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Fall Season @ State Theater Oct 16-27


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#31 PeggyR

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 07:37 PM

Program for the October tour:

David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, New York
October 16-27, 2013


Program A—October 16 & 19, 8 pm
Trio* (Tomasson)
Ghosts* (Wheeldon)
Borderlands* (McGregor)

Program B—October 19, 2 pm
Trio (Tomasson)
Ghosts (Wheeldon)
Suite en Blanc (Lifar)

Program C—October 17 & 18, 8 pm
From Foreign Lands* (Ratmansky)
Beaux* (Morris)
Classical Symphony* (Possokhov)
Symphonic Dances* (Liang)

Program D—October 20, 2 pm
Suite en Blanc (Lifar)
From Foreign Lands (Ratmansky)
Symphonic Dances (Liang)

Cinderella—October 23, 24, 25 & 26 at 8 pm; October 26 & 27 at 2 pm

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#32 pherank

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:29 PM

Program for the October tour:


And there you have it, New York, I didn't guess correctly about Ghosts, but that one has been well received on the West Coast, so hopefully the NY audience will enjoy the performance. I personally question the inclusion of Lifar's Suite en Blanc, especially as a closer. That work just seems too lightweight to me. Best used as an opener. And I still wonder why Neumeier's The Little Mermaid or Possokhov's RAkU isn't being performed in NYC.

Interesting that SFB avoids performing any Balanchine, I guess to give the NYCB audience a needed rest. But as MacCauley wrote back in 2008,
"Friday’s program began on a high with one Balanchine; Saturday’s program ended on a high with another, “The Four Temperaments,” the best account of this tremendous ballet I have seen in the world in several years. But, but, but ... Was I alone in wanting more attack and momentum, less demureness and containment?"

The NYC audience should get to see plenty of "attack" in at least McGregor's Borderlands. Whether it will be loved, I cannot say.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 05:18 AM

Thanks Peggy R for the info. New York just saw Suite en Blanc when POB visited in the summer of 2012. On the POB programs it was the first ballet on the program. I wouldn't mnd seeing it again though.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 07:02 PM

NY Times reporting that the SFB's visit to NYC may be cancelled due to the ongoing labor dispute. 

 

http://artsbeat.blog...cers/?ref=dance



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 12:36 PM

NY Times reporting that the SFB's visit to NYC may be cancelled due to the ongoing labor dispute. 

 

http://artsbeat.blog...cers/?ref=dance

 

But thankfully, the labor dispute is now over.  ;)  So keep your fingers crossed.

 

Edit: Maria Kochetkova posted this image today, mentioning that she is "getting ready for NY":

http://instagram.com/p/fBMaxEkUZy/#



#36 Natalia

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 12:04 AM

It's official:  the NY season is on! Oct 5 article in NYTimes: http://artsbeat.blog...-dancers-union/



#37 Helene

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 07:37 PM

SF Ballet just posting this link from Facebook announcing the casting for "Cinderella" -- five Cinderella/Prince combos are scheduled for NYC:

http://www.sfballetb...la-nyc-casting/

#38 PeggyR

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:14 PM

Casts for the mixed rep.   http://www.sfballetb...c-casting-2013/

 

PROGRAM A: OPENING NIGHT – Wednesday, October 16, 2013 – 8:00PM

New York Premiere
Trio
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Martin West

Vanessa Zahorian, Vitor Luiz
Sarah Van Patten, Tiit Helimets,
Anthony Spaulding
Maria Kochetkova, Gennadi Nedvigin

INTERMISSION

New York Premiere
Ghosts
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Composer: C.F. Kip Winger
Conductor: Martin West

Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith
Sofiane Sylve, Tiit Helimets, Shane Wuerthner

INTERMISSION

New York Premiere
Borderlands
Choreographer: Wayne McGregor
Composer: Joel Cadbury and Paul Stoney
Conductor: Martin West

Maria Kochetkova, Jaime Garcia Castilla
Sarah Van Patten, Pascal Molat
Frances Chung, Carlos Quenedit

Sofiane Sylve, Anthony Spaulding*
Koto Ishihara, Lonnie Weeks
Elizabeth Powell, Francisco Mungamba

Program C: OPENING NIGHT – Thursday, October 17 – 8:00PM

New York Premiere
From Foreign Lands
Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky
Composer: Moritz Moszkowski
Conductor: Martin West

Russian: Vanessa Zahorian, Davit Karapetyan
Frances Chung, Gennadi Nedvigin
Italian: Pascal Molat, Sarah Van Patten, Dana Genshaft, Dores Andre
German: Sofiane Sylve, Shane Wuerthner, Luke Ingham, Luke Willis
Spanish: Frances Chung, Pascal Molat
Sarah Van Patten, Gennadi Nedvigin
Polish: Sofiane Sylve, Vanessa Zahorian, Dores Andre, Dana Genshaft
Davit Karapetyan, Shane Wuerthner, Luke Ingham, Luke Willis

INTERMISSION

New York Premiere
Beaux
Choreographer: Mark Morris
Composer: Bohuslav Martinů
Conductor: Martin West
Harpsichord: Bradley Moore

