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Sturm scores twice, Wild beat Avs 6-2 for 4th straight win
"The wild pulled away in the third period to defeat Colorado sixty two for their fourth straight win during the streak Minnesota has outscored the opposition twenty to six left wing Zach preset maybe we might pass Colorado tonight or tired of them maybe I don't know but you know we're gonna play some you know we haven't seen back SF we haven't seen Saint Louis in order to play some really good teams coming up and but will have to be ready for those guys Marcus Foligno delivered a short handed goal for what turned out to be the game winner the S. pulled within three to early in the third on a goal by Nasim cadre but the wild responded with scores from Ryan Hartman into from Nico Sturm the second of which went into an empty net Bruce Morton Denver
Serena stopped: Osaka beats Williams in Australian Open SF
"Serena Williams quest for an increasingly elusive record equalling twenty fourth major has been thwarted yet again an error plagued Williams falling six three six four the third stayed nine AM you'll soccer who advance to her second Australian Open final Williams my twenty four unforced errors during the match but apart from a nervous start it really was a sucker's heavy hitting that dominated the battle a reward is a showdown with American Jennifer Brady who advanced to her first grand slam final winning a nail biting three set battle with Caroline a look at that securing the victory on her fifth match point nine Graham like us
How the San Francisco Comunity Music Center is thriving in the pandemic
"Of our counters died from complications due to hiv and aids. I'm the remaining survivor. There are many who supported a stirring that time but having navigated losing dancers choreographers audience members weekly similar to what we're seeing now and yet the differences so many people were unaware and didn't care you can tell. The pain still sits with me the trauma and i think that we are in that now. We will be in that period of time. I would say decades of time where we will be sitting with. What wasn't done. What was left unsaid. What was not attempted for the safety of people over profit. This is the co founder and executive director of dancers group wayne hazard. The dancer group was born in the middle of the aids crisis and has over the decades into a service organization providing wrap around fiscal sponsorship programs and services to incubate and support artists and the dance community as well as their historical roots at presenting unique grassroots base. Dance to the san francisco bay area. I'm joined remotely via zoom by wayne hazard the executive director of dancers group. Thanks for being here win. Thanks george it's my pleasure on martin luther king junior day twenty twenty one yes quite a solemn day and quite a powerful day so segue to our first question. Which is i think. The audience probably doesn't know dance group which is an interesting can of service group model. So if you could give us a little background on the dancers group and some of the really unique the of eighteen programs while it's my favorite topic obviously vance's group has been around since nineteen eighty two and we were founded in san francisco's mission district. We really started out. As a collective of choreographers of dance makers looking to have support space and camaraderie and ways to be in relationship to one. Another and really. That hasn't changed thirty nine years later. I like to call us now. Hybrid organization. Because i think it kind of clicks with people one and two. It's kind of what we do in terms of providing direct services to dance makers dancers those interested in dance and we also present dance at timmy's and i say that in that way because we do commissioning of work but we also have large programs of the your leg bay area dance week where pretty The pandemic we had twenty two thousand people in the spring. Take free dance. Classes all over the bay area from hip hop to who led to back to tap to beginning movement classes. Were children to adults. Dance for people with parkinson's you name it. We probably haven't morale-booster over the years so the services we do really are about you know supporting people where they are classes. Discounts performance information discounts on those and. Then we provide direct services to dance makers through our fiscal sponsorship program. We have over one hundred and twenty five dance companies dance projects that fundraise under us so each year close to one point. Five million raised less than we redistribute through expenses back to those entities where over generally pandemic times of three hundred thousand people attend those company and artists activities classes and performances though this last going on ten months with covid nineteen and so much of obviously performing arts and dance especially is a personal experience. How has the dance group dealt with the covid nineteen and economic meltdown. And then how do you feel like. It's impacted all of the dozens of dance. Performance groups that you incubate and work with big question. I'll start by saying that. Dancers groups founders along with myself win through the aids pandemic in the early eighties. All the way into the nineties and still continuing today as a worldwide pandemic beget really not seeing that way. Because of i think broadly and it's changed a bit but seeing as a gay male disease. Two of our founders died from complications hiv and aids. I'm the remaining survivor. There are many who supported a stirring that time but having navigated losing dancers choreographers audience members weekly similar to what we're seeing now and yet the differences so many people were unaware and didn't care you can tell. The pain still sits with me the trauma and i think that we are in that now. We will be in that period of time. I would say decades of time where we will be sitting with what was done what was left unsaid. What was not attempted for the safety of people over prophet so specifically to your question. I think one of the first things we did as an organization is aboard said. Are you okay and we. We talked a lot. We said to staff your job is there. We like many organizations applied for support both private foundations and others to help us navigate this time. We are very fortunate in the bay area to have major foundations. Like the hewlett some rain ins and haase's and fly checkers Really step forward and then we just looked at getting information out early on also. Many organizations were creating cove relief funds and the area had going. i and i was approached by a donor. Saying here's a large took money. Let's get this out to dancers. And i said well what if we join forces with theatre bay area would if we not created just one more fun but just was able to get more money to one fund and so the funder liked that the donor like that theatre bay area. Love that inter music. Sf joined as well and so there's a performing arts workers relief fund on theatre bay area dot org site it's also on dancers
Advancing an Antibody to Prevent and Treat Cytokine Storms in COVID-19
"Cameron. Thanks for joining us. Annual real pleasure to be with you. We're gonna talk about covid. Nineteen kind storms in your experimental therapy zuma mob which is in late stage testing for covid as in clinical development to treat a range of cancers and other conditions. I thought we could start with a little history of the company had been known as callow bios. It was heading towards the liquidation. And you succeeded the infamous martin kelly who was on the job for about four weeks before he was arrested. What attracted you to the company. Well been in this role now for five years the company while it had multiple problems back then always had very interesting science. And that's proven to be the case with the development work that we've established for lenzi mab and i've advertising mab those Two of our lead. Monaco acted me was first and foremost the science. Secondly the opportunity to have a significant impact on as many patients as possible. You rename the company managing and put a focus on rare neglected diseases. Lead zoom apple was being developed to treat rare cancers sam l. j. aml where was the drug actually discovered so the drunk was initially developed not in its current format by a research group in australia and humanitarian licensed those rights. He managing has a proprietary platform technology. Cold human era and human hearing takes the role material if you will in some ways and optimizes it and lenzi mab as the product of that up so it's fully owned by hugh managing and we applied the same secret sauce. If you will to Taja again i advertise you. Map is fully by humanitarian covid. Nineteen can turn deadly by causing what's known as a kind storm. What's a cytokine storm. And how does covid nineteen caused this to happen. Well what happens. Is the virus triggers. An inflammatory reaction. And we all have those kinds of things happening in our body when we engage with viruses bacteria fungi and some types of cancer. So we want the immune system to work in those situations. Unfortunately in some patients with nineteen the immune system goes into overdrive so inflammatory reaction is really what causes some of the body systems to go haywire. So think of it this way daniel. It's a little like you sometimes need to have a foot on the brake and sometimes you need to have a foot on the gas when you're driving. According to the circumstances you encounter cited kind storm is a bit like having your foot on the gas and keeping it pressed on the gas with out anything taking it off. So what lens. Any map does as it. Neutralizes side kind. The triggers the stole and so in some ways in lens does have a jewel mechanism in some ways. You could think of it. Take the metaphor further as both taking the foot off the gas pedal and applying foot on the break. And that's walk allows. The cited kind storm to dissipate. What is granollers site. Macrophage pollinating stimulating factor. Is is this. The signalling you spoke about it is and we abbreviated. Helpfully to g. m. c. sf so gmc sf is a bit like communication conduit between certain cells in the body. They're involved in the inflammatory response. And when not inflammatory response goes into overdrive in the way i've described a lot more. Gmc s. f. is produced that triggers other side kinds downstream site signs to do their dastardly work. So if you can neutralize gmc if you can prevent some of the downstream impacts and daniel. Sometimes the way. I describe this is if you have been at a party. And people dram party coppers you pull a string this this liberal explosion and a whole load of confetti and streamers and glitter and other stuff goes all over the place well pulling the string is a bit like gmc sf being triggered an the convention streamers and glitter of the downstream site. Kinds that just go everywhere and create havoc
"I spoke at a unity church last sunday. About how important. It is for us to balance introspection without prospection as a kid. I spent hours alone in my room reading drawing and building model airplanes. If i misbehaved at school. My parents couldn't punish me by yelling. Go to your room because my room is exactly where i always wanted to be instead. They literally locked me out of the house and said go play outside like a normal kid makes them friends. And while i'm not condoning this parenting method in hindsight. It probably did me some good mind you. This was years before we had terms for introverts extroverts. Kids on the spectrum and so on children were either considered to be well adjusted. Meaning that followed the one-size-fits-all set of behavior rules and guidelines to fit in or they were considered misbehaving troublemakers. Outcasts the only place. I actually sit in was an after school programs to learn pascal software and robotics. Which is where i made a couple of friends who otherwise also pretty much kept to themselves although alone time is healthy. So were the hours. I was forced to socialize with others whether locked outside the house. So i can play with the neighborhood kids or tori school field trips and camping adventures much to my resistance. At the time just as i was entering teenage years my family moved from small town in the northern most part of israel where grew up to california the high school i attended in san francisco not only had more students in it than my old town had residents but i was suddenly surrounded by asians blacks latinos and maybe a handful of other caucasians. It was a culture shock. In fact i probably would have gone into actual shock or drawn inward even more had. I not been encouraged to socialize in my earlier years. I'm not saying. I was well adjusted. I'm still not but i managed to quickly learn. English makes him friends and stay curious about everyone's culture religion and ethnic background. I asked so many questions because nothing. No one resembled anything to which i had previously been exposed. I joined what was called. Sf net a network of computers and coffee shops around san francisco with coin operated dialup modems. Long before computers had windows or mice just a black screen and a keyboard essentially offering a chatroom of sorts for up to thirty people at time either dialing in from their homes or from other coffee shops in the netters we called ourselves had net gets like bonfires on the beach or meetups at bars on ashbury back when nobody checked your id tecate in through sf net. I met people from all walks of life college kids adults and even befriended kids my own age. Who were homeless by choice. Living on the streets and sleeping and golden gate park as a result of all this exposure to such a variety of individuals. I didn't have the same knee jerk judgment that my parents had about other races religions homeless people and so on i truly believe visibility leads to acceptance the first time i saw someone with blue hair and facial piercings. I was blown away but the nineties had more than its fair share rebels and mohawks so nothing shocked me after a couple of weeks. Think about what it must have been like the first time someone saw an interracial or same sex couple holding hands walking down the street a few decades ago the first time may have been shock but it were off the more people were exposed to it until as just another happy couple granted in some areas and for some people that still a shock but to others. It's no big deal and that's because visibility is what leads to acceptance exposure opens our eyes first minds. Second an hartford. The key to empathy and compassion therefore is connection not just seeing punk rockers on mtv but having coffee with them on a thursday night. I guess i was forced to grow up in much the same way. I was forced out of the house. When i was younger. Residents of major metropolitan cities are exposed to different cultures beliefs and backgrounds on a daily basis. So they tend to be more open minded than people who never leave their rural areas. Where anyone who doesn't fit in is considered a freak that absence of exposure and connection leads to judgement and segregation. But we can expect the so called freaks to intentionally move to rural areas in order to open people's eyes minds and hearts. It's up to each one of us regardless of where we live to stop thinking of anyone as other and get curious instead of judgmental in a way only out rejection makes introspection possible. If that makes sense how would we know being judgmental if our rigid boundaries are being challenged. We can't heal what we refused to confront the logic of not criticizing what we haven't even made the effort to understand because once we understand. There's nothing left to criticize implies by definition that if there's anything about which i'm still being judgmental the problem is me. It means i have more work to do. It's not somebody else's job to explain themselves to me. It's up to me to do the work to look outside myself to understand the bigger picture where there's room for everybody
Data shows steep drop in SF sales tax revenue, possible decline in population
