Posts Tagged ‘Choreographer’

Cheap Date: Take Your Honey to the San Francisco Ballet for as Little as $15 Bucks a Ticket on Valentine’s Day!

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

This is it: 2012 is the year to impress your Valentine’s Day date by attending a showing of the vaunted, world-class San Francisco Ballet for less than what it cost you to see Transformers III: Dark of the Moon at the AMC.

Check it:

“Our gift to you: we’re offering 2-for-1 ballet tickets for Valentine’s Day! Be quick as these WILL sell out!”

So there you go. Type in the secret code and then all the available seats you can see will be marked down – for example Balcony
Center tickets will cost you just $30 a pair.

ZOMG!

Maria Kochetkova and Gennadi Nedvigin in Wheeldon’s Number Nine© Erik Tomasson

You’re going to be seeing Program 2, which is contemporary ballet so there’s no need to study up on the plot first – just get you ticks and go.

“Join San Francisco Ballet for the return of Wayne McGregor’s stunning Chroma, an award-winning contemporary work proclaimed “ravishing on all fronts” by theSunday Times (UK), set to music compositions by Joby Talbot and arrangements by Jack White III. The evening also features Beaux, a world premiere work by acclaimed choreographer Mark Morris, and an encore presentation of Christopher Wheeldon’s breathtaking Number Nine, featuring a large ensemble of 24 dancers and set to an exhilarating score by Michael Torke.

Read the program notes.

The 2011 world premiere of Number Nine was made possible by Lead Sponsors Shelby and Frederick Gans, David and Kelsey Lamond, and Mr. and Mrs. James N. Sullivan, and by Major Sponsors Rosemary B. Baker, and Jennifer Caldwell and John H. N. Fisher, and by Sponsors Courtney Benoist and Jason M. Fish. The 2012 world premiere of Beaux is made possible by Lead Sponsors Mrs. Suzy Kellems Dominik and The Bernard Osher Foundation.”

See you there! 

PROGRAM 2: OPENING NIGHT – Tuesday, February 14 – 8:00PM

Chroma
Choreographer: Wayne McGregor
Composer: Joby Talbot, Jack White III
Conductor: Martin West

Maria Kochetkova, Jaime Garcia Castilla
Frances Chung, Pascal Molat
Yuan Yuan Tan, Taras Domitro
Dana Genshaft, Anthony Spaulding
Isaac Hernandez, Garen Scribner

INTERMISSION

World Premiere
Beaux
Choreographer: Mark Morris
Composer: Bohuslav Martinů
Conductor: Martin West
Harpsichord: Bradley Moore

Jeremy Rucker*, Pascal Molat*, Benjamin Stewart*
Vito Mazzeo*, Ruben Martin Cintas*, Gennadi Nedvigin*
Sean Bennett*, Jaime Garcia Castilla*, Diego Cruz*

INTERMISSION

Number Nine©
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Composer: Michael Torke
Conductor: Charles Barker

Dores Andre, Daniel Deivison-Oliveira
Vanessa Zahorian, Garen Scribner
Sarah Van Patten, Ruben Martin Cintas,
Sofiane Sylve*, Vito Mazzeo*

*Denotes premiere in role

In the event of injury or illness, casting is subject to change

OMG, Nine Bay Area High School Seniors Picked as Finalists for Beach Blanket Babylon Scholaraship! Big Show on June 6

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Well there’ll be a cavalcade of stars (including hat lady Jan Wahl and area billionaire Gordon Getty) judging the live performances of nine high school seniors at Club Fugazi at 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard in North Beach on June 6th, 2011.

All the deets, below.

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The deets:

SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS CHOSEN! THE STEVE SILVER FOUNDATION AND BEACH BLANKET BABYLON SELECT NINE HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS TO COMPETE FOR THREE $10,000 CASH SCHOLARSHIPS

FINALISTS TO PERFORM LIVE AT CLUB FUGAZI ON MONDAY, JUNE 6th

SAN FRANCISCO (May 9, 2011) – Jo Schuman Silver, producer of Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon, announced today the selection of nine Bay Area finalists for the Steve Silver Foundation and Beach Blanket Babylon “Scholarship for the Arts.” One winner in each category will be presented with a check for $10,000 towards their college education. The nine high school seniors who will perform live on Monday, June 6th are:

