From the SF chronicle.
Dance review: Oakland Ballet back in balancemore...
Rachel Howard, Chronicle Dance Correspondent
Monday, October 27, 2008
For two years now, the Oakland Ballet Company has been an irresistible underdog, replete with an against-all-odds story. Could Ronn Guidi really reclaim the troupe he founded in 1968 - the troupe that foundered and finally folded seven years after his 1999 retirement - and bring it back to life with its old plucky spirit? Oaklanders who knew Guidi and remembered the Oakland Ballet heydays of the '80s and '90s hoped yes - and gave Guidi a lot of credit for heart.
And the Contra Costa Times.
Review: Oakland Ballet gets good news, strong performances
By Ann Murphy
Article Launched: 10/27/2008 01:01:08 PM PDT
While most of us are watching our investments wither or our 401(k)s tank, Ronn Guidi and Oakland Ballet are plumping up the company's bank account with $200,000 from Bank of America's Community Builders Award. The prize, announced Saturday as an Oakland Ballet performance began, is given nationally each year to honor organizations that contribute in significant ways to their community, and is the kind of support the struggling company needs to move out of convalescence and into full recovery.
Accepting the honor, Guidi appeared before the curtain all in black, looking a decade or two younger than his 73 years.