Category Archives: Choreography

Anticipating the 2017 Repertory Season

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We can’t believe it’s already July! Here at SF Ballet, our Company members are back in the studio and hard at work already preparing for the 2017 Season. With a number of new world premieres and fan favorites, we have a long list of must-see works for the coming season. To find out what ballets our dancers are […]

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Who is John Cranko?

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John Cranko (1927–1973) was a celebrated choreographer of the mid-20th century who is credited with making Stuttgart Ballet one of the finest classical troupes in Europe. Born in South Africa, he trained with Cape Town Ballet School and created his first work, The Soldier’s Tale, for Cape Town Ballet Club in 1945. That same year he moved to London […]

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Five-minute Primer: Meet the Five Main Characters of Onegin

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Cranko’s Onegin, based on Pushkin’s dramatic novel in verse, is all about the complexities of human relationships. While the ballet also boasts stunning production values and beautiful choreography, it’s the story of unrequited love between the two main characters—Onegin and Tatiana—that makes this story so powerful and ultimately, relatable. Keep reading to find out more about the five main characters of […]

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Instant Expert: Onegin

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Here are four quick facts that will make you an Onegin expert even if you’ve never seen the ballet before, let alone stepped inside the War Memorial Opera House. Invite friends to the performance and mention these tidbits to impress your guests. How Do You Say Onegin? First things first, Onegin is pronounced oh-nye-gen. We often hear “one-gin”—as […]

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