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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 Casting & Programming Change for Stern Grove 2012

All slideshow ^ photos © Erik Tomasson San Francisco Ballet Casting & Updated Programming for Stern Grove Performance, 7/29/12, 2pm Please note the following changes in SF Ballet’s Stern Grove program: Myles Thatcher’s lyrical and undulating Spinae will replace the pas de deux from … Continue reading

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Kudos to San Francisco Ballet’s Responsive Online Presence (Thanks for Listening and Adding ‘Gremin’ to the ‘Onegin’ Casting Page!)

San Francisco Ballet’s online presence has changed the way they interact with their fans-in a very good way; quite simply, they have one of the absolute best ‘Facebook’ feeds in the biz, not to mention their twitterific ‘Twitter’ presence. In addition … 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 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 Dancers & Fans! At long last…

…Odette is finally opening the blog portion of    Odette’s Ordeal!*           *The rest of the site, including my SFB ‘Mystery Dancer’ interview, its accompanying photo shoot, and new Dancer bios are still ‘closed’ to the public, pending last minute revisions, … Continue reading

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Dedicated to the Dancers & Fans of San Francisco Ballet

 Welcome to Odette’s Ordeal-A Site for Sore Swans & Serious Ballet Fans in San Francisco!        You are here either because you are one of my faithful Dance ‘Peeps’ and have received an invitation to this Sneak Peek, or you’ve found me … Continue reading

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