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SFB: Stern Grove Program 7/28/13

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Here's the program; no casts yet (Stern Grove website).

From Foreign Lands (Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky)
Stone and Steel (Choreographer: Myles Thatcher)
Distant Cries (Choreographer: Edwaard Liang)
Suite en Blanc (Choreographer: Serge Lifar)

Myles Thatcher is a member of SFB's corp de ballet, and, by many accounts, a budding choreographer with real potential.

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Casting is posted.

PRINCIPAL CASTING FOR SAN FRANCISCO BALLET STERN GROVE FESTIVAL

Sunday, July 28, 2013

*Denotes premiere in role
In the event of injury or illness, casting is subject to change

FROM FOREIGN LANDS
Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky
Composer: Moritz Moszkowski
Conductor: Martin West

Russian: Sasha De Sola, Jaime Garcia Castilla
Frances Chung, Gennadi Nedvigin

Italian: Joan Boada, Sarah Van Patten, Dana Genshaft, Dores Andre

German: Simone Messmer*, Shane Wuerthner, Luke Ingham, Myles Thatcher

Spanish: Frances Chung, Joan Boada
Sarah Van Patten, Gennadi Nedvigin

Polish: Simone Messmer, Sasha De Sola, Dores Andre, Dana Genshaft
Jaime Garcia Castilla, Shane Wuerthner, Luke Ingham, Myles Thatcher

INTERMISSION

STONE AND STEEL
Choreographer: Myles Thatcher
Composer: Michael Nyman, Yann Tiersen

Kristina Lind*, Sasha De Sola*, Jordan Hammond*, Isabella DeVivo, Julia Rowe*, Sean Orza*, Lonnie Weeks*, Henry Sidford*, Wei Wang*, Steven Morse*

INTERMISSION

DISTANT CRIES
Choreography: Edwaard Liang
Composer: Tomaso Albinoni
Conductor : Martin West

Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith

INTERMISSION

SUITE EN BLANC
Choreographer: Serge Lifar
Composer: Édouard Lalo
Conductor: Martin West

Sasha De Sola, Vitor Luiz, Davit Karapetyan
Clara Blanco
Dores Andre, Esteban Hernandez*, Dmitry Zagrebin*, Wei Wang, Lonnie Weeks
Vanessa Zahorian
Taras Domitro
WanTing Zhao, Tiit Helimets
Sofiane Sylve

- See more at: http://www.sfballet.org/tickets/casting/stern_grove_2013#sthash.PTr7rvEP.dpuf

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I was talking about outdoor performances with some colleagues yesterday, and we were wondering how often SFB's Stern Grove shows had to deal with truly cold weather?

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Well, I believe it was Mark Twain who said, "The coldest winter I ever spent was summer in San Francisco." And that area can be foggy. Plus, of course, 'cold' to dancers is different from 'cold' for the rest of us. The audience can put on sweaters or huddle under blankets. Dancers are out there in skimpy costumes, for which they have my sincerest sympathy!

We tend to have cycles: warm/hot for a few days, then in comes the fog and it's chilly. It's chilly right now, but seems to be warming up, so hope for the best by the weekend.

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Oh, I love the 1952 photo -- and the contrast with the contemporary audience.

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