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SF in NYC: July 25-30Lincoln Center Festival


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#1 drb

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 12:10 PM

Great news! I've just received an e-mail from Lincoln Center announcing that the San Francisco Ballet will perform Mark Morris' "Sylvia" as well as mixed-bill programs at the New York State Theater from July 25 through July 30. The full Lincoln Center Festival press release:
http://www.lincolnce...ssreleaseid=559

Background information on the Morris "Sylvia":

The wonderful review by Paul Parrish in danceviewtimes
http://www.danceview...spring/sfb5.htm

The real test of a ballet for me is how it alters the way I see and feel, and Sylvia has not only shown me again the beauty of the world I live in, the ballet itself has gotten into the way I move and even into my dreams.


Also, Helene's absolutely complete description, under SFB's Mark Morris Sylvia thread on May 11, 2004.

Edited by drb, 01 March 2006 - 12:38 PM.


#2 dirac

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 02:09 PM

It didn't do much for me. I plan to give it another try this season, though.

#3 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 02:15 PM

I can't tell from the release for certain (the opening night program isn't fully outlined) but I'm really sorry they're not bringing anything of Possokhov's. New York should see his work as much as they should see Yet Another Wheeldon/Forsythe Ballet.

#4 Dale

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 02:22 PM

On a thread I posted earlier in the day: http://ballettalk.in...=0
it says that Possokhov is going to have a piece in the gala.

#5 Paul Parish

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 09:50 PM

Hear, Hear, Leigh!.

If it's any comfort, the pas de deux from Reflections IS the entire adagio movement from the Mendelssohn symphony, and it excerpts extremely well -- it is the heart of the ballet. Though the rest of it has tremendous fizzy energy and it would be great for y'all to see the whole thing.

Leigh did a good review of it in Ballet Review last year. "Fire and ice."

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 04:16 PM

Here's the SFB press release, from the company website:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 02, 2006


SAN FRANCISCO BALLET ANNOUNCES FIRST ENGAGEMENT AT NEW YORK'S LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL, JULY 25-30

San Francisco Ballet Returns to New York City after Four Years with Three Programs including Six New York Premieres

SAN FRANCISCO, Thursday, March 2, 2006—San Francisco Ballet has announced it will perform at New York’s Lincoln Center Festival July 25 through 30, 2006. Over six days and six performances, the Company will present three programs at New York’s State Theater, including a special, one-night only performance, Opening Night Celebration with San Francisco Ballet; the New York premiere of Mark Morris’ Sylvia, a ballet in three acts; and a mixed-repertory program. San Francisco Ballet last performed in New York at City Center in 2002.

“We are delighted to be returning to New York, with three programs and six New York premieres, for our first-ever engagement at Lincoln Center Festival,” remarked San Francisco Ballet Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson. “I feel the breadth of programming, from an Opening Night Celebration to Mark Morris’ Sylvia and a mixed-repertory program, showcases the Company’s depth of talent and diversity.”

Opening Night Celebration with San Francisco Ballet
The one-time only performance, Opening Night Celebration with San Francisco Ballet, will take place on Tuesday, July 25 at 8:00 p.m. and features contemporary and classical works to be announced, including the New York premieres of a pas de deux from Principal Dancer Yuri Possokhov’s Reflections and Helgi Tomasson’s Concerto Grosso. The Company will also perform a rarely seen version of George Balanchine’s Harlequinade Pas de Deux, choreographed in 1955, and set to the music of Riccardo Drigo. The work had its San Francisco Ballet premiere on the Opening Night Gala in January 2006.

Mark Morris’ Sylvia
The New York premiere of Mark Morris’ Sylvia will be performed Wednesday, July 26, Thursday, July 27, and Friday, July 28 (all performances at 8:00 p.m.). The work, set to a score by Léo Delibes, premiered during San Francisco Ballet’s 2004 Repertory Season to critical acclaim. Created for San Francisco Ballet, Morris’ Sylvia is the first full-length version of the work to be staged in the United States and is also Morris’s first full-evening work for a ballet company. The work features scenic design by Allen Moyer, costume design by Martin Pakledinaz, and lighting design by James F. Ingalls. Sylvia is the sixth work Morris has choreographed for San Francisco Ballet and will be reprised during the Company’s 2006 Repertory Season. The Financial Times called it, “nothing less than a career landmark, an enchanting blend of movement vocabularies and a wondrous demonstration of the power of tonal nuance.”

