The Sacramento Ballet has created a virtual subscription to sustain the company while live performances remain forbidden due to the coronavirus. The subcription, called the Fanster Pass, is priced on a sliding scale from $10 to $75 per month and includes access to virtual performances and discounts on online dance classes.
The Sacramento Ballet temporarily shut its doors on March 14, as Northern California theaters and community groups canceled events in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. Although several Sacramento-area movie theaters plan to reopen in July, live theater, musical performances and dance shows must remain online-only for the time being.
“We’re trying to figure out how to serve our community in this time because we can’t do it the traditional way,” said Amy Seiwert, the Sacramento Ballet’s artistic director. “We also tried to make it accessible.”
Seiwert said she doesn’t know when live shows with an audience