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BALLET BOOK CLUB

BALLET BOOK CLUB

BOOKS AND BALLET? I’M IN.

Ever wondered about the literature behind the ballets? Or wanted an excuse to delve a little deeper into everyone’s favorite story ballets? Join SF Ballet’s Audience Engagement team for a chance to do exactly that and take a deep dive into the literature behind the ballet.

What’s in store?

  • After you sign up for the Don Quixote book club on February 28, we will send you the novel to read in a PDF or web link.
  • Don’t worry, nothing’s too long, and if you don’t get around to reading it all? Well, that’s pretty standard book club participation. We’ll get you caught up!
  • During the event, we’ll take a look at parts of the story and then look at parts of the ballet (on video!) that match up.
  • Then you get to do the talking. What’s the same? What’s different? And did reading the book make you love or understand the ballet more?
  • Sign up and we’ll send you a Zoom link the morning of the event.

COVID SAFETY

Updated 1/20/2022: Per San Francisco city guidelines, beginning February 1, 2022, San Francisco Ballet will require up-to-date vaccination, including proof of a COVID-19 booster—received at least one week prior to the performance they are attending—for entrance into the venue. This expands upon the Company's current requirement that all patrons ages 12 and up present proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 and audience members under the age of 12 to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test taken within 48 hours of the performance start time or antigen [rapid] test within 24 hours of the performance start time).

Patrons will also be required to show a photo ID alongside proof of vaccination and booster shot to enter. Patrons can show either paper or electronic documentation (including a photo of the card).

If your child under the age of 12 does not meet the two-week or greater completion requirement to qualify as being fully vaccinated, they must show proof of a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken within one day for antigen or two days for PCR tests prior to entry into the War Memorial Opera House or 455 Franklin Street. Fully vaccinated children under 12 may present proof of full vaccination and if eligible booster shot in lieu of a negative test result.

SF Ballet requires all patrons to wear a N95, KN95, KF94 mask to enter the venue. We will provide a KN95 or equivalent mask upon entry if you do not have one. Masks must be well-fitted and cover the nose, mouth, and chin. Masks are required at all times, regardless of age, while inside the War Memorial Opera House. Food and drinks are not permitted inside the auditorium to ensure masks are worn throughout the performance.

Click the Learn More button or visit sfballet.org/safety for more information and policy details.

Learn More

San Francisco Ballet is carefully monitoring the evolving pandemic and continues to follow the health guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control, the State of California, and the City and County of San Francisco. We cannot wait to get back on the Opera House stage and as an organization, we are planning accordingly to ensure the safety of audiences, artists, and staff.

Date: February 28, 2022: Don Quixote

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: General Admission: $15
Donors and subscribers get these programs for a reduced rate or for free!

Classes go off sale at 10 am the morning of the event and Zoom links will be sent shortly thereafter.

SF 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. To learn more, visit SF Ballet Auxiliary.