California Ballet’s Complete History, Abridged!

July 6th, Friday, 2012, 11:23 pm


So far in our 45 in 45 fundraiser, we’ve raised just shy of $1,000. It’s a start, but we’ve still got a long way to go! If you’re wondering what we’re raising money for, take a look at this Abridged history of California Ballet, and you’ll see the legacy and staying power of the 5th…

Cinderella: An Abridged History of the Ballet

April 6th, Friday, 2012, 11:37 pm


We’ve already  talked about the history of the Cinderella fairy tale. If you missed that article, CLICK HERE to give it a read. Let’s take a moment and talk about the history of the ballet. Cinderella is a newer ballet, as ballets go, and there is a good chance that you haven’t seen it. Why,…

Stage, Screen, and Cross-Dressing Throughout History

March 24th, Saturday, 2012, 12:12 am


As California Ballet Company gears up to perform Cinderella this May, two of our dancers are hard at work rehearsing in heels and skirts. Both of them are men. In this production of Cinderella, the ugly stepsisters are portrayed by male dancers. After sending out a recent email to our friends, fans, and patrons informing…

History of Theater, No.2

July 12th, Tuesday, 2011, 9:50 pm


We promise you that we’ll keep it short, but before we talk about theater we want to let our loyal blog readers know about California Ballet Company’s first performance of the 2011-2012 season! Coming in October is Charles Bennnett’s Alice in Wonderland. A fun-filled frolic through Lewis Carroll’s fantastical novel, follow Alice down the rabbit…

A Brief History of Theater

July 1st, Friday, 2011, 9:10 pm


We don’t always think about it as such, but ballet is part of a much larger arts community – theater! How much do you know about theater? Do you know how it started? Where it started? Why it started? No? Well, we do, and we’d like to share it with you. But first, a quick…