I ask you, is there any more appropriate city than San Francisco that can-and does-boast the much abused quote “I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore”?
Proof of our Emerald City by the Bay is in the clover luminescence of San Francisco City Hall’s festive St. Patty’s Day attire, as seen from the courtyard of San Francisco Ballet’s home stage, the War Memorial Opera House. After rehearsals, all week long, the dancers have been ushered into the evening with this rather spectacular sight the moment they’ve stepped out the stage door’s exit:
Both photos: Teri McCollum on her absolutely ancient 3g iPhone (and a little help from some cool apps)
Searching for a fresh way to celebrate St. Patty’s day and San Francisco Ballet (in between programs), Odette combed through her old ‘SFB Newsy Bits’ newsletters for some inspiration and came up with a leprechaun’s enviable pot-o-gold of past and present San Francisco Ballet dancers dressed in the color of the day:
Victoria Ananyan for Odette’s Ordeal; Photo © Brian Mengini (yes, this is another *sneak peek* of our upcoming interview!)
Katita Waldo in Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude; Photo © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco Ballet in Balanchine’s Emeralds; Photo © Erik Tomasson
James Sofranko & Elizabeth Miner in Wheeldon’s Continuum; Photo © Erik Tomasson
Damian Smith & Yuan Yuan Tan in Balanchine’s Emeralds; Photo © Erik Tomasson
Clara Blanco; Photo © Quinn Wharton
Kristina Lind in publicity still for Ratmansky’s ‘Le Carnaval des Animaux’; Photo © Erik Tomasson
Sofiane Sylve & James Sofranko in Morris’ Sandpaper Ballet; Photo © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco Ballet in Morris’ Sandpaper Ballet; Photo © Erik Tomasson
My apologies; once again, technical issues with WordPress, my host site, have prevented me from posting this with photo captions in the thumbnail gallery. Yes, it’s a day late, but I still wanted to publish it after spending hours on deleting and re-entering photos and captions a zillion different ways. I’m unclear as to why this recent new problem has occurred and can only hope they ‘get it together’ shortly. My intent is to have full credits in my slideshows, as usual, but this problem is out of my control.