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From left, Mingxuan Wang, Jim Sohm and Kristi DeCaminada (as the grandparents) and Lauren Parrott -- along with San Francisco Ballet School students -- appeared opening night Dec. 12 of San Francisco Ballet’s 2018 “Nutcracker.” (Courtesy Erik Tomasson)

SF Ballet’s 2018 ‘Nutcracker’ underway with good cheer

In Wednesday’s opening of San Francisco Ballet’s 74th year of “Nutcracker” --…

 

Frances Chung and Vitor Luiz danced the Queen and King of the Snow roles on opening night of San Francisco Ballet's 2017  production of "Nutcracker." (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ a dazzling tradition

It wouldn’t be the holiday season in The City without San Francisco…

 

]Mark Foehringer’s family favorite “Nutcracker Sweets” comes to Fort Mason’s Cowell Theater. (Courtesy photo)

Holiday Dance 2016: Sugarplums abound!

Toe shoes are on for the season’s festivities, with “Nutcrackers” galore, and…

 

An Appalachian Christmas at SFJAZZ features violin great Mark O’Connor and guests playing carols, bluegrass and other traditional American music. (Courtesy photo)

Dec. 16-17: An Appalachian Christmas, ‘Nutcracker,’ Messiah, Giraffage

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16 An Appalachian Christmas: Violin master Mark O’Connor and guests…

An Appalachian Christmas at SFJAZZ features violin great Mark O’Connor and guests playing carols, bluegrass and other traditional American music. (Courtesy photo)
Smuin Ballet dancers appear in “Home for the Holidays,” a world premiere on the program of “The Christmas Ballet.” (Courtesy Chris Hardy)

Holiday Dance 2015: It’s that ‘Nutcracker’ time of year

Bay Area dancers, pros and students alike, perform the seasonal classic --…

Smuin Ballet dancers appear in “Home for the Holidays,” a world premiere on the program of “The Christmas Ballet.” (Courtesy Chris Hardy)
Courtesy photoMyles Thatcher is vibrant as a dancing doll in the San Francisco Ballet’s lavish production of “Nutcracker.”

Season’s greetings in SF Ballet ‘Nutcracker’

Legend has it that Tchaikovsky was not satisfied with his “Nutcracker” score.…

Courtesy photoMyles Thatcher is vibrant as a dancing doll in the San Francisco Ballet’s lavish production of “Nutcracker.”
Courtesy photoTracy Wheelwright is one of several dancers portraying Clara in “Nutcracker” at the newly refurbished San Mateo Performing Arts Center.

Students, pros join together in Peninisula Youth Ballet ‘Nutcracker’

Ayako Takahashi has taught ballet students since 1976, but she still faces…

Courtesy photoTracy Wheelwright is one of several dancers portraying Clara in “Nutcracker” at the newly refurbished San Mateo Performing Arts Center.
courtesy photoChoreographer Katy Alaniz Rous sets the story of Hanukkah to excerpts from the traditional “Nutcracker” performed by World Dance Fusion.

Holiday dance: Nutcracker and more

The Velveteen Rabbit: For the 27th year, ODC/Dance presents its adaptation of…

courtesy photoChoreographer Katy Alaniz Rous sets the story of Hanukkah to excerpts from the traditional “Nutcracker” performed by World Dance Fusion.

'Nut'-elicious from first bite to last

"Wow!" said 8-year-old Lorenzo Rodriguez, a first-time “Nutcracker” patron. "Wow!" I said…

Zippy ‘Nut’ at Zeum

Full-length productions of “Nutcracker” can test the patience of small kids and…