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SFB at Les Etés de la Danse, July 2014

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From the press release:

The festival, an annual event that presents world-class classical and contemporary dance, will be held at the Théâtre du Châtelet. Over 17 performances, SF Ballet will present over 15 works by a range of choreographers including George Balanchine, Wayne McGregor, SF Ballet Choreographer in Residence Yuri Possokhov, Alexei Ratmansky, Jerome Robbins, SF Ballet Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson, and Christopher Wheeldon, among others.

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Looking at the dates, I wonder how this impacts or if it will impact the Stern Grove performance. They are scheduled to perform on Sunday 7/28. The festival in Paris is 7/8-7/26. Guess we'll have to wait to see the actual performance dates for Paris.

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Looking at the dates, I wonder how this impacts or if it will impact the Stern Grove performance. They are scheduled to perform on Sunday 7/28. The festival in Paris is 7/8-7/26. Guess we'll have to wait to see the actual performance dates for Paris.

Catching the red-eye back to SF on the 26th? Ah, the touring life - yuck. But an exciting exhibition of dance, to be sure.

My guess is that the works shown will be many of the same ones to be performed in NY at State Theatre.

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Hope they are as warmly received as MCB a few years ago. They deserve it.

Hear, Hear! With amateur video of some of the performances leaking to YouTube, please. ;)

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Looking at the dates, I wonder how this impacts or if it will impact the Stern Grove performance. They are scheduled to perform on Sunday 7/28. The festival in Paris is 7/8-7/26. Guess we'll have to wait to see the actual performance dates for Paris.

I think you've misread the date: SFB is going to Paris next year, 2014. So it's likely this year's Stern Grove performance won't be suffering from jet lag!

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Looking at the dates, I wonder how this impacts or if it will impact the Stern Grove performance. They are scheduled to perform on Sunday 7/28. The festival in Paris is 7/8-7/26. Guess we'll have to wait to see the actual performance dates for Paris.

I think you've misread the date: SFB is going to Paris next year, 2014. So it's likely this year's Stern Grove performance won't be suffering from jet lag!

Thanks for pointing out it's next year - I only saw the July part.

Maybe I should start planning that trip to Paris....

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Looking at the dates, I wonder how this impacts or if it will impact the Stern Grove performance. They are scheduled to perform on Sunday 7/28. The festival in Paris is 7/8-7/26. Guess we'll have to wait to see the actual performance dates for Paris.

I think you've misread the date: SFB is going to Paris next year, 2014. So it's likely this year's Stern Grove performance won't be suffering from jet lag!

Thanks for pointing out it's next year - I only saw the July part.

Maybe I should start planning that trip to Paris....

Yes indeed - now I can start dreaming about a trip to Paris!

Maybe, just maybe.

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Program for the Paris tour July 10 - 26, 2014 is announced:

Helgi Tomasson : Chaconne pour Piano et deux Danseurs, The Fifth Season*, Trio*,

George Balanchine : Agon, Allegro Brillante, The Four Temperaments,

Jerome Robbins : Glass Pieces, In the Night,

Alexei Ratmansky : From Foreign Lands*, Piano Concerto*,

Christopher Wheeldon : Ghosts*, Within the Golden Hour*,

Edwaard Liang : Symphonic Dances*

Kenneth MacMillan : Concerto

Mark Morris : Maëlstrom

Liam Scarlett : nouvelle création*

Hans van Manen : Solo

*premières en France

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It does look juicy, doesn't it?

Good Lord! Just t o see Maelstrom again --i have SUCH vivid memories of that , I LONG to see that again.

And Ratmansky's Piano Concerto?

It's all stuff they dance well; one could carp and wish they'd do Concerto barocco [which I could see every day and never get tired of saying I don't get to see it enough], but then I could wish I were a rich man and hop over to Paris to see it. If I could I sure would. It's a wonderfully varied program.

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It does look juicy, doesn't it?

