Ballet San Antonio

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A long-time San Antonio holiday tradition may soon disappear. That tradition is the San Antonio Symphony providing the music for Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.

"Yes, it appears that the San Antonio Symphony for the first time since probably the 1960s will not be in the pit for the 2017 production with Ballet San Antonio," says symphony musician Craig Sorgi.

Alexander Devora

From ballet to free plants to honoring the history of the horse--the weekend is packed with fun things to do. 

courtesy of Ballet San Antonio

The San Antonio Symphony and Ballet San Antonio are teaming up for another big project. That project is one of of the most popular ballets in dance history—Swan Lake, wherein a maiden’s been turned into a swan by way of a spell. Stager Dominic Walsh picks the story up there.

"The only way this spell can be broken is by an act of true love, and so she must find a prince who will love her and be faithful."

She finds one but then an evil player creates a costly deception.

Siggi Ragnar

While opera & ballet companies as well as symphonies struggled to maintain financial viability in other markets, San Antonio opened a new home for the city's arts organizations. 

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts turns one-year old this month. San Antonio's performing art and architectural gem provides a space for several organizations. What impact has the new institution had on the arts living under its roof? 

Alexander Devora

Ballet San Antonio’s first Tobin Season officially closes this weekend, and they're closing with a notable production. I spoke with Philip Neal, who travels around the country to help ballet companies stage the works of George Balanchine.

 “The Ballet’s name is the Donizetti Variations. So it’s really fast and it’s got syncopated jazzy inflections in the rhythms.”

 I asked "So is ballet timing difficult for music that comes in and out?"

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