"From april to june. The city of san francisco sales tax revenues. Dropped to thirty point. eight million. That's down forty three percent from the previous year. According to the city restaurant and bar sales were down. Sixty five percent as indoor dining was prohibited while food and drug store. Sales were down eight percent. Among those indoor venues restaurants. Were easily the riskiest. Four times riskier than gyms and coffee shops according to the model by stanford and northwestern university scientists but the researchers also found that restaurant occupancy caps of twenty percent could cut infections by as much as eighty percent. The city of san francisco is once again acting quickly to reduce indoor activities as the covid nineteen case rate in san francisco. Went from three point. Seven to nine per one. Hundred thousand residents and grant colfax. The city's director of health said that separatist goes daily average of eighty. new cases. is up from thirty. Two at the end of october lead mayor london breed to announce tuesday november tenth. That san francisco restaurants will have to close their indoor dining rooms on friday november thirteenth rise in corona virus
Nana Joes Granola
"This episode is part of our series exploring covid nineteen impact on nonprofits and small businesses in san francisco. We started the series back in april of twenty twenty during the height of the first phase of the covid nineteen pandemic and the shelter in place requirements over these past nine months the covid nineteen pandemic an economic meltdown has wiped out millions of jobs in both the nonprofit in small business sectors as well shuddered tens of thousands of small business operations the goal of the series to shine the spotlight on the nonprofits small businesses and their staff who are struggling to deal with the impact of the covid nineteen pandemic on their operations services and sustainability the series of interviews we conducted features voices from a cross section of organizations that make up the fabric of our community each of them brings a unique perspective on how they and we are dealing with the issues facing our community during the global pandemic an economic depression. Yes it's a pandemic and yes. We have to stay safe but we have to learn how to help each other. We have to learn how to support each other's businesses. We have to learn how to sweat each other's families and we have to learn again how to grow. Small businesses can. Because i think right now the government's focusing on the bottom down and the bottom down out small businesses where we should be focusing on the bottom up because that's where the economic recovery is gonna come from in this episode are featured voice. Is michelle pusa terry from nanna. Joe's granola nanna. Joe's coonoor is a wonderful example of a local manufacturing startup that has been incubated through. Sf made his owner brings her passion for both healthy natural foods. Importing the community before profits. Which is why at nanotubes. Granola every employee is making above minimum wage. I joined remotely via sim by michelle. Who atari from manages granola. Thanks for being here. Michelle and i think people would love to know why you started editorials granola and can you tell us a little bit about sophie. Gold award is so i started non-judgmental it back in two thousand and ten with the hopes of bringing back whole food ingredients into package food world on the grocery store shelves. I noticed that a lot bulls granola on. The shelves had a ton of sugar. Some additives preservatives. And really it started with me surfing and wanting to really go out and has a lot of energy and i'm hypoglycemic and i'm really sensitive to sugar so i thought you know what i'm gonna just create. I'm a trained pastry chef. And i didn't know. I didn't make it myself to begin with but i started making my own. Granola in as everybody's stories goes friends family loved it. They found that they were having energy. A lot of people told me that they didn't have to eat lunch. And that was mainly. What i was going for was using whole food ingredients and not having any additives or preservatives or a ton of cane sugar. And we don't use any sugars. We just one sophie award. It's our third sophie awards. We went to this year. We won the gold for one of our paleo orange which is my personal favorite and then we won the bronze for paleo so we did a collaboration with hugh chocolate based out of new york and it's delicious and then we also have a silver one from two thousand eighteen. So that's kind of why. I started on just granola and why i firmly believe that if you build a business inside the community like the dog patch doc in two thousand twelve. It was much different. If you build a community that way. I really feel like you have to support them. And that's where community before profit came in light to. Can you talk a little bit more about into the other. Big question is how has been impacted your operation in. He the staff of people that you have to help make the magic of jobs so before profit started that i can think it was two thousand fifteen two thousand sixteen. It's a website. I'm been working on it but just haven't had a lot of time. But i was noticing that a lot of people were feeling isolated in lost in the service industry. I grew up in the service industry. Since i was fifteen. I was front of the house for a very long time moved from you. Know being a barista back in nineteen eighty seven. Which wasn't cool to being. You know a waitress and then a bartender and just that party life you know. And i made a decision when i moved to san francisco to get sober and two thousand fifteen. Two thousand sixteen there was about four or five people who committed suicide during that time. And i think my mentality on my business on to treat people on how to look at people and how to really support other people in this industry. It's hard it's isolating. There's so many places to hide when you're in the service industry you hide behind a smile behind the bar. Nobody knows what's happening. And i think community before profit has kind of morphed into coming more towards not joe's to of being like during the pandemic when march seventh hit. I didn't lay off any employees at in furlough any employees at it. Lay off any employees. A lot of my employees family members weren't working either so i felt a huge responsibility to hold their jobs to make sure that they were still getting paid to do whatever i had to do to make sure that they were getting paid so basically i went from supporting families to supporting. You know all fifty people. I employ ten people in most people have at least five people on their family. So it may that community before prophet a little bit more real to me and a little bit more like i have a responsibility when i employ somebody. I don't just employ them just for them to get the job done. I employ them to give them the tools they need to succeed to give them the tools they need to never have to work another entry level job again
Eifel GP Review
"One's I fou-. Grand Prix turnouts meet even more historic as Lewis Hamilton triumph through Mercedes doing equal democracy machias record of ninety-one Formula One victories. How was the one from second grade often challenging is posting vouch protests at the first corner I think capitalizing when I looked up heavily and ran off the track after thirteen in the racist sixty laps had been completed. Hamilton. was that for two elite he would never lose what athletes later retired with a suspected electrical problem on his power. Unit. maxx shopping chased Hamilton throughout at times they will helping several seconds faster than the other callers and would not have the entire field at a late race safety not intervene. It was called for landowners retiring Maclaren offering ignition problem blighted his engine. But we're stopping ultimately was no match for the Mercedes driver as he could not make inroads in off the safety car restart found himself under attack from Daniel Ricardo the renter driver lost a lot of time to the latest being stuck behind closed rolling SF one, thousand roadblock in the early stages be still looked beyond for maiden podium finish with the French manufacturer he's soon set to leave a senior potus retired. This was seriously threatened by racing point Sergio, Perez who is gaining Simon Ricardo Significantly, automaking long I in on the software well, but the safety carpool that eight is on the same soft ties at the end Ricardo was able to hang onto third of the challenging for stopping at the restart elsewhere there was yet another unforced spinning era from Spicy and battle starring drive to the points from Roy grown and Antonio James Nazi or Super Sub Nico Comeback Monies to go from the last eighth the fine drive in place of Lawn Stroh
Protesters gather at SF home of Nancy Pelosi, hang up hair curlers after salon visit
"Gather outside Nancy Pelosi's home and and blow dryers in trees and response towards San Francisco Salon visit More than a dozen women showed up outside Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco home with curlers in their hair and hung blow dryers in the trees outside to show their outrage over the House speaker's visit to a local salon and shops across the city and state was shut down because of the Corona virus pandemic. Pelosi, who was not wearing a mask was caught on video getting her hair done last Monday, even in salons across California are only allowed to do business outdoors. The speaker claim that she was set up by the salon's owner who allegedly told her she could have one customer at a time in the shop corresponded Bernie Bennett with that report.
Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020 video game)
"New flight simulator. From Microsoft I have played a decent amount of is currently in the back end currently in not no longer in my back ended but in a game. Gamespot CBS's back end processing. So that might go up soon. I, like it I think. It is make no mistake a flight simulator. Off The ticks the boxes of very nice interior cockpits rendered. Lovely lovingly. Obviously. Fours ask in its attention detail of cockpits. In on it also has. Moved my mouse for a second here just to make sure everything's Okay my screen. It's got. A store where you can buy planes because there are also three different versions of this game I should mention. Each version, there's a regular a premium premium, two locks, each version coming with a slightly more planes and also. Kind of bespoke hand touched airports. You'll get more of those not substantially more but I'd say I think it's like five or six or so more perversion you go up. And that's because most of the train here is rendered using. Satellite Imagery I assume some kind of bing maps or whatever baby. Bang. And it's I keep wanting to say Google maps which I don't think this is but it is using satellite imagery which then kind of. extruded up you know the houses, it makes everything three dimensional and a lot of as you get close to it you're like Yep. Okay. That looks like somebody stretched out of J. PEG and wrapped it around building. But that being said, it works for the most part while you're in a plane and then again, that's why you have some of these more touched. By artists and people at. WHO's a? So what's the developer? Studio studios like some a company that's listed on a too. So yeah. So, like one of them is SFO is one of the ones you get into premium deluxe version and that's a very good looking airport when you're in SF Oh, it looks very much like sf owed and it doesn't look doesn't look phone eater fake that also. You can see some of that in the quick look. So there's that part I have found the tutorials in them pretty good for getting you off the ground understanding a bit of jargon. and. Then getting you back onto the ground and kind of setting you up for the very basics of flying a plane. Hey, you're going to. You're going to tilt the stick tilt your controller this way, and this way to move you're gonNA WANNA. Use break. Sometimes you're GONNA WANNA use I. don't even know if they go into flaps actually. But it's Yeah, it's pretty basic in terms of what they want you to do. But. For to stick back and hope for the. Fundamentals like to land the plane. You'RE GONNA WANNA Kinda circle around until you get to an approach vector that's going to be important. Don't just trying come in and land sideways to. Runway. Length Hardaway. By played I know how to do I don't worry about approach vector come on. So so I think I think that stuff is pretty basic. I am there said, this isn't a quick GonNa repeat a lot here. But there is going absolutely cottage industry on Youtube and other channels four how to fly this particular plane because that's stuff does not exist in the game right now if you jump from your Cessna which is kind of the very basic plane they start with which. Is kind of a lawn with wings and move your way up to a seven forty seven. You're just jumping around and it's not like they're like, okay you're in a seven forty seven. Let's go over the basics. Just, kind of fly in it. It's a totally different kind of flying altogether. I should have recorded myself with like my first half hour of this game where I was just like. Watching the install progress for. That was the first fifteen hours but when I actually got the game to run I, it must have been amazing and I wish like there was a real pilot watching me to who is just like look at this idiot. I think there's something. So Amazingly hilarious that this game is exactly what it is. Right like I know I've played flight simulator for I. Know that's a big but. There's such a feeling of helplessness where I don't know I didn't really know what I was doing i. kind of just went to the medium mode and I just I tried to go newest. Propeller plane because I'm a fucking asshole and I. It was. It was great. Can I crashed right away? It's just so strange to be that. They're just like, no this is literally the cockpit of the plane you're in and you have to fly this. Now you idiot turns out. Turns. Out I don't know how to flood plain. Do you guys? Do you. I mean that helplessness is more or less what has determined that I am never actually going to buy play this game, but I am going to watch so many other people play this game. I am so excited to watch people who know what the hell they're doing play this game, and especially if he also some people who maybe don't know what they're doing any high high. Yeah so I think. I, it is a flight simulator. It is a game they are to simulate flying a plane you have. At least three levels of assists at the base level you have. Easy medium and true to life is what call it. And then it gets more granularity can go into any of those settings and set like okay I want true to life I wanNA turn collision offer I want to turn these other things off so you can go in there. I found it pretty approachable. Drew said he tried with the controller and was fine if Said said it felt okay with the controller and find to play. I was playing with my. My flight, stick the the hotel I have here the Sitek fifty two and that was, and this is important I think for people who are jumping here. That was immediately recognized by the game, not only as a controller with a picture of the thing in the game and all the buttons laid out but drew's flight stick, which is a C.. H. Product. Was Not which I thought was hilarious that they have this like a laser ship style hotels in there but not Druze actual flight yoke and and all that stuff in there I'm sure they will add action say sure I would I would place money down that. They will add this stuff over time and products in overtime if they have a lot to do to this game over them like I. have had I- i- uninstalled it. I've been having so much trouble. I. I've been unable to even get into a plane I launched it started downloading, and then I had to close it because I had to do other things with this computer and could not let that music just play for hours at needed to download. Like additional 'cause like the initial download is like nine gigs or something. and. Then you launch that and it's like, all right. Let's download two, hundred, three, hundred gigs of stuff where you want to put it like. Which which using the Microsoft store one defaults we'll just put this on your c drive. You're cool with s just right in your documents folder, right? Yeah. Hundred does that Yeah so Side to close it, reopened it and it seemed to resume. I. Guess and it eventually just kind of brought me to the menu I don't know. If it finished the installer what did eventually bring me to the real menu and then I was able to get in there and. Turn all the assists and it gets you to this menu where you pick like Oh what airports do you want to play? Do you WanNa fly now Gimme a jet with all these salon and Lemme and let me go from I'm I'm GonNa tell you. That I'm going from SF OTAS, SEATTLE. But who knows, let's see what happens and then there's a button marked fly and click the button marked fly. And nothing happened. That's a bummer.
