Ismene Brown reviews the San Francisco Ballet:http://www.theartsde...s-wells-theatre
It's been eight years since San Francisco Ballet were last here, charming us with their finesse and their smiles - welcome back. They offer a boost of spirit to the gloomsters of ballet over here. This small city which punches many times above its weight in the cultural world owes a vast amount of its self-confidence and charisma to its mixed ethnic roots, so the range of dancers from the Far East via North Europe and the Latino Americas is representative.
Judith Mackrell's review in The Guardian.http://www.guardian....let-programme-1
It's a work that also plays with the exceptional qualities of its dancers: the sphinx-like Sofiane Sylve, the voracious energy of Maria Kochetkova, the cushioned power of Daniel Deivison. But SFB is rich in talent, from corps member Koto Ishihara, who dances Divertimento with a Mozartian sweetness of detail, upwards to the lyrically awesome Yuan Yuan Tan. With two programmes to go, there's a luxurious sense of many surprises to come from this clever company.