“Letter to My First Love”: It’s Your Turn!



If you could write a letter to your first love, what would it say?

Please note: This feature is now closed to submissions.

San Francisco Ballet’s Onegin (Jan. 27-Feb. 3, 2012) is the story of a young woman who pours out her heart in a letter to her first love—with powerful consequences. We’ve all had a first love, so now SF Ballet wants to hear from you!

Tell us: if you wrote a letter to your ‘first love’ now, what would you write? It could be your childhood sweetheart, or the ‘one that got away.’ It might be a beloved family pet, a movie star—or even a personal passion, like ballet itself. Funny or sad, light-hearted or heartfelt; send us your letters via the anonymous comment form below, and we’ll feature them in a special “Letter to My First Love” Tumblr gallery as they come in (closing date Feb 3, 2012 at 5pm PST). We’ll also print our favorite letter in our Backstage subscribers magazine.

A few guidelines:

  • Length: your letter could be just a few words, or much longer, but we want to read them all  so please keep your submissions to 250 words maximum.
  • Names: all submissions can be submitted anonymously via the comment form below—you don’t need to complete the ‘name’, ’email’ or ‘website’ fields (and even if you do this info won’t accompany your letter on our Tumblr gallery). You might decide you want to include your name within your letter – it’s up to you! – but whatever you choose, remember not to include anyone else’s real name(s), or we won’t be able to feature your letter.
  • Content: bear in mind that our social media audience includes many younger fans, and we won’t be able to feature any letters containing profanity or offensive language. By submitting your letter you’re giving SF Ballet the right to edit content for reasons of length or style!

Need some inspiration? Read Tatiana’s letter to Onegin, as written by Pushkin…

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