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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.

    Betsy Erickson, Ballet Master, on Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella

    Betsy Erickson, Ballet Master, on Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella

    Host Andi Yannone interviews Ballet Master Betsy Erickson and discusses how Cinderella is rehearsed and put together.  In particular, they discuss the challenges of a trans-continental co-production during the initial creative process.

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    Header Image: Christopher Wheeldon during a dress rehearsal of Wheeldon’s Cinderella© // © Erik Tomasson

    • 30 min
    Kelly Tweeddale, Executive Director, on her First SF Ballet Season

    Kelly Tweeddale, Executive Director, on her First SF Ballet Season

    Host Andi Yannone interviews Executive Director Kelly Tweeddale.  They talk about her journey to SFB, her initial impressions of the Company and artistry of the dancers, and what she’s most looking forward to in the coming years.

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    Header Image: Kelly Tweeddale // © Brandon Patoc

    • 23 min
    SF Ballet Production Staff on Cinderella

    SF Ballet Production Staff on Cinderella

    Members of the Production Staff discuss the demands of their positions as they “create the magic” of a fairy tale on stage. Jane Green, Production Stage Manager, describes the complexity of running this show; Kate Share, Manager of Wardrobe, Wig, Make-up, and Costume Construction, talks about the elaborate costumes and some of the difficulties the dancers encounter in accommodating them; Ken Ryan, Master of Properties, reveals the “secrets” behind the golden slipper so important to this story.

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    Header Image: Sasha de Sola in Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella // © Erik Tomasson

    • 43 min
    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

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