Lew Christensen and San Francisco Ballet

This includes images from Lew Christensen's days as co-Artistic Director with Willam, sole Artistic Director, and then co-Artistic Director with Michael Smuin of San Francisco Ballet. This includes social images taken during this time, promotional portraits, and images of San Francisco Ballet dancers in his choreographic works and tours (including the tour to Jacob's Pillow). Also included are excerpts and covers of programs from works Lew Christensen participated in during his tenure. Also included is the program for his memorial service and a memorial article written by Lincoln Kirstein following his death in October 1984.


All materials in this exhibit come from the Christensen-Caccialanza Collection and the Henrietta McDowell Memorial Photography Collection. Cataloging, digitization, and access supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.