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.
August 27th, 2018 | Season 12 | 1 hr 4 mins
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San Francisco Ballet Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson is joined by Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Frohlich in a conversation about Jerome Robbins in honor of his centennial, moderated by Ellen Sorrin
May 9th, 2018 | Season 12 | 30 mins 10 secs
Choreographer and SFB corps de ballet dancer Myles Thatcher eloquently describes the experience of participating in the Unbound: Festival of New Works as both a choreographer and a dancer. He discusses the creative process from the dancer’s point of view, performing in Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Guernica and in Alonzo King’s The Collective Agreement. Then he explains the motivation for his own work, Otherness, elaborating on his choice of casting both a male and a female in separate casts for his lead character.
May 8th, 2018 | Season 12 | 24 mins 17 secs
Principal Dancer Jennifer Stahl discusses Unbound and Dwight Rhoden's "LET'S BEGIN AT THE END" with Jennie Scholick, Associate Director of Audience Engagement.
May 7th, 2018 | Season 12 | 36 mins 41 secs
Principal Dancer Tiit Helimets reflects on the classical training that prepared him to dance classical, neo-classical, and contemporary roles. Using visual prompts from Sleeping Beauty, Agon, and Eden-Eden, he describes the evolution of technique, costuming, and music in works he has performed across the range of period styles.
May 6th, 2018 | Season 12 | 29 mins 27 secs
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Claire Sheridan, founder of the LEAP program at St. Mary's College, interviews SF Ballet Soloist Lauren Strongin about her life, career, and Unbound.
May 4th, 2018 | Season 12 | 39 mins 54 secs
SF Ballet Writer Cheryl Ossola discusses the behind-the-scenes work of Unbound with General Manager Debra Bernard, Production Director Christopher Dennis, and Ballet Master Anita Paciotti.
May 4th, 2018 | Season 12 | 26 mins 13 secs
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Dance Educator Mary Wood talks with Unbound C Choreographer Stanton Welch
May 1st, 2018 | Season 12 | 27 mins 50 secs
Conversations on Dance interviews Unbound C choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
April 26th, 2018 | Season 12 | 32 mins 31 secs
The Conversations on Dance podcast interviews choreographer Myles Thatcher and two members of his creative team prior to the opening of Unbound B on April 21, 2018.
April 24th, 2018 | Season 12 | 27 mins 32 secs
Join Rebecca King Ferraro and Michael Sean Breeden of Conversations on Dance podcast as they interview choreographer Justin Peck.
April 11th, 2018 | Season 12 | 28 mins 55 secs
Peter Ottman, a ballet master at The National Ballet of Canada, is interviewed by SF Ballet's Jasmine Yep Huynh.
April 10th, 2018 | Season 12 | 27 mins 49 secs
Skylar Campbell, first soloist with the The National Ballet of Canada, converses with Dance Educator Mary Wood.
April 10th, 2018 | Season 12 | 27 mins 11 secs
National Ballet of Canada Principal Dancers Heather Ogden and Guillaume Côté discuss the dramatic life and career of Vaslav Nijinsky with SF Ballet’s Scholar-in-Residence, Carrie Gaiser Casey, PhD.
March 28th, 2018 | Season 12 | 24 mins 37 secs
Ellen Rose Hummel, Corps de Ballet member, is interviewed by Dance Educator Mary Wood.
March 27th, 2018 | Season 12 | 43 mins 5 secs
In honor of the Jerome Robbins Centennial, Associate Director of Audience Engagement Jennie Scholick, PhD will briefly discuss the many facets of Jerome Robbins’ talents including his successes on Broadway and his mark as a ballet choreographer, followed by a discussion with Soloist Esteban Hernandez and Corps de Ballet member Lonnie Weeks about performing Robbins’s ballets and his impact on other contemporary choreographers.
March 14th, 2018 | Season 12 | 24 mins 34 secs
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Corps de Ballet member Madison Keesler is interviewed by Rena Nishijima, Communications Associate.