19 episodes

Need something to listen to on your way to the theater? Join Jennie Scholick, PhD as she hosts To the Pointe, for an in-depth but light-hearted exploration of an upcoming performance. Learn what to look for, what’s important, and what you need to know to get the most out of your experience.

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Need something to listen to on your way to the theater? Join Jennie Scholick, PhD as she hosts To the Pointe, for an in-depth but light-hearted exploration of an upcoming performance. Learn what to look for, what’s important, and what you need to know to get the most out of your experience.

    To The Pointe: Program 05

    To The Pointe: Program 05

    All You Need to Know About Program 05 Before You Watch



    Program 05 includes three ballets made expressly for San Francisco Ballet dancers: Helgi Tomasson’s 7 for Eight, Cathy Marston’s Snowblind, and David Dawson’s Anima Animus. In this episode of To The Pointe, learn about the job of a principal choreographer, hear from Cathy Marston and Principal Dancer Sarah Van Patten in their own words about creating Zeena in Snowblind, and discover more about the gender role play on display in Dawson’s Anima Animus.

    Program 05 streams through May 12.

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    Header Photo: San Francisco Ballet in Marston’s Snowblind // © Erik Tomasson

    • 14 min
    To The Pointe: Jewels

    To The Pointe: Jewels

    George Balanchine's Jewels comprises three ballets—Rubies, Emeralds, and Diamonds—that evoke the styles and moods of the United States, France, and Russia, respectively. Get to know a bit about Jewels, its creation in 1967, and what to look for in each ballet before this dazzling classic hits the screen on April 1 during SF Ballet's 2021 Digital Season. 

    • 13 min
    To the Pointe: Program 03

    To the Pointe: Program 03

    Get a quick overview of the three ballets that make up Program 03: Ratmansky’s Symphony #9, Danielle Rowe’s Wooden Dimes, and Yuri Possokhov’s Swimmer.

    • 19 min
    To The Pointe: 2021 Digital Season Overview

    To The Pointe: 2021 Digital Season Overview

    All You Need to Know About the 2021 Digital Season Before You Watch!

    If To The Pointe is like a mini audio program note, this episode is like a mini-mini program note. Get a quick overview of the entire 2021 Season, and hear from choreographer Danielle Rowe and Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson in their own words about their works. Tune in to later episodes for deeper dives into each program!

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    Header Image: Sarah Van Patten in Rowe’s Wooden Dimes // © Lindsay Gauthier

    • 21 min
    To the Pointe: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    To the Pointe: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Join Jennie Scholick, PhD for a quick overview of George Balanchine's& A Midsummer Night's Dream. Hear about the ballet's creation in 1960s New York, revisit the story to figure out which dancer is Hermia and which one is Helena, and find out what to look for in this magical and mystical ballet!

    • 14 min
    To the Pointe: Nutcracker

    To the Pointe: Nutcracker

    Join Jennie Scholick, PhD for a deep dive into Nutcracker. Learn about this iconic ballet’s history, story, and what to look for. 






























































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    • 18 min

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