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Meet the Artist: Carrie Gaiser Casey and Beth Genné

Meet the Artist: Carrie Gaiser Casey and Beth Genné

Ballet Scholars Carrie Gaiser Casey and Dr. Beth Genné on Three Balanchine Ballets

In this program, San Francisco Ballet performs three works by 20th century choreographic giant George Balanchine and focuses on the variety of his output, from the classic and traditional Divertimento No. 15, through a revival of the romantic Scotch Symphony. Ballet Scholar Carrie Gaiser Casey, Ph.D. with San Francisco Ballet’s Visiting Scholar Dr. Beth Genné, a historian of dance and of art at the University of Michigan and Dr. Stephen Hinton, Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Music at Stanford University, will explore and comment in depth on the role of modernism in art and music in the 1940s, focusing on the cutting-edge ballet The Four Temperaments, choreographed by Balanchine in 1946 and set to the music of Paul Hindemith.

Header Image: San Francisco Ballet in Balanchine’s Scotch Symphony // © Erik Tomasson