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Dancer View: “The Rite of Spring”

Corps de ballet dancer Madison Keesler gives her view of the iconic ballet The Rite of Spring, as SF Ballet perform Choreographer in Residence Yuri Possokhov’s new interpretation of this iconic work: A bassoon whispers the first note, and a gentle yet almost eerie melody follows.  Hundreds of eyes watch as the curtain is swept […]
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Christmas Eve at the Theater

The holiday season is a time of year full of many traditions for many different people, and a tradition that I have carried out for years is a Christmas Eve spent at the theater.  This year was no exception, and I was once again amazed at the thoughtful gifts and holiday cheer that was spread […]
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Time to Gear Up for AIDS Walk SF 2011!

When I was living in Germany it was very hard to become involved in any type of community work due to the fact that I didn’t speak the language.  I often saw the Hamburg Ballet involving itself in work that supported important causes, and it was something I didn’t want to forget.  I remember sitting […]
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Reflecting on my First Season with SF Ballet

Hello everyone! I’m Madison Keesler, a corps de ballet dancer with SF Ballet, and your newest blogger here! When I was 14 years old I attended my very first summer program with San Francisco Ballet School, and ever since then I knew that one day I would dance with this beautiful company.  At 16, I […]
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