San Francisco Ballet Update

San Francisco Ballet Update

May 2011


SF Ballet Announces Repertory for Russian Engagement

SF Ballet will present two performances at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow on June 29 and 30. On June 29, the repertory will include: a pas de deux from Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour, Helgi Tomasson’s Chaconne for Piano and Two Dancers, a pas de deux from David Bintley’s The Dance House, Ed Liaang’s Symphonic Dances, and the third and fourth movements from Tomasson’s Trio. On June 30, Tomasson’s 7 for Eight and a pas de deux from Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet will be performed. This engagement will be SF Ballet’s first visit to Russia.


Updated Program Order for SF Ballet’s London Engagement

As previously announced, the Company will be performing three mixed bills at London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre, September 14-23. The repertory schedule is as follows: Program A: George Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15, Edwaard Liang’s Symphonic Dances, and Wheeldon’s Number Nine; Program B: Tomasson’s Trio, Wheeldon’s Ghosts, and Ashley Page’s Guide to Strange Places; Program C: Mark Morris’ Beaux, Yuri Possokhov’s Classical Symphony and RAkU, and Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour.

SF Ballet Dancers Featured in Gala Tribute for Natalia Makarova

On April 28, SF Ballet’s Yuan Yuan Tan appeared in the Youth America Grand Prix’s (YAGP) “2012 Ballerina Assoluta: Gala Tribute to the Legendary Natalia Makarova.” The event took place at the David H. Koch Theater in New York City, and was presented by the YAGP as part of its “Legends in Dance” series.


Val Caniparoli Returns to Joffrey with New Work, Incantations

Caniparoli’s newest work, Incantations, opened on April 25 at The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago. Set to Alexandre Rabinovitch-Barakovsky’s score of the same name, The Chicago Tribune called it an “…exhilarating spectacle…Caniparoli offers an initially breathless and finally meditative ballet that’s invigorating and enjoyable.” Costumes were designed by Sandra Woodall and lighting was designed by Lucy Carter.


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