Latest San Francisco Ballet Stories

2013-12-02 23:21:43

Designed for children ages 6-10 and their families, animated iPad app allows users to experience SF Ballet’s production of Nutcracker through original illustrations and storytelling. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 San Francisco Ballet, the country’s oldest professional company and the first to perform the full-length Nutcracker in America, today announced the launch of a Nutcracker interactive storybook application. Designed for children ages 6-10 and their families, the...

2013-09-17 23:02:05

San Francisco Ballet, ODC/Dance, Smuin Ballet and others partner with Cancer Prevention Institute of California to Get In Front of Cancer FREMONT, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 The Bay Area’s most celebrated dance companies are joining together in a one-night-only performance to benefit the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC), the nation’s premier organization dedicated to preventing cancer and to reducing its burden where it cannot yet be prevented. The event will be...

2009-02-10 07:00:00

First New Staging of the Classic Full-Length Ballet in Over 20 Years SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On February 21, San Francisco Ballet -- America's oldest professional ballet company and the first in the nation to perform Swan Lake in 1940 -- unveils a spectacular all-new production. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090210/DC68758) Choreographed by San Francisco Ballet Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson, Swan Lake, which runs February 21-March 1 at San...

2008-10-27 09:00:25

Only Ovation TV, the network dedicated to art, culture and creativity, could bring you the most spirited artistic battle on TV -- "Battle of the Nutcrackers - Grudge Match." After its triumphant debut last year, Ovation TV is stepping up the competition with this year's programming event by including six, highly diverse productions of the beloved holiday classic. Once again viewers will be asked to crown their favorite with their on-line votes at http://www.OvationTV.com. Hosted by Mark...

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