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May 10, 2017
Tiit Helimets, Sarah Van Patten and Aaron Robison in Tomasson's Trio.
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Program 7: A Golden Hour at San Francisco Ballet

For several weeks, if not months or years, the rumors about prima ballerina Lorena Feijoo’s departure from SF Ballet have been running through the hallways of […]
May 9, 2017
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Hotel Violet

It was a relief to be out in the air. A slight, refreshing drizzle came at me as I drove home. But instead of continuing toward […]
April 25, 2017
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Kiss Me Again, Paris featured in Epochalips

Just like everyone, I love movie trailers, those that entice and don’t give away the whole story at a glance. That book trailers can do something […]
April 8, 2017
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Salome at the SF Ballet

Salome, the biblical girl/femme fatale who danced for her stepfather, Tetrarch Herod, and as a reward, received the head of John the Baptist on a platter, […]
February 25, 2017
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Liam Scarlett’s “Frankenstein” at San Francisco Ballet

British choreographer Liam Scarlett has won accolades for his modern classical ballet abstractions, his playful, inventive movement language and excellent spatial control. Young and famous, he […]
February 5, 2017
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Cultural Best of 2016: Opera and Other Feasts

Thinking back, as January invites us to do, my mind leaps to Santa Fe Opera as the high point of the year. Not just because I […]
February 4, 2017
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Two World Premieres at San Francisco Ballet — for Better or Worse

It started with the best, in Program 1: Twin brothers groomed by John Neumeier’s Hamburg Ballet—Jiri Bubenicek, who progressed from dancer to dance maker, and Otto […]
December 21, 2016
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Letter to a Man – Robert Wilson and Mikhail Baryshnikov

A Dark, Arid Exercise of Perfection   Talking about a  new piece by the creative tandem Robert Wilson/Mikhail Baryshnikov without enthusiasm means there has to be […]
October 9, 2016
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Seduction With Words And Music: Don Giovanni

No such dilemmas about sex in the other major achievement of Santa Fe’s opera season: Mozart’s Don Giovanni in a production by Ron Daniels, conducted with […]
September 22, 2016
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Seduction With Words And Music : Capriccio

What comes first in opera, what gets the pride of place: words or music? Prima le parole, doppo la musica? Or, Prima la musica, doppo le […]