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And Ratmansky's Piano Concerto?

I wonder if that's part of the Shostakovich evening-length.

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Casts for the Les Etés de la Danse Festival.

THURSDAY, JULY 10—8PM—OPENING NIGHT GALA

ALLES WALZER
Choreographer: Renato Zanella
Composer: Johann Strauss II
Conductor: Martin West

Pascal Molat, Taras Domitro*

NO OTHER
Choreographer: Val Caniparoli
Composer: Richard Rodgers
Conductor: Martin West

Lorena Feijoo, Vitor Luiz*

PAS DE DEUX FROM CONCERTO

Choreographer: Sir Kenneth MacMillan
Composer: Dmitry Shostakovich
Conductor: Martin West

Sarah Van Patten, Tiit Helimets

CHACONNE FOR PIANO AND TWO DANCERS
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Conductor: Martin West

Frances Chung, Davit Karapetyan

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY
Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor: Martin West

Maria Kochetkova, Hansuke Yamamoto
Sasha De Sola, Carlos Quenedit
Dores Andre, Jaime Garcia Castilla

INTERMISSION

AGON PAS DE DEUX
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Conductor: Martin West

Sofiane Sylve, Luke Ingham*

LES LUTINS
Choreographer: Johan Kobborg
Composer: Antonio Bazzini, Henri Wieniawski
Conductor: Martin West

Dores Andre, Gennadi Nedvigin, Esteban Hernandez

2nd MOVEMENT PAS DE DEUX FROM BRAHMS SCHOENBERG QUARTET
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Composer: Johannes Brahms, orchestrated by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor: Martin West

Mathilde Froustey, Carlos Quenedit

VOICES OF SPRING
Choreographer: Sir Frederick Ashton
Composer: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Martin West

Maria Kochetkova, Davit Karapetyan*

AFTER THE RAIN
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Composer: Arvo Pärt
Conductor: Martin West

Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith

SYMPHONY IN C – FOURTH MOVEMENT & FINALE
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Composer: George Bizet
Conductor: Martin West

Simone Messmer*, Vitor Luiz
Sofiane Sylve, Tiit Helimets
Frances Chung, Joseph Walsh
Sasha De Sola, Jaime Garcia Castilla

FRIDAY, JULY 118PM
CAPRICE
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
Composer: Camille Saint-Saens

Maria Kochetkova, Davit Karapetyan
Yuan Yuan Tan, Luke Ingham

INTERMISSION

GHOSTS
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Composer: C.F. Kip Winger

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

INTERMISSION

THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Composer: Paul Hindemith

Melancholic: Taras Domitro
Sanguinic: Frances Chung, Joseph Walsh*
Phlegmatic: Davit Karapetyan
Choleric: Sofiane Sylve

SATURDAY, JULY 12—3PM

ALLEGRO BRILLANTE
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Maria Kochetkova*, Carlos Quenedit

PAUSE

SOLO
Choreographer: Hans van Manen
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Hansuke Yamamoto, Joseph Walsh, Gennadi Nedvigin

INTERMISSION

IN THE NIGHT
Choreographer: Jerome Robbins
Composer: Frédéric Chopin

Mathilde Froustey*, Ruben Martin Cintas
Sofiane Sylve, Tiit Helimets
Sarah Van Patten, Luke Ingham

INTERMISSION

GLASS PIECES
Choreographer: Jerome Robbins
Composer: Philip Glass

Sasha De Sola, Hansuke Yamamoto
Jennifer Stahl, Gaetano Amico
Dores Andre, Shane Wuerthner
Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith

SATURDAY, JULY 12—8PM

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY
Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev

Maria Kochetkova, Hansuke Yamamoto
Sasha De Sola, Carlos Quenedit
Dores Andre, Jaime Garcia Castilla

PAUSE

CHACONNE FOR PIANO AND TWO DANCERS
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
Composer: George Frederic Handel

