Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

Dancers as Athletes

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 Lisa Giannone is the founder and owner of Active Care, a physical therapy and sports rehabilitation clinic located in San Francisco. Giannone is a physical therapist and biomechanical specialist with a particular focus on sports rehabilitation and training. She is a member of the SF Ballet Health and Wellness teamed headed by supervising physician, Dr. Richard Gibbs, and […]

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Meet (and Hear) Liam Scarlett

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Before select performances throughout the season, SF Ballet invites Company artists, choreographers, and conductors to discuss a current repertory program. These 30-minute Meet the Artist interviews (MTA’s), located in the War Memorial Opera House, are free and open to all ticket holders—ballet fans of all levels are welcome! Here’s an excerpt from a recent MTA with Choreographer Liam Scarlett who discusses […]

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Who is Mark Morris?

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Mark Morris, “the most successful and influential choreographer alive and, indisputably, the most musical,” (New York Times) was born on August 29, 1956, in Seattle, Washington, where he studied with Verla Flowers and Perry Brunson. He formed the Mark Morris Dance Group in 1980, and has since created more than 150 works for the company. […]

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Who is William Forsythe?

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William Forsythe is one of the most influential 20th-century ballet choreographers due to his unique, physics-based exploration of the body’s movement potential. An intellectual and an innovator, Forsythe rethought movement in ways that forever changed the use of line, energy, and composition in ballet. His work for SF Ballet includes The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Artifact […]

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