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#1 Globetrotter

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:27 PM

From SFB's website:

Opening Night Gala Performance - Thursday, January 19, 2012


Excerpt from CLASSICAL SYMPHONY
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography: Yuri Possokhov
Conductor: Martin West
Jaime Garcia Castilla, Diego Cruz, Isaac Hernandez, Steven Morse, Benjamin Stewart, Matthew Stewart

Pas de deux from THE DANCE HOUSE
Composer: Dmitry Shostakovich
Choreography: David Bintley
Conductor: Martin West
Sarah Van Patten*, Tiit Helimets, Pascal Molat

ARIA
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Choreography: Val Caniparoli
Conductor: Martin West
Damian Smith

TCHAIKOVSKY PAS DE DEUX©
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: George Balanchine
Conductor: Martin West
Vanessa Zahorian, Davit Karapetyan*

Pas de deux from CONTINUUM©
Composer: Gyorgi Ligeti
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Conductor: Martin West/Pianist: Michael McGraw
Sofiane Sylve*, Vito Mazzeo*

Pas de deux from FLAMES OF PARIS
Composer: Boris Assafiev
Choreography: Vassili Vainonen
Conductor: Martin West
Frances Chung, Taras Domitro

INTERMISSION

SOLO
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Choreography: Hans van Manen
Gennadi Nedvigin, Garen Scribner*, Hansuke Yamamoto*

San Francisco Ballet Premiere
VOICES OF SPRING
Composer: Johann Strauss II
Choreography: Sir Frederic Ashton
Conductor: Martin West
Maria Kotchetkova*, Joan Boada*
San Francisco Ballet Premiere

Pas de deux from LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS
Composer: Frédéric Chopin
Choreography and Lighting Design: John Neumeier
Conductor: Martin West/Piano soloist: Roy Bogas
Yuan Yuan Tan, Alexander Riabko+
+Guest Artist courtesy of Hamburg Ballet

NUMBER NINE
Composer: Michael Torke
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Conductor: Martin West
Elana Altman, Dores Andre
Courtney Elizabeth, Dana Genshaft
Isaac Hernandez, Pascal Molat
Ruben Martin Cintas, Anthony Spaulding

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:34 AM

It was a glorious night at the Opera House. Hard to pick just one favorite. In the first half, Damian Smith in Aria and Frances Chung and Taras Domitro in Flames of Paris stick out in my mind. In the second half, the trio of men in Solo Gennadi Nedvigin, Garen Scribner, and Hansuke Yamamoto) and Maria Kochetkova and Joan Boada in Voices of Spring. What a vision when Joan had Maria lifted as she scattered petals!! And I was very happy to see Solo again. I first saw the piece at the final performances of Stephen Legate, Yuri Possokhov, and Peter Brandenhoff - what a tour de force for the men who dance it!!

Can't wait for the regular season to begin. Onegin on 2/1!!!


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