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Stage Managing 101

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As SF Ballet’s stage manager, I often get asked what it takes to perform this job for a theater or ballet company. Many stage managers have a degree in stage management–either a bachelor’s or a master’s. I have a degree in theater from University of Washington. At U of W, I spent three years gaining […]
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Musings from a Dance Scholar: The Musical World of Romeo and Juliet

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Sergei Prokofiev’s score for Romeo and Juliet is one of the most luscious and dramatically exciting dance scores of the twentieth century.  It has tempted many a choreographer. From the very first production created by choreographer Leonid Lavrovsky in 1940 in Soviet Russia for the legendary ballerina Galina Ulanova, to the British choreographers Frederick Ashton […]
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“It Perfectly Tells the Story of Onegin…”

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Now that Nutcracker is behind us, my thoughts are turning already to the Repertory Season and to the works new to us this season. First up will be Cranko’s Onegin, a ballet that I have wanted to conduct ever since I first saw it in England at The Royal Ballet. It’s a piece full of […]
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