Category Archives: On Tour

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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China Tour Diary: Week 2

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The second week of the Company’s 2015 tour to China was spent in Shanghai, performing at the Shanghai International Arts Festival. It was a homecoming for Shanghai native, Yuan Yuan Tan, who was featured in a gala evening that celebrated her 20 years to date with SF Ballet. Here she tells us about the highlights of […]

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China Tour Diary: Week 1

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Throughout the 2015 Tour to the People’s Republic of China, we caught up with Soloist James Sofranko and Corps de Ballet Member Jahna Frantziskonis to hear about their personal experiences in Shanghai and Beijing: Sunday, October 18 Jahna: I’m very excited to be in Beijing after such a long flight! I’ve never been anywhere in Asia, so everything feels new and […]

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