News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in December 2020

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month (plus a few from the first week of 2021). Comings & Goings Helgi Tomasson Erik Tomasson, Courtesy Resnicow and Associates Helgi Tomasson will conclude his tenure as San Francisco Ballet’s artistic director and principal choreographer by […]

Celebrate Jerome Robbins' Would-Be 100th Birthday With 10 Rarely-Seen Photos

2018 has seen an endless parade of celebrations in anticipation of Jerome Robbins‘ centennial—and now the day has finally arrived. In honor of what would have been his 100th birthday, we dove into our photo archives and selected a few favorite shots of the choreographer whose career defined (and redefined) American dance. A young Robbins, […]

SF Ballet’s “Boundless” Symposium Explores How Ballet is Evolving

The first week of San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound: A Festival of New Works was all about new ballets, with 12 world premieres by the likes of Justin Peck, Dwight Rhoden and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. The second weekend provided time to reflect, as artists and influencers gathered for “Boundless: A Symposium on Ballet’s Future.” Dance Magazine […]

Ballet Unbound: SFB's 17-Day Festival Asks Where the Art Form is Headed

The ballet world will converge on San Francisco this month for San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound: A Festival of New Works, a 17-day event featuring 12 world premieres, a symposium, original dance films and pop-up events. “Ballet is going through changes,” says artistic director Helgi Tomasson. “I thought, What would it be like to bring all […]

Sofiane Sylve: "I Don't Do Average"

Sofiane Sylve doesn’t mince words. “If you are just going through the motions,” she says to her trainee class at the San Francisco Ballet School, “we might as well stay home.” The veteran SFB principal is famed as much for her directness as for her exquisite technique, astonishing interpretive range and captivating stage presence. “I […]

Watch: Our 7 All-Time Favorite World Ballet Day Moments

When we heard rumors earlier this summer that World Ballet Day LIVE might get cancelled this year, we thought our hearts might break. But we needn’t have worried! The happy news came out yesterday that our favorite day of the year is back: World Ballet Day LIVE 2017 is officially scheduled for October 5. Clear […]

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