San Francisco Ballet's Infinite Romance Ballet Gala

by Spot LA


Last week, the San Francisco Ballet celebrated its 2015 opening night and Helgi Tomasson's 30th anniversary season as SFB Artistic Director. Helgi announced the repertory for SFB's 82nd Repertory season at the themed gala, Infinite Romance.  The program consisted of excerpts of work by John Cranko, William Forsythe, Christopher Wheeldon, Renato Zanella and many more. The gala event began with a dinner benefit at City Hall and following the dinner, patrons walked across the street to kick-off the season at San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House.  According to bizbash, the SFB Gala is not just on the top 100 events in San Francisco; the three-part event (pre-ballet dinner, performance, and after-party) ranks number 3 in the area following the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's Modern Ball and the tech industry's Tipping Point Community Annual Gala.  This year, catering for Infinite Romance was provided by McCalls with wine provided by William Hill Estate Winery.  Sparkling wine was courtesy of La Marca Prosecco and vodka was provided by Blue Angel Vodka and sparkling water by Crystal Geyser.  Check out some of the patrons and artists who turned heads this year at the SFB annual Gala. 

  Maria Kotchetlova.  Photo Credit   Drew Altizer

Maria Kotchetlova.  Photo Credit Drew Altizer

 Debra Bernard, Glenn McCoy and Shelby Strudwick

Debra Bernard, Glenn McCoy and Shelby Strudwick

 Richard Barker and Paul Pelosi.  Photo Credit Drew Altizer.

Richard Barker and Paul Pelosi.  Photo Credit Drew Altizer.

 Christopher Wheeldon and Jeffrey Hays.  Photo Credit Drew Altizer.

Christopher Wheeldon and Jeffrey Hays.  Photo Credit Drew Altizer.

  Yasunobu Kyogoku and Reiko Kyogoku.  Photo Credit Susana Bates for   Drew Altizer Photography.

Yasunobu Kyogoku and Reiko Kyogoku.  Photo Credit Susana Bates for Drew Altizer Photography.

  Sandy Weill and Joan Weill.  Photo Credit Claudine Gossett for   Drew Alitzer Photography.

Sandy Weill and Joan Weill.  Photo Credit Claudine Gossett for Drew Alitzer Photography.

  Marlene Tomasson, Helgi Tomasson, Tom Horn and Tom Perkins.  Photo Credit Rachel Bussiers for   Drew Altizer Photography

Marlene Tomasson, Helgi Tomasson, Tom Horn and Tom Perkins.  Photo Credit Rachel Bussiers for Drew Altizer Photography