Monthly Archives: December 2011

Ballet San Jose Enters Partnership with American Ballet Theatre

Finally, after much frenzied speculation amongst media, fans, and those concerned with all things Dance-especially in the San Francisco Bay Area Arts scene, which was unanimously shocked by the company’s cancelation of its recent Autumn season-part of the mystery of … Continue reading

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San Francisco Ballet Fans: Help Odette’s Ordeal Get into 2011’s Top Twenty Dance Blogs!

Top Twenty Dance Blogs Contest Well, as usual, Odette has procrastinated till today (Odile’s fault!)-the deadline to be accepted into Dance Advantage’s 2011’s Top Twenty Dance Blogs Contest. The good news?: You can still vote for Odette’s Ordeal by simply commenting on this post, … Continue reading

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Complete Cast, Bios, Synopsis, and Reviews of San Francisco Ballet’s Production of Neumeier’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ on DVD, Blu-Ray and PBS’ ‘Great Performances Presents’

~~~Mermaid Musings~~~  First things first, since this may be the only place you can find it online: the complete ballet libretto (the ‘story’ part of a ‘story’ ballet or opera for you newbies) for John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid ballet, … Continue reading

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PBS’ Great Performances Presents: ‘The Little Mermaid’ from San Francisco Ballet Tonight at 9pm PST and EST

   Like many of you who saw this ballet live (including some who joined me in attending both evenings of filming in early May this past San Francisco Ballet season), tonight is a night we San Francisco Balletomanes have been  eagerly anticipating:   Tonight, … Continue reading

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San Francisco Ballet Announces Opening Night Casting for ‘Nutcracker’

For those of you eagerly awaiting San Francisco Ballet’s ONC (Opening Night Casting) announcement for Helgi Tomasson’s Nutcracker, the following dancers are being honored with 2011’s leading Opening Night ‘Nut’ roles: Uncle Drosselmeyer: Val Caniparoli The Nutcracker Prince: Gennadi Nedvigin King & Queen of the Snow: Taras Domitro & Vanessa Zahorian … Continue reading

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