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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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Jen Stahl and Luke Ingham are performing Swan Lake Suite with Orange County Ballet Theater at Irvine Barclay Theatre on May 25th.

 

 

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Tiit Helimets is creating a ballet for the Estonian National Opera, and Dores Andre is creating the costumes [click right arrow to view additional photo]:

Dores is staying very busy this summer, apparently.

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I've always wondered why there wasn't a DVD made of RAkU (and 2 other short ballets). Well, it appears that it has been filmed for posterity, and will be premiered in NYC this summer:

Fire and Ashes, Making the Ballet RAkU
Shirley Sun, USA, 2017, 60m
New York Premiere
Set in historic Kyoto, the fictional story of RAkU is based on a true event, the burning of a sacred temple by a deranged monk. Yuri Possokhov’s choreography for prima ballerina Yuan Yuan Tan mingles Japanese Noh theater and elements of Butoh with classical and contemporary ballet styles to create powerful dance drama. The film begins with Russian-born Possokhov and his team making plans over vodka and borscht, then moves into an intense rehearsal process, and culminates in a breathtaking performance by Yuan Yuan and her male partners—Damian Smith and Pascal Molat—as they enact this passionate tale of love and revenge.


http:// https://www.filmlinc.org/daily/dance-on-camera-festival-2018-lineup-announced/

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It looks like Frances Chung is guesting with Houston Ballet in Swan Lake, as I write this. And she may have banged her knee during rehearsals which is a shame as she has had to struggle with injuries lately.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkUGqRTgMuJ/?taken-by=franadian

I can't find a casting page for HB to find out exactly when she is appearing.

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7 minutes ago, PeggyTulle said:

Thanks, I see it now on the Swan Lake page. It didn't come up when I did a search. Can't say I love how the website is organized and designed. But the SFB site is only marginally easier to find things on (and that's probably because I'm now used to it).

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Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 1:30 PM
Friday, June 29, 2018 | 7:30 PM

Houston Ballet Orchestra conducted by Jonathan McPhee

ODETTE/ODILE
Frances Chung

PRINCE SIEGFRIED
Connor Walsh

ROTHBART
Brian Waldre

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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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Good news: Mathilde Froustey mentioned that she will be dancing with Jospeh Walsh at the Napa Festival, so Joe is apparently cleared to perform. Fingers crossed the dancers can remain injury free for the rest of the year.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BlJUuzknu8a/?taken-by=lapetitefrench_

And from Lauren Strongin:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BlHQnpWAYyA/?taken-by=lcstrongin

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Casting for Napa and Stern Grove are up. 

 

FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 6 pm

TARANTELLA
Composer: Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Conductor: Martin West

Sasha De Sola, Esteban Hernandez*

Pas de Deux from THE INFINITE OCEAN
Composer: Oliver Davis
Choreographer: Edwaard Liang
Conductor: Martin West

Yuan Yuan Tan, Vitor Luiz

YOUR FLESH SHALL BE A GREAT POEM
Composer: Chris Garneau
Choreographer: Trey McIntyre

Benjamin Freemantle

Isabella DeVivo, WanTing Zhao*, Jennifer Stahl

Steven Morse, Jaime Garcia Castilla, Alexandre Cagnat, Davide Occhipinti*, Lonnie Weeks

IN THE NIGHT
Composer: Frédéric Chopin
Choreographer: Jerome Robbins
Pianist: Roy Bogas

Dores André, Joseph Walsh
Sofiane Sylve, Tiit Helimets
Sarah Van Patten, Luke Ingham

Pas de Deux from DON QUIXOTE, Act III
Composer: Ludwig Minkus
Choreographers: Alexander Gorsky and Marius Petipa
Staging and Additional Choreography: Helgi Tomasson and Yuri Possokhov
Conductor: Martin West

Ana Sophia Scheller, Vladislav Kozlov

 

STERN GROVE FESTIVAL


Sunday, July 29, 2018  - 2 pm

SERENADE
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Conductor: Martin West

Waltz Couple: Sarah Van Patten, Luke Ingham
Russian Girl: Frances Chung
Angel: Jennifer Stahl
Dark Angel: Ulrik Birkkjaer 

TARANTELLA
Composer: Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Conductor: Martin West

Sasha De Sola, Esteban Hernandez

Pas de Deux from THE INFINITE OCEAN
Composer: Oliver Davis
Choreographer: Edwaard Liang
Conductor: Martin West

Yuan Yuan Tan, Vitor Luiz

Pas de Deux from DON QUIXOTE, Act III
Composer: Ludwig Minkus
Choreographers: Alexander Gorsky and Marius Petipa
Staging and Additional Choreography: Helgi Tomasson and Yuri Possokhov
Conductor: Martin West

Ana Sophia Scheller, Vladislav Kozlov

RODEO: FOUR DANCE EPISODES
Composer: Aaron Copland
Choreographer: Justin Peck
Conductor: Martin West

Dores André, Ulrik Birkkjaer

Max Cauthorn, Hansuke Yamamoto, Wei Wang

Jaime Garcia Castilla, Steven Morse, Myles Thatcher, Sean Orza, Henry Sidford
Nathaniel Remez, Diego Cruz*, John-Paul Simoens, Solomon Golding, Lonnie Weeks, Alexandre Cagnat

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Dores André is now cast opposite Joe Walsh due to Mathilde getting a bad infection and being hospitalized. I believe things are on the mend, fortunately.

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