Posts Tagged ‘Balanchine’

Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms! Don’t Miss Our San Francisco Ballet’s Programs 3 and 4, Running Through March 9th

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Programs 3 and 4 are running right now at our San Francisco Ballet. See them before they leave by March 9, 2011, why not?

First up is Program 3, with dances by Possokhov, Tomasson, Forsythe.

The San Francisco Chronicle’s Allan Ulrich just loved the show. Check it. And see what San Francisco Sentinel Editor and Publisher Seán Martinfield thinks right here.

Program 3:

Classical Symphony

Composer Sergei Prokofiev

Choreographer Yuri Possokhov

Yuri Possokhov’s joyous work, inspired by ballet history and his own classical training in the Russian tradition, returns for an encore season.

Nanna’s Lied

Composers Kurt Weill, Friedrich Hollaender

Choreographer Helgi Tomasson

Underscored by the emotional songs of Kurt Weill and Friedrich Hollaender sung live, Nanna’s Lied portrays the dramatic tale of a young woman’s loss of innocence and shattered dreams of love.

By Erik Tomasson

Artifact Suite

Composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Eva Crossman-Hecht

Choreographer William Forsythe

A powerhouse of contemporary movement, this two-part work for 27 dancers is visually arresting and stunning in its complex ballet technique.

Here are your dates:

Tue, Mar 1, 2011, 8:00 PM

Fri, Mar 4, 2011, 8:00 PM

Sun, Mar 6, 2011, 2:00 PM

Wed, Mar 9, 2011, 7:30 PM

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Next up is Program 4, with dances by Tomasson and Balanchine.

All right, the alcohol is the lobby and downstairs – a very old school kind of set-up with an incredible bar down there. The tobacco is on stage, as lovely Maria Kochetkova (100,000 Twitter followers can’t be wrong) will tell you:

I never smoked in my life, but I’m getting to smoke for the first time on stage tonight.”

And lastly, on stage are your firearms, of sorts. See?

Theme and Variations

Composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreographer George Balanchine

One of George Balanchine’s most regal and elegant ballets in the Russian tradition, Theme and Variations remains a timeless masterpiece in the twentieth century’s neoclassical ballet repertoire.

Winter Dreams

NEW SF Ballet Premiere

Composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan

New to SF Ballet this season, Winter Dreams is a densely layered emotional work inspired by Anton Chekhov’s literary masterpiece Three Sisters.

Trio

NEW World Premiere

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson

And here are your dates:

Wed, Mar 2, 2011, 7:30 PM

Thu, Mar 3, 2011, 8:00 PM

Sat, Mar 5, 2011, 2:00 PM

Sat, Mar 5, 2011, 8:00 PM

Tue, Mar 8, 2011, 8:00 PM

All right, see you there!

 

San Francisco Ballet’s Fantastic 2009 Season Closes This Week – Programs 7 and 8

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

The current season is soon coming to a close at the best ballet company in the country, so don’t miss your last chance to see Program 7 (Jewels - the whole shebang, Emeralds and Rubies and Diamonds, oh my) and Program 8 (Fusion, Russian Seasons, and Double Evil) this week at the San Francisco Ballet.

All it takes to see one of the world’s foremost troupes (per the New York Times) is a single bill from your wallet (no, not a hundred or even a fitty, a lower denomination than that will do) and a click here, or here. Throw in Principal Dancer Tina LeBlanc’s Farewell on Saturday night and the Student Showcase May 20-22, and that’ll be it for a while. As always, check for the lastest casting update here.

Here’s a peek at Jewels, Program 7:

All photos © Erik Tomasson

Famed Yuan Yuan Tan and Damian Smith in Balanchine’s “Emeralds”:

Elana Altman in Balanchine’s “Rubies”:

Sofiane Sylve and Pierre-François Vilanoba in Balanchine’s “Diamonds”:

And here’s a peek at Program 8:

Possokhov’s Fusion. You could see a slow-motion video projection on some of the screens up there for a little bit - that was certainly interesting:

Sofiane Sylve in Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons, which Allan Ullrich took a shine to:

Sarah Van Patten and Garen Scribner in Elo’s Double Evil, which debuted last year:

And there you have it. Come see what everybody’s Twittering about this week.

See you there!

Current casting after the jump.

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