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Company dancers will perform excerpts from Barton’s Mere Mortals prior to premiere.
Featuring world premieres by Artistic Director Robert Battle, former Ailey company member Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish and the versatile Amy Hall Garner— the first awardee of a new Ailey Artist in Residence program
The 42nd Annual Battery Dance Festival will feature in-person and live-streamed performances staged each night at Rockefeller Park.
After completing three decades with Smuin Contemporary Ballet, Celia Fushille has announced she will step away as Artistic Director at the conclusion of the company’s 30th anniversary season in June 2024.
On the cusp of BalletX’s world premiere of Sidd: A Hero’s Journey, we had the chance to meet with choreographer Nicolo Fonte about his new work. Nicolo, known for his musical and dynamic work that plays with the extremes of the human body…
Prelude: A Look Inside The Inspirations of Matt Miller’s Lighting Design for Ballet Idaho’s Ghost(Light)
As ballet lovers, it’s easy for us to celebrate the breathtaking skill of dancers, appreciate the defining movement styles of choreographers, and revel in the lush beauty of costume and set design. But unless you are an industry insider, the artistry of the lighting designer can sometimes be lost in the shadows.
We had the opportunity to chat with First Soloist Jordana Daumec and Principal Dancer Harrison James on working with Crystal Pite and David Dawson, touring to New York City, and the unique intricacies of Angel’s Atlas and Anima Animus.
We continue our Prelude series by exploring Myles Thatcher’s COLORFORMS, a new work the choreographer first premiered as a dance film in San Francisco Ballet’s 2021 digital season, and is now being performed on stage…
The stone angel of the fountain should probably be elevated so that it appears in the interior scenes as a symbolic figure (Eternity) brooding over the course of the play. – Summer and Smoke, Tennessee Williams
Prelude: A Look Inside The Inspirations of Ellen Warren’s Costumes for NYCB’s Copland Dance Episodes
We begin our Prelude series exploring Ellen Warren’s costume design for NYCB’s Resident Choreographer Justin Peck’s Copland Dance Episodes. Copland, Peck’s first full-evening work, is a tribute to one of America’s foremost composers Aaron Copland. In collaboration with the painter and sculptor Jeffrey Gibson, Copland Dance Episodes builds on Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes, Peck’s first work set to a Copland composition.
From Our Partners
A waterfall of rain cascading down from high above the stage, only to be thrown back up in the air with each mesmerizing movement of the dancers’ feet. A line of rockstars commanding the front of the stage…
Dancers know from the very beginning that they will have two lives: the first comprises the highly focused—some call it tunnel vision— years of training and performing, and then comes Part 2, which begins the day after the curtain falls on their final performance.
There is only one partner who has danced alongside every PNB company member over the past 37 years, one partner in whose hands we daily and wholeheartedly place our trust, one partner without whom we wouldn’t have made it on stage night after night, show after show-that partner is Boyd Bender.
The crown jewel of the classical ballet repertoire, The Sleeping Beauty premiered in St. Petersburg on January 15, 1890. The story of a kingdom placed under…
Next season will be a fresh chapter of innovative works and reinvigorated traditions. They are planning four extraordinary programs- including 5 world premieres- that will include some of the best classical ballet and contemporary dance being created and performed today.
Principal Dancer Isaac Hernández joined SF Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2008 and was promoted to Soloist in 2011. He continued his career in Europe, joining the ranks of Dutch National Ballet, and most recently, English National Ballet. He returned to SF Ballet in 2022 as a Principal Dancer.