Frances Chung, Davit Karapetyan

INTERMISSION

GHOSTS
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Composer: C.F. Kip Winger

Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith
Lorena Feijoo, Ruben Martin Cintas, Gaetano Amico

INTERMISSION

SYMPHONIC DANCES
Choreographer: Edwaard Liang
Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff

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

MONDAY, JULY 14—8PM

MAELSTROM
Choreographer: Mark Morris
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

Sarah Van Patten, Ruben Martin Cintas*
Frances Chung, Gennadi Nedvigin
Jennifer Stahl, Henry Sidford*

Sasha De Sola, Steven Morse
Julia Rowe, James Sofranko
Alexandra Meyer-Lorey, Hansuke Yamamoto
Shannon Marie Rugani, Wei Wang

INTERMISSION

AGON
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Composer: Igor Stravinsky

Sofiane Sylve, Luke Ingham
Pascal Molat, Jennifer Stahl, Grace Shibley
Frances Chung, Jaime Garcia Castilla, Hansuke Yamamoto

INTERMISSION

WITHIN THE GOLDEN HOUR
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Composer: Ezio Bosso

Lorena Feijoo, Damian Smith
Sarah Van Patten, Luke Ingham
Maria Kochetkova, Vitor Luiz

TUESDAY, JULY 15—8PM

CAPRICE
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
Composer: Camille Saint-Saens

Maria Kochetkova, Davit Karapetyan
Yuan Yuan Tan, Luke Ingham

INTERMISSION

AGON
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Composer: Igor Stravinsky

Sofiane Sylve, Luke Ingham
Pascal Molat, Jennifer Stahl, Grace Shibley
Frances Chung, Thomas Bieszka, Shane Wuerthner

INTERMISSION

GLASS PIECES
Choreographer: Jerome Robbins
Composer: Philip Glass

Sasha De Sola, Luke Willis
Shannon Marie Rugani, Thomas Bieszka
Grace Shibley, Sean Orza
Kristina Lind, Tiit Helimets

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16—8PM

CAPRICE
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
Composer: Camille Saint-Saens

Mathilde Froustey, Vitor Luiz
Sarah Van Patten, Tiit Helimets

INTERMISSION

HUMMINGBIRD
Choreographer: Liam Scarlett
Composer: Philip Glass

Frances Chung, Gennadi Nedvigin
Yuan Yuan Tan, Luke Ingham
Maria Kochetkova*, Jaime Garcia Castilla

INTERMISSION

SYMPHONIC DANCES
Choreographer: Edwaard Liang
Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff

Frances Chung, Jaime Garcia Castilla
Sarah Van Patten, Anthony Spaulding
Lorena Feijoo, Vitor Luiz

THURSDAY, JULY 17—8PM

MAELSTROM
Choreographer: Mark Morris
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

Sarah Van Patten, Ruben Martin Cintas
Frances Chung, Gennadi Nedvigin
Jennifer Stahl, Henry Sidford

Sasha De Sola, Steven Morse Julia Rowe, James Sofranko
Alexandra Meyer-Lorey, Hansuke Yamamoto
Shannon Marie Rugani, Wei Wang

INTERMISSION

WITHIN THE GOLDEN HOUR
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Composer: Ezio Bosso

Mathilde Froustey*, Ruben Martin Cintas
Sarah Van Patten, Luke Ingham
Maria Kochetkova, Vitor Luiz

INTERMISSION

GLASS PIECES
Choreographer: Jerome Robbins
Composer: Philip Glass

Kristina Linda, Luke Willis
Jennifer Stahl, Gaetano Amico
Dores Andre, Shane Wuerthner
Sofiane Sylve, Luke Ingham

FRIDAY, JULY 18—8PM

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY
Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev

Maria Kochetkova, Hansuke Yamamoto
Sasha De Sola, Carlos Quenedit
Dores Andre, Jaime Garcia Castilla

