Two reviews of San Francisco Ballet in Orange County.
The Orange County Register:
A mixed-repertoire evening at the Segerstrom Center on Tuesday reinforced that opinion. It featured three works, each of which showed different aspects of the company's myriad strengths.
It also revealed that there's room for a little improvement. The male corps de ballet has some less-than-stellar dancers, and sometimes Tomasson's extreme attention to detail and absolute conformity suppresses the dancers' personalities in his quest for technical precision.
The Los Angeles Times' blog:
Set to Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence,” “Trio” opened the company’s mixed repertory program Tuesday in Costa Mesa’s Segerstrom Hall (repeated Wednesday, with “Romeo and Juliet” on the weekend). “Trio” is elegant and engrossing. It astutely exploits the soaring ache of Tchaikovsky’s emotive strings (transcribed for orchestra, with music director Martin West conducting the Pacific Symphony). Costume designer Mark Zappone’s well-cut, diaphanous gowns and Alexander Nichols’ backdrop of painted archways further telegraphed romanticism.