San Francisco Ballet ‘Nutcracker’ – Dance Informa Journal






San Francisco Ballet (SF Ballet) has introduced particulars of its first ever Sensory Pleasant Efficiency, held Wednesday, December 21, at 7 pm throughout Helgi Tomasson’s Nutcracker (December 8–27). Offered in collaboration with Autism Society San Francisco Bay Space, SF Ballet’s Sensory Pleasant Efficiency contains particular lodging to Nutcracker and the theater-going expertise to make neurodiverse audiences and young children really feel welcome to expertise ballet in a enjoyable, accepting surroundings.

“It is a main step for San Francisco Ballet to attach with extra communities throughout the Bay Space and to share the magic of Nutcracker with a wider viewers,” mentioned SF Ballet Govt Director Danielle St. Germain. “Since 2015, our Training and Coaching Division has introduced sensory pleasant workshops and relaxed costume rehearsals specifically curated for folks with autism and particular wants. We’re thrilled to broaden on these alternatives and current a Sensory Pleasant Efficiency for the primary time in our almost 90-year historical past as an organization.”

“As a musician, and dad or mum of an autistic son, I’m particularly delicate to how a lot music and dance can contact the hearts of individuals with autism and particular wants,” mentioned Stephen Prutsman, a live performance pianist and composer, and president of Autism Society San Francisco Bay Space. “The vacation season will be anxious and isolating for autism and particular wants households, so for a world-class firm like San Francisco Ballet to open its doorways and welcome our group is a landmark for the complete ballet world, and an incredible reward for us.”

This full-length Sensory Pleasant Efficiency of Nutcracker takes place in a relaxed, shush-free, and shame-free surroundings for viewers members of all ages and skills, together with folks with autism, sensory enter issues, sensory sensitivities, or different bodily, cognitive, or developmental disabilities, and their households, pals, and caretakers. Though the Sensory Pleasant Efficiency is customized particularly to accommodate people with particular wants and/or sensory sensitivities, most of the people is welcome to attend.

Tickets to the Sensory Pleasant Efficiency of Nutcracker on Wednesday, December 21, at 7 pm begin at $58 and could also be bought on-line at

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