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SFB Classes & Events 2018


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SFB has updated their seminar and class listing for 2018:

BALLET BASICS
A beginner's guide to SF Ballet

Curious about life behind the curtain at San Francisco Ballet? Ballet Basics is designed to give you all the information you need to better appreciate and enjoy a night at SF Ballet. These 3-hour seminars will give participants a foundation in the history and practices of the art form. Take a ballet class, hear from an artist, and learn about the history of classical ballet.

BALLET INSIGHTS: SF BALLET 2018 SEASON
Take a deeper dive into the past, present, and future of SF Ballet

Want to know what to look for this season? Or to learn more about SF Ballet? Join us for an interactive three-session seminar that will take you behind the scenes at SF Ballet and give you an in-depth preview of what’s coming up this season. Learn about San Francisco Ballet’s rich history, its exciting present, and its dynamic future.

EXPLORING SERENADE
Take a deep dive into America’s favorite ballet

Join SF Ballet for an exploration of George Balanchine’s iconic ballet Serenade. In this intensive one-day course, you learn about this ballet’s American history, its hidden stories, and its many interpretations. Come discover why this ballet is one of America’s favorites.

BALLET TALK
Wine, ballet & friends

These lively events include a 60-minute talk and Q & A, as well as a wine and cheese reception with the speaker. Join us on a Saturday afternoon to learn more about three programs this season: The Sleeping Beauty, Distinctly SF Ballet, and Nijinsky: A Ballet by John Neumeier.

OPERA HOUSE TOUR
Explore the War Memorial Opera House through the lens of a Master Electrician

Join Dennis Hudson, former SF Ballet master electrician, on a tour of the War Memorial Opera House – a 1932 Beaux-Arts building designed by Arthur Brown. Go behind the scenes to learn about the unique technical and structural elements of the building and see all the secret ins-and-outs as part of this special once-a-year event.

BOUNDLESS: A SYMPOSIUM ON BALLET’S FUTURE (3 Days)
From the royal courts of Louis XIV to Cold War international diplomacy, ballet, as a form, has consistently evolved technically, artistically, and institutionally in response to changes in government, technology, and culture.

Join us for three days of lectures, panels, and receptions. We’ll explore how issues around choreography, diversity, and technology are shaping ballet’s future.

BALLET INSIGHTS: AMERICAN BALLET 1900-1983
For those who want to know how we got here

How did American Ballet get its start? Was SF Ballet really the first ballet company in America? And what caused the dance boom? Join us for an interactive three-session seminar to find the answers to these questions and many more. From Anna Pavlova to Lew Christensen to George Balanchine, learn about how ballet became an American art.

ADULT BALLET CLASSES
We believe ballet is for everyone

Adult ballet classes at SF Ballet School offer a great workout, grounded in classical technique, led by Company and School faculty members who teach the same steps to SF Ballet dancers.

MASTER CLASS OBSERVATIONS
Not a dancer? Come watch

If you'd like to attend a Master Class but aren't a dancer you can come as an Observer. You still need to register in advance. Children ages 8-14 must be accompanied by an adult. Unfortunately, children younger than 8 years old and babies are not allowed. Lastly, photography and videography are strictly prohibited inside the SF Ballet building.

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