San Francisco Ballet – Don Quixote

In mounting a new production of Don Quixote, San Francisco Ballet was not just tilting at windmills. This is a big ballet, on a scale – although not a par – with Giselle and Swan Lake and it’s been  ...

Smuin Ballet – The Christmas Ballet

San Francisco Yerba Buena Center for the Arts December 18 -29, 2002 Deck the halls! Here comes Michael Smuin’s Christmas Ballet. Polished to near-perfection, all wrapped up in kitsch, it’s a wonderful antidote for  ...

Bolshoi Ballet – Swan Lake

The United States of America and the Bolshoi Ballet were founded in the same year, 1776. Since its Revolutionary beginnings, this country has weathered civil – and several other – wars, Reconstruction, and the Great Depression to emerge as  ...

Cullberg Ballet – Swan Lake

Sweden’s Cullberg Ballet was founded in 1967 by Birgit Cullberg, a modern dancer who had studied with, among others, Kurt Joos and Martha Graham. She built a small company that performed works favoring a strong dramatic and psychological content.  ...