Mixed-Repertory Program
The mixed-repertory program will be performed Saturday, July 29 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 30 at 3:00 p.m., and includes three New York premieres: Helgi Tomasson’s 7 for Eight, Christopher Wheeldon’s Quaternary, and William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite. Set to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Tomasson’s 7 for Eight was first performed in February 2004 and most recently, in July 2005, at Les Étés de la danse de Paris. Of the work, the San Francisco Chronicle proclaimed, “7 for Eight is a dance dedicated to pure movement and even purer passion.” Christopher Wheeldon’s Quaternary, based on the four seasons, was premiered by the Company in 2005 at Les Étés de la danse de Paris. Set to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, John Cage, Arvo Pärt, and Steven Mackey, the work is Wheeldon’s fourth created for San Francisco Ballet. William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite was created for the Scottish Ballet in 2004 and is a re-working of his full-evening work, Artifact, created in 1984. San Francisco Ballet will present the U.S. premiere of this work during its 2006 Repertory Season. Artifact Suite is set to Johann Sebastian Bach’s Chaconne in D Minor as well as the music of Eva Crossman-Hecht.

Lincoln Center Festival
Launched in 1996, the Lincoln Center Festival brings the finest in classical and contemporary works from cultures across the world for three stimulating weeks each July. It is considered to be one of the premiere performing arts festivals in the world, adding to cross-cultural communication through such events as the Ta’ziyeh from Iran, Nakamura-za from Japan, The Peony Pavilion from China, Pansori from South Korea, and France’s Le Dernier Caravansérail. Since its inception, the Lincoln Center Festival has presented over 1000 performances by artists from more than 50 countries, including 110 premieres and 30 commissioned or co-commissioned new works.

San Francisco Ballet
As America’s first professional ballet company, San Francisco Ballet has enjoyed a long and rich tradition of artistic “firsts” since its founding in 1933, including performing the first American productions of Swan Lake and Nutcracker, as well as the first twentieth-century American Coppélia. San Francisco Ballet is one of the three largest ballet companies in the United States. Guided in its early years by American dance pioneers and brothers Lew, Willam and Harold Christensen, San Francisco Ballet currently presents more than one hundred performances annually, both locally and internationally. Under the direction of Helgi Tomasson for more than two decades, the Company has achieved an international reputation as one of the preeminent ballet companies in the world. In 2005, San Francisco won the prestigious Laurence Olivier Award, its first, in the category of “Outstanding Achievement in Dance,” for its 2004 London tour. In 2006, San Francisco Ballet was the first non-European company elected “Company of the Year” in Dance Europe magazine’s annual reader’s poll.

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SAN FRANCISCO BALLET LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL ENGAGEMENT
JULY 2006


LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL
New York City
July 25-30, 2006

Opening Night Celebration with San Francisco Ballet: a special, one-night only performance—July 25 (8:00 p.m.)

Pas de deux from Reflections (Possokhov)*
Concerto Grosso (Tomasson)*
Harlequinade Pas de Deux (Balanchine)
Additional programming to be announced

Mark Morris’ Sylvia—July 26, 27 & 28 (all performances at 8:00 p.m.)

Sylvia (Morris)*

Mixed Repertory Program—July 29 & 30 (July 29 at 8:00 p.m., July 30 at 3:00 p.m.)

7 for Eight (Tomasson)*
Quaternary (Wheeldon)*
Artifact Suite (Forsythe)*

*New York Premiere
Schedule and programming subject to change.


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#7 Helene

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 12:29 PM

From today's Links, required reading on Mark Morris' Sylvia.

#8 richard53dog

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 01:52 PM

From today's Links, required reading on Mark Morris' Sylvia.



It sounds like a lot of fun. I hope I can get to one of the performances at Lincoln Center.

Thanks for posting the link, Helene.


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#9 Helene

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 02:09 PM

It sounds like a lot of fun. I hope I can get to one of the performances at Lincoln Center.

Thanks for posting the link, Helene.

I hope you and other members of our NY Metro contingent get to see Sylvia. If you have a choice of dates, I would recommend seeing Elizabeth Miner in the role.

Many thanks to dirac for the original link, and for Rachel Howard for writing such a descriptive review.

Edited to add: dirac just posted the link to Paul Parish's review in DanceViewTimes, with a different take on opening night's performance.

#10 drb

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 06:00 AM

Tickets are now on sale here:
http://www.lincolnce...sion=&ws=&bc=99
Select your date and section and they offer specific seats. They say best available and I believe them, because in the Rings they offered Row A Center (3 digits) and in the orchestra (unlike the Met) middle distance, dead center (high 120's). There is a $5.50 charge per ticket, but I decided perfect seats were worth the premium.

#11 dirac

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 09:53 AM

It will be interesting to read and hear more reactions to "Sylvia" when it reaches NY. (Speaking for myself, I did not greet this ballet with the hosannas to the highest it received in most quarters, but that's clearly a minority opinion. :) )

#12 richard53dog

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 12:38 PM

It will be interesting to read and hear more reactions to "Sylvia" when it reaches NY. (Speaking for myself, I did not greet this ballet with the hosannas to the highest it received in most quarters, but that's clearly a minority opinion. :) )


I'm hoping there are no goats. That would be a big plus for me


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#13 Helene

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 01:23 PM

I'm hoping there are no goats. That would be a big plus for me

I don't remember any goats, but there are some satyrs.

