Monthly Archives: March 2011

San Francisco Ballet’s Cotton Candy ‘Coppelia’

        ~~~Once upon a time…~~~ ~~~  (on Saturday, March 19, 2011, to be exact) A man named Helgi Tomasson successfully mined his Dancers’ numerous artistic riches, furthered his already gleaming reputation as one of the finest Artistic Directors in the world, and rewarded faithful … Continue reading

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Sergei Filin Appointed New Bolshoi Ballet Artistic Director

(video clips included)    “It is Filin!”… …says a source close to the Bolshoi Ballet… (…and by the time I received the ‘ok’ to publish this, which occured while I was attending ‘Dans Nederlands’ in Berkeley last night, Maria Kochetkova, our favorite SFB Bolshoi-trained … Continue reading

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Bolshoi Ballet ‘PornoGate’ Scandal Clarified

In light of my recent post about the ‘Bolshoi Ballet Director’ resigning over a pornographic scandal here, I would like to offer the following corrections to clarify a muddy matter made muddier by reporters incorrectly applying the titles ‘Director’ and ‘Head’ to Gennady … Continue reading

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Bolshoi Ballet Manager Resigns Over ‘PornoGate’ Scandal’

Gennady Yanin. My heart goes out to the guy, really. If the pornographic photos are not of him, why did he resign? I’d be grateful for any comments of enlightenment my readers may have. Here’s the article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/theatre-news/8386044/Bolshoi-ballet-head-resigns-over-pornographic-pictures.html# (Busy Odette … Continue reading

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San Francisco Ballet ‘Coppelia’ Casting Through March 27, 2011

SFB Fans will note that Vanessa Zahorian is dancing with both Taras Domitro and Joan Boada!: Program 5 ‘Coppelia: http://www.sfballet.org/performancestickets/casting.asp

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Isadora Duncan Dance Awards (the ‘Izzies’): 2009-2010 Winners-Part 1

The 25th Anniversary Isadora Duncan Dance Awards 2009-10 San Francisco Ballet’s Artists and associated Choreographers, Composers, Designers, and Revivalists were well-represented in many of last night’s categories (for a complete listing, see my previous post here). So it was with little surprise that one of … Continue reading

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San Francisco Ballet Nominees for Isadora Duncan Dance Awards

Don’t forget the ‘Izzies’ are tonight, peeps!:     The awards ceremony will be held on Monday, March 14, 2011 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum, 701 Mission Street at 3rd in San Francisco, California. The event, which is … Continue reading

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