Tag Archives: Damian Smith

Cupcakes & Conversation with Damian Smith, Principal, San Francisco Ballet

April 15, 2014

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Yuan Yuan Tan and Damian Smith in Tomasson's The Fifth Season (© Erik Tomasson)

Cupcakes & Conversation with Damian Smith, Principal, San Francisco Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Getting coffee, and taking some Tylenol! But actually, breakfast – it’s my favorite meal of the day. Why ballet ? When people ask me that, my first thought is “Why not ballet?” You get the […]

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Les Sylphides and More: A Dazzling Showcase of 5 Captivating Ballets

April 7, 2014

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Tan Yuan Yuan and Damian Smith in Finding Light

The Hong Kong Ballet | Les Sylphides and More: A Dazzling Showcase of 5 Captivating Ballets Whether you are new to the world of classical ballet or a confirmed aficionado, The Hong Kong Ballet’s mixed bill will have you coming back for more. The show is something of a gala, showcasing five different ballets ranging […]

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San Francisco Ballet | 2014 Opening Night Gala | Principal Casting

January 21, 2014

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PRINCIPAL CASTING FOR SAN FRANCISCO BALLET’S 2014 OPENING NIGHT GALA Last year I reported that Royal Ballet School graduate Esteban Hernandez had accepted a contract with San Francisco Ballet, and I reported on his outstanding graduate performance. Here’s some great news re casting for Hernandez at San Francisco Ballet. He’ll be premiering in Johan Kobborg’s exceptional […]

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An evening featuring Fang-Yi Sheu and Yuan Yuan Tan

September 24, 2013

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An evening featuring Fang-Yi Sheu and Yuan Yuan Tan Liang / Maliphant / Wheeldon UK Premiere Sadler’s Wells Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 November 2013 Performances at 7.30pm Tickets: £12 – £38 Ticket office: 0844 412 4300 A new British-Chinese cultural collaboration that explores where classical meets contemporary dance receives its UK Premiere at Sadler’s […]

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Paris Opera Ballet join The Australian Ballet’s gala line-up!

September 20, 2012

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Artists of The Australian Ballet in Etudes. Photography by Georges Antoni

Paris Opera Ballet join The Australian Ballet’s gala line-up! The Australian Ballet are delighted to announce even more sparkling international guest artists for its 50th anniversary gala, which opens on October 31 at Arts Centre Melbourne for five performances only. The company’s actual 50th birthday is on Friday 2 November. The world-renowned Paris Opera Ballet will be […]

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San Francisco Ballet Update

May 10, 2012

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San Francisco Ballet Update May 2011   SF Ballet Announces Repertory for Russian Engagement SF Ballet will present two performances at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow on June 29 and 30. On June 29, the repertory will include: a pas de deux from Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour, Helgi Tomasson’s Chaconne for Piano and […]

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San Francisco Ballet Company Roster Update

April 19, 2012

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San Francisco Ballet Company Roster Update San Francisco Ballet has announced the promotion of Elizabeth Powell to corps de ballet member, effective immediately. Hailing from Boston, Powell joined the SF Ballet School during the 2007 Summer Session and participated in the 2010-11 Trainee Program. She began her professional career in 2011 as an apprentice with […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Stephanie Williams, Corps de ballet, Het Nationale Ballet – Dutch National Ballet

September 14, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Stephanie Williams, Corps de ballet, Het Nationale Ballet – Dutch National Ballet As we celebrate National Cupcake Week, please, be upstanding for cupcakes and raise your glass (or tea cup), while I hope you’ll enjoy this specially baked Cupcakes & Conversation. What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? What […]

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