SAN FRANCISCO, May 13, 2019—The Royal Danish Ballet has invited San Francisco Ballet to perform at The Royal Danish Opera House in Copenhagen, Denmark, from October 30 to November 2, 2019. At the invitation of Nikolaj Hübbe, Artistic Director of the Royal Danish Ballet, San Francisco Ballet will give four performances of Romeo & Juliet by San...
Who's dancing what, when and where around San Francisco Bay
May 7, 2019—San Francisco Ballet ended the season with a performance of Ratmansky's Shostakovich Trilogy that was vibrant and lively in both dancing and music. This season's SFB Program Notes aptly describes Shostakovich's music as "Often not particularly melodic" and seemingly not danceable. Ratmansky has created a very dance-worthy series...
May 9, 2019—Alonzo King LINES Ballet has announced that choreographer and Artistic Director Alonzo King will receive an honorary doctorate from The Juilliard School during the school's 114th commencement ceremony in New York City on May 24, 2019. The event will be live-streamed at juilliard.edu/live at 11:00am.
San Francisco Ballet Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson has promoted Soloists Benjamin Freemantle and WanTing Zhao to principal dancer. Both dancers are widely regarded as well-deserving of the rank of principal.
April 26, 2019—Ben Needham Wood is one of three choreographers working on this year's performance of Amy Seiwert's Sketch performance series for risk-taking in ballet-based choreography. The ninth in the annual series, this year's theme is Perspective, making use of projection as a theatrical lighting source. BayDance.com's Michael Phelan talked...
Robert Dekkers reprises his original country western gay ballet
San Francisco Ballet Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson has announced the promotions of Soloist Esteban Hernandez to principal dancer, and Corps de Ballet members Madison Keesler and Cavan Conley to soloist.
- Choreographer Ben Needham Wood: Creating and Taking Risks for Amy Seiwert's Sketch 9