Episode 76: Katita Waldo and Pascal Molat

Cheryl A. Ossola, SF Ballet writer and Dance Studio Life magazine editor in chief, interviews Ballet Master Katita Waldo and Principal Dancer Pascal Molat.
After Cheryl offers a brief overview of Onegin’s history, Katita and Pascal discuss what makes Onegin so compelling, the process of bringing it to the stage, the uniquely challenging partnering in the pas de deux, and the experience of working with Stuttgart Ballet’s artistic director, Reid Anderson, and Cranko ballet stager Jane Bourne, who uses a notation system. Also, Katita shares her experiences in rehearsing Principal Dancers Vanessa Zahorian and Davit Karapetyan (each ballet master was assigned to one cast), and Pascal talks about developing the role of Gremin and how being a parent has affected his approach to his work.

Header Image: San Francisco Ballet in Cranko’s Onegin // © Erik Tomasson

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