Athletic Art Productions

Showcasing the Athleticism of Dance

"This is a celebration - An embrace between dance and sport, tradition and invention, arts and athleticism."

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About Baseballet: Into the Game

BaseBallet: Into the Game celebrates the athleticism of dance, highlighting its attributes through parallels with another great discipline - baseball. Director Matthew McKee introduces commentary from famed SF Giants broadcaster, Mike Krukow, as some of the Bay Area’s best dance talents transform AT&T Park, bringing the art of dance into an entirely new perspective. Complete with an original score, BaseBallet brings to the plate a unique merger of art, sport, and passion, with the hope of inspiring a greater appreciation for today’s dancing athletes. 

 Screen grab of Ben Needham-Wood in BaseBallet: Into the Game

Screen grab of Ben Needham-Wood in BaseBallet: Into the Game

DANCERS: Erica Chipp (Smuin), Cameo Cross (West Coast Swing Dance Champion), Terez Dean (Smuin), Natasha Adorlee Johnson (ODC), Weston Krukow (An American In Paris National Tour), Ben Needham-Wood (Smuin)

 

CREDITS

DIRECTED by
Matthew McKee

STORY by
Mike Krukow, Weston Krukow, Ben Needham-Wood, Matthew McKee

CHOREOGRAPHY by
Weston Krukow, Ben Needham-Wood

PERFORMED by
Weston Krukow, Ben Needham-Wood, Cameo Cross, Terez Dean, Natasha Adorlee Johnson, Erica Chipp

ORIGINAL MUSIC by
Ben Sollee, Natasha Adorlee Johnson

EDITED by
Matthew McKee, Torin Simpson

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Matthew McKee, Matthew Miniol

SHOT by
Matthew McKee, Matthew Piniol, Vinny Minton, Michael Phillips, Josh Freund, Katy Batchelder

INTERVIEWS HAIR STYLIST
Vanessa Striffolino

INTERVIEWS MAKEUP ARTIST
Lauren Sink

ARTISTS ASSISTANTS
Ben McHenry, John Speed Orr 

Join Our Team

To learn more about ways you can support BaseBallet: Into the Game, click here to see our donation page, or email
info@athleticartproductions.com


OUR SUPPORTERS

GRAND SLAM
Rob and Trina Dean

HOME RUN
Mike and Jennifer Krukow, Anonymous

TRIPLE
Ric and Kim Abel, Kevin and Robin Bartoo, Rick and Sharonjean Leeds, David, Yain, and Hannah Lu

DOUBLE
Bob and Aly Coburn, Clem, An, and Patti Chen, Steve and Niko Mayer, Larry and Kathleen Nibbi, Bob and Audrey Sockolov, Magowan Foundation

SINGLE
Bash Beard, Michael Bena, Val Caniparoli, Gloria Getti, Rick Lasquette, Jim and Alma Lynch, Brent and Connie Sorenson, Steve Thrush

ADDITIONAL THANKS to
Richie Aureilia, Joanna Berman, Joseph Copley, David DeSilva, Tim Flannery, Devon Fox, KT Graham, Amy Gutierrez, Amy Hand, Kathy Jacobson, Deborah Kaufman, Jon Miller, Renel Brooks-Moon, Jason Pearl, Carey Perloff, Sue Peterson, Alex Reneff-Olsen, Mark Rennie, Amy Seiwert, Staci Slaughter, Michelle Symons, Joseph Walsh, Quinn Wharton, Wendy Whelan

 

COMMERCIAL SPONSOR
Smuin Contemporary American Ballet

MUSIC LICENSING SPONSOR
Justice, Justice

SPECIAL THANKS to
Standard Deviant Brewing, Chateau Davell, MoMo’s, ODC, ODC Dance Commons, Zaccho Dance Theatre, The San Francisco Giants, The Giants Community Fund, NBC Sports Bay Area (formerly CSN Bay Area), Eyes & Ears Foundation, First Camera, Beard God Media, Noir Lounge, Stanlee Gatti Design, A.C.T., The Strand Theater, Vogue Theatre