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Sofiane Sylve and Tiit Helimets in Liang's The Infinite Ocean © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

The final program in San Francisco Ballet's wonderful Unbound festival

By , 26 April 2018
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San Francisco Ballet in Lopez Ochoa's Guernica © Erik Tomasson
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SF Ballet's Unbound Festival continues with superb dancing

By , 24 April 2018
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San Francisco Ballet in Thatcher's Otherness © Erik Tomasson
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SFB’s Unbound Festival promises and delivers in Program B

By , 21 April 2018
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Dores André and Benjamin Freemantle in Wheeldon's Bound To © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet steps into a world of new dance

By , 20 April 2018
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SFB in Tomasson's On A Theme of Paganini © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet offers winning works in a "Distinctively SF" Program 3

By , 15 February 2018
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Dores André and Ulrik Birkkjaer in Peck's Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes © Erik Tomasson
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San Francisco Ballet’s dazzling “Bright Fast Cool Blue”

By , 13 February 2018
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Sasha De Sola and Carlo Di Lanno in Tomasson's The Sleeping Beauty © Erik Tomasson
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A Dazzling Return of San Francisco Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty

By , 23 January 2018
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Ana Sophia Scheller and Vitor Luiz in Balanchine's Stars And Stripes (Ch: George Balanchine) © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

The Grit and Glamour of San Francisco Ballet's 85th Season Gala

By , 18 January 2018
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Rubén Martín Cintas in Tomasson's Nutcracker © Erik Tommason
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San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker an oasis of delight

By , 13 December 2017
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Frances Chung and Joseph Walsh in Wheeldon's Cinderella © Erik Tomasson
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Wheeldon’s Cinderella infuses elegance with the weird and wonderful

By , 28 April 2017
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San Francisco Ballet in Thatcher's Ghost In The Machine © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

SF Ballet’s Program 7: Made to Dance

By , 08 April 2017
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Precision and Beauty in San Francisco Ballet’s Swan Lake

By , 31 March 2017
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Dores Andre in Arthur Pita's Salome © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

Arthur Pita’s Salome for San Francisco Ballet is both sexy and sinister

By , 09 March 2017
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San Francisco Ballet in Prodigal Son © © The Balanchine Trust, Photo © Erik Tomasson
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San Francisco Ballet’s Program 4 is a must see for Balanchine fans

By , 07 March 2017
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Vitor Luiz in Scarlett's Frankenstein © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

Frankenstein at San Francisco Ballet: Is traditional ballet enough?

By , 17 February 2017
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Lorena Feijoo in Possokhov's Optimistic Tragedy © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

Possokhov’s Optimistic Tragedy provokes and pleases in San Francisco Ballet’s Program 2

By , 26 January 2017
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Ruben Martin (Drosselmeyer) and company in Tomasson's Nutcracker © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet brings on the holidays with Tomasson's elegant, classic Nutcracker.

By , 10 December 2016
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Maria Kochetkova as Cinderella © Erik Tomasson
Washington

Wheeldon's Cinderella casts its magic spell

By , 26 October 2016
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Maria Kochetkova and Vitor Luiz in Cranko's Onegin © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet concludes season with Cranko’s masterful Onegin

By , 30 April 2016
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Frances Chung, Jennifer Stahl, Dores André, Joseph Walsh in Peck's In the Countenance of the King © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

The old, the new: Avant-garde works at San Francisco Ballet

By , 07 April 2016
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Sofiane Sylve and Luke Ingham in Tomasson's Prism © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet's Program 6: An homage to abstract ballet and the contemporary dancer’s talents

By , 05 April 2016
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Yuan Yuan Tan and Davit Karapetyan in Robbins' Dances at a Gathering © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

SFB’s Program 5 makes a splash with Swimmer and Dances at a Gathering

By , 16 March 2016
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Vitor Luiz and Frances Chung © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

The sweetness of innocence: San Francisco Ballet's Coppélia

By , 08 March 2016
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Yuan Yuan Tan and Tiit Helimets in Swan Lake © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet's corps is a flock of stars in Tomasson's Swan Lake

