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SF Ballet Takes Iceland

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San Francisco Ballet is no stranger to international tours. From 1957-59, we famously embarked on a series of high profile, US State Department-sponsored tours–traveling to Far East Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. In the ensuing years, we’ve danced on stages in Shanghai, Beijing, London, Moscow, and New York City, to name just a few locations and in 2014, […]

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Iceland Tour Diary: Musings on a Northern Paradise

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DAY 1 After a relatively painless flight (it was only around 7 hours), we arrived in Reykjavik early in the morning. The first thing that struck me about Iceland was the incredibly clean, crisp air. The second thing was the lack of congestion. And on the drive from the airport to the hotel, I marveled […]

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Preparing for Iceland

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This week, SF Ballet returned to Iceland to perform at the 2016 Reykjavik Arts Festival. The tour is, in part, a homecoming for Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson who hails from the country. During Tomasson’s tenure, the Company has toured to Iceland four times, most recently in 2007. For this engagement, SF Ballet will present works by Tomasson, […]

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Onegin Costumes: Metallic, Lace & Organza!

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For this production of Onegin, Santo Loquasto redesigned the costumes from what was originally created by Jurgen Rose, who did the original costumes in 1965. Santo chose to redesign them because the material was fragile, and actually deteriorating! I personally have had a long relationship with Santo that goes back to 22 years! He’s famous […]

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