Category Archives: Special Events

The Road to Sensorium

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I’m James Buckhouse, artist/impresario and your host for Sensorium. My dream is simple: to combine the visual and performing arts to create a total art. (Psssst—get your tickets here now).   This has been a big week. We finally figured out a way to get the large video sculpture built for the lobby. Wait until you […]

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Behind the Scenes with the 2016 Opening Night Gala

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The Opening Night Gala, with the theme of “Provocative,” will kick off the 2016 Repertory Season on January 21. Founded in 1960, the San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary is a fundraising group of 100 dedicated women who support SF Ballet with style and enthusiasm. Lending their diverse talents and business acumen, Auxiliary-hosted SF Ballet events annually result in net […]

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What is Provocative?

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SF Ballet talked to SF Ballet Auxiliary Gala Chair Jennifer Brandenburg about this year’s Opening Night Gala, with the theme of “Provocative.”  The annual event, hosted by the San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary, is the Ballet’s biggest fundraiser and takes place this year on January 21, 2016. Where did the theme come from? Every year it’s the gala chair’s responsibility to come […]

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History Comes to Life: The Panama-Pacific International Exposition Centennial

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2015 marked the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the 1915 World’s Fair hosted in San Francisco that celebrated the completion of the Panama Canal, and with it, a new age of technology and global mobility. The Exposition was a remarkable feat. Considered a “city within a city,” the fair included 11 exhibition palaces, 21 foreign […]

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