Tag Archives: San Francisco Ballet

Diablo Ballet Announces 21st Season with Premieres, and newly appointed Régisseur Joanna Berman

August 28, 2014

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Diablo Ballet Announces 21st Season with Premieres, and newly appointed Régisseur Joanna Berman Diablo Ballet is pleased to announce its 21st season of Alluring Beauty to feature works by Christopher Wheeldon, Val Caniparoli, Christopher Stowell, Trey McIntyre and George Balanchine. The Company will also present the 2014 Edition of A Swingin’ Holiday by Sean Kelly […]

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Seven emerging artists to be paired with renowned mentors through Rolex Arts Initiative

May 20, 2014

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Seven emerging artists to be paired with renowned mentors through Rolex Arts Initiative Olafur Eliasson, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Michael Ondaatje, Alexei Ratmansky, Kaija Saariaho, Jennifer Tipton and Peter Zumthor select talented protégés for year of creative collaboration   eneva, 19 May 2014 – The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative today announced the seven talented young artists […]

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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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San Francisco Ballet 2015 Repertory Season

April 9, 2014

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San Francisco Ballet 2015 Repertory Season PROGRAM ONE T R I P L E B I L L|JAN 27–FEB 7 Serenade Included in the Principal Series 5 and 8 Journey from the roots of classical ballet in America to the cutting-edge of contemporary dance. George Balanchine’s Serenade was his first U.S. commission. Don’t miss the […]

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Houston Ballet’s Academy Presents Its 2014 Spring Showcase

April 9, 2014

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Houston Ballet Academy - Studies - Mallory Mehaffey_photo by Amitava

Houston Ballet’s Academy Presents Its 2014 Spring Showcase   Young Dancers Perform George Balanchine’s Masterwork Serenade for the First Time, Coached by Former Principal Dancer Leslie Peck   David Lichine’s Comic Gem Graduation Ball Returns to the Repertoire     HOUSTON, TEXAS - On Friday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 at 1:30 […]

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JEAN-YVES ESQUERRE APPOINTED NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE DUTCH NATIONAL BALLET ACADEMY

February 1, 2014

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JEAN-YVES ESQUERRE APPOINTED NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE DUTCH NATIONAL BALLET ACADEMY The directorate of de Theaterschool of the Amsterdam School of the Arts has appointed Jean-Yves Esquerre to become the new artistic director of the Dutch National Ballet Academy from 3 March 2014. Jan Zoet, director de Theaterschool: “I am proud that, together with […]

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Cupcakes and Conversation with Qi Huan, the Royal New Zealand Ballet

January 29, 2014

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Qi Huan in Final Dress - one of three short ballets in NYC

Cupcakes and Conversation with Qi Huan, the Royal New Zealand Ballet  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? When I wake up in the mornings, I don’t usually think too much. I just quickly wash up, get something to eat and go to work! If ballet chose you, as many dancers say […]

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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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Youth America Grand Prix and TenduTV’s “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” now available internationally on iTunes

November 20, 2013

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Youth America Grand Prix and TenduTV’s “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” now available internationally on iTunes and other digital video stores An unprecedented documentary showing the making and performance of excerpts from some of the most beloved classical ballet variations of all time : Don Quixote,  Flames of Paris,  Giselle,  The Nutcracker  and  Swan Lake. An international cast including Ashley […]

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Genée finalists get a place at Scottish Ballet for the Hansel & Gretel premiere season

November 20, 2013

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Genée finalists get a place at Scottish Ballet for the Hansel & Gretel premiere season   The Genée international Ballet Competition proves to be a great springboard for aspiring professional dancers once again. This year’s Genée, held in Glasgow, saw 58 candidates enter from 14 different countries. After a week of intensive training and competition […]

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JACQUES D’AMBOISE TO TAPE VIDEO SERIES FOR THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION

October 22, 2013

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  JACQUES D’AMBOISE TO TAPE VIDEO SERIES FOR THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION Renowned former principal dancer Jacques d’Amboise to coach Who Cares?   New York City­­­—Jacques d’Amboise, principal dancer with the New York City Ballet for over three decades, and the original male lead in Who Cares?, will coach the ballet for The George Balanchine Foundation’s […]

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Prix de Lausanne | News of the 2012 Prize Winners

October 10, 2013

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Prix de Lausanne | News of the 2012 Prize Winners Madoka Sugai (Japan) Madoka Sugai is staying at the Bundesjugendsballett in Hamburg. Hannah Bettes (USA) Hannah Bettes received a scholarship to continue her schooling at the Royal Ballet School in London. Edson Barbosa (Brazil) Edson Barbosa received a scholarship to continue his apprenticeship at the […]

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American Repertory Ballet Announces its 50th Annual Nutcracker Season

October 10, 2013

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American Repertory Ballet Announces its 50th Annual Nutcracker Season PRINCETON, NJ – American Repertory Ballet’s 50th Annual Nutcracker Season will run November 23 through December 22 at venues across New Jersey. ARB’s Nutcracker is a holiday classic featuring Tchaikovsky’s score and a cast of over 100 performers. The Company has been performing Nutcracker for 50 consecutive years, making it the […]

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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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English National Ballet Announces New Starters Autumn 2013

July 29, 2013

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English National Ballet Announces New Starters Autumn 2013

English National Ballet Announces New Starters Autumn 2013   English National Ballet announces the following new dancers, with effect from the new Autumn Season:   Alina Cojocaru (Royal Ballet) – Lead Principal Dancer Fernando Bufala (Barcelona Ballet, English National Ballet, Royal Ballet School) – Soloist D Jeanette Kakareka (The Rock School and San Francisco Ballet School) – 1st […]

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance

July 15, 2013

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance Royal Opera House, London 14th July 2013 This isn’t what I expected to be writing, but the stand-out piece from the Annual Matinee was a contemporary one – Seven Greek Dances (excerpts) by Maurice Béjart. It was the stand-out […]

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The Royal Ballet School Graduates | Class of 2013

July 14, 2013

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A Ballet News World Exclusive illustration by Noemi Manalang

The Royal Ballet School Graduates 2013 This year the Graduate class of The Royal Ballet School have been awarded contracts as follows : To The Royal Ballet : Luca Acri, Annette Buvoli, Matthew Ball, David Donnelly, Anna Rose O’Sullivan, Marcelino Sambé (the latter two are already dancing with the company).   To Birmingham Royal Ballet […]

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American Ballet Theatre announces new season

June 27, 2013

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American Ballet Theatre announces new season

American Ballet Theatre announces new Fall season Box Office Opens Monday, July 22 The World Premiere of The Tempest by Alexei Ratmansky will highlight American Ballet Theatre’s inaugural Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater, October 30-November 10, 2013.  The Fall 2013 season, announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, will also feature revivals […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Wu Fei-fei, Principal, The Hong Kong Ballet

February 25, 2013

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Giselle Photo by Conrad Dy-Liacco

Cupcakes & Conversation with Wu Fei-fei, Principal, The Hong Kong Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?   Lots and lots of ballet rehearsals! Why ballet ? Ballet is the most beautiful dance genre in the world. What are you looking forward to dancing during 2013 & what are the big challenges likely […]

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KAY MAZZO and PETER MARTINS TAPE VIDEO SERIES for THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION

December 9, 2012

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George Balancine

KAY MAZZO and PETER MARTINS TAPE VIDEO SERIES for THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION   Former principal dancers with New York City Ballet coach roles Balanchine created on them                                                                                                                                                                      New York City –Kay Mazzo and Peter Martins, former principal dancers with New York City Ballet, have coached their roles in Duo Concertant and Stravinsky Violin Concerto for […]

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