ACTING
JESSICA CHANLIAU – Marin School of the Arts at Novato High School, Novato
TAYLOR EDELHART – Lowell High School, San Francisco
ANYA RICHKIND – Lick-Wilmerding High School, San Francisco

DANCING
MADELINE BAGBY – Castilleja School, Palo Alto
DARIUS DROOH – Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, San Francisco
ALEX LYASHEVYCH – Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, San Francisco

SINGING
JILLIAN BUTLER – Liberty High School, Brentwood
ZACHARY PISER – Piedmont High School, Piedmont
CARA WODKA – Fremont Christian High School, Fremont

“Every year I’m impressed by the talent and caliber of the entries we receive, and this year was no exception,” said Schuman Silver. “Narrowing the field down to just nine finalists was not an easy task.”

Master of Ceremonies for the evening is Star 101.3′s Don Bleu. The celebrity panel of judges scheduled to appear include: San Francisco Ballet’s Principal Character Dancer & Choreographer Val Caniparoli, singer and actor Franc D’Ambrosio, KGO Radio’s Jerry Friedman, Composer Gordon Getty, San Francisco Opera’s General Director David Gockley, KMEL’s Chuy Gomez, California Shakespeare Theater’s Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone, American Conservatory Theater’s Artistic Director Carey Perloff, ABC7′s Don Sanchez and KRON4/KCBS Radio’s Jan Wahl.”

(I don’t know about ticket availability or anything at this point – they’ll be tough or impossible to get, one might imagine.)

Bon courage, contestants!

Don’t Miss Fantastic Programs 6 and 7 at Our San Francisco Ballet – Both Gone by April 20th – The Reviews are In

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Program 6:

Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Chronicle Dance Correspondent

Per Sean MartinField,PROGRAM 6 is one of the finest triptych’s ever assembled by the San Francisco Ballet

And here’s Becca Klarin

Program 7:

Rita Felciano: Two Reprises, One Premiere

And Ann Murphy brings it all home for us.

Watch the trailer for our San Francisco Ballet‘s Programs 6 and 7 right here.

(So, Program 6 has 7 for Eight and Program 7 has Number Nine, srsly?)

And after these two end on April 20th, we’ll get the chance to see the return of the dramatic Little Mermaid (Program 8). And speaking of which, two of the Little Mermaid performances in May will be recorded by eight high-def cameras for Great Performances on PBS, so how about that?

And then that will be it for the 2010-2011 season.

All the deets, below

PROGRAM 6

Run Time: 2:05

Read the program notes

7 for Eight

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson

7 for Eight

Ghosts©

Composer: C.F. Kip Winger
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon

Chroma – Critically Acclaimed-NEW!

Composers: Joby Talbot, Jack White
Choreographer: Wayne McGregor

Christopher Wheeldon’s Ghosts—an ethereal journey of moods and movement melds to Bach’s keyboard concertos that serve as inspiration for Helgi Tomasson’s elegant and neoclassical 7 for Eight. And not to be missed is the SF Ballet premiere of Wayne McGregor’s critical sensation Chroma, set to original compositions by Joby Talbot and arrangements by Jack White of The White Stripes.

Choose a Date:

Tue, Apr 12, 2011, 8:00 PM

Fri, Apr 15, 2011, 8:00 PM

Sun, Apr 17, 2011, 2:00 PM

Wed, Apr 20, 2011, 7:30 PM

 

 

PROGRAM 7

Run Time: 2:08

Read the program notes

Underskin

Composer: Arnold Schoenberg
Choreographer: Renato Zanella

Underskin

Number Nine – World Premiere!

Composer: Michael Torke
Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon

Petrouchka – Cultural Treasure!

Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Choreographer: Michel Fokine

petrouchka

Set to a passionate composition by Arnold Schoenberg, Renato Zanella’s Underskin reveals the power and mystique of its female protagonists. Next, Christopher Wheeldon’s world premiere of Number Nine offers a rich and electrifying work for 24 dancers,followed by Fokine’s Petrouchka, the tragic tale of a puppet who possesses a human soul, only to be tortured by the emptiness and ignorance of others.

From the Hellman Family in honor of Patricia C. Hellman, also known as “Patrichka,” a former professional ballet dancer and soloist with the London Festival Ballet.

