Episode 59: Val Caniparoli

Writer and Editor Cheryl Ossola interviews Principal Character Dancer Val Caniparoli.
Val talks about creating the role of Jacob Schmidt in Helgi Tomasson’s Nanna’s Lied and other roles he’s performed in his 30-plus-year history at SF Ballet. An in-demand choreographer with more than 60 ballets in his repertory, he discusses his development and methods as a choreographer, including his work for the 75th-Anniversary Season’s New Works Festival, Ibsen’s House, and his latest piece for SF Ballet, Double Stop, created for this year’s Gala. He talks about how a ballet changes from rehearsal to performance, adapting his works to other companies, and upcoming projects, and he announces the launch of his website, valcaniparoli.org.

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