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Jan. 12, 2021—San José Dance Theatre Artistic Director Linda Hurkmans and Board President Ann Timoney announced today that one or more thieves had broken into their costume storage facility, stealing almost 100 costumes and costume pieces with a total worth of nearly $20,000.

September 16, 2020—In a live Q & A session today that attracted over 60 fans, Smuin Ballet's Artistic Director Celia Fushille painted an optimistic and energetic view of how her company is adapting and overcoming the obstacles of the pandemic. Social distancing in an art form that involves artists and audience in close, physical contact presents...

While the worldwide dance community has been on hold during the pandemic, San Francisco Ballet has been busy making major changes in the Company lineup for the 2021 season. Effective July 1, Soloists Wona Park and Max Cauthorn will be promoted to Principal Dancer, and Corps de Ballet dancers Ellen Rose Hummel, Diego Cruz, Lucas Erni, and Myles...

March 2, 2020—The innovative choreography of RAWdance includes the Concept Series, a salon for contemporary Bay Area choreographers; Double Exposure, a piece that portrays the work of 16 different West Coast choreographers; and ChoreoFest, a weekend festival of site-specific work by nine local companies in Yerba Buena Gardens. So it isn't...

February 28, 2020-Created in 1962 for New York City Ballet, George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream is his first original full-length ballet that he completed in America. First performed by Francisco Ballet in 1985, the Company has not presented this classic in 34 years. On March 6 San Francisco Ballet raises the curtain on this long-awaited...

San Francisco Ballet presented their second program of the season on Tuesday evening with Classical (Re)vision, featuring mostly modern ballet set to classical or classic popular tunes. Of the five works presented, three short works were not included in the program notes, which billed them as Director's Choice, that is, selections by Artistic...

February 8, 2020—Now in their 26th season Diablo Ballet has continued to attract and please audiences, and with good reason. Under Artistic Director Lauren Jonas' leadership the company has attracted veteran dancers of reputable companies, such as San Francisco Ballet, Smuin, and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. Saturday's performance of ...