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  1. Program for SFB's Stern Grove performance has been posted (https://www.sfballet.org/season/tour#sterngrove) Stern Grove 19th Ave & Sloat Blvd, San Francisco July 28 Learn More A summer favorite returns when San Francisco Ballet, under the leadership of Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson, performs a selection of highlights from their current repertory at Stern Grove Festival. Conductor Martin West leads the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. Scotch Symphony Composer: Felix Mendelssohn Choreographer: George Balanchine Diving Into the Lilacs Excerpt Composer: Boris Tchaikovsky Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov The Sleeping Beauty Pas de Deux Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson, after Marius Petipa Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming Composers: Anthony Gonzalez, Yann Gonzalez, Bradley Laner, and Justin Meldal-Johnsen Choreographer: Justin Peck
  2. Misa Kuranaga posted on her Instagram:
  3. Here’s a link from Pointe Magazine: https://www.pointemagazine.com/misa-kuranaga-and-sasha-mukhamedov-are-joining-san-francisco-ballet-2638908613.html?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1. Glad to see in the article all of last year’s apprentices are now in the corps - although currently they are still listed under apprentices on the website. Should be updated soon.
  4. I was there and wholeheartedly agree. But, her name is actually Zoe Lucich (and her name was spelled correctly towards the end of the article). It also mentions her mother - former SFB Principal Dancer Julia Adam.
  5. Congratulations to WanTing and Ben!! Well deserved!! Social Media Posts FB: IG - Wan Ting IG - Ben
  6. Casting for Saturday Matinee & Evening performances is now up: https://www.sfballet.org/season/casting Casting is subject to change. Saturday, May 11, 2019 – 2:00 pm Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky Music: Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony #9 Conductor: Ming Luke Mathilde Froustey, Luke Ingham Dores Andre, Max Cauthorn Lonnie Weeks Chamber Symphony Conductor: Ming Luke Joseph Walsh Jahna Frantziskonis Elizabeth Powell Sasha De Sola Piano Concerto #1 Conductor: Ming Luke Piano: Mungunchimeg Buriad Trumpet: Adam Luftman WanTing Zhao, Vladislav Kozlov Isabella DeVivo, Wei Wang Debuts: Symphony #9 - Max Cauthorn, Lonnie Weeks; Chamber Symphony - Elizabeth Powell; Piano Concerto #1 - WanTing Zhao, Vladislav Kozlov, Wei Wang Saturday, May 11, 2019 – 8:00 pm Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky Music: Dmitri Shostakovich Conductor: Martin West Symphony #9 Jennifer Stahl, Aaron Robison Dores Andre, Joseph Walsh Wei Wang Chamber Symphony Ulrik Birkkjaer Sasha De Sola Mathilde Froustey Yuan Yuan Tan Piano Concerto #1 Piano: Mungunchimeg Buriad Trumpet: Adam Luftman Sofiane Sylve, Carlo Di Lanno Wona Park, Angelo Greco
  7. Casting for Thursday & Friday is up: https://www.sfballet.org/season/casting Casting is subject to change. Thursday, May 9, 2019 – 7:30 pm Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky Music: Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony #9 Conductor: Ming Luke Mathilde Froustey, Luke Ingham Sasha De Sola, Esteban Hernandez Hansuke Yamamoto Chamber Symphony Conductor: Martin West Aaron Robison Jahna Frantziskonis Dores Andre Jennifer Stahl Piano Concerto #1 Conductor: Martin West Piano: Mungunchimeg Buriad Trumpet: Adam Luftman Yuan Yuan Tan, Tiit Helimets Isabella Devivo, Vitor Luiz Friday, May 10, 2019 – 8:00 pm Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky Music: Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony #9 Conductor: Martin West Mathilde Froustey, Luke Ingham Sasha De Sola, Esteban Hernandez Hansuke Yamamoto Chamber Symphony Conductor: Ming Luke Aaron Robison Jahna Frantziskonis Dores Andre Jennifer Stahl Piano Concerto #1 Conductor: Ming Luke Piano: Mungunchimeg Buriad Trumpet: Adam Luftman Yuan Yuan Tan, Tiit Helimets Isabella DeVivo, Vitor Luiz Debuts: Symphony #9: Sasha, Esteban Chamber Symphony: Aaron, Jahna, Jennifer Piano Concerto: Isabella
  8. For Bay Area Dance Week, San Francisco Ballet will once again have Fan Fest 10 AM - 2 PM and Company Class Observation 12 Noon-1 PM. Both are free. If you wish to attend the Company Class Observation (which will be on the stage of the War Memorial Opera House) you need to sign up. Here is the link for more information: https://bayareadance.org/event-details/?e_id=98.
  9. Posting for opening night is up: https://www.sfballet.org/season/casting Casting is subject to change SHOSTAKOVICH TRILOGY Tuesday, May 7, 2019 – 7:30 pm Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky Music: Dmitri Shostakovich Conductor: Martin West Symphony #9 Jennifer Stahl, Aaron Robison Dores Andre, Joseph Walsh Wei Wang Chamber Symphony Ulrik Birkkjaer Sasha De Sola Mathilde Froustey Yuan Yuan Tan Piano Concerto #1 Sofiane Sylve, Carlo Di Lanno Wona Park, Angelo Greco Since role and work debuts are not denoted, I will go from memory. This will be the first time in Shostakovich Trilogy for Aaron Robison, Ulrik Birkkjaer, Wona Park, and Angelo Greco. Dores Andre, Joseph Walsh, and Wei Wang are debuting new roles in Symphony #9. Dores (IIRC) was one of the three women in Chamber Symphony, Joseph Walsh danced the lead in Chamber Symphony, and Wei Wang was in the corps of Piano Concerto #1. Yuan Yuan Tan is debuting in Chamber Symphony. Previously she danced one of the principal women in Piano Concerto #1. I will check my cast sheets later and make updates if needed.
