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BalletNut

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  • Birthday 01/16/1982

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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    audience
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    San Francisco
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    CA
  1. I'm not sure it counts as a pas de deux per se, but I do love second movement Symphony in C. Count me in on "Titania and Cavalier" as well, and I'm also fond of the Apollo pas de deux between Apollo and Terpsichore. (Yes, I do like choreographers besides Balanchine. )
  2. While I'm still sorry that he left SFB, I'll be very interested to hear/read reports about how he does in NY.
  3. The program for SF Ballet's annual free performance at the Stern Grove Festival on Sunday, August 12, has been announced at this link. The program is Spring Rounds (Strauss/Taylor), Divertimento #15 (Mozart/Balanchine), and Elemental Brubeck (Brubeck/Lubovitch).
  4. About 10 years ago, SF Ballet had Leah and Megan Watson.
  5. Here is the 2008 repertory season, from SFB's website. Program 1 Filling Station (Thomson/Christensen) Tomasson work TBA Diamonds (Tchaikovsky/Balanchine) Program 2 Divertimento #15 (Mozart/Balanchine) Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes (Thomson/Morris) Firebird (Stravinsky/Possokhov) Program 3 Giselle (Adam/Tomasson, Perrot, Coralli) Program 4 Fancy Free (Bernstein/Robbins) In the Night (Chopin/Robbins) West Side Story Suite--SFB Premiere (Bernstein/Robbins) Program 5 Carousel (A Dance) (Rodgers/Wheeldon) After the Rain PDD (Part/Wheeldon) Tomasson work TBA Eden/Eden (Reich/
  6. Here is a list of promotions and new members from SFB's website. You can read the full press release here. Promotion/Level James Sofranko, Soloist New Company Members/Level Maria Kochetkova, Principal Dancer Julianne Kepley, Soloist Mateo Klemmayer, Soloist Gaetano Amico, Corps de Ballet Clara Blanco, Corps de Ballet Ludmila Campos, Corps de Ballet Charlene Cohen, Corps de Ballet Sasha De Sola, Corps de Ballet Damir Emric , Corps de Ballet Christopher Mondoux, Corps de Ballet Ashley Muangmaithong, Corps de Ballet Kendall Teague, Corps de Ballet Luke Willis, Corps de Ballet
  7. I'll start. Don Quixote, Opening Night, 28 April 2007 I wasn't sure what to expect out of Vanessa Zahorian as Kitri, but she more than delivered in this performance. I don't think I've ever seen anyone turn as fast as she did. Her fouettes earned thunderous applause from the audience, and her jumps were well executed. I never thought of her as an actress, but she hammed it up nicely, even if she was relying a bit heavily on facial expressions rather than comic timing. Davit Karapetyan made his debut as Basilio in that performance as well. He was technically flawless, and even impressive, b
  8. If you're seeing Don Q, we'd love to hear/read your opinions of the performance!
  9. From SFB's website: DON QUIXOTE Opening Night 4/28/2007, 8 PM Conductor: Martin West Kitri: Vanessa Zahorian Basilio: Davit Karapetyan* DON QUIXOTE Matinee 4/29/2007, 2 PM Conductor: Martin West Kitri: Kristin Long Basilio: Gennadi Nedvigin DON QUIXOTE Evening 5/1/2007, 8 PM Conductor: Martin West Kitri: Tina LeBlanc Basilio: Gonzalo Garcia DON QUIXOTE Evening 5/2/2007, 7:30 PM Conductor: Martin West Kitri: Molly Smolen^ Basilio: Tiit Helimets* DON QUIXOTE Evening 5/3/2007, 8 PM Conductor: Martin West Kitri: Vanessa Zahorian Basilio: Davit Karapetyan DON QUIXOTE Eveni
  10. I will be at the evening performance on the 21st.
  11. Even more: PROGRAM 6 Evening 4/13/2007, 8 PM NIGHT Conductor: Gary Sheldon Tina LeBlanc, Ruben Martin* INTERMISSION ON COMMON GROUND Conductor: Martin West Cello: David Kadarauch Sarah Van Patten, Tiit Helimets Molly Smolen, Ruben Martin* INTERMISSION RODEO Conductor: Martin West Cowgirl: Kristin Long Wrangler: Aaron Orza Roper: Matthew Stewart Rancher’s Daughter: Pauli Magierek PROGRAM 7 Matinee 4/14/2007, 2 PM ELEMENTAL BRUBECK Music: Tape Rory Hohenstein Elizabeth Miner, James Sofranko* INTERMISSION CONCORDIA Conductor: Martin West Vanessa Zahorian, Pascal Molat
  12. More from SFB's website: PROGRAM 7 Opening Night 4/11/2007, 7:30 PM ELEMENTAL BRUBECK Music: Tape Gonzalo Garcia Katita Waldo, Ruben Martin* INTERMISSION CONCORDIA Conductor: Martin West Kristin Long*, Gennadi Nedvigin* Muriel Maffre*, Pierre-François Vilanoba* INTERMISSION SYMPHONY IN C Conductor: Martin West 1st Movement: Vanessa Zahorian*, Gonzalo Garcia 2nd Movement: Yuan Yuan Tan, Tiit Helimets* 3rd Movement: Molly Smolen*, Pascal Molat* 4th Movement: Sarah Van Patten*, Hansuke Yamamoto* PROGRAM 7 Evening 4/12/2007, 8 PM ELEMENTAL BRUBECK Music: Tape Rory Hohenstein
  13. If you're seeing Program 6 and/or Program 7, please post about it on this thread.
  14. Casting is up for Programs 6 and 7. PROGRAM 6 Opening Night 4/4/2007, 7:30 PM NIGHT Conductor: Gary Sheldon Tina LeBlanc, Ruben Martin* INTERMISSION ON COMMON GROUND Conductor: Martin West Cello: David Kadarauch Lorena Feijoo*, Davit Karapetyan* Tina LeBlanc*, Joan Boada* INTERMISSION RODEO Conductor: Martin West Cowgirl: Kristin Long Wrangler: Ruben Martin Roper: Rory Hohenstein Rancher’s Daughter: Pauli Magierek PROGRAM 6 Evening 4/5/2007, 8 PM NIGHT Conductor: Gary Sheldon Tina LeBlanc, Ruben Martin INTERMISSION ON COMMON GROUND Conductor: Martin West Cello: Davi
  15. Thank you, Helene. JoannaA, you're more than welcome to post about ballets you've been seeing on this site, but Ballet Talk For Dancers is indeed a better place for your inquiry. I'm closing this thread.
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