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Current situation - many of the dancers wearing masks due to the bad air quality from the Butte County "Camp" fire:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqMOailjACM/
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Sasha De Sola announces bilingual children's book inspired by her life:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqLltCLnvD4/

Angelo Greco and Sasha De Sola for NYC Dance Project:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqNxTG3lnMa/

Group photo from the NYC City Center tour:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BpuJUpxBfKM/

Chairman's Council Dinner photos - Anna Sophia Scheller, Vladislav Kozlov, Angelo Greco, Yuan Yuan Tan, and major sponsor Yurie Pascarella:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqKwpTyg8Uz/

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Mathilde Froustey has a been nominated for an Izzie for her portrayal of Aurora in Sleeping Beauty (“Outstanding Achievement in Performance”) . Here's 3 nice production photos:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BsMQCQJl2ui/

SFB was nominated for "Outstanding Achievement in Performance - Company" for the Unbound Festival, and a "Special Achievement Award" for Unbound Festival

http://www.izzies-sf.org/

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Nice to see the recognition especially for the Unbound Festival which was so much a company achievement....Do the Izzies ever livestream their ceremony?

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2 hours ago, Drew said:

Nice to see the recognition especially for the Unbound Festival which was so much a company achievement....Do the Izzies ever livestream their ceremony?

I don't think it has happened yet, but that's a good suggestion. Izzie Awards take note!

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Sasha De Sola was one of the guest performers at YAGP:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BsWG1R6HMTL/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BsJkss5gjsI/

Justin Peck was apparently married (publicly) on the beach in Miami, to Patricia Delgado, and a number of SFB dancers were there (Walsh and Strongin, Frances Chung and ?)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BsWIO3Bgamb/

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Today was the first time I've gone to the SFB website and received this message:

"This page will refresh automatically in 30 seconds
To ensure the best experience possible, you have been placed in a virtual waiting room to assist with traffic flow to our website.
Please don’t leave this page; your status in the queue will automatically be updated.
Once you reach the front of the queue you will automatically move forward to complete your purchase.
Thank you for your patience."

Can there really be that many people visiting the website? Or has the audience finally discovered all the video and audio files?


SFB recently posted an impressive-looking video of 4 minutes of Marston's Snowblind - all dance and mime.
https://sfballet.blog/2019/01/15/dance-film-snowblind/

There's also a short piece with Mathilde Froustey on Don Quixote's Kitri solo:
https://sfballet.blog/2019/01/14/talking-dance-mathilde-froustey-on-don-quixote/

There's also a general Don Q page with short videos of Frances Chung as Kitri and the Corp dancing "The Dream":
https://sfballet.blog/2018/12/29/the-story-of-don-quixote/

And a To-the-Pointe podcast on Don Q:
"Join Jennie Scholick, PhD for a deep dive into Don Quixote, appearing at San Francisco Ballet in January 2019. Learn about this iconic ballet’s history, story, and what to look for."
https://sfballet.blog/2018/12/27/to-the-pointe-don-quixote/


And, they've posted the hour long podcast interview with Tomasson, Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Frohlich (with a photo from the session - I just wish there was a video version to post):

"In this special episode moderated by Ellen Sorrin, Director of the Balanchine Trust, San Francisco Ballet Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson is joined by Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Frohlich to discuss the life and choreography of Jerome Robbins, in honor of his centennial."

https://sfballet.blog/2018/09/14/celebrating-jerome-robbins-helgi-tomasson-patricia-mcbride-jean-piere-frohlich-and-ellen-sorrin/

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OK, I was flipping past one of the PBS channels, and on the Joanne Weir cooking show there was a young woman standing next to her that made me do a double take - it looked just like Sarah Van Patten. Once the friend began talking, then I knew it was definitely SVP. Unfortunately the episode was close to the end so I didn't get to watch the entire thing. I'm not sure if SVP was only part of the Pastitso segment or if she's also making Scordalia with Joanne Weir.  😉 I'm guessing Weir is a SFB supporter.
It was mentioned that SVP has Greek ancestors, so that kind of figured into the episode theme. It occurs to me that it's sad that seeing someone from the dance world on a non-dance TV program seems so startling. They are not part of the mainstream entertainment business in that sense.

Episode 110 The Greek Kitchen [from 04-09-2018]
"Travel to the tiny Island of Kea in Greece to learn all about Moussaka and Scordalia. Back home in Joanne’s San Francisco kitchen, we’ll make Scordalia and Pastitso."

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/joanneweirplatesplaces/266603863

Its looks like SVP is in more than one episode too [she's in Episode 101: Brassicas too]:

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/27767/116019607

 

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12 hours ago, pherank said:

OK, I was flipping past one of the PBS channels, and on the Joanne Weir cooking show there was a young woman standing next to her that made me do a double take - it looked just like Sarah Van Patten. Once the friend began talking, then I knew it was definitely SVP. Unfortunately the episode was close to the end so I didn't get to watch the entire thing. I'm not sure if SVP was only part of the Pastitso segment or if she's also making Scordalia with Joanne Weir.  😉 I'm guessing Weir is a SFB supporter.
It was mentioned that SVP has Greek ancestors, so that kind of figured into the episode theme. It occurs to me that it's sad that seeing someone from the dance world on a non-dance TV program seems so startling. They are not part of the mainstream entertainment business in that sense.

Episode 110 The Greek Kitchen [from 04-09-2018]
"Travel to the tiny Island of Kea in Greece to learn all about Moussaka and Scordalia. Back home in Joanne’s San Francisco kitchen, we’ll make Scordalia and Pastitso."

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/joanneweirplatesplaces/266603863

Its looks like SVP is in more than one episode too [she's in Episode 101: Brassicas too]:

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/27767/116019607

 

SVP is not the only SFB dancer to appear on Ms. Weir's show.  Both Pascal Molat and Joan Boada appeared on her show twice.  I also recall a FB post (I think on the SFB page) of James Sofranko with Joanne Weir.

I found this list of episodes of her show Joanne Weir Gets Fresh (https://www.joanneweir.com/getsfresh/) and scrolled down the list of Season 1 to find the episodes with SVP, Pascal, & Joan.  Joan also appears in the first episode of season 2.

James Sofranko appears on Episode 11 of Plates and Places Season 2:  https://ww2.kqed.org/pressroom/2019/01/11/joanne-weirs-plates-places-season-2/.

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22 minutes ago, sf_herminator said:

SVP is not the only SFB dancer to appear on Ms. Weir's show.  Both Pascal Molat and Joan Boada appeared on her show twice.  I also recall a FB post (I think on the SFB page) of James Sofranko with Joanne Weir.

I found this list of episodes of her show Joanne Weir Gets Fresh (https://www.joanneweir.com/getsfresh/) and scrolled down the list of Season 1 to find the episodes with SVP, Pascal, & Joan.  Joan also appears in the first episode of season 2.

James Sofranko appears on Episode 11 of Plates and Places Season 2:  https://ww2.kqed.org/pressroom/2019/01/11/joanne-weirs-plates-places-season-2/.

Ah ha! I suppose WEir's program is well known to Bay Area residents. But since I've been exiled to So Cal I'm not as up on SF TV shows. Weir has to have some kind of donor connection to SFB. Now I'm wondering if she talks much about the "students" backgrounds, or if it's kept quiet.

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