It's hard to take your eyes off Maria Kochetkova, whether she's on stage or off. In a tutu, it's the delicate dynamism of her dancing that makes her magnetic. On the street, it's her out-of-this-world fashion sense.
"If you could write a letter to your first love, what would it say?"
To celebrate their company premiere of John Cranko's Onegin, San Francisco Ballet is hosting a Tumblr account where people can submit letters to their first loves. Some of the notes are short but sweet, some are sacharrine but moving and others are hauntingly sad. Check it out, and add your own, at sfballet.tumblr.com
There's so much great dance going on outdoors this time of year. Jacob's Pillow, Summerstage, Saratoga Springs, Wolf Trap, Vail, the list seems endless. In addition to the thrill of seeing dancers leap among the leaves, one of the best parts is that many of these events are offered for free!