Ethnic Studies: Born in the Bay Area From History's Biggest Student Strike
"Legislation earlier this summer that would require all incoming freshman at Cal State universities to taken ethnic studies class listener. Michael Variety asked our Bay curious team this question I've heard that there was actually a revolution in the Bay Area for an ethnic studies field. Is this true? And how did it happen? The short answer. Yes, it's true. Reporter assault A sonnet. Poor tells us how it went down during the longest student strike in US history. It was November of 1968. The US was 13 years into the Vietnam War. American soldiers hiking their way through the sweaty jungles of South Vietnam, searching for enemy Martin Luther King had been assassinated earlier that year, and the Black Panther Party demanded systemic change for black communities plagued by poverty and police brutality. That's what black students at San Francisco State wanted to bury. Proves to be a member ofthe last. This is Nesbitt Crutchfield. He started studying at San Francisco State in 1967 and soon joined the black student union. It was the very 1st 1 in the country. It was very clear to me that Black soon Union representative. Very progressive. Among black spoons at state among black students in the very but just a small percentage of black students went to SF State admission rates for minority students had dwindled down to just 4%. Even those 70% of students in the SF Unified School District for from minority backgrounds is a black person you expected for all intensive purposes. To be one of the very few black people in whatever classroom laboratory auditorium. The U. N was overwhelmingly white. Amidst that whiteness black students were hungry to study their own history. The black student union had been pushing the university to create a black studies department for nearly three years. But administrators resisted the idea. was an era of young people asking questions and want to transform their communities. Jason Ferreira is a professor in the Department of Race and Resistance at San Francisco State College of ethnic studies. And that impulse that That hunger to transform one's communities is actually what forms the basis of ethnic studies. It's around this time that Penny no. Okatsu was grappling with her own questions about race and identity. We want Asian Americans, then we were Orientals. An Oriental is a term that was imposed on us by the largest society, so starting to use the term Asian American was a way of taking back er. Our own destiny. Henny became a member of a student organization called the Asian American Political Alliance. It was just one of many ethnic student organizations popping up on campus and an early fall of 1968. These organizations banded together in formed a coalition, the Third World Liberation Front. And at that particular time, third world referred to the Non Aligned Countries are cultures in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It was synonymous with how we might use people of color today. English professor and Black Panther. George Murray was one of San Francisco state's most influential anti Vietnam organizers. Students loved Murray, but his outspoken politics didn't sit well with us of state administrators. The war in Vietnam is racist. That is the law that crackers like Johnson are using black soldiers and poor white soldiers of Mexican soldiers as dupes and fools to fight against people of color. In Vietnam. The board of trustees fired Murray over Comment like this one on November 1st 1968 5 days later, the black student union and the Third World Liberation Front joined together and went on strength in aspic, Crutchfield says Despite coming from different backgrounds, the strikers had a clear goal. I wanted to find out and be educated about ourselves, and we could not get that the nobody getting educated Initially, strikers did things like cherry bombs in toilets and check out tons of books at once in order to overwhelm the school's library system, But almost immediately, administrators invited police on campus. Jason Ferreira says they swarmed the school armed with five foot batons. Students responded by throwing rocks and cursing out the police. Police came down heavy hard, and they just began cracking skulls Strikers carried on anyway. Penny No. Okatsu was protesting on January 23rd 1969. In what many call the mass bust. Two lines of police came up and basically surrounded the over 500 people who were there for the rally and tracked all of the individuals who are part with that net police charged at students, Penny says it was one of the bloodiest and most frightening days of the entire strike. That was a military movement, literally a practice orchestrated military movement. Hundreds were arrested. Virtually all of the individuals arrested head Tio spend some jail time. There are real consequences to having participated in that event. It's up two more months. But eventually in March, administrators and strikers negotiated a deal after five months of protesting the school agreed to many striker demands. They promised to accept virtually all non white applicants for fall of 1969 and they agreed to establish a college of ethnic studies, the first in the country. Class is about communities of color. Ethnic studies is a way of embracing all of the cultures that make up not just this country, but with the world. And if we don't understand each other, how we're going to get along. I'm a solace on before the news For more details
SF Giants Off to Successful Season Start
"It's a new world of Giants baseball. And frankly, it's been a very good week for the Giants and a continued last night as the Giants beat the Texas Rangers 7 to 3. It was a close game for a while. Look like it was going to be 4 to 2 of 5 to 2. And then the things happen a little bit later. And the Giants ended up winning the game 7 to 3 over the Texas Rangers for the Giants. After that, 1st 2 games down in L. A Things are much better for them. 43 runs scored for the Giants. They've given up 50 so they have a run differential of minus seven. But you start the season might is 15 after a couple of games and you see they have whittled that down. But for the Giants last night against Texas was men and boys, really the Texas pitching staff 11 walks And a hit batter for the Texas pitching staff. Last night, Jordan Lyles was all over the place and helped the Giants tremendously with all the walks that he gave up, and for the Giants, they took advantage of it, and it was really nice to see A ball club that is doing something offensively and To those of us who've watched Giants baseball for so long. You know, that offense has always been somewhat of a question for the Giants over these last 10 or 11 years of tremendous results with great pitching. But the offense has always been a question. Now. All of a sudden the offense is leading the way and the pitching is doing fine. You know, Drew Smyly last night. We'll talk about the game. But you, smiley I ended up going four innings than leaving the game with the discomfort of the index finger. So that means a trip to a Dr Scott Hampson. I'm sure and two of the hand therapists, Nancy And I know them both very well. And he's going for an M R I on that index finger, so ligament issue or something like that. But Smiley did go four innings last night for the Giants and continue that streak of no starting pitcher going five innings. For the Giants, and that's the longest streak in the history of Major league baseball. So today they look to Jeffs a margin to try to break that. See if he can give him five good innings today. But continuing with last night, 52 at our be eyes. For the Giants to out and they got the hit to drive in a run three for 10 with runners in scoring position,
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"Real a separate to? yeah. Yeah I hear you on that that sort of the sense of unreality, and then turning to some kind of to. Snap ourselves back into what reality is in this mode? Yeah how that comparison! So, we're running short on time, but I, do want to act. where else can? Find you. This afternoon as the extreme. Occurs. Whilst the streams happening, I'm going to be commenting on facebook. On. It's happening, so I will turn it into to lookout full such. That are that are lied can have that. Excite me and a little bit. And then after that I will be talking with Marco. Live Cigar about the costumes and catching up head seeing where he's at. IN LOS ASHES! anding that'll be great I'm really looking forward to both of those things and you know he gets such a rare opportunity that we get to hear from choreographer. Kind of in the process of watching the work. Sort of directors cut things I'm looking forward. To hearing from Marco. So, That is we are at time so I. Want to say a huge. Thank you to order as well as another big thing, hugh to Alani and Chris for joining us today. Hope that all of you out there and joy bjork and thank you so much for watching this. Meet the artists conversation with San Francisco Ballet. Entrusting. Thanks for listening to San Francisco bally's meet the artists podcast for more podcasts and other audience engagement programmes, checkout SF Bali, dot, org or your favorite podcast player..
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"Wheeled is bound to I. Love that ballet, and it's a Bali about our dependence on technology versus the human need for physical connection so boys. This well-timed considering the situation in the World Maryland. Experience with bounty. You've seen this valet. I watched it every night. 'cause I don't plan on it and I just I have to tell you I just wept through most of it. I thought back every night. I've watched it. There were parts that just were so touching. I thought that he showed the intimacy of human connection in way that. When there, it was for women for men. A putter does a couple I mean. The group I loved the the music. I love the silhouettes and the Birds Brian by INSERTIVE that idea of movement of nature and all of that being a ignored by the light. And the light would. Be So compelling. As. It is for all of us. You know it's hard you especially these days I mean I'm thinking probably thought that this would be happening in such a profound way rest now, but it is sort of a part of our lives that we just have to accept whether. You don't really Li- I. Still have friends that have flip phones, so that's very rare, but I do brands and I think that it's hard to accept that we have to take this on whether we want to communicate like this, not just because of our environment where we're living now, but I thought that his ballet was just so deeply personal and. I. Don't know there's just so many moments sat Lonnie Welcome I. Just love moments that he had raised alone and within a group. And They're just moments that I just loved I. I saw Jennifer Stall at whole foods and I. I just stopped on and on. She probably thought I was crazy, but I just went on.
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"Performing and an plane plan English horned even more, so it felt even more right. How difficult is it to get into San Francisco Ballet? Orchestra now auditions really tough and. Yes the additions are a national their national auditions. We in fact, we've got international applicants. For quite a few positions when we've had them open. We have a reputation now. That is really strong because we are an orchestra that has additions behind a screen There is no real what I want to say inviting local people and everybody is treated the same way, and so the person that wins that job generally speaking will want to stay and as long as they possibly can. And I've found that over the years ever since cordial marks has arrived on the scene. The level has gone very high. The stream level the woodwinds urges. That was what was so sad to me about. Stopping at midsummer was because that was probably one of the best performances of midsummer night's dream. I've ever played I played it for years with baby, t years and was truly great, so it was. Heartbreaking to have to leave after only one show. It was kind of heartbreaking for me. Up Looking the general question, but looking at the dancers, professional dancers and musicians. What do they have in common? Will I think one day recently I was case back earlier in the season. He was walking up the stairs. You just. Yes. We've talked many times. Because I, we enter on the men's side, so we end up sort of saying hello to the men more than the women there they are on the other side of the Opera House and He and I talked over the years many times, and he said he just was so happy with the music started when live music started to dance to and I think that that is our commonality is. That music can move you to move. And that is our were basically a dance band. Really if you think about it and we're, our goal is to be with the stage, but I don't have any idea most of the time what they're doing on stage because I faced east. I faced out to the house and so I. Just can't feel it. But I'm not sure. What exactly they're doing, but you can tell..
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"When these are not going well, 'cause the applause will be either we're off, or it's a little delayed, or there's a leg and they applause while you're sitting in the pit. It's. It is really just something that you can't really speak of I. Don't think it is something almost kinetic. Not, physical Understand. Now addition to ballet orchestras. You've played for symphonies you pay for San Francisco Symphony POPs American symphony. So you've been on the stage featured. Add A pit. Can you talk about the difference between those two experiences? yes, being in the pit I. Think is a a wee bit. Less. you know difficult because you. You're kind of the company of the darkness. The darkness kind of helps you feel like you're a part of the team. Being on stage, there's a team feeling, too, but it's more. Individual is more of an individual feeling. I think you know. I've played for years on the stage and I sort of prefer playing in the hit a little bit i. mean of course I played for New Jersey Symphony for about twenty four years and. That was really fun. Because the conductors were fun and they would let us play the way you wanted to. There wasn't a lot of controlling going on with you wolf! Who was the conductor at the time? But I do feel like you can be kind of individualized in a different way than when you're sitting sort of in the comfort of the darkness, if the pit. The role, the conductor changes quite a bit. That tempo is everything correct in only the ballet orchestra conductor is seeing something and he's relating to you. What's gotTa happen compared to the the on stage. Oh, yes, and that There's not a lot of What am I want to say? There's not a lot of rhythmical chance that one can take when you know that people are relying on you to keep it consistent. Beat I think when you have a conductor. That has no dancers in front of them. They can maybe move. They don't necessarily anymore, but they can change the.
