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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    Associate Director of Audience Engagement, SF Ballet
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    SF Ballet 2018 Tours

    The company brought its own conductors as well
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    SF Ballet 2018 Tours

    The company brought 3 soloists, but not the full orchestra to DC.
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    SFB in London 2019

    Liam Scarlett did not participate in Unbound, so that at least is a non-Unbound ballet
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    SFB 2017-18 season

    We've also got a new podcast: To the Pointe (and its mini version Demi-Pointe) both available on the website (sfballet.org/explore/podcasts) and anywhere you listen to podcasts (Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Overcast, etc). We'd love to see you at any/all of these events this season--we're trying some new things (including our Exploring Serenade class in February) and would love your participation and feedback.
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    Nutcracker 2017

    This is Natasha Sheehan's second year in the corps de ballet and Wona Park's first.
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    World Ballet Day Live - 5 October 2017

    It’s complicated But all that also to say that the length of the highlights video is decided well before the livestream occurs and is not up to the video editor nor decided entirely by the company. Rights holders often don’t want full versions up, and many dancers also don’t want unedited rehearsal and class footage online.
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    World Ballet Day Live - 5 October 2017

    Different companies have different contractual obligations with regard to the period of time that lifestreams can stay up and with the length of the highlights videos. These matters are negotiated with the various unions that work with the companies as well as with the rights holders for the ballets and the music.
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    World Ballet Day Live - 5 October 2017

    Except for the Dawson and Rhoden rehearsals, all the dancing at SFB was live, including the Ochoa rehearsal.
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    SFB Podcasts: New website, New Location

    For those who are interested: Meet the Artist and Pointes of View Lectures for the past 10 seasons are now up on iTunes. Please listen away! A few more from the 2017 season will hopefully be added soon.
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    UNBOUND 2018: A Festival of New Works

    That link will not take you to the feed; going directly to the FB page will and it should be at the top. In addition, it will be here: https://www.sfballet.org/season/events/unbound-2018/unbound-live
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    UNBOUND 2018: A Festival of New Works

    A few notes/corrections --The next livestream is scheduled for August 18. --Liang's music is by Oliver Davis. --the rehearsal pianist was Ronny Michael Greenberg.
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    SFB 2017-18 season

    Or, if you're up to 2 shows on Saturday, Friday April 27-Sunday April 29 is C, D, A, B and Friday May 4-Sunday May 6 is B, C, D, A.
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    Director's Choice, March 17-18, 23-26

    Dawson seems to have been in Seattle this week:
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    SFB 2017 Season Program 4: Balanchine

    Thanks @PeggyTulle and @pherank! I will be organizing the Meet the Artist, Pointes of View, Ballet 101s etc, alongside longtime adult education coordinator Cecelia Beam, as well as working on a variety of other new projects. Podcasts are high on my list of to-dos, but there likely won't be any changes there until next season--but stay tuned! I have some big ideas for those. And the blog does still exist under "Articles" in the SFB website's "Explore" tab: https://www.sfballet.org/explore/articles-videos. Posts right now are a bit more educational rather than "behind-the-scenes" but there are some dancer blogs from the fall if you scroll back!
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    SFB 2017 Season Program 4: Balanchine

    Casting for the first two nights is up on the website: March 7: STRAVINSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO Aria I: Sarah Van Patten Aria I: Luke Ingham* Aria II: Yuan Yuan Tan Aria II: Tiit Helimets PRODIGAL SON Son: Joseph Walsh* Siren: Sofiane Sylve* DIAMONDS Principal Cast: Vanessa Zahorian Principal Cast: Carlo Di Lanno March 9: STRAVINSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO Aria I: Sofiane Sylve Aria I: Aaron Robison Aria II: Vanessa Zahorian Aria II: Carlo Di Lanno* PRODIGAL SON Son: Angelo Greco* Siren: Jennifer Stahl DIAMONDS Principal Cast: Maria Kochetkova* Principal Cast: Joseph Walsh* Also, Maria Kotchetkova says this is her only performance of Diamonds: Finally, full disclosure: I recently accepted a role at SFB in Audience Engagement and Education, so will be doing less speculation on this site, but will try to pop in now and then to answer questions as I can! And if anyone has thoughts on SFB's audience education initiatives, please feel free to reach out!