By , 19 February 2016
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Sofianne Sylve in Scarlett's Fearful Symmetries © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet's Program 2: Witty, Fun and Not So Witty or Fun

By , 27 January 2016
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Esteban Hernandez and Wei Wang in Possokhov's Magrittomania © Erik Tomasson
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Surreal whimsy: Magrittomania sets San Francisco Ballet’s season off to a promising start

By , 24 January 2016
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<span>Val Caniparoli in Tomasson's Nutcracker</span> © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker ushers in the holiday

By , 16 December 2015
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Tiit Helimets and Yuan Yuan Tan © Erik Tomasson
Beijing

San Francisco Ballet’s Giselle in Beijing

By , 23 October 2015
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San Francisco Ballet in Wheeldon's Rush © Erik Tomasson
Beijing

San Francisco Ballet's neoclassical programme in Beijing

By , 22 October 2015
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Taras Domitro in Possokhov's Swimmer © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet’s Program 7 : Caprice,The Four Temperaments and Swimmer

By , 10 April 2015
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San Francisco Ballet in Ratmansky's Shostakovich Trilogy © Erik Tomasson
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Alexei Ratmansky's Ravishing Shostakovich Trilogy

By , 08 April 2015
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Mathilde Froustey as Kitri in Don Quixote © Erik Tomasson
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San Francisco Ballet delivers romantic comedy and impressive dancing in Don Quixote

By , 20 March 2015
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M Kochetkova and J Walsh in Robbins' Dances at a Gathering © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet contrasts two ensemble dances with piano

By , 26 February 2015
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San Francisco Ballet in The Kingdom of the Shades from Makarova's La Bayadère, Act III © © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

Classically modern: San Francisco Ballet's Program 3

By , 24 February 2015
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Maria Kochetkova and Vitor Luiz in Tomasson's Giselle © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet's ever-powerful Giselle

By , 29 January 2015
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San Francisco Ballet in Balanchine's Serenade © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet commences its 2015 season

By , 27 January 2015
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Ricardo Bustamante in Tomasson's Nutcracker © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker ushers in the holiday season

By , 12 December 2014
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Black Grace © Duncan Cole
New York City

Fall for Dance Program One

By , 09 October 2014
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San Francisco Ballet in Robbins' Glass Pieces © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet ends the season with Balanchine and Robbins

By , 06 May 2014
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Koto Ishihara in Lifar's Suite en Blanc © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet's world premiere of Liam Scarlett's Hummingbird

By , 29 April 2014
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Sarah Van Patten and Carlos Quenedit in Symphony #9 © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

The glories of San Francisco Ballet in Shostakovich Trilogy

By , 05 April 2014
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Maria Kochetkova and Davit Karapetyan in Tomasson's Caprice © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet's Splendid Program 6 Opens

By , 04 April 2014
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Maria Kochetkova and Joan Boada © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet in Christopher Wheeldon's magical Cinderella

By , 11 March 2014
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Maria Kochetkova and Vitor Luiz in Wheeldon's Ghosts. © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

Ghosts, Shades and the Exotic Firebird at San Francisco Ballet

By , 20 February 2014
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Yuan Yuan Tan and Davit Karapetyan in Giselle © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

Giselle returns in fine form to the San Francisco Ballet

By , 25 January 2014
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Dancers Frances Chung and Jaime Garcia Castilla © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet shines once again in Nutcracker

By , 11 December 2013
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Maria Kochetkova in Possokhov's Classical Symphony  ©  Erik Tomasson
London

San Francisco Ballet at Sadler's Wells: Programme C

By , 19 September 2012
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Yuan Yuan Tan and Damian Smith in Wheeldon's Ghosts  ©  Erik Tomasson
London

San Francisco Ballet at Sadler's Wells: A second night just as good as the first

By , 15 September 2012
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Tiit Helimets and Sofiane Sylve in Liang's Symphonic Dances  ©  ERik Tomasson
London

San Francisco Ballet at Sadler's Wells: Programme A wows London

By , 14 September 2012
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Paris

Tradition et modernité aux Etés de la Danse : San Francisco Ballet Programme O

By , 25 July 2014
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