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Here's How 4 San Francisco Artistic Institutions Are Adapting Their 2021 Seasons

Nikol Slatinska | January 29, 2021 | Lifestyle

As the future of public safety continues to yield uncertainty, these four artistic institutions have updated their plans for the 2021 season.

San Francisco Ballet’s Swan Lake, which closes the 2021 digital season, running May 20 through June 9 PHOTO BY ERIK TOMASSON/COURTESY OF SAN FRANCISCO BALLET
San Francisco Ballet’s Swan Lake, which closes the 2021 digital season, running May 20 through June 9


By moving all of this year’s shows online, the San Francisco Ballet expands its audience globally. Individual programs are $29 to stream, plus a $5 technology fee, or you can purchase a digital package for $289. The latter is on offer until Feb. 3 and includes access to all seven of this season’s repertory programs, as well as three filmed world premiere performances, interviews, behind-the-scenes videos and more. After Feb. 3, the ballet will offer additional packages, including a $188 premium package.


BroadwaySF’s 2021-22 season officially kicks off in July, with in-person productions such as Hadestown, Oklahoma, Moulin Rouge! The Musical and Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations as well as an unannounced musical. Until then, audiences are still able to enjoy the programming. You can find links to stream external Broadway shows on the BroadwaySF website and social media pages.


Traditionally held in Park City, Utah, each January, the Sundance Film Festival is shaking things up this year. Although the festival cannot take place in person, its organizers are still committed to highlighting independent films and unique artists. More than 70 feature films will be available to watch online until Feb. 3, and world premieres are scheduled for viewing at drive-in theaters across the country. One such venue is the Roxie Theater, which will screen movies at the Fort Mason Center’s drive-in theater.


For the upcoming 2021 season, shows in the form of livestreaming and on-demand programming will take up the first half of the year, available on the streaming platform Broadway On Demand. In-person performances are postponed until June at the Geary and Strand theaters and will include productions such as The Headlands and Soul Train. The online selections include Virtually Speaking, a series of live and recorded conversations between Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon and industry talents.

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