Posts Tagged ‘repertory’

All the Latest From Your San Francisco Ballet: 2011 World Premiers and Nutcracker Airings on KQED-TV

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Get all the latest from our SF Ballet, below.

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2011 World Premieres

SF Ballet Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson’s 2011 Repertory Season world premiere will be entitled TRIO. Set to Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, the work will premiere on Program 4.

SF Ballet Choreographer in Residence Yuri Possokhov’s 2011 world premiere, RAkU, is set to a commissioned score by SF Ballet Orchestra member Shinji Eshima, and will premiere on Program 2 of the 2011 Repertory Season.

Additionally, Christopher Wheeldon has announced that his world premiere, scheduled for Program 7, will be entitled Number Nine. For more information, visit:

Nutcracker Re-broadcast

This December, KQED will once again broadcast San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker on December 22 at 8pm, December 23 at 2am, December 24 at 12pm, and December 25 at 1pm. For details, visit

The program, which originally aired on December 17, 2008, features Helgi Tomasson’s production, filmed on stage in performance at the War Memorial Opera House. The broadcast was co-produced by San Francisco Ballet and KQED Public Television San Francisco, in association with Thirteen/WNET New York.

SF Ballet Hits 50,000

SF Ballet’s Facebook page recently hit 50,000 fans. Visit and “like” our page to receive status updates about performances, Company members, and more.

Program Change

Please note that the order of Program 6 of the 2011 Repertory Season has shifted. The order will be: Christopher Wheeldon’s Ghosts, Tomasson’s 7 for Eight , and Wayne McGregor’s Chroma. For more information, visit:

San Francisco Ballet’s Fantastic Program 6: Stravinsky, Golden Hour, West Side Story

Monday, April 6th, 2009

The San Francisco Ballet just premiered Program 6 on Friday and the way things work with its Rep Program, you only have three more shows this week to check it out. Janos Gereben has a glowing review of Friday’s show, as does Rachel Howard.

And you can get a behind the scenes view from Shannon Roberts (who was so happy being able to “talk and yell” onstage) and from Ballet Master and City Lights Luminary Ricardo Bustamonte.

The Stravinsky Violin Concerto:

San Francisco Ballet in Balanchine’s Stravinsky Violin Concerto © Erik Tomasson

Within the Golden Hour. Some people gasped when they saw this bit:

Sarah Van Patten and Pierre-François Vilanoba in Wheeldon’s Within The Golden Hour. © Erik Tomasson

And West Side Story Suite, about as close to Broadway as ballet can get, with Jets and Sharks and rumbles, oh my:

San Francisco Ballet in Robbins’ West Side Story Suite © Erik Tomasson

So there you have it, Program 6 is quite the spectacle. You might go for one reason and then find something else you like more. And if you sign up for the SF Ballet’s Twitter, you can get a discount April 7-9.

Expected casting, after the jump.

See you there!