Giselle: Ballet at its Finest

October 24th, Friday, 2014, 8:23 pm

Giselle ou Les Willis ou quoi? Written by: John Velasco Paris, the City of Lights, of the Eiffel Tower and baguettes, of the Mona Lisa and Monets, romantic riverboats and one famously captivating cathedral. Paris is also the city where one of the most iconic ballets first premiered in 1841 to critical success, Giselle. In…


Life, Ballet, and Giselle

October 18th, Saturday, 2014, 12:05 am

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California Ballet Company is just a couple weeks out from opening the season with the full length romantic classic Giselle at the San Diego Civic Theatre. The dancers have been hard at work, and are ready to impress on November 1st and 2nd! We caught up with California Ballet Regisseur and former Prima Ballerina Denise Dabrowski and…


Dancing in Mexico – California Ballet Soloist Oscar Burciaga

October 11th, Saturday, 2014, 8:08 pm

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California Ballet Company dancers are several weeks into rehearsals for the first production of the company’s 47th season, Giselle. It wasn’t that long ago that everyone in San Diego was enjoying a sunny summer that can only be found on the California coast.  Summers provide a break between seasons here at California Ballet. We took…


Dancing on the Fringe – 2014 San Diego International Fringe Festival

July 7th, Monday, 2014, 6:06 pm

fringe |frinj|   (often the fringes) the outer, marginal, or extreme part of an area, group, or sphere of activity        • (the fringe) the unconventional, extreme, or marginal wing of a group or sphere of activity   adjective [ attrib. ]        not part of the mainstream; unconventional, peripheral, or extreme: fringe theater. We began this post with the dictionary definition of the word, “fringe,” because when trying to define the San Diego International Fringe Festival, we ran up against a brick…


California Ballet Newsletter – Spring 2014

April 26th, Saturday, 2014, 9:32 pm

Spring 2014 – Vol. 21 No. 4 Welcome to the first digital edition of Our Pointe! California Ballet’s newsletter has finally joined the online world. So curl up with your iPad, smartphone, or computer and enjoy saving some trees while you learn about the laters goings-on at California Ballet. Sleeping Beauty – Unabashedly Romantic Waltzing…