PAUSE

CHACONNE FOR PIANO AND TWO DANCERS
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
Composer: George Frederic Handel

Frances Chung, Davit Karapetyan

INTERMISSION

GHOSTS
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Composer: C.F. Kip Winger

Sarah Van Patten, Luke Ingham
Sofiane Sylve, Tiit Helimets, Shane Wuerthner

INTERMISSION

PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1
Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky
Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich

Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith
Maria Kochetkova, Vitor Luiz

SATURDAY, JULY 19—3PM

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY
Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev

Frances Chung, Gennadi Nedvigin
Sasha De Sola, Daniel Deivison-Oliveira
Dores Andre, Jaime Garcia Castilla

INTERMISSION

IN THE NIGHT
Choreographer: Jerome Robbins
Composer: Frederic Chopin

Mathilde Froustey, Ruben Martin Cintas
Sofiane Sylve, Tiit Helimets
Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith

INTERMISSION

WITHIN THE GOLDEN HOUR
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Composer: Ezio Bosso

Lorena Feijoo, Damian Smith
Dores Andre, Luke Ingham
Frances Chung, Vitor Luiz

SATURDAY, JULY 19—8PM

SYMPHONY #9
Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky
Composer: Dmitri Shoshtakovich

Sarah Van Patten, Carlos Quenedit
Simone Messmer, James Sofranko
Taras Domitro

INTERMISSION

WITHIN THE GOLDEN HOUR
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Composer: Ezio Bosso

Mathilde Froustey*, Ruben Martin Cintas
Sarah Van Patten, Luke Ingham

Maria Kochetkova, Joan Boada

INTERMISSION

THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Composer: Paul Hindemith

Melancholic: Pascal Molat
Sanguinic: Frances Chung, Joseph Walsh
Phlegmatic: Davit Karapetyan
Choleric: Sofiane Sylve

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Simone Messmer is cast in two ballets - verrrrrrrry interesting. And Froustey is taking on Within the Golden Hour - that has to be outside her comfort zone. Bon courage!

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Simone Messmer is cast in two ballets - verrrrrrrry interesting.

The opening night gala and the last show ... looks rather strange.

In comparison, Rubén Martín Cintas, in spite of having retired, will go on stage seven times.

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I'm glad to see Hansuke Yamamoto getting good exposure. He doesn't get the opportunity for major principal roles; I'd really like to see how he would handle Basilio or Franz. Maybe I see something in him that others don't, but it's been a mystery to me why he is repeatedly passed over for promotion in favor of someone as bland and uninteresting as Luke Ingham.

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I like Yamamoto's dancing as well. I have to guess that the issue is with his partnering work - it's not enough to look great in solo work, at this type of company all the men need to partner well. There aren't enough dancers to employ 'specialists' - everyone has to be multitasking at a high level. Which is actually what the company will attemp to show off in this program.

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Simone Messmer is cast in two ballets - verrrrrrrry interesting.

The opening night gala and the last show ... looks rather strange.

In comparison, Rubén Martín Cintas, in spite of having retired, will go on stage seven times.

I expected to see Messmer's name all over the place. Odd!

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A publicity photo posted on Instagram by Ms. Froustey (who is being kept busy with TV interviews and cocktail parties - all good p.r. for the SFB) -

"Hôtel Regina

Jumping into "les êtes de la danse" festival in Paris with @sfballet ! #sfbtakesparis #sfballetontour"

I believe we see Froustey, Powell, Tan and Kimberly Braylock (if I'm wrong, please correct me)

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At the opening night gala party with former French "first lady" Bernadette Chirac

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"Hôtel de Talleyrand

Cocktail yesterday at the US embassy ! "

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Posted by Tiit Helimets on Instagram -

"Théâtre Musical de Paris - Le Châtelet

After the opening night show in Paris."

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Re-Tweeted by Masha Kochetkova on Twitter

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