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POINTES OF VIEW LECTURE SERIES

POINTES OF VIEW LECTURE SERIES

Hear our artists’ Pointes of View

Delve deeper into each program of the 2022 Season through this online lecture series featuring artists of the Company and visiting scholars.

Streamed live at 6 PM before each Wednesday performance, and available for viewing online until the end of the 2022 Season.

CELEBRATING HELGI TOMASSON – FEBRUARY 2

Director of Education & Training Jennie Scholick, Ph.D., invites Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson and the "Three Graces" of San Francisco Ballet — Ballet Masters Bonita Borne, Betsy Erickson, and Anita Paciotti — to reminisce about Helgi's early days at SF Ballet.

IN THE NIGHT – FEBRUARY 9

Director of Education & Training Jennie Scholick, Ph.D., gives a talk on Jerome Robbins' seminal ballet In the Night. SF Ballet Principal Dancer Mathilde Froustey shares her thoughts on how one learns and performs Robbins' ballets.

DON QUIXOTE – MARCH 2

What makes comedic ballets successful? Claire Sheridan, Dance Educator and Founder of the LEAP Program at Saint Mary's College looks at ballets that make us laugh, including Don Quixote. Ballet Master and former SF Ballet Principal Dancer Katita Waldo talks about how to bring hilarious characters to life on stage.

THE SEASONS – MARCH 16

San Francisco Ballet's Scholar in Residence Carrie Gaiser–Casey, Ph.D. presents her research on Alexei Ratmansky's The Seasons. Soloist Steven Morse and Ballet Master and Assistant to the Artistic Director Ricardo Bustamante discuss this homage to choreographer Marius Petipa, the "father of classical ballet."

THE PROMISED LAND – APRIL 6 - Pre-Recorded

CalArts professor, Dr. Ariel Osterweis in conversation with Dwight Rhoden, Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, on his career, choreographic aesthetic, and World Premiere of The Promised Land.

HARMONY – APRIL 13

Explore the making of Helgi Tomasson's Harmony. How is a ballet made during the pandemic? Dance Educator Mary Wood hosts a discussion to learn of the trials and tribulations with Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson and Ballet Master Tina LeBlanc.

SWAN LAKE – MAY 4

Dance Educator Mary Wood interviews Principal Dancers Max Cauthorn, Sasha De Sola, and Tiit Helimets to reflect on dancing Swan Lake, one of the most recognized and iconic classical ballets.

 

All programs are subject to change. POV lectures may be pre-recorded. The information, views, and opinions expressed at all audience engagement programs are strictly those of the participants and do not necessarily represent or imply any official position of the San Francisco Ballet Association.
San Francisco Ballet's audience engagement classes are sponsored by the San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary, a philanthropic group of women that works tirelessly to support SF Ballet through volunteering, enhancing visibility, promoting community support, and assisting in fundraising.

Tickets: Free and open to the public

Schedule: Streamed live at 6:00 pm PT Wednesdays and available for viewing online afterward until the end of the 2022 Season.

Location: Online via Facebook and YouTube