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Family Dance Workshops with San Francisco Ballet

Dance class
January 12, 2013 -
11:00am12:00pm

Instructors of the San Francisco Ballet Center for Dance Education will lead participants through an introductory dance experience. Designed for children age 5–14 and their parents or guardians, these dance workshops explore the basics of ballet and creative movement experience, inspired by the ballet The Nutcracker. All workshops take place in the Piazzoni Murals Room. Pre-registration is required.

Floating on Air: Ballet Costume Atelier and Presentations | Brad Rosenstein with Jean Lamprell

January 9, 2013 -
1:00pm5:00pm
January 10, 2013 -
1:00pm5:00pm
January 11, 2013 -
1:00pm5:00pm
January 12, 2013 -
1:00pm5:00pm
January 13, 2013 -
1:00pm5:00pm
January 16, 2013 -
1:00pm5:00pm
January 17, 2013 -
1:00pm5:00pm
January 18, 2013 -
1:00pm5:00pm
January 19, 2013 -
1:00pm5:00pm
January 20, 2013 -
1:00pm5:00pm
January 23, 2013 -
1:00pm5:00pm
January 24, 2013 -
1:00pm5:00pm
January 25, 2013 -
1:00pm5:00pm
January 26, 2013 -
1:00pm5:00pm
January 27, 2013 -
1:00pm5:00pm
January 30, 2013 -
1:00pm5:00pm
January 31, 2013 -
1:00pm5:00pm
February 1, 2013 -
1:00pm5:00pm
February 2, 2013 -
1:00pm5:00pm
February 3, 2013 -
1:00pm5:00pm

January 9, 2013 - February 3, 2013

“Social Dreaming in the 21st Century” | Natalie Zimmerman & Michael Wilson

February 6, 2013March 3, 2013

February: February 6 to March 3
Natalie Zimmerman & Michael Wilson

Social Dream Lab -
Contemporary culture is awash in the rhetoric of dreams and revolutionary longing. From attempts to revitalize America (The American Dream), to civil rights (The Dream Act), to the recent global grassroots movements re-imagining a future of social, economic and environmental justice for all—collective aspirations are being creatively expressed and shared with unprecedented speed and reach.

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Artist Program 

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The Artist Studio program is a part of FAMSF’s Cultural Encounters initiative designed to attract new and diverse audiences to the Museums.

 

FLOATING ON AIR: Ballet Costume Atelier and Presentations | Brad Rosenstein with Jean Lamprell

Design sketch for Titania fairy costume, The Dream, choreographed by Sir Frederi
January 9, 2013February 3, 2013

Brad Rosenstein, independent curator, transforms the Kimball Education Gallery into a functional atelier that will showcase the ballet costume-making process. Renowned costumier Jean Lamprell, whose work has ranged from The Royal Opera House to Broadway, will be in residence on Saturdays and Sundays, recreating the Juliet costume she originally built for Rudolf Nureyev’s production of Romeo and Juliet, and engaging visitors with insights into tutu construction as she works.

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Artist Program 

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The Artist Studio program is a part of FAMSF’s Cultural Encounters initiative designed to attract new and diverse audiences to the Museums.

 

Objects of Belief from the Vatican: Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas

February 9, 2013September 8, 2013

The rarely seen holdings of the Vatican Ethnological Missionary Museum include 80,000 objects that represent artistic achievements by indigenous cultures from Asia, Oceania, Africa, and the Americas. This very special exhibition—the first time that a U.S. exhibition will focus on the Vatican’s collection of ethnographic art—investigates varying approaches, perspectives, and cultural practices surrounding diverse religious beliefs. 

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This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francsico with gratitude for exceptional loans from the collections of the Vatican Ethnological Museum.

Generous support provided by Lauren L. T. Hall and David Hearth, and John F. Kunowski and Richard Benefield.

Vatican ethnological museum objects

(L) Tu, god figure, Gambier Islands, Mangareva Island, collected 1834–1836. Wood. (M) Eketea, god figure, Gambier Islands, Mangareva Island, collected 1834–1836. Wood. (R) Quetzalcoatl figure, “The Plumed Serpent,” Mexico, Aztec, Late Postclassic (AD 1350–1521). Stone. Photos © Vatican Museums. All objects are in the collection of the Vatican Ethnological Museum.

Docent Lecture: "Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance," Julia Geist

Rudolf Nureyev in La Bayadère, 1974
January 20, 2013 -
1:00pm2:00pm

This special exhibition is dedicated to the life and work of the legendary dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev (1938–1993) with more than 70 costumes and an assortment of photographs from the dancer’s personal collection, on loan from the Centre national du costume de scène, France, as well as additional loans from leading ballet companies. The Soviet-born Nureyev was a rising star in his native country before he defected in 1961. He was soon recognized worldwide as the most magnificent and charismatic dancer of his time.

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