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The San Francisco Ballet Blog has moved

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The San Francisco Ballet Blog has moved has moved. We’ve transferred most of the posts from this website to a new section on our website called EXPLORE. There, we’ll continue to share interviews, insights, and history about our extraordinary art form. You’ll also be able to listen to podcasts and watch videos about the Company, our artists, and the […]

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The Rich History of Swan Lake

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Swan Lake dates back to 1877, when Julius Reisinger choreographed the ballet for the Bolshoi Theatre. The ballet was set to a score by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, who had never composed for ballet before. While the ballet did not initially have much success, Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov produced a new production twenty years later, that […]

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Combing the Archives with Muriel Maffre: Nutcracker History – Part 2

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 Muriel Maffre was a principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet from 1990-2007. After retiring, she received a B.A. in Performing Arts from St. Mary’s College of Moraga and an M.A. in Museum Studies from John F. Kennedy University. She is currently the executive director at the Museum of Performance + Design in San Francisco. For this […]

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Combing the Archives with Muriel Maffre: Nutcracker History – Part 1

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 Muriel Maffre was a principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet from 1990-2007. After retiring, she received a B.A. in Performing Arts from St. Mary’s College of Moraga and an M.A. in Museum Studies from John F. Kennedy University. She is currently the executive director at the Museum of Performance + Design in San Francisco. For this […]

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