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"One that similar is a the Suzanne. Stevens Ballet Continents for Kings continents of kings that just impact did for us, and that score was written in Indian rhythms, so the composer is east Indian so it was written unlike eleven five sixteen to omit, there was all kinds, and it would be bar to bar different time signatures, so you almost had to learn oddly rather. Rather that count it visually because it lined up if you just relaxed, but if you were constantly trying to count ahead, so we had all had to work on that a lot. And then also we did the new Mirebalais, the Niche and ski, and that was extremely hard for me. There's a big English horn solo on that and it's a an entire page wrong. And it's the end of the evening so You have to start a sit and wait. It's kind of like being a fireman. You have to sit and wait and wait, and then you know eventually the at time gets closer and closer than your on so and you have a whole page to go, so that was wonderful and challenging all at the same time I just looked forward to doing that every night and yet was slightly terrifying at the same time. A during the season. How often you get to see a San Francisco Ballet Ballet. You're the pit. How can you see the well? I don't I'm a woodwind player, so I don't play. Lots of times, there's piano lots of times just strings, and I usually stick around and try to see as much of what the is working on as possible and see performances at a at night after I finish playing verse piece often I'll just stay and watch the second and third piece. There's few s you'll see us in the pit. Stand up against the wall, so we don't bother anybody, but we know we can actually see for the hit pretty well if you stand up. Talk about nutcracker okay, get through so many performances in a three week period. I think there's like thirty something performances how? Fresh well bat piece of music is one of my favorite pieces of music, however the thing about it is that it's not easy so for each instrument. Everybody has their waterloo moment. Everybody has their challenge moment that you have to get through that day, and because the level of our orchestras so high. You can't really. relaxed. You can't really slough it off so I know I have a certain amount of souls. There's I know the last Solo. I haven't and I kind of relaxed for the rest of the show, which is about five or ten minutes more maybe and. I find it. It's never dull. It never feel no matter what part you're playing. It's hard. It's a hard piece, and it's only an hour and forty minutes of music, so you wouldn't think it would be. That grueling and we all know so well. You know you can walk around stores in San, Francisco or anywhere. You're shopping during Christmas time, and you hear it all the time, but I always find. It's funny. 'cause where I'm sitting. I don't hear the violence sometimes. Don't hear other parts that are going on at the same time I'm playing, so that is always pat upon to hear Oh. That's what they're doing. There had no idea really sometime so. San Francisco badly had cancelled about forty performances. This season in the Opera House staged thirty one hundred people, so that's a lot of folks who are deeply missing. What San Francisco Ballet has to. Offer live performances, you know people go to the ballet for many reasons for since invoke community for. Food for the soul. Intellectual Stimulation nudie wonder awe escape from politics but. Belly does have a way to fill that void. Offering ballet's online and you can watch it on facebook. Youtube Asset Ballet at home and TV, and this week's offering is Christopher.
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"You mentioned. Earlier conversation that you felt that it of the Cisco Ballet was a family that you felt included so that the dancers were not so separate. You know you just want the higher gang in the pit. You sell a part of the family. You talk about that a little bit. Well when I first joined the company we that was in nineteen, seventy seven. We went on tour. And Seventy eight. By bus and the dancers musicians were on the buses. And I of course it would. Musicians were one bus, and the dancers run another but fan. By the time they end of the tour would happen. Everybody was socializing and we all knew who everybody was. That was on stage, and it was very important to everybody in the pit to now who was dancing, and so it became a real collaboration between the musicians and dancers. And Cherish Day. That custer stayed on yes. So you work on both coasts. What's it like the difference between performing at the met in New York and performing a job for house in San Francisco? Well performing at the Matt of course. It's such a beautiful theater and the pit is really bang. You can fit a huge orchestra in there without too much. squishing without people feeling to uncomfortable the hit Opera House isn't quite as large and Therefore, we have a little bit more closeness i. think that also. If the ballet hit, you can hear one another in San Francisco a little bit more connected in at the mat, sometimes things that are on the side. Get a little bit less hurt in the middle. A usually sit in the middle so. I would say that that's a difference and the companies that I've played with at the met also have been different in feeling so I think that there's a the orchestra there is quite. It's more freelance as more people that is only you know eight week season are season as much longer, and they actually are losing a few weeks, because the met is going to go into part at the summer. So ABC's going to be I. Think only five weeks long Maybe next year the following season I'm not too sure, but our season as longer and I think that gives us more of a group. Dynamics gives us more camaraderie than relapse organization. And? You describe yourself as a ballet nerd. Can you talk about that?.
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"Hi. How are you doing today Clare? Now folks if you want, you know what it's like to play in a ballet, Orchestra Maryland is the. He has played the oboe and English horn for San. Francisco Bali from forty three years because she lives on both coasts, she. Has Played for companies in New York including American Ballet Theatre for twenty years. Now normally. Maryland I be interviewing you in front of the stage the war. Memorial Opera House. Before valley performance, but due to covid nineteen, the Opera House had to close on March seventh, and so here we are on June, doing virtual interview up, folks, please forgive any technical issues are noise that might. Interfere a little bit Maryland. Where are you now? I'm in Leonia. New Jersey which is a small town that is right by the George Washington bridge in Bergen County. There are a lot of musicians that live here because it's a sort of a suburban setting with lots of trees in forests, and it's, but it's five minutes from the George Washington Bridge would sort of never know it was here well. How are you coping with this whole shelter in place situation. I'm doing pretty well. I think once in a while. I get the Blues Pretty Bad. It's usually on Wednesdays I. Don't know why, but usually Wednesdays are when I get the birds so I just try to think about one day at a time, and that's all I can really get back to, and then I'm all K- Today I garden this morning and trying to. To do things that are sort of what I normally do this time of year when I returned from San Francisco and I'm doing lots of social media and conferences zoom conferences with my colleagues, and with the company and Family of course have family in the bay area, so I'm zooming with them every weekend every other weekend, so it's been almost more communication than normal with. Staying home I don't I don't know why we're doing this, but that's what we're doing. Up. You've been with the company for forty three years. Why do you like working there? What makes sexist go ballet or different from others? I think there's something that is a very community oriented about orchestra, not only are many of the. Players from California. But there's some kind of camaraderie in our group. That doesn't really I. Don't find exists. Most other groups and I was just talking to Rufus Olivier our principal bassoon about that the other day on the phone. And it's kind of an unexplainable I. Don't know why. But it always is a creative endeavor and always feels like the performance says even forty years ago. you know there was always something about it felt important. and still. As. Well But Way folks. If you have a question, please feel free to put it in the comments section on Facebook, and I'll pass on the question to Maryland..
NHL camps to open July 10 if league, players agree to resume
"NHL training camps will open July tenth if the league and players union can agree on a deal they're working out camps are expected to run two to three weeks games played into hub cities without fans in the stands SF though seventeen percent of the players who live in other countries can make arrangements to get back to the U. S. given the quarantine rules the country's now the league and players union say the July ten start of camps all depends on medical and safety conditions and agreeing on getting back
Uber layoffs, following Lyft, Airbnb, add to SF economic pain
"The big city near apple's headquarters San Francisco could be especially hurt by the virus uber lift Airbnb which are headquartered there have all cut thousands of jobs sales force a visa will let workers work from home for months Twitter and square a doing so for good San Francisco commercial real estate that's already pricey could end up
Salmon fishing opens in SF, Berkeley — with social distancing rules
"Bay area health officials are allowing salmon fishing to operate in San Francisco and Berkley just in time for Memorial Day weekend in the East Bay Berkeley charter boats is offering fishing trips the boat operator has cut the number of passengers allowed on board to ten people from twenty five and they're sanitizing the boat before passengers board Scott Sutherland is with Berkeley charter boats he says the city of Berkeley didn't give any specific guidelines except the passengers maintain social distance we determine our own number of passengers that we are going to take and that's where we build data the boat operators also requiring face
Pomp and social distancing
"And it is my honor to introduce you to some of the class of twenty twenty joining us from Hayes. Montana is CAITLIN carry water. She is a haze lodge logical high school senior. And she is a Cinnabon Caitlyn. Congratulations in welcome to native America. Calling Hi thank you and so as a recent graduate how you feel. Kinda shock tough ride. I Bet I bet and for you. What does it mean to get to this point in? No that you're turning a new chapter Oh we had a kind of plotted out for a long time. But we knew it was gonNA make it in any words to your fellow classmates about Graduation and just getting to this point We just need to keep moving forward and we need to keep with our education and make a better future for reservation. You know all right I hear you Kaitlyn And also here with us today out of Gallup New Mexico as Dr Key Smith. He's a university of Minnesota Medical School graduate and an incoming you see. Sf University of California San Francisco Resident and he is day my pleasure to have him here and Thank you for being with us. Casey and I'm just GONNA to keep saying Hello Dr Smith. Welcome thank you for having and another great accomplishment and feel to be referred to as Dr Smith Now I think it's a while to get used to but I think there's been a lot of like challenges and sacrifices and also a that went into being able to say that and so it definitely feel it feels good But I take a lot to get used to that and so Dr Smith your thoughts about getting to this point in knowing bright now. The entire country is Looking to our medical professionals more doctors are needed. And now we can say we have another doctor Adding to the workforce in just your thoughts about getting this accomplishment especially during these times. Yeah really the question so I think just what I was saying earlier. I think as native people We tend to make a lot of sacrifices leaving our homes and our and our nation and going on to care education and so Being able to be at the point that I'm out right now and overcoming those sacrifices and challenges and being able to Say I'm a doctor now? it's just very exciting very humbling. I feel very honored to be a native person in medicine and I'm a little nervous and scared to be Kind of moving into the next journey next part of my journey during this time. But I also feel like I've been equipped with many skills and the knowledge to be able to to Treat patients and being able to learn a lot of many awesome doctors. And so I think it's An exciting but also kind of nerve wracking time but also to be on the front lines and to be able to do what I've been wanting to do for a very long time. I think I'm looking forward to it. Into what discipline are you going to be going into? So I applied to internal medicine Welby Training in internal medicine. And so you will definitely be there in critical moments in Casey just thinking of getting through all your studies in getting to this point where now it is more of the practical side where your thoughts I think I don't know I feel like at least the first part of Med school year in the books into taking lot of tests. And there's not a lot of patient interaction until toward the end of Med school. But I think I think now as you have mentioned being able to apply a lot of this knowledge and these skills that able to gain and being able to actually make changes in individuals lives is is very powerful and and and honoring into so graduation is truly a moment where you are transitioning into something new Leaving behind space that maybe you got very comfortable in. And so I know how How big of a moment. This can be for many
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"Yep that's always this sort of. That's the balance right. It's like you needed to soften up enough to feel right. Not Soften up so much that you're gonna yet you still need to destroy it. Yeah how looking back in history. How old were you when you started working in point shoes remember? I think I was nine at sounds about right. I get asked that question all the time and I honestly I remember the moment but I can't remember how old I was. There's a I'm sure my mother knows there's a picture of me before I took my first class on point. As soon as I got the shoes I put them on and insisted that my mother take a picture. So there's there's evidence it's a big moment rain. It's a big moment for the answer. It's huge. I think I was reading at moment. From the moment I started dancing. Did you find point shoes right? Become such an extension of the dancer's body by the time you know you're a professional you don't think twice about it of course but was point something that kind of came to fairly easily or did you find that kind of challenging moment in your training. I'm fortunate in that. I had good teachers who waited until I was ready to do. Allow me to dance on point. I know there are different schools of thought but I I was very My legs and my feet were very strong before a put on her shoes. So it wasn't. It was kind of the natural progress instead of being a jarring sort of sort of moment. Yeah you're running all right so my last. May last questions. What were some of the things that you are really disappointed? We didn't get to do in twenty twenty in that. Maybe you hope are gonNA come back. What are some hours for? That highlight last night. I know we'll end on a little bit Well let's see Helgi Tomasson. Seven faure was was going to be a big one for me this year I love the music. That music is a SPA favorite Let's see Khaki Marsden's new New Ballet. It was learning in upset that has to be postponed. What else is oh jewels again. When balancings masterpieces Romeo and Juliet which we didn't Copenhagen so. I'm glad that we're even we were able to do that. yeah pretty much the entire season. I was looking forward to in. I mean I'm glad we got to do half of it. Yeah they're half and hopefully of those things are going to come back imple- fingers crossed when me hear about what next season looks like some of these things we missed will make it on there. So we're just about at time but maybe real quick one last any advice you would give to a young dancer out there who might be watching this particularly during such a crazy moment. What would you say them? Don't give up The the harder you work the more you'll get out of it regardless than any other circumstances scenario and you're not alone you know we're all in this together and we all love this and just keep going. Perfect aren't thank you so much Julia and Inky so much to our audiences who are out there. This will stay up on facebook and I will show up as a podcast next week. Thanks bye thanks for listening to San Francisco. Ballet's meet the artist podcast for more podcasts and other audience engagement programmes checkout SF ballet dot org or your favorite podcast player..
