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By Seán Martinfield, Editor and Publisher
San Francisco Sentinel
Photograph by Erik Tomasson
April 20, 2011

San Francisco Ballet’s hottest ticket of 2010 was its final program, choreographer John Neumeier’s THE LITTLE MERMAID. It is being given an encore presentation of nine performances beginning April 30th. The ballet emerged as a full-fledged Modern Classic. It is a spectacular blending of Classical expectation and Contemporary expression. And with its mature themes, this Little Mermaid is definitely not for younger children. I had the opportunity recently of speaking with Principal Dancer Tiit Helimets about his role as “Prince Edward” – the unavailable love interest of the determined Mermaid. I count myself among his international list of dedicated fans. Read more

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