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Performer: Helgi Tomasson

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Tomasson bows out from San Francisco Ballet with stirring Swan Lake

Swan Lake is the last program of the San Francisco Ballet’s season and of the 37-year tenure of retiring artistic director Helgi Tomasson.
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Charm and wit abound in San Francisco Ballet's Don Quixote

Helgi Tomasson and Yuri Possokhov's restaging of the 1869 Petipa classic brings a sunny smile to faces in San Francisco. 
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A triumphant Nutcracker: San Francisco Ballet is back!

With Tchaikovsky’s dear, familiar overture, the reassuring sameness of Wendall K Harrington’s slide show projecting 1915 San Francisco scenes onto the curtains, we were all, most decisively, back. 
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Visions of Classical (Re)Vision in San Francisco

“Your love affair with ballet, your time with ballet, is short,” explains Welsh about his ballet Bespoke, “Eventually you lay down, and dance keeps moving. It’s a bittersweet thing.”
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San Francisco Ballet celebrates 75 years of Nutcracker

In Helgi Tomasson's production, Michael Yeargan’s scenic design and the late Martin Pakledinaz’ sumptuous costumes create a scene so charming, you just want to climb inside and stay in that world all evening and beyond.
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The Sleeping Beauty Reawakens in San Francisco

In this era that venerates the contemporary, it’s rewarding to see the classics faring so well, and San Francisco Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty is a winner for all.
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