Author Archives: Bruce Sansom

Raymonda Act III – A Theatrical Delight

Rudolf Nureyev was, in my mind, one of the great theatrical ballet directors of the last century; a true showman (in the best sense of the term), who possessed an innate understanding of stagecraft.  He knew how to offer audiences ballets that remain a constant pleasure to watch and that also challenge dancers to reach […]

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Back on Stage!

It’s Thursday morning in the OC and today will have a different feel to it from the last couple of days. Over the last two evenings we’ve performed the mixed program (Tomasson’s Trio, Possokhov’s RAkU and Balanchine’s Symphony in C), but this evening we forsake an audience so that we can have our first run-through […]

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Preparations for the OC Engagement

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Class Action

Class is how a professional dancer starts their working day; at least an hour-and-a-quarter of exercises to prepare the body and mind for the day ahead.  And that day, for a dancer in a company like San Francisco Ballet, could see rehearsals for a very wide variety of dance styles and technical demands. For example, […]

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