Mass layoffs at Yelp, Eventbrite show coronavirus’ damage to SF tech
"San Francisco tech companies yelp and eventbrite a reporting mass layoffs this morning and job losses growing across the nation six point six million people have filed new claims for unemployment this past week governor Newsom says the state of California will pay for health care workers to stay in hotels to avoid spreading the virus we currently have an inventory over one hundred and fifty hotels that have been part of the bulk purchasing of room program other apartment a general services Newsome says they're looking for more people to join the state's health coronation of we want to take care of their travel costs one hundred percent round trip tickets no matter where they are at any point of the globe United southwest delta and Alaska Airlines of all offered to flying people approved for the state health corps more than eighty six thousand active and retired health care workers and medical students have signed up in just ten
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"N I find more now just working with living choreographers that I guess as as opposed to dancing a classical ballet people want to see humanity onstage so a lot of times and I feel so in this production. Know when we're dancing. It's I think we've always been taught to like Present ourselves and express ourselves so that the everybody in the audience especially in this theater. Because it's so big to really lift your face and lift your whole body and everything is kind of for the audience and sometimes at least I prefer kind of feeling that intimacy on stage and so perhaps instead of doing a gesture very grandly for the audience you do it towards your partner. And so as an audience member you're experiencing that intimacy on stage as opposed to just a pure show specifically for the audience. I don't know if that sense but yeah. I really enjoy watching that. Plus sides on for either ways of performing but yeah a lot of it is and Kris really gives us a lot of choreography so that we can show that humanity like a simple hand touch that Cinderella and the prince. You'll see it several times but were the front and center of the stage and we're looking at each other and it's really just two hands coming together and then it magically wraps around here body where you know like just gentle swaying. I mean who knew that effective well speaking of humanity you pretty major life events. Some of our repeat audiences are subscribers. Might have missed you last season. You had a pretty major news and you're back now. Can you tell us about that? I had a baby. He is now five months old. His name is forrest and he's the best. What else is there to say about that? Aside from not sleeping he is the vast. Yeah so you were back in for. Nutcracker and here we are at the start of the season coming out of the gate with Cinderella. How are you feeling being back on stage? You feel good I spent. I took all of my pregnancy off. He told how he really early on. Just because I knew there were some hard ballet's coming ahead and yeah I was pregnant so he's going to take some time off and I have to say when you have danced professionally for so long and I've amazingly of I haven't had any severe injuries. That has taken me out for that long so I hadn't taken that much time off of work in ever since I started so it was such I feel renewed. I while I was pregnant I came in. I took class and I dance just for fun. You know. It wasn't to put something onstage or to get ready for so there was no stress in it and it was. It definitely brought me back to dancing for fun which I feel like everybody needs whether you've been a dancer for a long time. We're not dancing for fun. Is is important but since then I came back relatively quick. I Guess Yeah I've I feel good. I can't complain. I have a Chinese mom that makes me all sorts of soups in bone. Broth and whatnot. So I feel very lucky well-supported. That's good great. I'd love to see if there are any questions for our guest. Principal Dancer Francis Chung question about when there's a stage mishap especially a big moment. How does that feel? When you're there. You know the show continues. You do what you can in the moment and it was really freaking out a little bit in your head and stuff and all sorts of things happen and that is really. I think why we come to live valley. If everything was perfect it would not be interesting and and big moments like that. We I I when I was younger. I probably used to beat myself up a little bit more about it whereas now you know. Kinda gets me a little bit more excited because yeah this is why we're here. So that's a great note to end on. Thank you again. Principal Dancer Francis Chung for our guest today and thank thank you all for joining us today for the meet the artist interview. If you missed any part of today's conversation if you want to listen to this one or any other meet the artists interview. These are podcast. It so you can find him on apple podcasts or Google play and of course our website. Sf Valet Dot Org Thank you again and please enjoy this afternoon's performance of Christopher Williams. Cinderella thank you. Thanks for listening to San Francisco. Bally's meet the artist podcast for more podcasts and other audience engagement programmes checkout. Sf Bali dot org or your favorite podcast player..
Coronavirus Prompts Instacart and Amazon Strikes Over Health Concerns
"Land workers at one San Francisco based company will also go on strike yet because German I see tells us where area Instacart workers are joining a nationwide strike of the grocery delivery service they're not making any drop offs today in San Francisco Alameda Contra Costa Solano napa or Sonoma county's employees of the SF based company are demanding hazard pay a five dollars per order as they claim they're being exposed to possible corona virus every time they enter stores to pick up goods they also want personal protective gear and sick pay for workers who must stay at home because they're vulnerable to potentially contracting infectious illness they're planning to stay on strike until their demands are met so far there's no comment from Instacart reps other than they provided staff with their own supply of hand
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"Lander agreed to do this film version and ended ended up working not technically with the Royal Danish but rather with a variety of core members from the company including Johnny Eliason. Who staged the ballet for San Francisco Ballet? It's this version. This eighteen sixty eight version that johnny uses when he stages bowing now Johnny and Herald widow lease. Were here last this year and they did a couple of interviews while they were around. And so I'M GONNA turn this podcast over to them for you minutes to tell you a bit more about the ballet and into the process every staging Hollander worked very closely with with the composer which is canoe over. Risha say that again canoe. which that's a and they were closer together to the benefit like that gradually than high wanted some pieces in and then they say they're composed and you knew? It was a very close close collaboration. And they actually started or herald. Lander's started with just piano studies by Czerny. And those of you who have been piano students in practice those piano studies as by Czerny understand the concept of they start simple they get more and more complex and that worked so well with the ballet. It's just like the Valet. It started. It looks like it's easy. It's not so it stops symbol in a way and then it. It almost built a little bit like like a ballet class. Where we start hanging onto the bar and then later on it becomes Puerto Bras and they'd becomes it'll jumps and becomes turning sections and it becomes more and more difficult than it into the jump sections where we start with what's called pt so small jobs and then it it grows? It's like basically like a like a ballad cloud how we build a ballet class every morning without every morning show. Oh that's what it is and you finish like you said with a huge question bill in the end explosion and that's sort of how I look at the ballet And the actual movements that the dancers are doing are anything that you would do in a ballet class. SORTA you know you wouldn't want him initially class if you WANNA do h but you I heard you say that when you are staging the work you always insist that you will teach just the company classes explain. That is because it's it's extraordinary particular in terms of timing in terms names of shame. Yushi musicality. Yes it is for the Pelourinho but for the company's small question of Rick McCallum that everybody understands stands the beat of the music because it's so particular. That's why when I get your company is about your stage. That eight hundred. I always ask to teach morning clauses. show the understand what I'm asking for the next hour. Alex is so that's why always want to teach for the enjoins of stand. Okay so that pretty much sums it up but when watching this ballet you should keep an eye out for the central Ballerina flits in and out throughout the ballet sometimes in a short classical to and sometimes longer romantic caroline and also look for the ways that the steps you see later in the valley the turns than jumps relate to the earlier exercises. You saw the bar to Bali alley showing both how it evolves in the course of the class from Bard Center and how it has evolved over five hundred years of history. And that's up thanks for tuning into the season of two point and meet me right back here for previews of the rest of the seasons since performances. If you haven't checked out other podcasts including recordings of ocular the artist interviews and points of view lectures. You should go to you that you can find them on our website on any podcasting APP including Apple. PODCAST and Google play store. Hit subscribe. And you'll get episodes downloaded soon. As their posted. In addition please do leave us a rating and review view on the apple store and reach out on twitter facebook or instagram. Were at as Alan would love to hear from you. And your ratings and reviews. Help us to reach new and bigger audiences Thank you so much for listening you at the Opera House.
