San Francisco Ballet Special Features
Summary: These online-only interviews feature a broad range of personalities that contribute to San Francisco Ballet. You'll learn new and interesting perspectives from Company dancers, choreographers, members of the administrative staff, and others who are key players at the Ballet.
SF Ballet Principal Character Dancer and Choreographer Val Caniparoli, has created works for over thirty-five companies including San Francisco Ballet. We talked with him about his illustrious history with the Company as well as his work as an in-demand choreographer.
While here to create his ballet for the New Works Festival, he talked about his inspirations and his work with San Francisco Ballet.
While in San Francisco creating his ballet for the New Works Festival, he talked about his attraction to choreography versus performing and the differences between doing full-length ballets and shorter works.
While working on his ballet for the New Works Festival he spoke about his relationship with music and why he enjoys working with San Francisco Ballet.
While working on his world premiere for the New Works Festival, he talked about the steep learning curve involved in starting his dance career after childhood, and his ongoing relationship with San Francisco Ballet.
While working on his piece for the New Works Festival he spoke about his transition from dancer to choreographer and the stimulation he enjoys from a fast-paced work environment.
While working on her world premiere for the New Works Festival, she talked about the character of dance on the West Coast and the art of creating dance without music.
Special Feature: San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer Lorena Feijoo talks with actress Rita Moreno, winner of the Oscar, Emmy, Tony, and Grammy, about portraying the role of Anita in West Side Story, as well as the legacy of Jerome Robbins.
Special Feature: Artistic Director and Choreographer Helgi Tomasson and Executive Director Glenn McCoy discuss the Company's 2008 Repertory Season-which is San Francisco Ballet's 75th anniversary.