Interesting: according to my site stats, someone came to my blog via the search string “length of sf ballet program 1.” Good question!
The running time including intermission(s) for San Francisco Ballet programs can be found on their website on each program page. For example, Program 1’s total running time is 2 hours 25 minutes with two intermissions, shown here. If you want a further time breakdown of each program, check out their press kits as they become available.
War Memorial Opera House — San Francisco, January 30, 2015
When I go out to watch ballet, my first question of course is… which bow tie to wear? As Serenade was on the program, the clear answer is:
Continue reading Serenade, RAkU, Lambarena: SF Ballet Program 1
War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco — January 22, 2015
Just a quick recap: last week Thom and I went to San Francisco Ballet’s opening gala, which celebrates Helgi Tomasson’s 30th year as artistic director. It was a finely tuned program with something for everyone (see below), ranging from classic pas de deux to abstract new work, and even a Paris Opera Ballet-like défilé that showed off the entire company and school in one family portrait.
Continue reading Infinite Romance: San Francisco Ballet gala 2015
Oh, hello, neglected blog! Yes, it’s still here, gathering dust, but fabulous blogger Adult Beginner was kind enough to include it on her new blogroll of men who take ballet. This may be the kindest kick in the derrière I need to get back to updating it! Check out these fellow danseur-blogueurs in the meantime.
War Memorial Opera House — April 21, 2013
Here are my collected tweets from last Sunday’s performance of San Francisco Ballet Program 7, which included Criss-Cross (Helgi Tomasson), Francesca da Rimini (Yuri Possokhov), and Symphony in Three Movements (George Balanchine).
It was principal dancer Pierre-François Vilanoba’s retirement performance; my San Francisco Ballet season subscription is regularly on Fridays, but for Program 7 I changed to this performance especially to see him dance and bid him farewell. Before the performance he did the Meet the Artist interview with Cheryl Ossola:
Continue reading Light and dark: San Francisco Ballet Program 7
Yesterday afternoon my partner and I finally jeté-d our way to the Rudolf Nureyev exhibit, “A Life in Dance,” at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Ballet fans, if you haven’t already been, go see it before it closes this Sunday, February 17! And if you can check out early this afternoon (Friday), it’s a warm, glorious day to be out and about in Golden Gate Park.
Continue reading Nureyev exhibit at de Young Museum