San Francisco Ballet

Everybody seems crazy for kale right now. Some experts even argue that it's the superfood of superfoods. One cup has only 33 calories, but contains over 100 percent of your daily value of vitamin C, 200 percent of vitamin A, 10 percent each of folate and calcium, and even a couple grams of protein. But the vegetable in its raw form can be a bit rough (it's known as a go-to digestive aid for a reason). How can you make it tastier?

It's hard to take your eyes off Maria Kochetkova, whether she's on stage or off. In a tutu, it's the delicate dynamism of her dancing that makes her magnetic. On the street, it's her out-of-this-world fashion sense.

 

"If you could write a letter to your first love, what would it say?"

 

To celebrate their company premiere of John Cranko's Onegin, San Francisco Ballet is hosting a Tumblr account where people can submit letters to their first loves. Some of the notes are short but sweet, some are sacharrine but moving and others are hauntingly sad. Check it out, and add your own, at sfballet.tumblr.com

 

There's so much great dance going on outdoors this time of year. Jacob's Pillow, Summerstage, Saratoga Springs, Wolf Trap, Vail, the list seems endless. In addition to the thrill of seeing dancers leap among the leaves, one of the best parts is that many of these events are offered for free!

 

The following is a guest blog by San Francisco Ballet principal Yuan Yuan Tan, currently on tour with the company in Copenhagen, Denmark. Stay tuned for more posts from Yuan Yuan!

The following is a guest blog by San Francisco Ballet principal Yuan Yuan Tan, currently on tour with the company in Copenhagen, Denmark. Stay tuned for more posts from Yuan Yuan!

Today is Friday [August 21] and I'm in Copenhagen—jet-lagged, big time!

Published January 26, 2010
SFB's historic tour of China proved as eye-opening to the dancers as the audiences.more »

Dancing inside the Forbidden City: "We started doing a few steps in the plazas," says Genshaft. "Then Chinese tourists began taking photos of us with their kids."

Photo by Erik Tomasson

Published December 8, 2009
A look at SFB's pioneering past.more »
Published December 8, 2009
Helgi Tomasson looks toward the future at San Francisco Ballet. more »