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
Rita Felciano: “Two Reprises, One Premiere“
And Ann Murphy brings it all home for us.
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
Run Time: 2:05
7 for Eight
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
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.
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Run Time: 2:08
Composer: Arnold Schoenberg
Choreographer: Renato Zanella
Number Nine – World Premiere!
Composer: Michael Torke
Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon
Petrouchka – Cultural Treasure!
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Choreographer: Michel Fokine
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.
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