Choose a Date:

Wed, Apr 13, 2011, 7:30 PM

Thu, Apr 14, 2011, 8:00 PM

Sat, Apr 16, 2011, 2:00 PM

Sat, Apr 16, 2011, 8:00 PM

Tue, Apr 19, 2011, 8:00 PM

San Francisco Ballet’s Penultimate Programs 6 and 7 Run April 7-20: “Two Diverse Programs, Two Exciting Premieres”

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Watch the trailer for our San Francisco Ballet‘s Programs 6 and 7 right here.

(So, Program 6 has 7 for Eight and Program 7 has Number Nine, srsly?)

And after these two end on April 20th, we’ll get the chance to see the return of the dramatic Little Mermaid (Program 8). And then that will be it for the 2010-2011 season.

All the deets, below

PROGRAM 6

Run Time: 2:05

Read the program notes

7 for Eight

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson

7 for Eight

Ghosts©

Composer: C.F. Kip Winger
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon

Chroma – Critically Acclaimed-NEW!

Composers: Joby Talbot, Jack White
Choreographer: Wayne McGregor

Christopher Wheeldon’s Ghosts—an ethereal journey of moods and movement melds to Bach’s keyboard concertos that serve as inspiration for Helgi Tomasson’s elegant and neoclassical 7 for Eight. And not to be missed is the SF Ballet premiere of Wayne McGregor’s critical sensation Chroma, set to original compositions by Joby Talbot and arrangements by Jack White of The White Stripes.

Choose a Date:

Thu, Apr 7, 2011, 8:00 PM

Sat, Apr 9, 2011, 2:00 PM

Sat, Apr 9, 2011, 8:00 PM

Tue, Apr 12, 2011, 8:00 PM

Fri, Apr 15, 2011, 8:00 PM

Sun, Apr 17, 2011, 2:00 PM

Wed, Apr 20, 2011, 7:30 PM

 

 

PROGRAM 7

Run Time: 2:08

Read the program notes

Underskin

Composer: Arnold Schoenberg
Choreographer: Renato Zanella

Underskin

Number Nine – World Premiere!

Composer: Michael Torke
Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon

Petrouchka – Cultural Treasure!

Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Choreographer: Michel Fokine

petrouchka

Set to a passionate composition by Arnold Schoenberg, Renato Zanella’s Underskin reveals the power and mystique of its female protagonists. Next, Christopher Wheeldon’s world premiere of Number Nine offers a rich and electrifying work for 24 dancers,followed by Fokine’s Petrouchka, the tragic tale of a puppet who possesses a human soul, only to be tortured by the emptiness and ignorance of others.

From the Hellman Family in honor of Patricia C. Hellman, also known as “Patrichka,” a former professional ballet dancer and soloist with the London Festival Ballet.

Choose a Date:

Fri, Apr 8, 2011, 8:00 PM

Sun, Apr 10, 2011, 2:00 PM

Wed, Apr 13, 2011, 7:30 PM

Thu, Apr 14, 2011, 8:00 PM

Sat, Apr 16, 2011, 2:00 PM

Sat, Apr 16, 2011, 8:00 PM

Tue, Apr 19, 2011, 8:00 PM

The San Francisco Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet is Awesome – See it By May 9th, 2010

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Program 8 is great at our San Francisco Ballet - Romeo and Juliet just debuted on May Day but it’s already set to leave on Sunday, May 9th. (So now’s the time to plan a visit.) Overall, everything’s great – the music, the sets, the costumes, the dancing performances. What more can you ask for in a live show?   

Stars Sarah Van Patten and Pierre-François Vilanoba and everyone else put on an excellent performance at Saturday’s debut. Read all about it courtesy of San Francisco Chronicle Dance Correspondent Allan Ulrich.

Sarah Van Patten is the ingenue: 

© Erik Tomasson - Sarah Van Patten and Pierre-François Vilanoba in Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet.

Don’t be afraid to check back for cancellations if you see an entire section is already sold out. I talked to a couple from Baltimore who scored hard-to-get Orchestra seats by just calling up the afternoon before the show.

See you there!

Program 8

Saturday, May 01, 2010, 8pm

Romeo & Juliet
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson

Conductor: Martin West

Romeo: Pierre-François Vilanoba
Juliet: Sarah Van Patten
Mercutio: Pascal Molat
Benvolio: Hansuke Yamamoto
Tybalt: Damian Smith