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Our Excellent San Francisco Ballet’s Excellent 2012 Season is Already Half Over – Programs 5 and 6 Run Through April 1, No Fooling

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Well, Programs 5 and 6 are debuting this week at our world-class San Francisco Ballet, and they’ll run through April 1st, 2012.

But don’t take my word for it. Instead, take the words of Teri McCollum in the newish Odette’s Ordeal website. (OMG, there’s a lot of stuff in there.)

All right, see you at the ballet!

Program 5OPENING NIGHTWednesday, March 21, 20127:30 PM

Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
Composer: Karl Jenkins
Conductor: Martin West
Frances Chung*, Davit Karapetyan
Sarah Van Patten, Pierre-François Vilanoba
Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith


World Premiere
Choreographer: Edwaard Liang
Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff
Conductor: Martin West
Yuan Yuan Tan*, Vito Mazzeo*
Sofiane Sylve*, Tiit Helimets*
Maria Kochetkova*, Vitor Luiz*


Choreographer: Jerome Robbins
Composer: Philip Glass
Conductor: Martin West

Courtney Elizabeth, Hansuke Yamamoto
Elana Altman, Anthony Spaulding
Dana Genshaft, Sean Orza*
Sofiane Sylve*, Pierre-François Vilanoba

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

Program 6OPENING NIGHTFriday, March 23, 2012 – 8:00PM

Choreographer: Rudolf Nureyev
Composer: Alexander Glazunov
Conductor: Martin West
Countess Sybille: Elana Altman*
King of Hungary: Pierre-François Vilanoba*
Raymonda: Sofiane Sylve*
Jean de Brienne: Tiit Helimets*
Grand Pas Classique: Dores Andre*, Courtney Elizabeth*, Dana Genshaft*, Frances Chung*
Charlene Cohen*, Nicole Ciapponi*, Vanessa Zahorian, Sarah Van Patten*
Luke Willis*, Steven Morse*, Sebastian Vinet*, Lonnie Weeks*
Isaac Hernandez*, Hansuke Yamamoto*, Daniel Deivison-Oliveira*, Quinn Wharton*
1st solo: Sarah Van Patten
2nd solo: Frances Chung
3rd solo: Vanessa Zahorian
4th solo: Charlene Cohen
Pas de Quatre: Hansuke Yamamoto, Isaac Hernandez, Daniel Deivison-Oliveira, Steven Morse
Pas de Trois: Nicole Ciapponi, Dores Andre, Courtney Elizabeth


Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov
Composer: Shinji Eshima
Conductor: Martin West
Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith
Pascal Molat


Choreographer: Ashley Page
Composer: John Adams
Conductor: Martin West
Sarah Van Patten*, Anthony Spaulding*
Maria Kochetkova*, Gennadi Nedvigin*
Frances Chung*, Pascal Molat*
Vanessa Zahorian*, Jaime Garcia Castilla*

*Denotes premiere in role

The San Francisco Ballet – Why Not Check It Out?

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Have you been to the historic War Memorial Opera House in the Civic Center area to see the San Francisco Ballet, recently? Well why not? You should get over there and check it out.  

Program 5, an all-Mark Morris production is finishing up pretty soon but then there’s Program 6 and beyond coming up in April. And here’s a review of Program 4 – there’s something for everybody here.

I wasn’t allowed to take photos but here’s a sample of modern Joyride taken from the recent ad blitz that has banner ads on every website in Christendom (except this one):

Click to expand.

And if you go on particular Fridays, you can take advantage of Fridays at the Ballet, which entitles you to a cocktail reception to boot. Pick up a San Francisco Examiner and find the ad to find out how to get a further discount.

And look at all this space in lower level for pre-, intermission, and apre- noshing:

Here’s the thing – they’ve got food and booze and plenty of intermission time, so the whole affair is fairly accessible for those who don’t know the first thing about ballet. Why not get over there and see what’s up?

At the San Francisco Ballet: An All Mark Morris Program

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

The San Francisco Ballet kicks off Program 5 of its 2009 Repertory Season tonight:

The San Francisco Ballet toasts 15 years of collaborations with Mark Morris in 2009. Since creating his first work for the Company in 1994, Morris has choreographed seven works total for SF Ballet, more than for any other dance company besides his own. The ballet will perform A Garden (2001), Joyride (2008) and Sandpaper Ballet (1999) on an All-Morris program.

After the show, there will be a Nite Out post-ballet reception for the LGBT community.

More details below.

All-Morris Program

A Garden
Composer: Richard Strauss after François Couperin
Choreographer: Mark Morris
Composer: John Adams
Choreographer: Mark Morris
Composer: Leroy Anderson
Choreographer: Mark Morris


Sandpaper Ballet

Fri, Mar 13, 2009, 8:00 PM

Sun, Mar 15, 2009, 2:00 PM

Wed, Mar 18, 2009, 7:30 PM

Thu, Mar 19, 2009, 8:00 PM

Sat, Mar 21, 2009, 2:00 PM

Sat, Mar 21, 2009, 8:00 PM

Tue, Mar 24, 2009, 8:00 PM

See you there!