Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

Spotlight: The List Insider Event

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Last week, three members of The List, our young audience rush ticket program, won the chance to attend the opening night of Program 7, including an exclusive invite to the cast party after the show with Company dancers, artists, and production team. SF Ballet super-fan and member of The List, Hassan Makki, shared his experience with […]
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Shostakovich was a Genius!

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I’m very happy to be working on Alexei Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Trilogy again. For most musicians, Dmitri Shostakovich was one of the very greatest composers of the last century and his music is both challenging and rewarding to play. This year, l’m delighted that my friend David LaMarche, who has conducted Shostakovich Trilogy at American Ballet Theatre […]
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The Bus Swims Too!

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Last summer, SF Ballet Choreographer in Residence Yuri Possokhov and Composer Shinji Eshima asked me to create the animation for Yuri’s new ballet, Swimmer. Yuri’s intricate vision for the piece was a tall order for the multi-media projections and animations. For starters, the ballet is set in the 1960’s and Yuri had a number of specific iconic […]
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Composer Shinji Eshima on World Premiere of Swimmer

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When Swimmer premieres, it will be the third ballet that I have composed for SF Ballet Choreographer in Residence Yuri Possokhov. The first was RAkU in 2011, which has since toured the globe and was also presented as part of Program 1 of the current season. When I first met Yuri on June 19, 2010 at the bar in […]
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