Past Event

Ballet Balanchine Style - Thoughts and Reflections

Thu, Apr 12 2012 - 12:00pm

Ballet Balanchine Style: Thoughts and Reflections

Beth Genné, Ph.D.; 2012 Visiting Scholar, San Francisco Ballet; Historian of Art and Dance

The San Francisco Ballet’s 2012 Visiting Scholar Beth Genné, who holds a Ph.D. in the History of Art and completed postdoctoral study in the History of Dance, will appear at the Club on April 12 in tandem with the Ballet’s opening night performance of an homage to choreographic legend George Balanchine. Genné will present her reflections and perspectives on neoclassical ballet and, more specifically, on the Balanchine style as defined by its synergy of music, art and dance within a precise historical context.

Program ticket-holders are eligible for a discounted rate to the April 12 performance of the ballet at the San Francisco Opera House. The performance repertory includes Divertimento No. 15, the revival of Scotch Symphony, and Balanchine’s tour-de-force The Four Temperaments.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m check-in, noon program
Cost
: $20 standard, $8 members
Program Organizers
: Anne W. Smith and Cecelia Beam