Monthly Archives: November 2010

Winter Dreams – Chekhov Without Words


As with my last blog, (Full Speed Ahead Coppélia), I’m writing this a little over a week since the final rehearsal for Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Winter Dreams. The catalyst for this ballet was the Farewell Pas de Deux that Sir Kenneth choreographed for the Royal Ballet ballerina, Darcey Bussell, and the recently defected Bolshoi Ballet […]

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The Whirlwind


This past month and a half has been a whirlwind. We’ve been focusing on two ballets in the upcoming season that are utterly intense. While both are very contemporary, they are vastly different in their ideas and their movement quality. The two ballets I’m talking about are Artifact Suite by William Forsythe, and Chroma by Wayne McGregor. Artifact was […]

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Opera House Photography


Some beautiful photography of opera houses around the world, including San Francisco’s own War Memorial Opera House:, image #14.

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Re-learning Russian!


My daily events and weekly outlook: During a week’s time at San Francisco Ballet I usually have a routine.  I wake up at 8am and roll over and snooze for about 10 minutes. I love sleeping…and so I look forward to the weekend where on Sunday I can sleep for as long as I want.  […]

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