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'The Artist's Compass': Making a Life in the Performing Arts

Carla Escoda | Posted 05.03.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

He was a self-taught musician who fought epic battles with music industry giants to gain control of his work. He championed the rights of artists at a...

Misty Copeland Dances In New Film Toasting 75 Years Of American Ballet

Carla Escoda | Posted 05.14.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Nearly a decade in the works, American Masters - American Ballet Theatre: A History feels more like an eccentric personal meditation, or a love letter to the art form, than a historical trek through the company's 75 storied years.

The August San Francisco Ballet Spotlights Young Dance Maker

Carla Escoda | Posted 04.28.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Thatcher had the cheek to venture through the knotty baroque thickets of Bach's "A Musical Offering" and "Goldberg Variations," well trammeled by legendary choreographers.

La Bayadère at the Met: The Russians Invade

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

This week Ballet to the People settled into the Met for three back-to-back performances by a beloved ABT veteran, a 22-year-old Bolshoi sensation and an established star of the Mariinsky Ballet.

Ricardo Bustamante: Profile of a Ballet Master at San Francisco Ballet

Sean Martinfield | Posted 06.08.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Last week's premiere at San Francisco Ballet proved to be an all-around artistic feat - again for Ratmansky, for the entire company of San Francisco Ballet and, yes, for Shostakovich who had not penned these compositions for the ballet stage.

Program 3 at San Francisco Ballet: Heartaches by the Number

Sean Martinfield | Posted 04.30.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

Program 3 at San Francisco Ballet is a rare trio of works that explores themes of longing, unfulfilled love and connecting with the hereafter or the totally other.

The Lost Generation in the Audience

Phil Chan | Posted 03.08.2013 | Arts
Phil Chan

It is our responsibility in the field to continue to push the artform to exciting new levels, and to also offer educational opportunities to the next generation.