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Wednesday, January 6


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Helgi Tomasson announces plans to retire.

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Helgi Tomasson will step down as artistic director and principal choreographer of the San Francisco Ballet by June 2022, the company announced Wednesday, Jan. 6. The move will put the seal on nearly four decades of artistic leadership that has helped propel the ballet company to the forefront of the dance world.

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Mr. Tomasson, 78, chose to share his departure plans in advance to give the company’s board sufficient time to find a suitable replacement, a task made more difficult by the pandemic. “Things take longer than they did during quote-unquote normal times when people could fly out and you could interview them or whatever,” he said.

 

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A review of the Stuttgart Ballet by Deborah Weiss for DanceTabs.

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One of many striking things about Marcia Haydée’s production of The Sleeping Beauty is that although it premiered on 10 May 1987, it still looks fresh and current and could have been created within the last couple of years. It has all the necessary ingredients to transport us into a land of fairytales and provides so much dancing to its huge cast that it would be impossible to mention every soloist here and do them justice.

 

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