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"Or something and there was one day that was in the parking lot teaching some steps. I've made up into some from some friends of mine other students And my teacher was watching me from the class that I was supposed to be in the window and so she came outside. Asked me what I was doing and what I told her you know. Instead of being in trouble she said well. Why don't you come inside and teach this to the rest of the class? I that sounded pretty good in that little that little bit of of creative and really helpful teaching kind of set me on a path from their like Edward trae eventually turned his sights toward artistic leadership in and founding. The Trey McIntyre project in Boise Idaho which he ran for ten years after a decade though trae decided to expand his horizons folding the company in order to work on photography and film and Choreography on a freelance basis. He's become renowned for works that use pop music and I kind of loose movement vocabulary. Ills almost like what you'd get if blended ballet and contemporary dance ballets like your flesh will be a great poem which we saw here. The big hunger is not that kind of Bali. This time around trays working with classical music. and not just any classical music but Sergei PROKOFIEV's concerto number two one of the most difficult pieces of the piano repertoire. This musical is both a departure. A return for try trae himself has a background in classical piano and he knows how talented the San Francisco ballet orchestras does. This seem like a good opportunity to try something new but trays allies are rarely solely about the music although they are very musical and in in this case he's also playing with some philosophical concepts specifically he's thinking if a concept inspired by the philosophies of the Bushmen of the Kalahari desert which differentiate she ate between the little hunger problems of the human world and the big hunger problems of existence or the meaning of life. More generally the designed by I Thomas. Mika plays with the idea of exit sign as a waiter references symbol. That is universally understood. As I said in an interview quote we all count on the sign. An emergency lead but then you know a bomb goes off in the stairs. Aren't there anymore or in two hundred years stairs will crumble and that signs late is going to go out. And it'll be at the worst possible time. All of those things will fail us and quote quite graphically. The ballet is arranged around three potter to each principal. Couple these three sections and and three couples each representing different stage toward enlightenment to notice how these relationships are distinct of the sets change between sections and how each couple moves and partners differently. Finally we end the night with pure classical virtuosity in the oldest valley of the evening. Air Landers nineteen forty eight. Oh Majd to classical ballet by Hera Lander had a very different life than either Edward or trey born in February of Nineteen O. Five in Copenhagen Denmark Lander was an almost most exact contemporary of George Balanchine born in Nineteen. Oh four his father was a jeweler. You didn't come from a family of dancers. But his parents love to dance and so they sent him to dancing answering lessons with Preston Christianson. A dancer with the Royal Theater Ballet Person Thought that lander had talent and lander auditioned for the Royal Danish leader. bally's wall and was accepted at sixteen. Lander joined the company as an apprentice. School and Company in that period were devoted almost exclusively to the preservation of the born envelope technique and style performing almost exclusively August born Ville ballets from the nineteenth century but in nineteen twenty five. That began to change changed when Mikhail Fokin of the Bali reuss was invited to present a few of his works on the Royal Day. Stage Lander this was a really seminal moment and he ended ended up following folk into the United States in nineteen twenty seven continue his ballet training in eighteen twenty nine land return to Denmark bringing with him his new knowledge from these Russian and teachers and rears after his return he was appointed artistic director of the Ballet Company. As artistic director. Lander had quite it a lot on his plate he had to maintain the born and bill repertoire which he did by modernizing it cutting down its length and updating costumes and sets he had to update the dancers training regimen regimen to allow them to take part in new ballets and the Russian style which were coming out of the Valley Reuss and he needed to create a new Danish repertoire for the company. He did all of the above But his most famous ballet by far most famous original ballet by far was etudes which he choreographed in nineteen forty eight toward the end of his time in Denmark. The idea for this ballet actually originally came not lander but from composer and and guys. I'm not GonNa say this right so you're going to have to listen to a bit of an interview later. I think Adam are Danish guests will pronounce this better but Nudie new judge. It was a close friend and longtime collaborator with lander. And it was he who had the idea to orchestrate. Several of Carl Churn his piano etudes for orchestra and to make ballet. Lander wasn't sold on the idea at first but then it came to him it would be a ballet about training transformed into art would follow a girl path from I stepped to center stage and also encapsulate three hundred years of valley stream following the evolution of style from the basic positions to modern day. Virtually no tall order and all but as is often the case this ballet went through various before it became the version that we we know and love today it really into new to kind of shift and morph over the next two decades of landers life. The original ballet was made largely on a student. Tony Peel later. Tony Lander who when she was sixteen began to work closely with lander on their concept for the ballet but while the central role of the Ballerina arena would become Tony signature part starting with her debut. Nine months after the ballet's premiere on the night etudes debuted on the Royal Danish stage in January nineteen forty eight eight. It was the former. Mrs Lander Margot Lander who stood center stage. The original sets featured in giant alley studio full of mirrors with busts of Ballet Masters Astor's and choreographers scattered throughout. And the costumes were different as well. What are now wait to choose? Where black what are black? Tutus were short skirts for the girls but the bones of the ballet were there and it was an immediate success. Lander continued to fiddle with the ballet over the next three years during his tenure. In Denmark the updated the Bali for Tony Elander and for a young up and comer named Erik Bruhn and eighteen fifty one rearranging some of the sections of the valley but the biggest change came when he moved Paris later that year lander staged etudes in Paris in the fall of nineteen fifty two and it was a bit of an uphill battle to get it on stage. I often almost wasn't and approved at all as ballet staged the opera needed to have the music approved approved by the music staff. And this resear- Carl Cherney you know thing was maybe not quite up to French standards second once it was approved and right before the premiere everything went wrong in the dress rehearsal. The bars bars collapsed. Sets didn't work and the lighting was all wrong and the lading in this ballet is really crucial to making it work and as a result they ended it actually postponing the premier for a week. But it wasn't all bad and after that fateful dress rehearsal and Maurice Lehman a French producer. Suggested actually changed the ending the ballot. Originally the Bali had ended with. What's all the long diagonal? A kind of day crescendo. Before the but layman suggested that French audiences would would want more spectacular ending and so the final sequence of big jumps was added at the end and there was one more big change. Lander added in the romantic potted. Go on Paris AS Roma's Leoni and the romantic ballet since then H has become the most frequently performed Danish ballet and a key part of the the Paris Opera Ballet's repertoire as of two thousand and four which I realize now is sixteen years out of date but I don't have more recent numbers as of two thousand and four. It had been performed armed. Two hundred and sixty eight times by the Paris opera. Ballet other companies also quickly began to absorb etudes into their repertoires including the London Festival ballet which we now know as English National Ballet and American Ballet Theatre for which it also became a major showpiece. But it's history was a bit more troubled in Denmark mark and it wasn't performed at all between nineteen fifty one and nineteen sixty two when lander returned to the Royal Danish ballet restage it it took until nineteen sixty eight eight though when the Ballet Division of Danish television which who knew they had. Bali division approached lander about filming the Bali for broadcast And it was only then really that the ballet began to really enter back into the repertory of the Royal.
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"This is a special edition of to the point. I'm mckinney San Francisco Valley's PR communications since manager here to share a conversation. I had with David Rosenthal. The longtime principal percussionist of the Grammy Award Winning San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. We spoke briefly recently about Mark Morris's sandpaper ballet and in particular the piece the typewriter which is onstage February. Eleven to twenty two during classical revision the second program Graham of San Francisco Ballet's twenty repertory season. It's been nice to have you here in the depths of the Opera House in Percussion Room which is situated right next to the pit for practical reasons too so we can move our equipment in and out of there with these and I just showed you are. Lay Out our workspace in there and this is our office and it also doubles as a changing changing rooms. So it's a mess as I told you earlier. All percussion rooms are a mess. And that's generally true in the pit we saw the layup for Cinderella which was up now wrecked. How will your your section of the pitch change for these this upcoming ballet? It changes a great deal much more than any other section of the pit. Depending on the requirements of the score sometimes between programs we have major moves inside our area of the pit moving me instruments in and out of the pit and moving them around from one place to another in the pit inside our area. So that's a logistical issue. That other other sections of the orchestra don't have so. Tell me what you know about the music of sandpaper for ballet and especially the typewriter. The topic of today's conversation I it's a this Mark Morris. Ballet is made up of a several pieces by Leroy Roya Anderson who was a composer who he died in nineteen seventy five at Young Sixty seven years old which now I consider extremely young. At any rate he wrote a lighthearted generally Popular kind of easy music This is composed of a series of short the pieces that he did. He wrote independently over period. About fifteen years. I think and And they're they're together for the ballet and you have a peculiar and important important role in this in the typewriter the typewriter you know broadly about your role in this one piece we are doing. The typewriter song with three people. Three people repercussions required in any event for for this score fit for other pieces and so many hands make light work. And we have one person playing the typewriter that's me another person playing the concierge belt and another person playing the carriage return. That's not really a carriage return. It's a thermos played with a pencil. stroked across it. It's one of these ribbed metal thermoses old time thermos and it makes that sound. So the basically the the modified disabled typewriter just plays a typewriter to sound and the return and the Caceres Bell or the bell are played separately. You played in this bally's from year in one thousand nine hundred nine and understand. Your typewriter has gone through a few iterations since yes. That's an interesting point. You know I was having trouble at first so we take this at a pretty fast tempo in trouble finding typewriter. That wouldn't jam so I went to using into typewriters so I wouldn't have that problem. But then this time the guys in the crew volunteered to grant a wish I had to modify a single typewriter so I wouldn't have to use to in such a way that wouldn't jam and indeed. We did that. We in fact most of the keys here have been disabled on this typewriter. You see see before you and only a few have been left operable so that those are the ones I used to play and there's no more risk of jamming. Of course you can't type with his typewriter Erin more but that's okay so what I'm seeing now. Is these this laundry tape right. Those are the keys right. They're not H. differently. No they're not but what does make a big difference in the sound is the is the paper double heavy paper and you'll get a pretty. The thick sound done some research online. Oh absolutely yeah yeah no there. There's some some great performances of it and these are also people who have who right sort of soloists a typewriter Song Solo who come on and play this with orchestra in the front as presented as soloist. Of course. That's not the case here. We're in the pit and and we're playing a whole bunch of different songs so learning this as a solo piece as you can see it online performed by. There's one fellow in Vienna named Martin. But I'm Schmidt who does a historical performance on youtube very very good to and then there's also the Jerry Lewis Disease Pantomime performances of the Tavernier Song that are definitely worth seeing their absolutely hysterical. Now live raw. She does want to. But it's it's less good. This is not the only percussion instrument you're playing in this ballet. I it certainly is. It's the least of my worries. To tell you the truth there A lot of other things including a very difficult glaucous repeal part a little xylophone part. There's a bass drum part sleigh bills temple blocks chimes the large tubular bells. Tam Tam and there's also a drum set so there's a lot going on in this ballet in the percussion section that isn't the typewriter so this is the most diverse selection of percussion instruments. You absolutely not no no. I'd say diverse. I mean there's a lot of stuff but we we get ballet's scores all the time they call for a big variety of instruments not only not the most diverse but not the oddest instrument. No well I mean the typewriter. That's that's pretty unique music musical instrument. I don't know of any other use of the typewriters and musical instrument but as a general rule we wind up playing all all sorts of things that aren't percussion instruments anytime. There's something odd and weird like in Little Mermaid. There are wine glasses. You know we wind up playing those with your finger around the rim of the glass. That's the percussionists do that at the beginning of Cinderella there are bird calls we do the bird calls. Sometimes there's a there's a an instrument called the champagne-cork uncork which does exactly what you know you think it does. It makes the pop of a cork when you push a cylinder and car horns things of that nature chirp all over the map. And when did you start studying music. Oh that was a very very long time ago. Keta like as I mentioned that dinosaurs roamed the earth. At that time I'm and would have been when I was six years old so I'll give it away to fifty eight thousand nine hundred fifty eight and of course they started with a little bit of piano and played a little guitar and they played a little drum set and then finally came around to wanting to be a you know devote my life to orchestral music and went to conservatories been in with the Ballet Orchestra for almost forty was I mentioned. I played my first service for the San Francisco Ballet in one thousand nine hundred ninety seven and then I played won the audition and became principal in one thousand nine hundred eighty two. It's one great thing about it has been to watch both the company and the Orchestra Developed Simultaneously Taniwha slowly into the the world class entities. They are now and good company into a company with a lot of soul and heart and the orchestra too. But it's really it's gone to international level. It's a very major company. Both Folk Dance Company in a truly fine orchestra that grammy-winning orchestra in fact that also has a lot of recordings out and I'm very proud to be what part of happy to still be doing it. And that's one of the things that surprised me Mark Morris Memoir out loud. He wrote that He. He always doubted the quality of valley orchestras until he encountered San Francisco Ballet. Apparently we impress them. A great deal and I'm very happy to hear that. So do you have anything else to say about Leroy. Anderson's music before we try to out just to say that you know it is what it is. It's pleasant It's funny it's entertaining it's lighthearted and take it for what it is yes it's also very well crafted intelligently constructed music sounds fun to listen to underplay tasing me what What are we looking at here? Well we're looking at the the music as it were to the typewriter song and you have received a less non carriage urged return Which is going to be your part today? Kate and we're GONNA try it together. I'm GonNa play the keys. We're GONNA leave out the bell for today because that's going it'll be done by another player when we perform except at the very end up play one of the bell notes I could get to but we've picked a little portion of this piece to play and And we're going to try to do that right now. I'll count it off one too perfect. We're ready ready for showtime the pace is about the same. Actually so there's a there's a few places where it's a little bit more intricate. But that essentially is the typewriter song. Well thank you. David Rajavi meet today. Well it's a great pleasure thanks. Kate look forward over to listening to this online..
