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A recent announcement from SFB:

SF Ballet Announces Two Spring Tours

Following the 2019 Repertory Season in San Francisco, the Company will travel to Sadler's Wells in London (May 29 – June 8) where they will perform four mixed repertory programs including select works from the 2018 Unbound festival, Scarlett's Hummingbird, and Ratmansky's Shostakovitch Trilogy. Then they'll head to Ballet Sun Valley (July 5 – 7) where they will perform a gala-style program and a mixed repertory with specific programming to be announced.

The Sadler's Wells programming is a mix of Ratmansky's Shostakovich Trilogy and Unbound Festival short pieces. Has Shostakovich Trilogy been seen in Britain yet? That's an excellent modern ballet.

I"m not sure why, but Mathilde Froustey is featured in both the photos for the Ballet Sun Valley.  😉
I"m sure Mathilde will be sharing the spotlight with other principals.

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Upcoming schedule:

Ballet Sun Valley

July 5
Program A: Gala-Style Program

The Fifth Season
Composer: Karl Jenkins
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson

Grand Pas Classique
Composer: Daniel-François Auber
Choreographer: Vicor Gsovsky

Concerto Grosso
Composer: F. Geminiani after Corelli
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson

Pas de Deux from The Sleeping Beauty, Act III
Composer: P.I. Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson after Petipa

UnSaid
Composer: Ezio Bosso
Choreographer: Danielle Rowe

Excerpt from Diving into the Lilacs
Composer: Boris Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov

Pas de Deux from Don Quixote, Act III
Composer: Ludwig Minkus
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson and Yuri Possokhov (after Petipa)

July 7
Program B: Triple-Bill Program

Bespoke
Composer: J.S. Bach
Choreographer: Stanton Welch

Your Flesh Shall Be A Great Poem
Composer: Chris Garneau
Choreographer: Trey McIntyre

Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Composer: Anthony Gonzalez, Yann Gonzalez, Bradley Laner, and Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Choreographer: Justin Peck

 

Stern Grove

[To be announced]

19th Ave & Sloat Blvd, San Francisco
July 28

 

The Royal Danish Opera House
Ekvipagemestervej 10, 1438 København K, Denmark
October 30–November 2

Intoxicating world-class poetry and ballet interlace when San Francisco Ballet for the first time gives a guest performance at the Royal Danish Theatre’s Opera House with a production of Romeo & Juliet.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 8:00 pm CEST
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 8:00 pm CEST
Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8:00 pm CEST
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm CEST

ROMEO & JULIET

Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
Scenery and Costume Design: Jens-Jacob Worsaae
Lighting Design: Thomas R. Skelton
Fight Scene Choreography: Martino Pistone in collaboration with Helgi Tomasson
 

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Ballet Sun Valley

Friday, July 5, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Conductor: Martin West

The Fifth Season
Choreography: Helgi Tomasson
Music: Karl Jenkins

Dores André, Aaron Robison
Kimberly Marie Olivier, John-Paul Simoens
Yuan Yuan Tan, Tiit Helimets

Grand Pas Classique
Choreography: Vicor Gsovsky
Music: Daniel-François Auber

Wona Park, Vitor Luiz 

Concerto Grosso
Choreography: Helgi Tomasson
Music: F. Geminiani after Corelli

Esteban Hernandez
Wei Wang
Benjamin Freemantle
Lonnie Weeks
Diego Cruz

Pas de Deux from The Sleeping Beauty, Act III
Choreography: Helgi Tomasson after Petipa
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Sasha De Sola, Joseph Walsh

UnSaid
Choreography: Danielle Rowe
Music: Ezio Bosso

Sofiane Sylve, Aaron Robison

Excerpt from Diving into the Lilacs
Choreography: Yuri Possokhov
Music: Boris Tchaikovksy

Yuan Yuan Tan, Carlo Di Lanno

Pas De Deux from Don Quixote, Act III
Choreography: Helgi Tomasson and Yuri Possokhov (after Petipa)
Music: Ludwig Minkus

Mathilde Froustey, Angelo Greco

 

Sunday, July 7, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Bespoke
Choreography: Stanton Welch
Music: J.S. Bach
Conductor: Martin West
Violinist: Cordula Merks

Mathilde Froustey, Sasha De Sola, Jennifer Stahl
Isabella DeVivo, Thamires Chuvas, Ellen Rose Hummel
Esteban Hernandez, Carlo Di Lanno, Davide Occhipinti
Wei Wang, Alexandre Cagnat, Lonnie Weeks

Your Flesh Shall Be A Great Poem
Choreography: Trey McIntyre
Music: Chris Garneau

Benjamin Freemantle
Isabella DeVivo, Sasha De Sola, Jennifer Stahl
Steven Morse, Alexandre Cagnat, Mingxuan Wuan, Esteban Hernandez, Lonnie Weeks

Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Choreography: Justin Peck
Music: Anthony Gonzalez, Yann Gonzalez, Bradley Laner, and Justin Meldal-Johnsen

Dores André, Joseph Walsh
Elizabeth Powell, Luke Ingham
Norika Matsuyama, Hansuke Yamamoto

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What a shame that SFB misspelled their excellent dancer Mingxuan Wang's name as Wuan. (Hoping for a correction.) 

