Tag Archives: Benjamin Stewart

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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San Francisco Ballet Gala 2013: Performance & Party Photo Galleries

^The Gala Performances^ ~and~ The After Party Celebration: Odette is sad to report that her computer has been very ill (possibly Mad Cow Disease) since 2 days after SFB’s Gala, so the reviews of Gala & Program 1 will be posted as soon her computer is up and running. … 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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San Francisco Ballet’s 2011 ‘The Little Mermaid’ Review: A Tail of Two Mermaids, Part 1

(Enjoy the slideshow above)   (Note: Casting for The Little Mermaid is now posted for the entire ‘Mermaid’ run. See links at the bottom of this review) A Tail of Two Mermaids, Part 1 San Francisco Ballet’s 2011 production of John … Continue reading

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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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San Francisco Ballet Announces its 2012 Season…

…to the CIA (Company of International Artists), otherwise known as the Artists of San Francisco Ballet. I guess we have to allow them that, since they’re the ones who will be honored with the pleasure of performing their hearts out in it. But ‘mum’s the … Continue reading

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San Francisco Ballet Gala 2011-‘Odette’s Observations’

     San Francisco Ballet Gala 2011-‘Odette’s Observations’   Considering I covered San Francisco Ballet’s Gala programming and Casting so extensively in my pre-Gala post, let’s get right to ‘Odette’s Observations’ of the actual Gala performances.  Because this site is a tribute to (and showcase of) the Dancers of … Continue reading

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