Monthly Archives: February 2013

Dancer View: “The Rite of Spring”

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Corps de ballet dancer Madison Keesler gives her view of the iconic ballet The Rite of Spring, as SF Ballet perform Choreographer in Residence Yuri Possokhov’s new interpretation of this iconic work: A bassoon whispers the first note, and a gentle yet almost eerie melody follows.  Hundreds of eyes watch as the curtain is swept […]

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Show Us Your ‘Golden Hour’ Photos

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To celebrate the return of Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour to our stage (Mar 1—9), we’re taking our cue from this ballet’s title and asking you to show us your photographic skills on Instagram!  

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Great Night at the Asian Art Museum!

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On Wednesday night, I was thrilled to be invited by Goretti Liu to the opening of the Terracotta Warriors exhibit at the Asian Art Museum. It’s a fascinating story—the First Emperor of China sought to achieve immortality by building himself a massive tomb with thousands of life-size terracotta warriors (and their horses, chariots, etc.) as […]

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History Retweets Itself: Win Tickets to ‘The Rite of Spring’! [CLOSED]

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This contest is now closed! Next week we’ll be unveiling our new interpretation of The Rite of Spring — a ballet about pagan human sacrifice whose notorious premiere in Paris one hundred years ago literally caused a riot in the theater from the shocked audience. For your chance to win tickets to see our production next week we’re challenging you to imagine how today’s newspapers might […]

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