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    SF Ballet 2018 Tours

    I am going to guess Sasha DeSola. In her Meet the Artist interview (unfortunately podcast not on the website at the moment) she was asked if there were any of the Unbound pieces that she wasn't a part of but would like to dance. She said Anima Animus. I am trying to remember who else has shared roles with Masha.
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    Keeping Up With SFB Veterans

    and the website has been updated with Mr. Robison (just scroll down a bit): https://www.sfballet.org/artists/dancers/principals his bio: https://www.sfballet.org/artists/dancers/aaron_robison
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    Summer 2018 Performances

    Stern Grove 7/29: The ballet's website has not been updated (https://www.sfballet.org/season/tour), but the Stern Grove website has the afternoon's program posted (http://www.sterngrove.org/july-29-2018/) Serenade, Choreographed by George Balanchine, Music Composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Bluebird Pas De Deux from The Sleeping Beauty, Choreographed by Helgi Tomasson after Marius Petipa, Music Composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Letting Go Pas De Deux from The Infinite Ocean, Choreography by Edwaard Liang, Music Composed by Oliver Davis Tarantella, Choreography by George Balanchine, Music by Louis Moreau Gottschalk Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes, Choreographed by Justin Peck, Music Composed by Aaron Copland (Program is subject to change. Casting is TBA) Interestingly, the first and last pieces are from this season's Program 2. I thought it was wonderful in that the first piece highlighted the women and the second piece highlighted the men. For Tarantella, I am hoping for Angelo and either Frances or Sasha. For Bluebird - fingers crossed for Wona Park and Wei Wang.
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    UNBOUND 2018: A Festival of New Works

    BINGO!! The programs for the Kennedy Center performances have been announced: Program A: McIntyre's Your Flesh Shall Be A Great Poem, Wheeldon's Bound To, and Dawson's Anima Animus Program B: Liang's The Infinite Ocean, Marston's Snowblind, Peck's Hurry Up We're Dreaming SF Ballet link: https://www.sfballet.org/season/tour Kennedy Center Link: http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/BTBSF Also interesting to note: For the 2019 Season, Program 6 has been revised. Arthur Pita's Bjork Ballet replaces Edwaard Liang's The Infinite Ocean. https://www.sfballet.org/season/2019-repertory/2019-Program-06
  5. At the Sunday 5/6 performance of Unbound A, James Sofranko took his final bow following Alonzo King's The Collective Agreement (opening piece on the program). He was the last to take a bow. His son came out and presented him with a bouquet, then promptly ran off the stage. Helgi Tomasson presented him with flowers and a bottle of bubbly (at least I think it was) I will miss his presence, but he will still be around as SF Danceworks will be performing in June for their third season - http://www.sfdanceworks.org/.
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    2019 Season

    Unbound works have been added (https://www.sfballet.org/season/2019-season) - here are the details (only listing mixed rep programs): Program 2: Balanchine's Divertimento No. 15, Millepied's Appassionata, Dawson's Anima Animus Program 3: Tomasson's The Fifth Season, Marston's Snowblind, Lander's Etudes Program 5: McIntyre's Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem, Wheeldon's Bound To, Yuri Possokhov World Premiere Program 6: Liang's The Infinite Ocean, Liam Scarlett World Premiere, Peck's Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
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    UNBOUND 2018: A Festival of New Works

    Not yet - I just checked the 2019 Season section on the website (https://www.sfballet.org/season/2019-season) and the slots are still listed as Encore Work TBA. Maybe it will be updated when the works that will be taken to DC in the fall are announced. UPDATE: Unbound works have been added - here are the details (only listing mixed rep programs) Program 2: Balanchine's Divertimento No. 15, Millepied's Appassionata, Dawson's Anima Animus Program 3: Tomasson's The Fifth Season, Marston's Snowblind, Lander's Etudes Program 5: McIntyre's Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem, Wheeldon's Bound To, Yuri Possokhov World Premiere Program 6: Liang's The Infinite Ocean, Liam Scarlett World Premiere, Peck's Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
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    UNBOUND 2018: A Festival of New Works

    True, but perhaps since his Rodeo-Four Dance Episodes is returning next year the thought was only one Peck could return??? I agree that Hurry Up We're Dreaming could appear in DC - and it could also come back to SF in 2020. To be honest, I was not exactly thrilled with it on the first view but it grew on me in successive viewings.
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    Summer 2018 Performances

