Pointes of View (POV) Lecture Series

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! 

FREE and open to the public.

War Memorial Opera House. Enter through the carriage entrance on the north side of the building, adjacent to the courtyard.

Wednesdays, 6 – 6:45pm

Listen to Past POV Lectures
Select Pointes of View Lectures are available on our Pointes of View Lecture Audio page.

2016 POV Lectures

Jan 27
Program 2
Principal Dancer, Lorena Feijoo, and Ballet Master, Felipe Diaz, discuss the experience of creating the new work by choreographer, Liam Scarlett, Fearful Symmetries. Felipe speaks of how his role as Ballet Master is informed by his experience as a performer. Lorena describes the excitement she feels as she interprets Scarlett’s creativity. Each speak eloquently about how skillfully the choreography is supported by the powerful music by John Adams.

Feb 3
Program 1
Dance Educator Mary Wood interviews Ballet Master Katita Waldo and Artists from the Company to discuss William Forsythe and his unique approach to contemporary ballet.

Feb 24
Program 3: Swan Lake
Dance Educator Mary Wood interviews Artists dancing in Helgi Tomasson’s Swan Lake.

Mar 9
Program 4: Coppélia
Director of Education and Training Andrea Yannone in conversation with Associate Director of the Ballet School Patrick Armand and Ballet Master Anita Paciotti about student participation in SF Ballet productions including Balanchine’s Coppélia.

Mar 16
Program 5
Dance Educator Mary Wood with Choreographer Yuri Possokhov and film maker Kate Duhamel discuss the process of creating the media environment in Swimmer.

April 6
Program 6: “Intricate Connections: Alexei Ratmansky’s Seven Sonatas
Alexei Ratmansky’s Seven Sonatas joins the SF Ballet rep this season. Carrie Gaiser Casey, SF Ballet resident scholar, places this work in the arc of Ratmansky’s career and discusses the choreographic features of this ballet. 

April 13
Program 7
Music Director and Principal Conductor Martin West in conversation with Dance Educator Mary Wood about the SF Ballet Orchestra’s 40th Anniversary and Sufjan Stevens, who composed the score for Justin Peck’s new work In the Countenance of Kings.

May 4
Program 8: Onegin
Dance Educator Mary Wood discusses Cranko’s Onegin with SF Ballet School Associate Director Patrick Armand and Ballet Master Betsy Erickson. 


Please note that all programs are subject to change.
Updates on hosts and guests are posted as information becomes available.  The information, views and opinions expressed at Pointes of View Lectures are strictly those of the participants and do not necessarily represent or imply any official position of San Francisco Ballet Association.