Ballet 202: Contemporary Ballet

For those who want to know where the art form is headed.

San Francisco Ballet in Ratmansky's Shostakovich Trilogy // © Erik Tomasson

Who is this for?
Patrons who want to dig a little deeper into a specific topic and become more knowledgeable about SF Ballet and the art form. 

General Public: $150

Subcribers and Donors ($75+): $125

Aug 14, Aug 21, and Aug 28
6-8 pm

455 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Why does San Francisco Ballet value new work and what exactly is contemporary ballet? Does it require different training or skills to dance new works? Join us for this new interactive three-session seminar to find the answers to these questions. Plus, you'll get to speak with a choreographer who is creating a new work for SF Ballet’s 2018 Season.

  1. Meet and talk with a choreographer who is making a new work for SF Ballet
  2. Hear from dancers about how they prepare to dance new work
  3. Compare and contrast hair styles, costumes, and other production elements from contemporary and classical ballets
  4. Experience a panel discussion: Creating new works at SF Ballet

Subscribers and donors of $75 or more must login first to receive special pricing. Please note: we do not offer refunds and all programs are subject to cancellation in the event there is not adequate enrollment. All programs are subject to change. 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 San Francisco Ballet Association.


If you have a question about a particular program please don't hesitate to contact us.

415 865 6583

Pointes of View (POV) Lectures

Company artists and visiting scholars invite you to delve deeper into that evening’s performance. But, you don’t have to buy a ticket to attend—all ballet fans are welcome.

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Meet the Artist

Our popular pre-performance Meet the Artist Interviews (MTAs) spotlight a work to be performed that afternoon/evening. 

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