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Dancers above, orchestra below make San Francisco Ballet work | Janos Gereben | Theater | San Francisco Examiner

Dancers above, orchestra below make San Francisco Ballet work  | Janos Gereben | Theater | San Francisco Examiner | Dance | Scoop.it

San Francisco Ballet music director and principal conductor Martin West is pleased to be preparing a “huge range of music” for the troupe’s upcoming 80th season, opening Jan. 29.

 

"From the Baroque music of Scarlatti to contemporary, such as John Adam’s ‘Guide to Strange Places,’ it’s never a dull day,” says West, who presides over the company’s integral, expansive and expensive orchestral program — a rare thing in today’s climate of tight budgets for the arts.





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Behind-the-scenes at the New York City Ballet: Photographer who spent four years capturing the grace and poise of dancers

Behind-the-scenes at the New York City Ballet: Photographer who spent four years capturing the grace and poise of dancers | Dance | Scoop.it

Much in the way Edgar Degas captured the backstage realities and onstage glory of the dancers in the Paris Opera Ballet in his impressionist paintings, a New York city photographer, Henry Leutwyler, has chronicled the everyday scenes of dancers in the New York City Ballet.


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