Henry Sidford*, Pascal Molat, Benjamin Stewart
Jeremy Rucker, Ruben Martin Cintas, Gennadi Nedvigin
Sean Bennett, Luke Willis*, Dustin Shane Spero

PAUSE

New York Premiere
Classical Symphony
Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor: Martin West

Maria Kochetkova, Hansuke Yamamoto
Frances Chung, Carlos Quenedit
Dores Andre, Jaime Garcia Castilla

New York Premiere
Symphonic Dances
Choreographer: Edwaard Liang
Composer: Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor: Martin West

Yuan Yuan Tan, Luke Ingham
Sofiane Sylve, Tiit Helimets
Maria Kochetkova, Vitor Luiz

Program C: Friday, October 18 – 8:00PM

From Foreign Lands
Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky
Composer: Moritz Moszkowski
Conductor: Ming Luke

Russian: Sasha De Sola, Davit Karapetyan
Maria Kochetkova, Vitor Luiz
Italian:  Pascal Molat, Sarah Van Patten, Dana Genshaft, Dores Andre
German: Simone Messmer, Shane Wuerthner, Luke Ingham, Luke Willis
Spanish: Maria Kochetkova, Pascal Molat
Sarah Van Patten, Vitor Luiz
Polish: Simone Messmer, Sasha De Sola, Dores Andre, Dana Genshaft
Davit Karapetyan, Shane Wuerthner, Luke Ingham, Luke Willis

INTERMISSION

Beaux
Choreographer: Mark Morris
Composer: Bohuslav Martinů
Conductor: Ming Luke
Harpsichord: Bradley Moore

Henry Sidford, Pascal Molat, Benjamin Stewart
Jeremy Rucker, Ruben Martin Cintas, James Sofranko
Sean Bennett, Luke Willis, Dustin Shane Spero

PAUSE

Classical Symphony
Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor: Ming Luke

Vanessa Zahorian, Gennadi Nedvigin
Frances Chung, Carlos Quenedit
Clara Blanco, Jaime Garcia Castilla

INTERMISSION

Symphonic Dances
Choreographer: Edwaard Liang
Composer: Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor: Martin West

Yuan Yuan Tan, Luke Ingham
Sofiane Sylve, Tiit Helimets
Maria Kochetkova, Vitor Luiz



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:51 PM

Looks like Simone Messmer gets to appear in From Foreign Lands. Good for her!

 

I guess Mathilde Froustey won't appear until the regular season opens. She's on the beach in Santa Cruz  ;)

 

https://pbs.twimg.co...A01If.jpg:large



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:04 AM

Which of the casts for Cinderella are recommended?



#41 Helene

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 08:53 AM

If you're choosing one, I'd go with Tan, who won't be dancing forever, or van Patten, who is unique and surprising. I love Kochetkova, but she dances in NYC a lot and will be guesting with ABT, and Chung, but I'd still pick one of the other two.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:53 AM

Have others seen the recently-released DVD of this production? I bought mine via the UK amazon site. This is a GORGEOUS, luxurious production...1,000-times more beautiful and satisfying than the paltry Ratmansky at the Mariinsky. Only negative of the DVD is that it stars the perennial 'dynamic duo' of the Dutch ballet, Tsygankova and Golding, who doesn't know how to keep his face still, even in a small scene.  The San Francisco principals should, no doubt, trump the stars of the DVD. All four Sfco ballerinas are fantastic, for different reasons.

 

Do-not-miss-it!  yahoo.gif

 

re. the Mixed Bills:  Too bad that Vito Mazzeo is gone, as he was wonderful as the 'third man' in the lyrical middle section of Tomasson's Trio, when it went to DC last year. Most of the other principals who I saw will be performing it here. Cannot wait to see that ballet again. Among the other works, I'm most looking forward to From Foreign Lands and any opportunity to see Sylve once again.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:57 AM

Which of the casts for Cinderella are recommended?

I see about 20 performances of San Francisco Ballet each season.  If I could only go to one performance of Cinderella, it would be Friday night with Vanessa Zahorian and her husband, Davit Karapetyan.  Zahorian is a lyrical and effortlessly brilliant dancer and her acting is completely natural.  Tan is a subtle, ethereal ballerina who excelled in Neumeier's Little Mermaid.  I find tiny Kochetkova mannered in her dancing and contrived, cutesy and one-dimensional in her acting and stage manner, so I avoid her in the major roles.  I saw Sarah van Patten and Frances Chung in Cinderella, and both were exceptional in dancing and characterization.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 12:02 PM

Thanks for the suggestions.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 12:23 PM

Which of the casts for Cinderella are recommended?

 

I think the closing night cast of Cinderella is about the same as the original opening night cast (in SF). Chung and Van Patten as the stepsisters were especially good together. But as Helene says, Ms. Tan won't be around forever, and is definitely worth seeing in person. And seeing Sofiane Sylve in the mixed rep - I would recommend that - she's nearing the end of her performance career.

The Mixed Rep performances will have something from everybody principal-wise, so they are a good bet. I join Natalia in lamenting the loss (through retirement) of Vito Mazzeo, and Damian Smith, but the company doesn't exactly look weak right now. That's the good news.

One notable absence here seems to be Lorena Feijoo - maybe she goes off to visit in Cuba at this time of year? Who knows?




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