Monthly Archives: December 2013

Dance Meets Song In My Home Country


After SF Ballet’s New York tour I went home to Armenia, to visit my family and to dance there for the first time after 12 years. I danced the full length of Don Quixote in the capital city of Yerevan with my wife and fellow SF Ballet Principal Dancer Vanessa Zahorian. It was the first time she’d danced […]

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TIMELAPSE VIDEO: Deck The (Opera House) Halls!


One of the great things about attending a performance of our Nutcracker is seeing the War Memorial Opera House beautifully decorated for the festive season. If you ever wondered exactly how this holiday transformation is brought about, you’ll enjoy this fun timelapse video, thanks to Opera House Electric Shop Mechanic Paul Puppo!  

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Holiday Instagram Contest: Win An Amazing Behind-The-Scenes Prize Package!


Show us what #NutcrackerMeans to you! CLICK HERE TO ENTER: Contest closes December 29, 2013 These past weeks we’ve shown you here what Nutcracker means to us at San Francisco Ballet on our “Nutcracker Means…” mini-site. Now, it’s time to show us what Nutcracker means to you, for the chance to win an incredible New […]

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VIDEO: How We Make It Snow Onstage In ‘Nutcracker’


A Rare Glimpse Behind the Nutcracker Blizzard! Nutcracker’s famous Act I snowstorm has captivated audiences ever since we premiered this production in 2004. But just how do we make 150 lbs of “snow” fall upon our stage? In this exclusive preview from our new SF Ballet’s Nutcracker Interactive Storybook, SF Ballet’s Technical Director Chris Dennis […]

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