Ballet San Antonio

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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?"

Patrick Dean

The San Antonio Symphony and Ballet San Antonio team up for a production this weekend.  Ballet Mistress Amy Fote has high words of praise for both music and dance in the Romeo and Juliet production.

“The music stirs you, to begin with. But the choreography, it’s like liquid poetry.”

Fote says all who come should be able to enjoy this one.

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If you are a fan of ballet, or perhaps a more free-form style of dance, this is a great time to be in San Antonio. Plus, if you are willing to take a road trip to Houston, you will find even more which will appeal.

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