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The Reviews are In for the San Francisco Ballet’s Program 4 – See It This Weekend

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Hey, there are still a few tickets left for something-for-everybody Program 4 at your San Francisco Ballet over the next three days.

See what Allan Ulrich, Chronicle Dance Correspondent, thinks here and what Janos Gereben, a contributor to the Examiner, thinks here, and what Paul Parish, a writer for the Bay Area Reporter, thinks here.

And check out the casting and some photos from Seán Martinfield, Sentinel Editor and Publisher, here.

Yuan Yuan Tan and Anthony Spaulding. Possokhov’s Diving into the Lilacs. Photo, Erik Tomasson

Program 4

SF Ballet Premiere –  New!
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Choreographer: Michel Fokine

Making its SF Ballet premiere this season, Michel Fokine’sPetrouchka, which was first performed by Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes in 1911, is a classical tale of a Russian puppet come to life that fuses music, ballet, and history in perfect balance.
Read the program notes.

Diving into the Lilacs
Composer: Boris Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov
Returning after its world premiere in 2009, Yuri Possokhov’s Diving into the Lilacs transforms poignant memories of youth into emotional expressions of dance.
Read the program notes.
Watch a short video with segments from Possokhov’s Diving into the Lilacs.

in the middle, somewhat elevated
Composer: Thom Willems
Choreographer: William Forsythe

Making an encore performance this season, William Forsythe’s dynamic in the middle, somewhat elevated investigates the ballet vocabulary, redefining its boundaries along the way.
Read the program notes.
Watch a short video with segments from Forsythe’s in the middle, somewhat elevated.
Watch a short interview with William Forsythe on in the the middle, somewhat elevated.


Tue Mar 2, 8pm* | Wed Mar 3, 7:30pm• | Thu Mar 4, 8pm | Fri Mar 5, 8pm* | Sat Mar 6, 2pm & 8pm | Sun Mar 7, 2pm*
Total running time: 2:14
*Meet the Artist Interview
Pointes of View Discussion

Choose a Date:

Fri, Mar 5, 2010, 8:00 PM

Sat, Mar 6, 2010, 2:00 PM

Sat, Mar 6, 2010, 8:00 PM

Sun, Mar 7, 2010, 2:00 PM

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!