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.