San Francisco Ballet Partnership with Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

The de Young and San Francisco Ballet are proud to partner on special programs and events in celebration of the special exhibition Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance, on view October 6, 2012–February 17, 2013.

Upcoming SF Ballet and de Young Partnership Events

October 5

Members-only Preview Hours and VIP Room
de Young; 1–8:45 pm (VIP room 5:30–8:30 pm)

October 6

Panel Discussion: The Life and Work of Rudolf Nureyev
de Young, Koret Auditorium; 10 am, tickets required

Prominent individuals in the theater and dance world discuss their personal memories of working with Rudolf Nureyev. Participants include: Glenn McCoy, Executive Director, San Francisco Ballet; Patrick Armand, Associate Director, San Francisco Ballet School; Martin Kamer, costume designer; Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director, San Francisco Ballet; Maina Gielgud, freelance ballet director, stager, principal coach and teacher, and previous artistic director of the Australian Ballet and the Royal Danish Ballet.

October 12

Friday Nights at the de Young
de Young, Wilsey Court; 6:30–8:30 pm, free

“Inspiration,” a night of multidisciplinary performances and talks curated and directed by Tiit Helimets, Principal Dancer of the San Francisco Ballet.

November 2

Friday Nights at the de Young
de Young, Koret Auditorium; 6:30–8:30 pm

Multimedia presentation “From Tutu to Haute Couture: Costume and the Ballet," led by independent curator Brad Rosenstein, followed by a fashion show of costumes from the collection of San Francisco Ballet.

November 9

Friday Nights at the de Young
de Young, Wilsey Court; 6:30–8:30 pm, free

Participants from San Francisco Ballet lead a workshop designed to teach museum visitors the basics of ballroom dance, accompanied by live music.
 

November 10, December 8, & January 12

Family Dance Workshops
de Young, Piazzoni Murals Room; 10:00 am - 11:00am, tickets are required, purchase here.

Participants from San Francisco Ballet lead a workshop designed to teach museum visitors the basics of ballroom dance, accompanied by live music.

 

January 9–February 3

Artist Studio
de Young, Kimball Education Gallery; free

A variety of costumes, films, and community costume-making workshops led by independent curator Brad Rosenstein in partnership with San Francisco Ballet.