Posts Tagged ‘Neumeier’

OMG, the Newly-Announced 2013 San Francisco Ballet Season Looks Great – Wheeldon’s Cinderella, Neumeier’s Nijinsky, and More

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Here’s the season announcement for 2013, just released. Deets below.

But don’t forget about Programs 7 and 8 from the current season:

Program 7

Divertimento No. 15
Scotch Symphony
The Four Temperaments

Program 8

Don Quixote

And here’s how next year is looking:

SAN FRANCISCO BALLET ANNOUNCES 2013 REPERTORY SEASON

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE THE U.S. PREMIERE OF WHEELDON’S CINDERELLA, NEUMEIER’S NIJINSKY BY VISITING COMPANY HAMBURG BALLET, THE SF BALLET PREMIERE OF LIFAR’SSUITE EN BLANC, PLUS WORLD PREMIERES BYMCGREGOR, POSSOKHOV & RATMANSKY

SAN FRANCISCO, Tuesday, April 10, 2012—San Francisco Ballet, the oldest professional ballet company in America, has announced the repertory and performance schedule for its 80thRepertory Season. SF Ballet’s 2013 Repertory Season will include the U.S. premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s full-length Cinderella; the Northern California premiere of Nijinsky by Hamburg Ballet Artistic Director and Chief Choreographer John Neumeier, which will be performed on Program 2 by the renowned Hamburg Ballet; the SF Ballet premiere of Serge Lifar’s Suite en Blanc; plus world premieres by Wayne McGregor, SF Ballet Choreographer in Residence Yuri Possokhov, and Alexei Ratmansky. The season will also feature works by acclaimed choreographers such as George Balanchine, John Cranko, Edwaard Liang, Mark Morris, Rudolf Nureyev, Ashley Page, Jerome Robbins, and San Francisco Ballet Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson.

The 2013 Repertory Season will begin with Nutcracker, which runs December 7 through 28, 2012 for a total of 31 performances. Following the Opening Night Gala on Thursday, January 24, 2013, the season will consist of eight programs performed in alternating repertory, from January 29 to May 12.

 “I’ve enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with John Neumeier that dates back to my career as a dancer. This season we are thrilled to host Hamburg Ballet as they present Neumeier’s highly acclaimed and dramatic Nijinsky, on the second program of our repertory season,” said Tomasson. “We are also delighted to perform the American premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s full-length Cinderella, which promises to be a real treat for our local audiences. I am also pleased that some of the world’s best choreographers will create new works for the Company.”

Ever more deets, after the jump

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This Week is Your Last Chance to See the San Francisco Ballet for a While – The Little Mermaid Plays through May 8th, 2011

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Well here you go, all you need to know about Little Mermaid 2011 at Ordette’s Ordeal.

So all you can do now is to bone up on the deets and make plans to see the show, as these people just did:

Another haunting performance by the great Tan Yuan Yuan of the San Francisco Ballet in “The Little Mermaid.” Brava!”

“The little mermaid ballet was beautiful!

In the meantime, take a listen to Yuan Yuan Tan.

Yuan Yuan Tan and Damian Smith in Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid (Erik Tomasson)

Here are some reviews from last year.

All right, see you there!

Tue, May 3, 2011, 8:00 PM

Wed, May 4, 2011, 7:30 PM

Thu, May 5, 2011, 8:00 PM

Fri, May 6, 2011, 8:00 PM

Sat, May 7, 2011, 2:00 PM

Sat, May 7, 2011, 8:00 PM

Sun, May 8, 2011, 2:00 PM