COVID-19 presents: Worldwide Ballet Class

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

Escape into SF Ballet’s magical “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

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”

San Francisco Ballet bursts into 2020

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

Possokhov and Scarlett bring two world premieres to the SFB stage

With The Sleeping Beauty all wrapped up at the War Memorial Opera House, it’s officially the halfway point for San Francisco Ballet’s 2019 repertory season. Last season’s Unbound: A Festival of New Works (which I blogged about HERE) gave the company twelve world premieres, several of which are being repeated this season. But 2019 brings its … Read more Possokhov and Scarlett bring two world premieres to the SFB stage

SFB’s Unbound: a Festival of New Works

Looking for The Classical Girl’s review of Program B? Here you go! www.bachtrack.com Prepare yourself, dance world. San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound, a festival featuring twelve new works, is about to land in San Francisco. And it’s going to be big. An unprecedented, mind-expanding, creatively explosive extravaganza that includes the following: Twelve internationally acclaimed choreographers Four programs running … Read more SFB’s Unbound: a Festival of New Works