Monthly Archives: April 2011

San Francisco Ballet: Neumeier’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ Synopsis

  Last season, San Francisco Ballet printed the Ballet ‘libretto’ (for newbies: this is the story or synopsis) of John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid in their program. Although they may have done so in this season’s 2011 program, it is not found on … Continue reading

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San Francisco Ballet’s ‘The Little Mermaid’: New Photos from 2010!

    SFB’s famous Opening Night 2010 cast for Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid (Yuan Yuan Tan as ‘Mermaid’, Tiit Helimets as ‘Prince’, Hamburg Ballet’s Lloyd Riggins as ‘Poet’, Sarah Van Patten as ‘Princess’, and Davit Karapetyan as ‘Sea Witch’) has given … Continue reading

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Odette’s Ordeal’s San Francisco Ballet ‘Mystery Dancer’ Hint #2

Odette’s ‘Mystery Dancer’ Hint #2: She is in SFB’s Corps de Ballet. (And for my smartybutt friends who email me their comments personally, no-she is most definitely NOT Diego Cruz. Just because you saw him in a photo wearing a tutu once … Continue reading

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San Francisco Ballet’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ Casting Update (Really): Sunday, 5/1/11, has Casting Changes, and Wednesday, 5/4/11, Cast is Announced

San Francisco Ballet has now updated their ‘Casting’ page for The Little Mermaid’: There are CHANGES for Sunday 5/1/11 (Lorena is OFF and Sarah is ON), as well as the updated 5/4/11 Casting news. Sunday May 1, 2011 2 pm (Casting … Continue reading

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San Francisco Ballet: ‘The Little Mermaid’ Casting for 5/4/11

  (Enjoy the slideshow above.)     (*Note*: This post was written prior to recent Casting changes. Always go to San Francisco Ballet’s web site here for current Casting.) Right about now, hard core SFBalletomanes are repeatedly checking the Casting page … Continue reading

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Alexei Ratmansky Extends ABT ‘Artist in Residence’ Contract till 2023

The American Ballet Theatre Choreographer in residence, Alexei Ratmansky, the very same that set his ‘Russian Seasons’ on San Francisco Ballet, has just extended his contract to continue in his ABT post till 2023…with plenty of time off from ABT to continue his … Continue reading

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Odette’s Ordeal Offers San Francisco Ballet ‘Mystery Dancer’ Hint

  ^San Francisco Ballet ‘Mystery Dancer’, Model for Odette’s Ordeal, and Odette’s 1st Interview (‘Mystery Photographer’ to be disclosed soon, as well!)   In a moment of gratitude for her readers’ great loyalty and patience, Odette has decided to offer another hint in regards … Continue reading

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