  10. Casting for the final performance of The Little Mermaid is now posted: https://www.sfballet.org/season/casting Sunday, April 28, 2019 – 2:00 pmChoreography: John NeumeierMusic: Lera AuerbachConductor: Martin WestThe Little Mermaid: Yuan Yuan TanPrince / Edvard: Aaron RobisonPoet / Hans Christian Andersen: Ulrik BirkkjaerPrincess / Henriette: Sasha De SolaSea Witch: Wei Wang I suspected Yuan Yuan would get the last show. But if I am being honest, I was hoping for Tiit Helimets to dance the Poet. This is nothing against Ulrik, as I like him a lot as well and am looking forward to tonight's performance. But I would really like to see Yuan Yuan and Tiit dance together in a story ballet before the end of their SFB careers, which we do not know when it will be but..... I thought it might be possible since Nathaniel Remez will be dancing as the Poet in both Saturday performances. I also think it would be unique to have Tiit dance The Poet to Yuan Yuan's Mermaid because the last time SFB did The Little Mermaid, Tiit was The Prince.
  11. Casting for performances of The Little Mermaid through Saturday 4/27has been posted: https://www.sfballet.org/season/casting Casting is subject to change THE LITTLE MERMAID Friday, April 19, 2019 – 8:00 pm The Little Mermaid: Yuan Yuan Tan Prince / Edvard: Aaron Robison†* Poet / Hans Christian Andersen: Ulrik Birkkjaer†* Princess / Henriette: Sasha De Sola* Sea Witch: Wei Wang†* Saturday, April 20, 2019 – 2:00 pmThe Little Mermaid: WanTing Zhao†*Prince / Edvard: Luke Ingham†*Poet / Hans Christian Andersen: Tiit HelimetsPrincess / Henriette: Dores Andre*Sea Witch: Benjamin Freemantle†* Saturday April 20, 2019 – 8:00 pmThe Little Mermaid: Yuan Yuan TanPrince / Edvard: Aaron RobisonPoet / Hans Christian Andersen: Ulrik BirkkjaerPrincess / Henriette: Sasha De SolaSea Witch: Wei Wang Tuesday, April 23, 2019 – 7:30 pmThe Little Mermaid: Yuan Yuan TanPrince / Edvard: Aaron RobisonPoet / Hans Christian Andersen: Ulrik BirkkjaerPrincess / Henriette: Sasha De SolaSea Witch: Wei Wang Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 7:30 pmThe Little Mermaid: WanTing ZhaoPrince / Edvard: Luke InghamPoet / Hans Christian Andersen: Tiit HelimetsPrincess / Henriette: Dores AndreSea Witch: Benjamin Freemantle Thursday, April 25, 2019 – 7:30 pmThe Little Mermaid: Mathilde FrousteyPrince / Edvard: Carlo Di LannoPoet / Hans Christian Andersen: Nathaniel RemezPrincess / Henriette: Madison KeeslerSea Witch: Benjamin Freemantle Saturday, April 27, 2019 – 2:00 pmThe Little Mermaid: Mathilde FrousteyPrince / Edvard: Carlo Di LannoPoet / Hans Christian Andersen: Nathaniel RemezPrincess / Henriette: Madison KeeslerSea Witch: Benjamin Freemantle Saturday, April 27, 2019 – 8:00 pmThe Little Mermaid: WanTing ZhaoPrince / Edvard: Luke InghamPoet / Hans Christian Andersen: Nathaniel RemezPrincess / Henriette: Madison KeeslerSea Witch: Benjamin Freemantle
  12. ABT will be premiering Ratmansky's The Seasons in May as part of the Ratmansky Trio program. The programs consists of three short pieces choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky: Songs of Bukovina, On The Dniper, and The Seasons. Here is the link: https://www.abt.org/event_dates/ratmansky-trio-5-21-19-730pm/
  13. Initial reactions: Excited for A Midsummer Night's Dream. I don't recall this ever being done, at least since I began attending SFB in 2001 Excited for the return of Jewels!!! Excited for the return of Morris's Sandpaper Ballet. I think this may be the 20th anniversary of the piece. Happy for new commissions from Trey McIntyre & Cathy Marston - what music will Mr. McIntyre choose and what literary work will Ms. Marston adapt??? Happy for a new Ratmansky piece Finally get to see Anima Animus and The Infinite Ocean again, along with Bespoke. As these are being performed in London, I expected to see them - along with Scarlett's Hummingbird Disappointed not to see Scarlett's Die Toteninsel - or maybe that is the 'Work to be Announced' on Program 6?
  14. Carlos Quenedit will be joining Miami City Ballet for the 2019-2020 season, where he danced as a Soloist in 2009: https://www.miamicityballet.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/FINAL-2019-20-MCB-Company-Roster-Announcement-04-16-19.pdf
  15. FB post: IG posts Congratulations to Esteban, Madison, and Cavan on their well-deserved promotions!!!
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