Author Archives: Val Caniparoli

Val Caniparoli

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SF Ballet Principal Character and Choreographer

A Look Back: Val Caniparoli’s Lambarena (Part 1)

I was first approached by Helgi Tomaason in early 1994 to create a new commission for San Francisco Ballet for the 1994/1995 Season.  It was then that I started my search for music, concepts and ideas for a new work.  Dan McGarry, who at that time was on staff with San Francisco Ballet and a […]
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Choreographer’s Inspiration: Ibsen’s House

  When I was asked by Helgi Tomasson to be a part of the 75th Anniversary season I thought immediately of creating a work that showcased the virtuosity of the women of San Francisco Ballet.  The virtuosity that I wanted to showcase was not only because of their incredible technical abilities, but mostly because of […]
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