Monthly Archives: March 2015

ENCORE! Diary: In Conversation with Christopher Stowell

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ENCORE! board member Ishara Kotagama spent some time with San Francisco Ballet’s dynamic new ballet master Christopher Stowell a few days before the company’s extraordinary 82nd season began, to discuss what makes ballet so alluring, what has influenced his choices as both dancer and mentor, and what being a part of San Francisco Ballet in […]

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Carlo Di Lanno Wins The Erik Bruhn Prize

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This week, Soloist Carlo Di Lanno was named best male dancer at the Eleventh International Competition for the Erik Bruhn Prize in Toronto, Canada. Di Lanno performed with Corps de Ballet member WanTing Zhao, dancing the Act III wedding pas de deux from SF Ballet Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson’s The Sleeping Beauty and […]

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#DonQBackstage #FollowFrances

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For SF Ballet Principal Dancer Frances Chung’s first Don Quixote performance of the season, we were backstage with her every step of the way. This series follows Frances through her performance day, from Company class, to her dressing room and then into the wings and on to the Opera House stage. If you are interested in more backstage […]

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Ratmansky: One of the Greats!

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I’d compare Alexei Ratmansky to any historically significant choreographer—he reminds me of all the “greats.” He’s a choreographer with immense range, from creating abstract works to re-staging classics, and he’s unfailingly passionate about his work. Shostakovich Trilogy is a gift from a master at work, who was able to explore the depths of his favorite […]

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