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"May represent her the spirit of her mother. Am I getting getting that right. I twisted that I think a little bit. I think there to take care of her there. They are there to oversee here. You'll see every once in a while. She does like a little trip and one of them catches her right and they're just there to make sure she's okay it is I think a lot of the mother just being there to oversee her. Make sure that she's okay. And in this particular scene it's kind of a tricky picture but the fates have lived in Cinderella up and away from the family the family or just sitting around the Dutton dining table and they don't see the face so they are definitely of the spirit world is his are the fates in other than having to make them up especially Are they in any way in your purview. As scenery three or props are they really just dancers just dancers. That's what nothing L.. Stay that's enough. They do move couple of things a little bit for the most part all of their working with Cinderella and everything is is choreography in it is dance much much more. We're going to wrap up in two and a half minutes. Do you have anything that we we've hopped around a little bit. We've talked about the tree and the slipper and the gold bird feathered dress The wonderful portrait wall Is there anything that is going to be exciting and wonderful and surprising gene that we that you think the audience would like to know about in advance. I was asking a couple called micro- people earlier today. What's your favorite rap? And they said the poppers. What the Pumpers R. J. knows why it's their favorite gotTa Cork in a slide and you push it pops the cork workout? We can't open a bottle of champagne on stage every night. It'll get messy so the waiters just miming in opening the pop. The bottle champion and the crew is offstage popping it but it it just sounds like champagne corks popping however the the reason why they like it. It's the end of the show. We get to go home. Listen for the popping. Keen gained any special costume makeup hair. Wing thing I should watch for I did you hear it just popped in. I think it's it's just the magic of this. I unlike the two of these people get to sit and watch this ad while we rehearse so. I've seen it five times in the last four days and it's just the magic I just think it's it. I have been do this for a long time so I know what the metrics are. But it's nice to sort of every once in a while I'll see that there's a metric that I don't know so I just love that part of this one. I think it's not so much something that you would see. One of the most amazing things to me again. Having been in this business for a very long time is to is the choreography that you don't see and that's what happens backstage. Is that while. I'm calling all of the accused. There are many many many many people that are in back coordinating our stage manager Katie. Who's just boarding the whole choreography of the the seasons running? You'll watch as they go running in and out of the tree from behind the tree the crew that is getting the Porticos from one place to the other everything that just has has to happen in a certain amount of time the lights changed. This has to happen here. This has to happen here so I think that's one of the things that amazes me is. It's just unfortunate. You guessed. Unfortunately you don't get to see but fortunately what it does make beautiful to you on stage but it's all of the things that have to happen in the right order backstage when you watch the performance. I hope that most of your staying for this evening's performance I hope hope you'll be watching for some of the things we've talked about but there's just so much more and just let it wash over you. It's it's blended. We look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks when program to returns to the points of view programs. Thank you and thank you all. Yeah thanks for listening to San Francisco. Ballet's meet the podcast for more podcasts and other audience engagement programmes checkout SF ballet dot org or your favorite podcast player..
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"Uh-huh forgetting to. We already passed the dress. Sorry sorry buddy. This is what I was afraid of the dresses of us. The Co pictures anyway. Anyway there it is okay so Cinderella being readied for the ball is one of the most important elements of this story of course and her birds are very much a theme. And we've seen those fantastical birds that come and dance with her. Her dress that she is dressed in for the ball is gold and feathers accept. What happens if you have address all native February's It does not last more than one. Performance So what my understanding as I was not here for the creation and in fact this was not built here but they Scanned photos of feathers and printed them on the fabric. And that's what we've used is the fabric so it looks like it should be feathers on the live livened stored looking for malleable. But it's not it's actually just printed and it's just it's so gorgeous. Golden anheuser her shoes. Well yes her circle so that was a great segue. They just thought he should talk. Okay so the most. We've talked about the sort of important element element the tree the ballgown but this whole story is about the slipper and the slipper is a prop. It's funny there's multiple slippers there though the one that they try to fit on. Everybody is the one who they tried to get on. One of the stepdaughters foot is is a pro. The one that is discovered as the truce slipper that Cinderella loses is actually a Appoint shoe of the dancer Performing Cinderella. That night they they have to prepare their shoes. They they prepare their shoes. So it's ready. They take it to a women's wardrobe and they put gold leaf on it and turn it into a golden and that's what you'll see your debts in at the end in fact to what she she dances is in gold leafed shoes it's a long process of gold leafing done by my staff of people that's fabulous so it's it's not a glass slipper. No glass on stage. I know we did at one point Harry plagiarism. Wielding wanted real classes for the wedding and I told him mom okay. I'm not very happy about it until somebody breaks one. Then it's done it ended. I think during the second season Jason. If I remember correctly lasted that long. They're only states for about two minutes. Well there's have lovely scene toward the end. Oh we're GONNA get to talk about. This is the scene where they're gathering for the wedding and the tree is important again here and nope. I don't see the toasting champagne there's toasting champagne somewhere The so this one thing that that has always fascinated me if the gold slipper is actually on Cinderella's foot and she has just danced several variations Opondo. But how does it get. Does she have to scramble to take it off. She has intermittent at the intermission. Between the second and Third Act we receive the shoe. And there's a little shelf under the table and that's where it goes we just preset at their dancers. One of the fates pulls it out to get it it to where it needs to be during the third act so when so when they discover it it's it's targeting spot brought on the state somewhere else from where it started. It's it's sheets a follow the slipping so it in you have put it there or the dancer puts it there might crew takes it and puts it under the table. Okay then it goes on to the mantelpiece because Cinderella puts it out there. Yes right okay. And then she somehow has to get on her foot. Prints has to get a shoe onto somebody else's foot. Yes and anybody who has ever watched a professional dancer tie a pair of ballets or point shoes on it's SORTA. That's the magic of theater is how she can actually get it done in. Luckily she only has to run around on stage for a couple of seconds and then she exits gets to actually change in to real point shoes. Okay she does not wear the gold ones for the second part of the third act very well talk about a shoe and luckily I have people who know this thank goodness I have a principal dresser that we have in fact. Two New Cinderella's this year and they both came to me and said I don't. I don't know what to do when I said you go to the principal dresser. She knows exactly what to do so they they went to music and thank goodness for resent. Okay well one of the things that just blew by. Was this a show like this It's a fairy tale and the dancers and the creatures are not just humans so we're back to for the Balanchine Gene Ballet. You'RE GONNA put on your stage. Makeup that justice makes you look like a better human. This is pretty exotic. So so how is every single face designed. Yes it for every ballet every face is designed and it may just just be all core ladies where natural makeup but everyone is always told what they're supposed to wear for makeup and in fact what their hair should look like as well and so. I mean. These are very unusual eyebrows they are they are a brand called faceless. They are specially made a lot of people. Use Them for weird. 'cause play things I don't really know but they are put on by our makeup artists have enduring basically the intermission between note before they go on for act one and then taken off immediately because most of these people will in fact also be courtiers enact to and so Their hair will change as well. So it's a very busy intermission. I have a lot of people downstairs working very hard. You must have to expand your crew crew for a piece of show. I absolutely usually. I have a core crew of about six Sharon makeup people and seven Heaven Wardrobe people on this have eighteen wardrobe people including stitches and laundry and my heads and and I have I think thirteen herron makeup And in fact I have a hair and makeup person have to hear make people dedicated to Cinderella herself. That's amazing that's a wonderful fun. Fact talk about that the hair here at the green hair. So the seasons all have different colored hair based on their season and based on which mm-hmm. It's absolutely all different colors. You can see actually the one on the go back to that. Sorry sorry. I'm okay going the wrong direction. So there's blue for winter and it matches the costume and green for spring Um Spring. I always do that every time so green for spring which matches the costumes others a yellow four summer and orange inch color for automotive and this is another opportunity to see some of the colored costume here and I I think they are. She is dancing actually with the human yet burning so she has green hair and the men also get green wigs for well. There's no green. Actually there are no men in the spring but so they're men just in the other ones so in some of the traditional Cinderella's there are ferries for the different seasons in this they aren't fairies their spirits. I guess there's a difference and they represent qualities as well as seasons yes which view Cinderella so that she will be graced. There's another really exciting element to this show that I want to be sure we talk about. And that is the fates and here we go again. Folks I'm sorry we're going to go find the fates their their first of all if you look at the call board. You see that the dancers are supposed to sign in at a certain time to start getting ready for the show. The four fates are called half an hour earlier than everybody else else. What's that about That's for makeup purposes. If you look at them see that barely they actually have gold leaf on their face so so they have to come in early and go downstairs and go to the makeup artists and gold leaf done on their face. So Again we don't have a fairy godmother and we don't have mice and rats and those things but we have these four fates who take the role of moving Cinderella.
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"So today we're GonNa talk a bit about the history of Cinderella ballet and as a musical score discuss the story of Christopher Williams Cinderella Ella which draws equally from the original peril tail as well as from the brothers Grimm. And then shot a bit about what to look out for as you watch so for the first time in two thousand twenty. Let's get to the point as with many fairytale the version of Cinderella. That we'll be talking about today. Wasn't the first the earliest Bali versions seem to have been made the romantic era around the early eighteen in Vienna and London with the first notable version choreographed eighteen. Ninety three by a dream. Team of Mariusz Papa. Levana and Enrico Kathy to score by Baron. Boris fit and tough Shell for the Marian Ski Ballet. Interestingly the thirty two turns that have now now become a conic in Swan Lake. Those were I quit graft for this version of Cinderella in eighteen ninety three a few years before they were put into Swan Lake. But I'm I'M GONNA confess. I've never heard the fitness. Shell score and honestly. I doubt anyone living has. Despite the talent associated with the production it was never performed again after eighteen o one and the score wasn't published so that pepys long gone that means by the time composer Sergei per coffee of took on the score her in nineteen forty. There was plenty of room for creativity or was there. The nineteen forties in the Soviet Union weren't really known for their vast amounts of creative eight of freedom and indeed for coffee of was a bit wary about taking on another ballet after his Romeo and Juliet. which will ultimately a success had gone through a variety of political critical and logistical delays? On its way to the stage. We'll talk more about Romeo and Juliet later this season when we get to help you Thomas version of that ballet and may but today let's talk a bit about dot who sergey prokofiev was before diving more deeply specifically into Cinderella has a note. Most of my coffee of INFO is coming from two bucks by Princeton professor. First Time Morrison I his two thousand nine tax. The People's artist for coffee of Soviet years and second his twenty sixteen history of the Bolshoi Ballet Bullshit. Confidential Professor Morrison will actually be here in San Francisco and May as this year's San Francisco ballet visiting scholar given a few presentations to the public. Including at least one that will be free free and open to the public at the Opera House on May sex you there anyway. Back to Prokofiev by nineteen forty per coffee had already composed several ballets including the potus hottest ca on the nipper the bright stream and Romeo and Juliet none. Without their complications. He had left Russia in nineteen eighteen spending several years abroad in Paris and in the United States dates before agreeing to return eighteen thirty five when the Marian Ski Theater offered him the UN turned down a commission to create an opera or ballet on the subject of his choice. He he didn't really intend to stay permanently. In the Soviet Union unlike many other artists prokofiev been allowed fairly free passage back and forth between the USSR and and the rest of the world during the nineteen twenties but it became clear that such privileges were about to come to an end unless he moved his home base from Paris to Moscow he did bringing his wife and two children with him and thinking it'd be able to continue his international career but that wasn't really to prove the case indeed. Although prokofiev himself managed to skirt the aetiological aetiological purchase of the late nineteen thirties. They hit close to home. librettist Adrian Petrovsky with whom he'd worked on. Romeo and Juliet was convicted of treason for tenants. Pennants his apartment building disappeared and his by then estranged wife. Lena was arrested in nineteen forty eight and sentenced to twenty years hard labor of which she served eight. It's against this