#14 drb

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 08:49 PM

With this highly anticipated season just three weeks away, tickets seem to be selling very well. Generally, the Lincoln Center site, which was offering A-center seats in the Rings, is down to E-off-center. For the August Mozart Fest's Morris programs, which had the advantage of earlier subs sales, it is even better (for us worse); some of the Rings are already sold out for the first of the three performances.

#15 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 02:27 PM

Here's the casting:

PRINCIPAL CASTING FOR SAN FRANCISCO BALLET
LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL
July 25-30, 2006

*Premiere in role
In the event of injury or illness, casting is subject to change

TUESDAY, JULY 25—8:00 PM—OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION

VERTIGINOUS THRILL OF EXACTITUDE
Kristin Long, Katita Waldo, Vanessa Zahorian
Guennadi Nedviguine, Gonzalo Garcia

PAS DE DEUX from THE DANCE HOUSE
Nutnaree Pipit-Suksun, Tiit Helimets

PAS DE TROIS from SWAN LAKE
Rachel Viselli, Frances Chung, Joseph Phillips*

New York Premiere
PAS DE DEUX from REFLECTIONS
Muriel Maffre, Damian Smith

HARLEQUINADE PAS DE DEUX
Tina LeBlanc, Joan Boada

New York Premiere
CONCERTO GROSSO
Pascal Molat
Garrett Anderson, Jaime Garcia Castilla, Rory Hohenstein, Hansuke Yamamoto

-INTERMISSION-

CHACONNE FOR PIANO AND TWO DANCERS
Tina LeBlanc, Davit Karapetyan

NO OTHER
Lorena Feijoo, Pierre-François Vilanoba*

-more-



Page 2

“PURPLE” from TERRA FIRMA
Kristin Long, Yuri Possokhov*

New York Premiere
PAS DE DEUX from THE FIFTH SEASON
Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith

SOLO from ELEMENTAL BRUBECK
Gonzalo Garcia

THIRD MOVEMENT from GLASS PIECES
Ensemble


WEDNESDAY, JULY 26—8:00 PM—OPENING NIGHT

New York Premiere
SYLVIA
Sylvia: Yuan Yuan Tan
Aminta: Gonzalo Garcia
Orion: Yuri Possokhov
Diana: Muriel Maffre
Eros: Jaime Garcia Castilla


THURSDAY, JULY 27—8:00 PM

SYLVIA
Sylvia: Elizabeth Miner
Aminta: Pascal Molat
Orion: Pierre-François Vilanoba
Diana: Katita Waldo
Eros: James Sofranko

-more-



Page 3

FRIDAY, JULY 28—8:00 PM

SYLVIA
Sylvia: Vanessa Zahorian
Aminta: Guennadi Nedviguine
Orion: Damian Smith
Diana: Muriel Maffre
Eros: Garrett Anderson


SATURDAY, JULY 29—8:00 PM—OPENING NIGHT

New York Premiere
7 FOR EIGHT
Yuan Yuan Tan, Yuri Possokhov
Tina LeBlanc, Gonzalo Garcia
Rachel Viselli, Joan Boada
Elizabeth Miner, Nicolas Blanc

INTERMISSION

New York Premiere
QUATERNARY
Winter : Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith
Spring: Tina LeBlanc, Nicolas Blanc
Kristin Long, Joan Boada
Summer: Muriel Maffre, Yuri Possokhov
Autumn: Katita Waldo, Pierre-François Vilanoba

INTERMISSION

New York Premiere
ARTIFACT SUITE
Muriel Maffre, Pierre-François Vilanoba
Lorena Feijoo, Pascal Molat
Elana Altman

-more-



Page 4

SUNDAY, JULY 30—3:00 PM

7 FOR EIGHT
Nutnaree Pipit-Suksun, Pierre-François Vilanoba
Kristin Long, Gonzalo Garcia
Frances Chung, Pascal Molat
Elizabeth Miner, Nicolas Blanc

INTERMISSION

QUATERNARY
Winter : Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith
Spring: Tina LeBlanc, Nicolas Blanc
Lorena Feijoo, Joan Boada
Summer: Muriel Maffre, Tiit Helimets
Autumn: Sarah Van Patten, Ruben Martin

INTERMISSION

ARTIFACT SUITE
Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith
Tina LeBlanc, Gonzalo Garcia
Muriel Maffre


Casting subject to change.

6-28-2006

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