Posts Tagged ‘Romeo & Juliet’

Google Doodle! San Francisco Ballet Helps Google Celebrate Tchaikovsky’s 170th Birthday

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Check out Google right now, why don’t you? (Regular Google, not Advanced.) If it’s still May 7, 2010, this is what you’ll see:

It’s a temporary doodle on Google! Google Doodle, Google Doodle, Google Doodle!

See how “Google Doodler” Jennifer Hom worked with our San Francisco Ballet to produce this lovely image? It was quite a production.

Here it is all big and whatnot:

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(Wonder if Marisa Mayer was involved with this…)

All the deets:

Google Doodle Produced with SF Ballet

In celebration of the 170th anniversary of the birth of the Russian master composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Google has collaborated with San Francisco Ballet to create a special doodle that will appear on Google’s homepage today, May 7 at www.google.com, for one-day only.

Tchaikovsky, born on May 7, 1840, composed music for many genres, including opera, symphony and ballet, and created scores for some of the most beloved classics in the ballet repertoire, including Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and The Sleeping Beauty.

To honor Tchaikovsky’s contribution to the art form, Google worked with SF Ballet to stage a photo shoot around SF Ballet Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson‘s production of Swan Lake. These shots were then rendered into a doodle by Google Doodler Jennifer Hom. For a behind-the-scenes peek of the photography session, shot by SF Ballet photographer Erik Tomasson, visit: www.sfballet.org/interact/watch.

The San Francisco Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet is Awesome – See it By May 9th, 2010

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Program 8 is great at our San Francisco Ballet - Romeo and Juliet just debuted on May Day but it’s already set to leave on Sunday, May 9th. (So now’s the time to plan a visit.) Overall, everything’s great – the music, the sets, the costumes, the dancing performances. What more can you ask for in a live show?   

Stars Sarah Van Patten and Pierre-François Vilanoba and everyone else put on an excellent performance at Saturday’s debut. Read all about it courtesy of San Francisco Chronicle Dance Correspondent Allan Ulrich.

Sarah Van Patten is the ingenue: 

© Erik Tomasson - Sarah Van Patten and Pierre-François Vilanoba in Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet.

Don’t be afraid to check back for cancellations if you see an entire section is already sold out. I talked to a couple from Baltimore who scored hard-to-get Orchestra seats by just calling up the afternoon before the show.

See you there!

Program 8

Saturday, May 01, 2010, 8pm

Romeo & Juliet
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson

Conductor: Martin West

Romeo: Pierre-François Vilanoba
Juliet: Sarah Van Patten
Mercutio: Pascal Molat
Benvolio: Hansuke Yamamoto
Tybalt: Damian Smith