The Broadview

The ‘Nut’ turns 75

The Nutcracker dances in a number to commence Clara's Christmas journey. Ballet students performed in accompaniment to music conducted by John Nardolillo.

Gabrielle Guido, Senior Reporter

December 17, 2019

Extravagant set-pieces, dancing and vibrant music have cultivated a dedicated audience for the San Francisco Ballet’s seasonal performance of “The Nutcracker” for 75 years.   “My mom and I go to the show together, as it has been a tradition since my childhood,” freshman Sage Swartz sa...

On pointe

Senior Charlotte Ogden-Moore dances in Helgi Tomasson's

Cassie Eskicioglu, Senior Reporter

November 3, 2017

While most seniors are focusing on getting into college, Charlotte Ogden-Moore continues her commitment of more than 36 hours a week to ballet in addition to normal Senior Year obligations. “My schedule is always busy and go, go, go,” Ogden-Moore said. “Last year, on top of preparing for my...

Long-time ballerinas reassess their commitment to pursuing a dancing career

Long-time ballerinas reassess their commitment to pursuing a dancing career

February 13, 2014

Camilla Bykhovsky Senior Reporter Like a baseball player who spends scores of hours on the field each week, ballerinas who divide their time between academic classes and ballet school are not guaranteed a place with the pros. Three girls who spent most of their high school years dividing their school day between ac...

Nutcracker ballet retains popularity in SF

Maria Kochetkova and Davit Karapetyan dance in the Grand Pas de Deux in Tomasson’s Nutcracker. Nutcracker’s premiere in the United States was with San Francisco Ballet in 1944. Erik Tomasson | with permission

December 16, 2009

Meghan Helms Asst. A & E Editor It does not snow when winter comes to San Francisco — except on December evenings at The War Memorial Opera House where snowflakes dance in Helgi Tomasson’s Nutcracker. Seat cushions offering slight seat elevation for children line...

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