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Program 3 at San Francisco Ballet: Heartaches by the Number

Sean Martinfield | Posted 02.28.2014 | 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.

Joffrey Triumphs with La Bayadere

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

Welch's choreography is both brilliant and difficult with demanding lifts, whiplash turns and unexpected combinations. In the first act, the dance for the four men was especially impressive, but the group dancing was also a joy to watch.

Americans Bring Russian Don Quixote Home to Spain

Carla Escoda | Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Will performing in the homeland of Miguel de Cervantes add even more Spanish brio to this spirited, madcap Russian ballet?

The Taming of the Tutu: A Call for Restraint in Today's Ballet Stars

Risa Gary Kaplowitz | Posted 10.07.2012 | Home
Risa Gary Kaplowitz

Sadly, many ballet schools and companies do not seem to be doing enough to preserve ballet's greatest asset -- its ability to transport an audience into their world. Ballet technique that explodes with meaning instead of fireworks is vastly lacking.