Ballet Style Around the World

Although founded in the European courts, ballet has now spread around the world. This year, Ballet Insights dives into the question of national style: how did ballet spread across the globe? Why did it take off in certain places? What’s the difference between dancing in Europe vs in the United States? And what do we mean when we talk about different training and different styles? Each class will include a short lecture followed by a demonstration and a panel discussion with SF Ballet dancers and SF Ballet School faculty.

  • Session 1: Russian Style, from Petipa to Now
    • Featuring SF Ballet School Faculty Larissa Ponomarenko and Viktor Plotnikov
  • Session 2: Ballet Across Europe
    • Featuring SF Ballet School Director Patrick Armand, SF Ballet Principal Dancer Ulrik Birkkjaer, and Soloist Sasha Mukhamedov
  • Session 3: American Ballet from Coast to Coast
    • Featuring Kay Mazzo, Chairman of Faculty at the School of American Ballet, and Anita Paciotti, Ballet Master at SF Ballet

Date: October 18, 25, and November 1

Time: 1:00–3:00 PM

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: General Admission: $25 per session / Subscribers and Donors: $20 per session