Do Ballets Have a Life Span?

Do Ballets Have a Life Span?

If you were a subscriber to a respectable repertory theater company, you would never tolerate a diet of lustful Saracen princes, troops of tots running around in blackface, upstart Roman slaves versed in Karl Marx, dark-skinned serving girls with bejeweled navels and...
Technology at Your Toes

Technology at Your Toes

A dancer’s love affair with her pointe shoes, though it may seem silly to an outsider, is very real. Every dancer’s reputation depends on her shoes never letting her down. They must help her balance and allow her to roll up with ease and down with control....
A History of Firsts

A History of Firsts

The year was 1933. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had just been inaugurated. It was the middle of the Great Depression, and the Golden Gate Bridge had yet to be built. But that’s when America got its first ballet company. Until then, ballet in San Francisco...

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