    San Francisco Ballet will once again perform this summer at the Festival Napa Valley and the Stern Grove Festival on Friday 7/27 and Sunday 7/29, respectively. Programming has yet to be announced, but here is the link on the website: https://www.sfballet.org/season/tour.
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    2019 Season

    (I will also post this in the Unbound thread) I received an email reminder to renew by subscription for 2019. In the email, the five returning Unbound pieces are named. They are (drum roll, please): Anima Animus (David Dawson) The Infinite Ocean (Edwaard Liang) Snowblind (Cathy Marston) Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem (Trey McIntyre) Bound To (Christopher Wheeldon) I was confident Bound To & Anima Animus would return. I was hoping The Infinite Ocean would also return. Flesh was on my wishlist as I did not think it would return. And although Snowblind is a great vehicle for the three leads, I wasn't sure that it would return. I do hope that some of the other pieces will return some time in the future. Lastly, although the returning Unbound pieces have been announced, the 2019 Season has not been updated as to which programs they will appear. Additionally, I receive a reminder robocall to renew my subscription. The message was from Principal Dancer Sasha De Sola and Corps de Ballet Dancer/Choreographer Myles Thatcher 😃
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    UNBOUND 2018: A Festival of New Works

    (I will also post this in the 2019 Season thread) I received an email reminder to renew by subscription for 2019. In the email, the five returning Unbound pieces are named. They are (drum roll, please): Anima Animus (David Dawson) The Infinite Ocean (Edwaard Liang) Snowblind (Cathy Marston) Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem (Trey McIntyre) Bound To (Christopher Wheeldon) I was confident Bound To & Anima Animus would return. I was hoping The Infinite Ocean would also return. Flesh was on my wishlist as I did not think it would return. And although Snowblind is a great vehicle for the three leads, I wasn't sure that it would return. I do hope that some of the other pieces will return some time in the future.
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    Dancer Promotions for 2018-2019

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    Unbound A - Opening 4/20

    Tonight's Meet the Artist interview at 7:00 PM will be with Justin Peck, choreographer of tonight's last piece Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. https://www.sfballet.org/explore/meet-the-artists
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    Unbound D - Opening 4/26

    Opening night casting for Unbound D has been posted (https://www.sfballet.org/season/casting) UNBOUND D Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 7:30 pm THE INFINITE OCEAN Choreography: Edwaard Liang Music: Oliver Davis Conductor: Martin West Violin: Heeguen Song Sofiane Sylve*, Tiit Helimets* Yuan Yuan Tan*, Vitor Luiz* LET'S BEGIN AT THE END Choreography: Dwight Rhoden Music: CJohann Sebastian Bach, Philip Glass, and Michael Nyman Conductor: David Briskin Piano: Mariya Borozina, Natal'ya Feygina Frances Chung*, Angelo Greco* Esteban Hernandez* Sasha De Sola*, Benjamin Freemantle* Jennifer Stahl*, Ulrik Birkkjaer* BJÖRK BALLET Choreography: Arthur Pita Music: Björk Gudmundsdottir and Sjón Conductor: Martin West Maria Kochetkova*, Dores André*, Sarah Van Patten* Wei Wang*, Luke Ingham*, Ulrik Birkkjaer* *denotes premiere in ballet Casting subject to change
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    Unbound C - Opening 4/24

    Opening night casting for Unbound C has been posted (https://www.sfballet.org/season/casting) UNBOUND C Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 7:30 pm BESPOKE Choreography: Stanton Welch Music: Johann Sebastian Bach Conductor: David Briskin Violin: Cordula Merks Mathilde Froustey*, Frances Chung*, Jennifer Stahl*, Sasha De Sola*, Isabella DeVivo*, Ellen Rose Hummel* Carlo Di Lanno*, Angelo Greco*, Jaime Garcia Castilla*, Esteban Hernandez*, Alexandre Cagnat*, Lonnie Weeks* YOUR FLESH SHALL BE A GREAT POEM Choreography: Trey McIntyre Music: Chris Garneau Benjamin Freemantle* Frances Chung*, Sasha De Sola*, Jennifer Stahl* Steven Morse*, Jaime Garcia Castilla*, Alexandre Cagnat*, Esteban Hernandez*, Lonnie Weeks* GUERNICA Choreography: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa Music: Joe Andrews, Michel Banabila, Tom Halstead, and Charles Valentin-Alkan Piano: Ronny Michael Greenberg Dores André*, Vitor Luiz* Julia Rowe*, Myles Thatcher* *denotes premiere in ballet Casting subject to change
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