Tag Archives: Ballet

Review: San Francisco Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’, December 12, 2014

San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker, December 12, 2014 On Friday night, San Francisco Ballet’s 70th year anniversary of its Nutcracker tradition opened to a packed house full of cheers and wild applause throughout the performance. Though San Francisco balletomanes still often … Continue reading

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2013 Top Dance Blogs Contest; Nominate ‘Odette’s Ordeal’ With a Comment!

Hello Dear Readers! As this Thursday’s San Francisco Ballet 2013 Opening Night Gala (woot!) begins the season with a program to delight every SF Balletomane (woot woot!), Odette is brushing off her keyboard to continue to bring you up-to-the minute previews, interviews, ‘Newsy … Continue reading

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San Francisco Ballet Fans: RAkU Composer Shinji Eshima and Principal Dancer Pascal Molat to Participate in San Francisco Zen Center’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, ‘A Concert for Peace’, June 4, 2012

(Enjoy the slideshow above.) If this sound byte is hauntingly familiar to you, causes your tear ducts to go into overdrive, and you are not of the Buddhist faith, one can safely assume you prescribe to my religion: you are a SFBalletomane. … Continue reading

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San Francisco Ballet’s Jordan Hammond-Exclusive Photos by Brian Mengini for ‘Odette’s Ordeal’

San Francisco Ballet’s Jordan Hammond; Photos © Brian Mengini for Odette’s Ordeal (Enjoy the slideshow above!)       Just when you were wondering (silently to yourself, aloud with others of like minds at the War Memorial Opera House, performing home of San Francisco Ballet, or … Continue reading

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‘Odette’s Ordeal’, Voted One of 2011’s ‘Top Twenty Dance Blogs’ by San Francisco Ballet Fans and Dancers, Now in the Finals to Win ‘Top Dance Blog’ with Your Help!

Thanks to a loyal readership of San Francisco Ballet dancers and balletomanes, Bay Area dance fans and dancers, and a rapidly growing readership amongst Canadian and UK dance readers, (all otherwise known as Odette’s wise, witty, and wonderful ‘peeps’), Odette’s Ordeal has made it into Dance … 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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‘Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp’ Tonight, 10/28/11, on PBS’ ‘Great Performances’; Edward Villella on Balanchine

In less than an hour (Pacific Time) our local PBS stations will be broadcasting a new dance segment as part of their ‘Fall Arts Festival-Great Performances’ series and it should be a doozy. At 9 pm tonight (Pacific time-and most other time … Continue reading

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