At long last, I’m so happy to reveal the cover for Book 3 of the Ballet Theatre Chronicles! Ballet Orphans is a prequel to the series, same location (San Francisco), same company (West Coast Ballet Theatre), only it’s set twenty years before the other two books. I just loved creating this fascinating backstory. And I … Read more Cover reveal: Book 3 of the Ballet Theatre Chronicles
The world of COVID-19 restrictions introduced itself to me in a rather heavy-handed fashion. On March 6th, San Francisco Ballet opened a new production, Balanchine’s glorious A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I rose the next morning, eagerly anticipating my trip to San Francisco for the weekend to attend two performances. Turning on my computer, I opened … Read more COVID-19 presents: Worldwide Ballet Class
Bad news: the production run of A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been cancelled as per a mandate by San Francisco mayor London Breed, in response to COVID-19 risks. We are living in a time rife with uncertainty, upheaval and high tension, for which, I’ve decided, Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the perfect antidote. Created in 1962 … Read more Escape into SF Ballet’s magical “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
It’s February 2020, and you know what that means? The Classical Girl has turned seven! The Classical Girl, as longtime readers might know, was a concept I’d created on the eve of 2013. A New Year’s resolution of sorts. My ballet novels were long completed, out being shopped (or already killed on the editorial-board table), … Read more The Classical Girl celebrates 7 years!
At last the San Francisco Ballet has returned to the stage at the War Memorial Opera House, commencing with their 75th anniversary performance of Nutcracker, North America’s first full-length production, a fact we SFB patrons are mighty proud of. The Nutcracker run has finished, alas, and as we burst into the New Year, my eye is now … Read more San Francisco Ballet bursts into 2020