Tag Archives: Giselle

After Brilliant Career as San Francisco Ballet School’s Associate Director, Lola de Avila Steps Down; Patrick Armand Steps Up

  Lola de Avila, the soul of Giselle and San Francisco Ballet School’s Associate Director, will be moving on, while Patrick Armand, already ensconced in SFB’s acclaimed school, has been named her successor.  Some of you may have missed this announcement … Continue reading

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Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, Hosted by Val Caniparoli and Featuring Presenters Edward Villella & Joanna Berman, Honors All Five San Francisco Ballet Ballerinas for 2011’s “Many Faces of Giselle”

The 26th annual ‘Isadora Duncan Dance Awards’ event is one of the most anticipated in its history to date, given that living dance legend, Edward Villella, Founding Artistic Director of the Miami City Ballet and former New York City Ballet dancer, is one … Continue reading

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The Royal Ballet’s Giselle Simulcast With Marianela Nunez

Marianela Nuñez Carries Royal Ballet’s Giselle Simulcast Film (or: ‘No Wings on Wilis!’)  This is not a review-just some quick random observations, while adhering to ‘Odette’s Golden Rule’ (“If you can’t say something nice, don’t say it here”). About that … Continue reading

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The Royal Ballet’s ‘Giselle’ at The Balboa Theater Tonight

Odette is off to see an encore performance of Marianela Nunez in the starring role of The Royal Ballet’s ‘Giselle’, filmed live in high-definition at Covent Garden and showing tonight at 7:30 at The Balboa Theater in San Francisco. Please support this … Continue reading

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San Francisco Ballet: Tonight’s Giselle Cast Change:

The Bad News: Joan Boada will, sadly, not be dancing Albrecht tonight. The Good News: Maria Kochetkova is dancing Giselle with compatriot Gennadi Nedvigin! Cherish those Cuban Albrecht memories of Joan’s amazing performances with ‘Masha’. And get ready… THE RUSSIANS ARE … Continue reading

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San Francisco Ballet Adds Extra Giselle for Stars Maria Kochetkova & Joan Boada

If you were unable to reserve a ticket to see Maria Kochetkova reprise her Izzie Award winning Giselle with partner, an equally remarkable ‘Albrecht’, Joan Boada (tomorrow night, 2/10/11 at 8 pm), you now have another opportunity to see them this Sunday evening, 2/13/11. Today at precisely 9 am, Wednesday, … Continue reading

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San Francisco Ballet Offers Tantalizing New Giselle Casting!

  San Francisco Ballet has just extended their Giselle Casting through Sunday February 13, 2011 and the burning question on every SFBalletomane’s mind is (all together now):    When is Maria Kochetkova reprising her almost legendary Izzie award-winning role of the doomed peasant girl? Joan … Continue reading

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