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SFB 2011 Opening night gala

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Program and casts for the opening night gala, "La Belle Époque".

Opening Night Gala   

Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 8pm

THE VERTIGINOUS THRILL OF EXACTITUDE


Choreography: William Forsythe


Conductor: Martin West

Frances Chung*, Charlene Cohen*, Nicole Ciapponi*, Jaime Garcia Castilla*, Pascal Molat*

World Premiere


DOUBLE STOP


Choreography: Val Caniparoli


Music: Tape

Sarah Van Patten*, Tiit Helimets*

RUSSIAN DIVERTISSEMENT from SWAN LAKE, ACT III

Choreography: Helgi Tomasson after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov


Conductor: Martin West

Dana Genshaft, Courtney Elizabeth, Hansuke Yamamoto, Garen Scribner

EXCERPT FROM ALLES WALZER

Choreography: Renato Zanella


Conductor: Martin West

Joan Boada*, Gennadi Nedvigin*

BLACK SWAN PAS DE DEUX

Choreography: Helgi Tomasson after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov


Conductor: Martin West



Sofiane Sylve+, Vito Mazzeo+

-INTERMISSION-

San Francisco Ballet Premiere


NEUE PIZZICATO POLKA


Choreography: John Neumeier


Conductor: Martin West

Vanessa Zahorian*, Jaime Garcia Castilla*, Taras Domitro*

World Premiere


TALK TO HER (hable con ella)


Choreography: Yuri Possokhov


Conductor: Martin West

Casting: Lorena Feijoo*, Vitor Luiz*

World Premiere


SOMEWHERE IN TIME


Choreography: Edwaard Liang


Conductor: Martin West


Piano: Roy Bogas

Yuan Yuan Tan*, Damian Smith*

PAS DE DEUX from DON QUIXOTE, ACT III

Choreography: Alexander Gorsky and Marius Petipa


Conductor: Martin West

Vanessa Zahorian, Taras Domitro

4TH MOVEMENT & FINALE from SYMPHONY IN C


Choreography: George Balanchine


Conductor: Martin West



1st Movement: Lorena Feijoo, Artem Yachmennikov


2nd Movement: Sofiane Sylve, Tiit Helimets


3rd Movement: Frances Chung, Isaac Hernandez*


4th Movement: Sarah Van Patten, Hansuke Yamamoto

+Premiere in Tomasson's production

* Denotes premiere in role

 

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I attended the gala tonight - it was absolutely wonderful. However, the order of performances was changed in the second half and a Swan Lake performance was added. I would like to know who the dancers were in the added piece - can anyone tell me ? They were not listed on the printed program or the SF Ballet website cast listing. Thank you !

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Sofiane Sylve and the new soloist, Vito Mazzeo --

Thank you ! I think the cast for the 4th Movement and Finale was changed as well.

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Once again, Lorena Feijoo and Vitor Luiz showed that sparks fly whenever they dance together. The two of them, plus Daniel Deivison, in Villa-Lobos' sensuous Uirapuru would be a triumph for SF Ballet. I hope it happens while we still have them in the Company. Possokhov seems interested in recognizing the contributions of our Latin American dancers.

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