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  1. "Sylvia": Saturday 16: Osipova/Muntagirov.

    Awesome!! Can't wait for your report!!
  2. UNBOUND 2018: A Festival of New Works

    Yes, I was very happy to see the other dancers in his piece as he only showed Yuan Yuan & Vitor in their PDD during the first Unbound webcast. Also, after hearing Edwaard's inspiration for the piece I am even more excited to see the final work.
  3. UNBOUND 2018: A Festival of New Works

    A video of Edwaard LIang discussing his Unbound work The Infinite Ocean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uce4M-9RCVU The Unbound page (https://www.sfballet.org/unbound) hasn't been updated, but should be soon.
  4. Nutcracker 2017

    Casting is up for opening night on Wednesday 12/13 (https://www.sfballet.org/season/casting): NUTCRACKER Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 7 pm Choreography: Helgi Tomasson Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Conductor: Martin West Drosselmeyer: Rubén Martín Cintas Queen and King of the Snow: Frances Chung, Vitor Luiz Sugar Plum Fairy: Sasha De Sola Grand Pas de Deux: Maria Kochetkova, Joseph Walsh
  5. Keeping Up With SFB Veterans

    In addition to now dancing with Diablo Ballet Jordan Hammond Tilton is also now a member of the faculty: https://www.sfballet.org/school/about/faculty/jordan_hammond-tilton. During the fall session, she taught the Beginning/Intermediate Adult Drop-in class on Monday evening and Sunday afternoons. I had the pleasure of taking her class yesterday and she is a really wonderful instructor. Very positive energy and explained things really well, had a pleasant way of making corrections, encouraged questions, and made the class fun!! I hope to take her class again soon. Unfortunately, she will not be teaching next Sunday as she will be performing (but didn't get the info - sorry folks).
  6. New Company Roster

    Moises's IG account is private and I can't find him anywhere on the Atlanta Ballet website. However, Ruben tagged Moises in this post: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb-H4jTHz6T/?taken-by=rubenmartincintas Would love to know what Moises is doing....
  7. Keeping Up With SFB Veterans

    From Dance Magazine: A Q&A with Muriel Maffre shortly after she was named CEO of Alonzo King Lines Ballet: http://www.dancemagazine.com/ballerina-to-ceo-muriel-maffre-2513788955.html
  8. Keeping Up With SFB Veterans

    This was announced a few weeks ago, but hasn't been posted here yet. Former Principal Dancer Muriel Maffre has been named Chief Executive Officer of Alonzo King Lines Ballet: https://media.linesballet.org/uploads/news/Muriel_Maffre_Announcement.pdf?_ga=2.66994285.2106830677.1511162770-1523356891.1502409511
  9. UNBOUND 2018: A Festival of New Works

    The programs for Unbound: A Festival of New Works have been announced: Program A: Alonzo King, Christopher Wheeldon, Justin Peck https://www.sfballet.org/season/2018-repertory/2018-unbound-a Program B; Myles Thatcher, Cathy Marston, David Dawson https://www.sfballet.org/season/2018-repertory/2018-unbound-b Program C: Stanton Welch, Trey McIntyre, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa https://www.sfballet.org/season/2018-repertory/2018-unbound-c Program D: Edwaard Liang, Dwight Rhoden, Arthur Pita https://www.sfballet.org/season/2018-repertory/2018-unbound-d More information: https://www.sfballet.org/unbound#schedule
  10. Keeping Up With SFB Veterans

    As mentioned in this article from May http://www.sfchronicle.com/performance/article/Feijoo-taking-her-final-steps-at-SF-Ballet-11065862.php, Lorena will be working with SF Opera. First, she will be dancing in La Traviata. Following that, she will debut as Lola Montez in John Adams' Girls of the Golden West. Casting is up for La Traviata https://sfopera.com/1718season/201718-season/traviata/, and Lorena is listed as a solo dancer. She even has a bio page: https://sfopera.com/about-us/people/bios/artists/lorena-feijoo/. Here is the info for Girls of the Golden West, including casting: https://sfopera.com/1718season/201718-season/goldenwest/. I will definitely try to see La Traviata some time during the run, and also looking forward to Girls of the Golden West.
  11. UNBOUND 2018: A Festival of New Works

    SFB was just live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sfballet/videos/10155389031686293/ Jennifer (host of the prior Unbound webcasts) briefly talks with Joseph Walsh and Lonnie Weeks (who were in the last webcast working on the pieces by Justin Peck & Christopher Wheeldon) plus Benjamin Freemantle (who is working with Trey McIntyre).
  12. UNBOUND 2018: A Festival of New Works

    Justin Peck posted a little preview of his piece on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BX5zA1fH5Pc/?hl=en&taken-by=justin_peck
  13. UNBOUND 2018: A Festival of New Works

    For the second round of Unbound, Myles Thatcher is now listed as the third choreographer: https://www.facebook.com/events/942197712585438/?acontext={"ref"%3A"2"%2C"ref_dashboard_filter"%3A"upcoming"%2C"action_history"%3A"[{\"surface\"%3A\"dashboard\"%2C\"mechanism\"%3A\"main_list\"%2C\"extra_data\"%3A[]}]"} https://www.instagram.com/p/BXVwKLTFS6P/?taken-by=sfballet Christopher Wheeldon and Justin Peck have been posting on Instagram while here in SF (unfortunately, no peeks at what they have been working on): https://www.instagram.com/p/BXeN-TSB5ZF/?taken-by=wheeldony https://www.instagram.com/p/BXeRq-NAWFx/?taken-by=justin_peck
  14. UNBOUND 2018: A Festival of New Works

    The next 3 choreographers who will start to create their pieces and be part of the August 18 broadcast: Alonzo King, Justin Peck and Christopher Wheeldon. https://www.sfballet.org/season/events/unbound-2018/unbound-live. Edwaard Liang posted this pic on Instagram (link here is from FB): https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156560442074478&set=p.10156560442074478&type=3&theater Yesterday's broadcast was also posted on SFB's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTHLx-97iDo
  15. UNBOUND 2018: A Festival of New Works

    I just finished watching the first Unbound webcast. At the end, the host stated the entire program will be posted to the SFB website soon and will be available for 60 days. Of course, most people would like to know about the pieces. I will list the choreographer, music, and dancers rehearsing the piece. Stanton Welch - Music is two violin concertos by Bach. The section was for five men: Angelo Greco, Esteban Hernandez, Lonnie Weeks, Ben Freemantle, and (I think) Alexandre Cagnat. Edwaard LIang - A commissioned score by and English composer (don't remember the name). He only received the complete score the week before he started rehearsals. He rehearsed a PDD with Yuan Yuan Tan and Vitor Luiz. Arthur PIta - Recorded music by Bjork. He rehearsed a section with many dancers which transitioned into a solo by Maria Kochetkova. Each choreographer talked a bit about the section we would see, talk to the dancers, and then the dancers would start. Afterward, the choreographer gave some feedback, then answered some questions the host had from social media. I am most excited by Arthur Pita's piece. In the interview he really wanted to embrace the Unbound theme and has always admired Bjork. I think just like the piece he created this year (Salome), people will either love it or hate it. The next Unbound webcast will be on August 8th (per SFB comments on FB). I don't think they have stated who the choreographers will be.