Sarah Van Patten, our September cover star, is a forceful dramatic talent who happens to be movie star beautiful. Although the San Francisco Ballet principal won't be onstage with the company this month (we have to wait a few more weeks before SFB takes over Lincoln Center), she'll make her way to the silver screen next week at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival. Van Patten is featured in White, one of the festival's opening night selections, which is co-directed and choreographed by SFB's Tiit Helimets. (Helimets penned a blog about the making of White here.)
Van Patten in White. Photo by Austin Forbord, Courtesy San Francisco Dance Film Festival.
If you can't make it to the festival, get your Sarah fix by reading her cover feature "The Evolution of Sarah Van Patten." Plus, check out these photo outtakes and a behind-the-scenes video from her cover shoot:
In costume for Christopher Wheeldon's Within the Golden Hour. Photo by Nathan Sayers.
In costume for Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella. Photo by Nathan Sayers.
In costume for Helgi Tomasson's Trio. Photo by Nathan Sayers.