A review of San Francisco Ballet by Allan Ulrich in The San Francisco Chronicle.
A close reading of the ballet might find meaning in the different character of the four principal couples' duets. The knowledgeable Francia Russell, who staged "Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet" here, has attempted to highlight those contrasts. In the opening Allegro, Mathilde Froustey's elegant technique and insouciant manner strike sparks in her partnership with Carlos Quenedit, all within a ballroom setting. The Intermezzo brings us Vitor Luiz, who seemed bewitched by Maria Kochetkova's rapturous attack.