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Ballads in Ballet – A rhythmic evening in San Francisco!

The rain was pouring incessantly on the sweet Saturday evening while I was inside the beautiful auditorium of the San Francisco Ballet and was reveling in the flow of music, dance, and drama. The on-stage ballet was a welcome break from the constant presence of screens in our lives. Dancers, musicians, background stage sceneries and a spirited audience transported me to a world of chivalry; a world of adventure; the world of Don Quixote. The refreshing cadence of this ballet rekindled a memory and my mind traversed back to Madrid’s Plaza de Espana, which I visited a couple of years ago in Spain. The plaza features a stone sculpture of the author
Miguel de Cervantes and two famous characters of his novel – Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.

The rain was pouring incessantly on the sweet Saturday evening while I was inside the beautiful auditorium of the San Francisco Ballet and was reveling in the flow of music, dance, and drama. #Travel #SanFrancisco Click To Tweet

Ballads in Ballet

I loved seeing the dancers and how well their bodies flowed while performing. The harmony of music and dance burst into scenes of romance, dreams, drama, and merrymaking.

I loved seeing the dancers and how well their bodies flowed while performing. The harmony of music and dance burst into scenes of romance, dreams, drama, and merrymaking. #Travel #SanFrancisco Click To Tweet
Ballads in Ballet - A rhythmic evening in San Francisco, Travel Realizations
Mathilde Froustey and Angelo Greco in Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote. (© Erik Tomasson)
Ballads in Ballet - A rhythmic evening in San Francisco, Travel Realizations
Mathilde Froustey in Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote. (© Erik Tomasson)
Ballads in Ballet - A rhythmic evening in San Francisco, Travel Realizations
Mathilde Froustey and Angelo Greco in Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote. (© Erik Tomasson)
Ballads in Ballet - A rhythmic evening in San Francisco, Travel Realizations
Julia Rowe and Isabella DeVivo in Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote. (© Erik Tomasson)
Ballads in Ballet - A rhythmic evening in San Francisco, Travel Realizations
San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote. (© Erik Tomasson)

A rhythmic evening in San Francisco!

Dance is an art form that has a unique energy, vitality and life force. It expresses with body, music, and rhythm. Its a language from one soul to another. The expression and vitality will be lost if we want to translate it through words or any other means. Being a Kathak dancer myself, I know what a dancer feels on the stage and when I see someone dancing, I am receptive to the transmission of that life force, vitality, and energy.

Dance is an art form that has a unique energy, vitality and life force. It expresses with body, music, and rhythm. Its a language from one soul to another. #Travel #SanFrancisco Click To Tweet


To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.

~ Agnes de Mille

The evening in San Francisco Ballet was one such evening when I felt that someone injected liquid adrenaline in my veins. I tapped my toes, I clapped and shouted – Bravo!

The evening in San Francisco Ballet was one such evening when I felt that someone injected liquid adrenaline in my veins. I tapped my toes, I clapped and shouted – Bravo! #Travel #SanFrancisco Click To Tweet


Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

~ Twyla Tharp

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When I spend time with music, dance, or any creative performance, my mind stretches into a new horizon. The time which I spend becomes the fertile ground for my creative spirit and lasts for years. I highly recommend seeing a show by the San Francisco Ballet if you live or are visiting in and around San Francisco. Complement your evening in the city with scintillating performances and beautiful choreography. It is hard to describe the feelings that art and artist unbind in us unless we experience it ourselves.

When I spend time with music, dance, or any creative performance, my mind stretches into a new horizon. #Travel #SanFrancisco Click To Tweet

Disclosure:  I wrote this post as part of a campaign with the San Francisco Ballet. Opinions on this blog, as you can tell, are always mine.

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5 Comments

  1. The ballet sounds like a beautiful experience! I’ve never been but I guess I should give it a try sometime 🙂

  2. Fellow Kathak dancer here! I haven’t seen a ballet performance yet since they’re not a thing in India but I’ve always been fascinated by it. Would love to watch a performance someday 🙂

  3. Nadia

    I’ve only ever been to the ballet once, but I have to make it a point of going to this one, it looks incredible! I’m going to be in SF later on this year!

  4. Amanda

    Oh I’d love to see something like this! I’ve never been to a ballet actually, but I really think I would enjoy it – such a beautiful form of art!

  5. Don Quixote was the first ballet I ever saw, back in elementary school! (Of course, I didn’t have the good luck to get to see it in San Francisco…) It’s such a great story and seeing it brought to life by dancers is amazing!

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