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Program 6, 2018: The National Ballet of Canada in John Neumeier’s Nijinsky

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Here's the new trailer for Program 6:

The National Ballet of Canada in John Neumeier’s Nijinsky

 

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I cannot wait! Thanks for posting this delicious teaser. 

 

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Casting has been posted for the entire run (https://www.sfballet.org/season/casting - scroll to the middle of the page after Program 5 casting)

Program 06: The National Ballet of Canada
NIJINSKY
A Ballet by John Neumeier

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Choreography: John Neumeier
Music: Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor: Martin West

Vaslav Nijinsky: Guillaume Côté
Romola Nijinsky: Heather Ogden
Serge Diaghilev: Ben Rudisin 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Choreography: John Neumeier
Music: Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor: Martin West

Vaslav Nijinsky: Skylar Campbell
Romola Nijinsky: Sonia Rodriguez
Serge Diaghilev: Piotr Stanczyk

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Choreography: John Neumeier
Music: Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor: Martin West

Vaslav Nijinsky: Francesco Gabriele Frola
Romola Nijinsky: Svetlana Lunkina
Serge Diaghilev: Piotr Stanczyk

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 8 pm

Choreography: John Neumeier
Music: Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor: Martin West

Vaslav Nijinsky: Guillaume Côté
Romola Nijinsky: Xiao Nan Yu
Serge Diaghilev: Ben Rudisin 

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 2 pm

Choreography: John Neumeier
Music: Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor: Martin West

Vaslav Nijinsky: Skylar Campbell
Romola Nijinsky: Sonia Rodriguez
Serge Diaghilev: Piotr Stanczyk

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 8 pm

Choreography: John Neumeier
Music: Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor: Martin West

Vaslav Nijinsky: Francesco Gabriele Frola
Romola Nijinsky: Svetlana Lunkina
Serge Diaghilev: Piotr Stanczyk

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 2 pm

Choreography: John Neumeier
Music: Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor: Martin West

Vaslav Nijinsky: Guillaume Côté
Romola Nijinsky: Heather Ogden
Serge Diaghilev: Ben Rudisin 

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Saw Frola and Lunkina in Paris and thought they were stunning - together and apart.  Certainly the best of the two NBoC casts I saw in this work.  This young Italian is definitely a talent to watch and this role suits him down to the ground.  Here he is rehearsing the ending (minus the inevitable exhaustion at that point):

In many ways I didn't feel the Company presentation was a match on Neumeier's own Hamburg Ballet - but that I suppose was to be expected.  That said, Dylan Tedaldi was thrilling as Nijinksky's brother.  

 

Enjoy. 

Edited by meunier fan

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SFB is running a promotion on tickets for Program 6

"For a limited time save $49 on ANY performance of Nijinsky. Click the button below, select the performance you wish to attend, and enter promo code OBSESSION.
Seven performances only April 3–8. Get your tickets today."

https://www.sfballet.org/season/2018-repertory/2018-program-6

[Look for the purple "Buy Tickets" button on the right side of the screen]

 

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On 3/16/2018 at 1:34 PM, pherank said:

SFB is running a promotion on tickets for Program 6

"For a limited time save $49 on ANY performance of Nijinsky. Click the button below, select the performance you wish to attend, and enter promo code OBSESSION.
Seven performances only April 3–8. Get your tickets today."

https://www.sfballet.org/season/2018-repertory/2018-program-6

[Look for the purple "Buy Tickets" button on the right side of the screen]

 

 
Another promo from their FB page:

 Also, Nite Out returns tonight - hosted by Corps de Ballet dancers Myles Thatcher & Solomon Golding

 

Edited by sf_herminator

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Slight change to casting on Friday - Evan McKie replaces Ben Rudisin as Diaghilev (Ben is still dancing the role on Sunday) - https://www.sfballet.org/season/casting 

 

Friday, April 6, 2018 – 8 pm

Choreography: John Neumeier
Music: Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor: David Briskin

Vaslav Nijinsky: Guillaume Côté
Romola Nijinsky: Xiao Nan Yu
Serge Diaghilev: Evan McKie

Also, six of the company's dancers trained at San Francisco Ballet School 

 

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I attended the April 7 Frola/Lunkina performance of Nijinski at the Opera House.  Frola was every bit as wonderful as I had heard, but Lunkina -- what a disappointment!  She kind of faded into the background and I thought was somewhat more plump, shall we say, than in the past. At one point she caught her toe and lost her balance!  The role seemed inappropriate -- I thought she looked to old for him.  There's so much hype about her that I was sorely disappointed in what I saw.  I was so bored I actually spent the time reviewing my tax return in my head! Never again.

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1 hour ago, kbarber said:

Lunkina plump? you must be joking.

Quinten may be referring to her general impression, but as this recent photo from the Tokyo Ballet Festival attests - she is still very thin:

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I find over and again, that when people refer to a ballet dancer's 'heavy', or 'fat' appearance, the problem is really an ill-fitting or poorly designed costume. A classic example being the Emeralds and Mozartiana (women's) costumes - the bodice makes the tiniest dancer look wide like a fire hydrant.

 

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