Monthly Archives: January 2015

5 Facts: Giselle


Back by popular demand, Giselle returns to the War Memorial Opera House in Program 2. Before you attend a show, learn these 5 fun facts about Giselle what makes SF Ballet’s production unique.   Sarah Van Patten and Luke Ingham in Tomasson’s Giselle. (© Erik Tomasson) 1. The 174-Year-Old Classic Making its world premiere in Paris in […]

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Tweet the Plot: Giselle


In two acts, Giselle tells the story of unrequited love, remorse, and forgiveness. In 140 characters or less, we want YOU to find a creative way to tell the story of Giselle on Twitter. Have fun—your plot can be as broad or detailed as you’d like! Everyone who follows our guidelines and publishes a tweet by Monday, February 9 will […]

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A Backstage Look at Giselle


As the master electrician, I have the privilege of managing a department of 8-15 people who implement the stage lighting for SF Ballet. It’s quite a big job to be in charge of the lighting instruments hanging backstage at the Opera House. The electrics department does everything from operating follow spots to managing special effects like the fog in Giselle, […]

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Create Your Own Evening of Infinite Romance


Didn’t snag your Infinite Romance Gala tickets in time? Although the Gala performance is sold out, a limited number of After Party only tickets have been made available. To get us in the mood, SF Ballet’s wine and vodka partners have shared a few tips on how you can recreate the magic of Infinite Romance at […]

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