Soloist Julia Rowe chats with Caitlin Sims about her training with Marcia Dale Weary at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, her […]
Royal Ballet Principal Dancer Yasmine Naghdi chats with Jennie Scholick about her career, the role of Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, […]
The story of Helgi Tomasson's The Sleeping Beauty for San Francisco Ballet.
Join Jennie Scholick, PhD for a quick overview of The Sleeping Beauty‘s creation, story, and choreography. Learn what to look and listen […]
Which came first: the ballet or the score?
Join SF Ballet’s Jennie Scholick, PhD to learn all about Program 3: In Space and Time. This episode covers Helgi Tomasson’s […]
Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer, Helgi Tomasson reflects on his 34 years as Artistic Director and his commitment to serving […]
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
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 […]
In the Act I battle scene, the Stahlbaums’ fireplace (above, at right in the image) grows to 22 feet tall […]
Erik Tomasson has been San Francisco Ballet’s photographer since 2004. Through photographing multiple performances of Nutcracker each year, he has […]
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