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San Francisco Ballet's popular pre-performance Meet the Artist Interviews (MTAs) spotlight a work to be performed that afternoon/evening. These informative talks feature artists and choreographers in conversation with a moderator and take place before Friday evening and Sunday matinee performances during the San Francisco Ballet season.

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San Francisco Ballet's popular pre-performance Meet the Artist Interviews (MTAs) spotlight a work to be performed that afternoon/evening. These informative talks feature artists and choreographers in conversation with a moderator and take place before Friday evening and Sunday matinee performances during the San Francisco Ballet season.

    Sofiane Sylve, Principal Dancer, on Shostakovich Trilogy

    Sofiane Sylve, Principal Dancer, on Shostakovich Trilogy

    Principal Dancer Sofiane Sylve discusses her career as a dancer and teacher and gives insight into that evening’s performance of Shostakovich Trilogy.

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    Header image:  San Francisco Ballet in Ratmansky’s Piano Concerto #1 // © Erik Tomasson

    • 25 min
    Steven D’Amico and Shinji Eshima, Orchestra Members, on Shostakovich Trilogy

    Steven D’Amico and Shinji Eshima, Orchestra Members, on Shostakovich Trilogy

    Retiring Principal Bassist Steven D’Amico is joined by his stand mate Shinji Eshima to discuss their careers, the SF Ballet Orchestra, and the evening’s performance of Shostakovich Trilogy.

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    Header image:  Atmosphere at SF Ballet Gala 2019 on January 23rd 2019 at City Hall/ War Memorial in San Francisco, CA // © Drew Altizer

    • 27 min
    Carrie Gaiser Casey, PhD, on Alexei Ratmansky’s Chamber Symphony

    Carrie Gaiser Casey, PhD, on Alexei Ratmansky’s Chamber Symphony

    Join Carrie Gaiser Casey, PhD for an in-depth analysis of Alexei Ratmansky’s Chamber Symphony, the centerpiece of his stunning Shostakovich Trilogy.

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    Header image: San Francisco Ballet in Ratmansky’s Chamber Symphony // © Erik Tomasson

    • 37 min
    Nathaniel Remez, Corps de Ballet, on The Little Mermaid

    Nathaniel Remez, Corps de Ballet, on The Little Mermaid

    Nathaniel Remez, corps de ballet, discusses his life and career with Senior Manager, Individual Giving, Ari Lipsky, with a special emphasis on the role of the Poet in John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid.

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    Header image: Nathaniel Remez in Pita’s Björk Ballet  // © Erik Tomasson

    • 25 min
    Madison Keesler, Corps de Ballet, on The Little Mermaid

    Madison Keesler, Corps de Ballet, on The Little Mermaid

    SF Ballet Artistic Administrator Amelia Bear interviews Corps de Ballet dancer Madison Keesler. Amelia and Madison cover the recent announcement of her upcoming promotion to Soloist and the successes and challenges that came along with dancing a number of big roles this season, including the Princess in John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid. Madison shares her unique perspective having danced for John Neumeier at Hamburg Ballet prior to joining San Francisco Ballet.

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    Header image: Madison Keesler hosts a Student Matinee // © Chris Hardy

    • 25 min
    Sasha de Sola and Wei Wang, Principal Dancers, on The Little Mermaid

    Sasha de Sola and Wei Wang, Principal Dancers, on The Little Mermaid

    John Neumeier’s ballets require both stunning dance technique and powerful acting. Join Principal Dancers Wei Wang and Sasha de Sola and dance educator Mary Wood to learn about how they prepare to perform his dramatic roles.

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    Header image: Yuan Yuan Tan and Wei Wang in Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid  // © Erik Tomasson

    • 39 min

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