” In this step, Kitri jumps into the […]
For the past three years, San Francisco Ballet has partnered with Autism Fun Bay Area to provide sensory-friendly ballet workshops for children and young […]