backdrop that prokofiev takes on the Cinderella Commission as well as in the midst of this history that the ballet is written for though it was first announced in the press in early nineteen eighteen forty one. The ballet didn't premiere until November of nineteen forty five meetings also work of the Second World War musically. The ballet became as Morrison says both with and against Prokofiev's desires the fourth Tchaykovsky ballet adhering closely to traditional ballet forms. The composer wrote that quote. I see Cinderella as an updated classical ballet with its particular forms like the product shown GRANDPA and so forth and no less than two or three full-scale waltzes but it's musically modern as well with the contemporary rhythms and chromatic shifts that characterize prokofiev's music. This scenario was produced by Nikolai Volkov based largely on the sixteen ninety seven Charles Peril tail but that caused immediate conflict with Prokofiev he preferred to take on the darker rendition by Russian author Alexander Pharmacy of once the war began the bulk of coffee of partnership ended. And details of the plot reverted back to prokofiev theater directories of odd scheme and the choreographers domain and there were indeed several choreographers attached the project. First Volk tongue troubled kiani who most contributed to nailing down. The plot and who who in a charming story had to dance the entire second act of the Bali for Prokofiev before a single note had been written as per coffee of wanted to be sure that no one would tamper with his scorch accommodate. The Choreography Raffi. So the dance had to come first next constant and Sergei of wants Prokofiev and the evacuated to perm in nineteen forty-three as the war intensified. It was there that rehearsals actually began. After that Rostislav Zakharov premiered the ballet the Bolshoi ballet in nineteen forty. Five both poor Sergei of premiered his version in Leningrad in nineteen forty six since then valid at versions of Cinderella have abounded perhaps most notably internationally and Frederick Ashton's nineteen in forty-eight take on prokofiev score and in San Francisco and Michael Smolin an Lu Christian since nineteen seventy-three version. That version was televised by. CBS inmates eighty-five with Kermit. The Frog and miss piggy providing color. Commentary the tradition of the choreographer fiddling with the plot continued when Christopher wielded took on the story in two thousand twelve wilderness. No Stranger to stories and artistic associate at the royal ballet known for its attention to narrative and the Tony award-winning who director of the musical. In American in Paris and the choreographer of several full length story ballets Wilton really knows how to transform an idea into a compelling evening of work part of that of course is about bringing in the right collaborators for this ballet that meant Julian Crouch do sets and costumes Basel Twist to work on puppets. Yes puppet and Daniel Brody to do projections listening to me. Talk is not going to give you any sense whatsoever of just how fantastical productions ends or the end of the first act in particular so rather than try. I'm just GONNA say come see the show or in the meantime follow us on any kind of social social media account or on our website to see some glimpses of these remarkable sets and costumes. Cinderella was a CO Commission of San Francisco Ballet and the Dutch national ballet and increasingly creasing common arrangement. That's making a new story. Ballets a major financial undertaking for any company Wilton made the dancing on both organizations bringing principal dancers from Amsterdam damnedest Francisco and from San Francisco to Amsterdam to work on the piece. Many current company members were around for that rehearsal process and fun fact new soloist. Sasha Mukhamadiev created the role of the Russian princess when she was with the Dutch National Valley like Prokofiev Wilton found the Pearl story a little sweet and turn in addition to the tale published by the brothers Grimm in eighteen. Fifty seven notable in the brothers Grimm story is the lack of a fairy godmother instead. Cinderella asks her father to bring her back the first twig that brushes says against his hat on his ride home from affair. She plants the twig on her mother's grave and it grows into a Hazel tree which she visits daily. A White Bird watches her and whenever she expresses this is a wish the bird will toss down which asks for when the matter of the ball comes up. She asks for address and shoes and the blige's but that's all getting ahead of ourselves a bit although it's a familiar tale let's chat through the bally's plot as a whole pointing out some fun additional characters along the way and some things to look for in wilderness choreography. The first act opens as so many fairy tales. Do with a mother's death after all the whole crux of tail is that Cinderella has a step mother and step siblings. Yeah and apparently seventeenth century. France wasn't super into the whole divorce thing so death by consumption it is perhaps suspecting that her father isn't cut out for the single apparent life four fates arrived to watch over Cinderella kind of like that bird in the brothers Grimm tale and a tree grows from her mother's grave. One of the great pleasure pleasure of Wilton Cinderella is that everyone is so crisply drawn even the evil characters whom we promptly meet Hortensia evil stepmother and it does make you question. Cinderella's his father's judgment that he would marry her and Clementine and Edwina Cinderella's to new mostly though not always filed stepsisters the report. Heroin tries it I to stand up to these mean girls. Her father's enamored with the new wife and demands. She playmates an interesting twist. Wilbon Cinderella doesn't cave because she's meek or subservient but rather in a moment of spite a kind of if you're not gonNA take my side than I'm going to show you just how docile I can be kind of moment. And if that seems counterproductive. Well it is and to be honest doesn't work out that well for Cinderella in the long run seem change and now we're at the palace where we we meet a young prince cume and his best friend Benjamin who are growing up under the watchful eyes of King Albert and Queen Charlotte. Let's just say that being royal though it has its advantages advantages. Also seems to come with its downsides and Yomas perhaps a bit more of the Prince Harry than the Prince William Model despite his name but like all royal royal gentleman. He does need to marry a nice girl. Preferably one with a large dowry Standing Army or navy and a decent amount of land or at least an appropriately pedigrees a noblewoman. King Albert insists that ems throw a big party to meet all of the eligible young ladies in the village or in the country. I suppose and sometime out with Benjamin and to hand deliver the invitations. He does have one trick up his sleeve however he has Benjamin pretend to be a prince while he pretends to be a beggar as they go door to door quite homeric way to see what's going on in a household when they get to Cinderella's home her stepsisters treat the beggar poorly and the prince light well a prince and Cinderella. Despite her stubbornness is tweet the beggar This is actually a callback. To this scenario the original scenario oh end to a detail that Ashton incorporates into his ballet or the fairy godmother first appears at the house in the guise of a.
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"Seven sections for eight dancers who appear in different combinations throughout the work. David's piece was made for unbound twenty eighteen and although both D._C.. In London audience has got the chance to see it this past year we here in San Francisco had to take a year off so we're all pretty excited that it'll be reappearing in March. This ballet is contemporary ballet at its most most extreme in stark black and white pushes its dancers to limit with huge extensions impossible Peres unless that make the ballerinas seemed to float across the stage the second guessed this summer will be balancing repetitive for and former San Francisco Bali Ballet. They must stress at least born. She'll be setting George balancings masterpiece drools which will get to see during program seven opening in April this Bali kind of like Romanski Shostakovich trilogy is three part ballet where each part is related but also also completely separate the first action emeralds is to music by Gabriel for a and has a kind of romantic frump style the second too eager Stravinsky is fast flashy New York and of course all in red and the final ballet. Hey diamonds glitters in white and silver to Tchaikovsky Symphony Number Three Total Imperial Russian Majesty next up in August Trey McIntyre arrives to work on his New Valley Twenty eight teams. Your flesh will be a great poem was a huge hit. Let me expects more of the same from this quirky choreographer who often worked with pop music and blends ballet with contemporary jazz movements. His works always seemed to walk a fine line between commercial and classical dance and in so doing he makes his own distinct style his brand new ballet will share the bill and program three dance innovations with what I expect will be to strikingly different valley's opening just in time for Valentine's Day this program features fan favorites the infinite ocean made by Bali Matt Artistic Director Edward Liyang in two thousand eighteen and Harold Landers etudes which made an acclaimed return to the Opera House stage earlier this year the infinite ocean is set to a commission score by composer Oliver Davis anecdotally when this ballet premiered more audience members. I asked where they could find this piece of music than that of any other ballet that debuted that year unfortunately or maybe for us at the ballet. Fortunately you can't find it anywhere other than the Opera House as it hasn't been recorded. You'll just have to come see the end here. Edward and Oliver's meditations on loss in person etudes made in nineteen forty eight is actually the oldest piece of choreography that will perform this year but it doesn't really feel that way a ballet about ballet this work uses ballet class as it structure and like dancers make their daily class feel new every day. This Bali seems like it'll never fall out of style while trays here in August Tina fallant of former dancer with the Mark Marthe Dance Group and a favor or Predator. Editor for ballet companies around the world will also make an appearance to stage mark. Morris's Sandpaper Valley created here on San Francisco Ballet in nineteen ninety nine visit the cleverly tongue in cheek ballet exemplary of Mark Morris signature musical sensibility instability with bodies on stage articulating different parts of the score but not just any score a score by composer Lee Right Anderson at the name isn't familiar the music hoping as Anderson was the composer of late orchestral works like fiddle-faddle the typewriter or song and most famously sleigh ride which Morris uses as the overture. All of these pieces have made their way out of the Concert Hall Onto Radio and T._V.. Screens around the world sandpaper ballet will appear on program to classical revision and you need to imagine the parentheses around the res so it's re- vision or classical vision classical revision happening in February it will share the stage with two other ballet's created right here in San Francisco Stanton Mulch spoke in Liam scarlets Hummingbird San Francisco Ballet's a place that really aims to foster relationships with choreographers around the world and the three ballets on this triple bill released showcase that aspect of the company Mark Morris has made more bally's here than on any other Ballet Company we offered Stanton Welsh his first U._S. Commission of his career and our Co Commission of Liam scarlets Frankenstein in twenty seventeen was the young choreographers first full length ballet both bespoke like healthy seven eight is set to doc and Hummingbird Philip Glass are real showpieces for the dancers they were made on and they offered two distinct perspectives on where classical ballet is today but train Tina aren't are only gas in August will also have Nancy Rafeh in from American Ballet Theatre where she's a Bali master to set Alexi Romanski new ballet the seasons which premiered in New York a couple of months ago. This ballet is set to Russian composer Alexandra Glazunov seasons written in nineteen hundred under a one act ballet ally Greek and I choreographed by Mars Pepe. The original cast was a WHO's who of famous valley stars like Olga pray <unk> sky mental could from Sky Puzzle Garrett Nikolai Lagat Anna Pavlova fat and its first performance was attended by the entire imperial court. Although the original choreography has been lost Romanski preserved shut up his original Libretto so expect to see a cast of various beings on stage like frost ice inhale Zephyr arose of Fawn perhaps inspiration for us leverage inskeep later version the spirit of the corn and bacchus himself the seasons will make it's west coast debut alongside year a possokhov classical symphony and Benjamin millipedes Posse Nada on program six present perspectives a Posse Nada was a fan favourite last season so we're all happy to see it back set to lead Vic Vaughn Beethoven's Piano Sonata Number Twenty Three F- minor commonly known as the Posse non this ballet's made for three couples who seemed to be thrown together apart across the course of an evening the heart of his ballet's in the central potted. Oh which interrupts the frenetic pace set in the opening allegro and transforms the emotional energy of the ballet and classical symphony created. By San Francisco Ballet Choreographer Residents Kyrie Possokhov in two thousand ten is making its first we appearance since twenty thirteen set to music by Sergei Prokofiev one of three per coffee of ballet's the season this piece was dedicated to Peter Pest off a celebrated t shirt the Bolshoi ballet school interestingly Alexi Romanski was also trained by pissed off making an interesting point of connection across this program. Once we reached September the fall is going to be full of story valley. Prep I with Sandy Jennings in Studios Setting George Balanchine's midsummer night's dream which will get to see an early March Hall confessed to being particularly excited about this one the last time San Francisco Ballet did this work it was in nineteen eighty six right after Helgi he took the rains this nineteen sixty two worked by balancing Felix Mendelssohn score with his first original full length ballet and it was quickly hailed as a masterpiece balancing love the original playing he could actually recite large parts of it in Russian so the bally's Ali six close to its inspiration telling the story of four lost lovers in the woods as well as of a ferry court made up of Queen Catania King over on and mischievous pack the narrative leads itself to a wealth of principle and soloist part and gives ample opportunities entities for dancers to take on featured roles mixed up on the rehearsal docket will be Helgi Tomasson Romeo and Juliet as we'll be taking the balance a short tour to Copenhagen at the end of October before performing at the end of our repertory season in May Sergei Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet written in nineteen thirty five this is truly one of the most celebrated Bali scores and all of the valley repertoire and this is also one of the most celebrated bally's created in nineteen eighty four hokey never had the chance to perform form this ballet dancer and so in his version he really had the opportunity to start from a clean slate and imagining what this story could be his classic adaptation of the.