Daniel’s Top 5 Reasons the Look Book is a “Must-Have”

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Daniel

 

My top 5 reasons you should buy the San Francisco Ballet Look Book:

1. The portraits are beautiful and the book is a nice keepsake.
2. By having us choose our own poses and rehearsal clothes for our portraits, you really get to see each dancer’s personality shine through.
3. The dancers will be doing Look Book signings throughout the season so come meet us and I’ll sign your book!
4. The book also offers great rehearsal and performance photos from the season.
5. My photo is on page 32!

The Look Book is available for purchase at the War Memorial Opera House or online: sfballet.org/lookbook

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#GiselleBackstage

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We followed Principal Dancer Mathilde Froustey backstage as she prepared for her 2015 Giselle debut. Scroll down and watch her transform into the infamous heartbroken country girl who becomes an ethereal Wili of the spirit world.

Giselle is onstage until February 10.

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5 Facts: Giselle

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Back by popular demand, Giselle returns to the War Memorial Opera House in Program 2. Before you attend a show, learn these 5 fun facts about Giselle what makes SF Ballet’s production unique.
 
Sarah Van Patten and Luke Ingham in Tomasson's Giselle. (© Erik Tomasson)
Sarah Van Patten and Luke Ingham in Tomasson’s Giselle. (© Erik Tomasson)

1. The 174-Year-Old Classic

Making its world premiere in Paris in 1841, Giselle remains a “jewel of the Romantic ballets,” and has become one of the most frequently performed ballets in the world’s classical repertory.  SF Ballet’s Giselle premiere was in 1947, but it wasn’t until 1999 that Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson recreated the Romantic classic.

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Tweet the Plot: Giselle

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In two acts, Giselle tells the story of unrequited love, remorse, and forgiveness. In 140 characters or less, we want YOU to find a creative way to tell the story of Giselle on Twitter. Have fun—your plot can be as broad or detailed as you’d like!

Everyone who follows our guidelines and publishes a tweet by Monday, February 9 will receive a special discount on Giselle tickets. A discount code will be sent in a direct message on Twitter from @sfballet. (Be sure you follow us at @sfballet so we can send you a direct message for your ticket offer!)

Lacey Escabar and Sarah Van Patten in Tomasson's Giselle. (© Erik Tomasson)

Lacey Escabar and Sarah Van Patten in Tomasson’s Giselle.
(© Erik Tomasson)

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