San Francisco Ballet Gala Honors Helgi Tomasson

Yurie Pascarella at San Francisco Ballet's Opening Night Gala 2010

For 25 years San Francisco Ballet Artistic Director and Choreographer Helgi Tomasson has run the shows. Fondly known as Helgi by dancers and patrons alike, a Silver Celebration on opening night, January 20, 2010, celebrated his tenure. The gala performance included 16 classical and contemporary works highlighting Helgi’s illustrious career. Prior to the performance guests attended one of four black-tie dinners at City Hall, and afterward danced the night away under its elaborate dome.

Red carpet style at San Francisco Ballet’s Silver Celebration:

Photos by Drew Altizer Photography

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