Val Caniparoli artistic career continues to flourish and evolve, even after performing for multiple decades. On the cusp of his 50th season with SFB, Caniparoli, 70, shares some of the wisdom of his half-century in ballet.
A bevy of intriguing premieres, international companies debuting or returning stateside, Broadway-bound musicals that turn what’s expected on the Great White Way on its head—the 2022–23 performance season promises to be full of surprises.
Back in April, it seemed like everyone in the performing arts was either coping with company shutdowns or watching future work evaporate before their eyes. As seasons were canceled or pushed off into the unknown future, choreographer Val Caniparoli took a deep breath and focused on a glimmer of hope: Finnish National Ballet had commissioned […]
Gennadi Nedvigin is not the only early tenure director breaking out a new production of The Nutcracker this season. Sacramento Ballet The Sacramento Ballet on Instagram: “What is different about this year’s “The Nutcracker?” In the original E.T.A. Hoffman story of “The Nutcracker,” the narrative follows…” Amy Seiwert is putting her own stamp on the […]
Choreographer Val Caniparoli started his ballet career by performing in Lew Christensen’s The Nutcracker with San Francisco Ballet in 1971. Today, he still performs with SFB as Drosselmeir, in the company’s current version by Helgi Tomasson. It takes Caniparoli a lot of concentration to stick to the choreography. “I have the four versions that I […]