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I just went online to check casting and discovered that Mingxuan Wang is dancing Concerto Grosso this Friday. I'm glad to see him getting this opportunity.   

Wei Wang is no longer dancing Concerto Grosso, but he is dancing Grand Pas Classique, instead of Vito Luiz.   Vitor Luiz is dancing The Fifth Season instead of Aaron Robison.   Robison is still dancing Danielle Rowe's Unsaid with Sofiane Sylve.   

Principal dancer Jaime Garcia Castilla is no longer on the roster.  I have not seen an "official" announcement, except now his name is no longer listed on the website, so I guess we can call that "official."   I will never forget his brilliant performance in Eden Eden and was a devoted fan of his ever since.  I'm so glad I saw him this past season in Appassionata Sonata.   Wishing all the best to him in his new endeavors. 

 

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30 minutes ago, Josette said:

Principal dancer Jaime Garcia Castilla is no longer on the roster.  I have not seen an "official" announcement, except now is name is no longer listed on the website, so I guess we can call that "official."   I will never forget his brilliant performance in Eden Eden and was a devoted fan of his ever since.  I'm so glad I saw him this past season in Appassionata Sonata.   Wishing all the best to him in his new endeavors. 

Very sorry he’s no longer on the roster.  He was promoted to principal in 2008, around the time I started attending SFB regularly, and I vividly remember his beautiful performance in Tomasson’s ‘7 for 8’.  He seemed disappear for a while, and it’s only in the last few years that I’ve seen him with some regularity, always for me kind of a special occasion.  All the best to him in the future. 

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I think Castilla has struggled with physical issues for quite some time. He was courageous to keep returning to perform, and he will be missed.

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Robison and Sylve dancing together would be worth the price of admission.  ;)
Here are the updated castings, as of July 1, 2019...

 

Ballet Sun Valley

Friday, July 5, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Conductor: Martin West

The Fifth Season
Choreography: Helgi Tomasson
Music: Karl Jenkins

Dores André, Vitor Luiz
Kimberly Marie Olivier, John-Paul Simoens
Yuan Yuan Tan, Tiit Helimets

Grand Pas Classique
Choreography: Vicor Gsovsky
Music: Daniel-François Auber

Wona Park, Wei Wang

Concerto Grosso
Choreography: Helgi Tomasson
Music: F. Geminiani after Corelli

Esteban Hernandez
Diego Cruz
Mingxuan Wang
Lonnie Weeks
Benjamin Freemantle

Pas de Deux from The Sleeping Beauty, Act III
Choreography: Helgi Tomasson after Petipa
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Sasha De Sola, Joseph Walsh

UnSaid
Choreography: Danielle Rowe
Music: Ezio Bosso

Sofiane Sylve, Aaron Robison

Excerpt from Diving into the Lilacs
Choreography: Yuri Possokhov
Music: Boris Tchaikovksy

Yuan Yuan Tan, Carlo Di Lanno

Pas De Deux from Don Quixote, Act III
Choreography: Helgi Tomasson and Yuri Possokhov (after Petipa)
Music: Ludwig Minkus

Mathilde Froustey, Angelo Greco

 

Sunday, July 7, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Bespoke
Choreography: Stanton Welch
Music: J.S. Bach
Conductor: Martin West
Violinist: Cordula Merks

Mathilde Froustey, Sasha De Sola, Jennifer Stahl
Isabella DeVivo, Thamires Chuvas, Ellen Rose Hummel
Esteban Hernandez, Carlo Di Lanno, Davide Occhipinti
Wei Wang, Alexandre Cagnat, Lonnie Weeks

Your Flesh Shall Be A Great Poem
Choreography: Trey McIntyre
Music: Chris Garneau

Benjamin Freemantle
Isabella DeVivo, Sasha De Sola, Jennifer Stahl
Steven Morse, Alexandre Cagnat, Mingxuan Wuan, Esteban Hernandez, Lonnie Weeks

Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Choreography: Justin Peck
Music: Anthony Gonzalez, Yann Gonzalez, Bradley Laner, and Justin Meldal-Johnsen

Dores André, Joseph Walsh
Elizabeth Powell, Luke Ingham
Norika Matsuyama, Hansuke Yamamoto

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Great photo! Thanks for posting, pherank. 

 

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And here's a stage photo courtesy of SFB (Greco and Froustey in Don Quixote PDD):

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And here's Wona Park and Wei Wang in Gsovsky's Grand Pas Classique (photo courtesy of SFB)

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THE ROYAL DANISH OPERA HOUSE
October 30–November 2

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2019 8:00 PM
Romeo: Carlo Di Lanno
Juliet: Mathilde Froustey
Mercutio: Joseph Walsh
Benvolio: Max Cauthorn
Tybalt: Luke Ingham


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2019 8:00 PM
Romeo: Angelo Greco
Juliet: Misa Kuranaga
Mercutio: Esteban Hernandez
Benvolio: Hansuke Yamamoto
Tybalt: Daniel Deivison-Oliveira


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019 8:00 PM
Romeo: Carlo Di Lanno
Juliet: Mathilde Froustey
Mercutio: Joseph Walsh
Benvolio: Max Cauthorn
Tybalt: Luke Ingham


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019 1:00 PM
Romeo: Angelo Greco
Juliet: Misa Kuranaga
Mercutio: Esteban Hernandez
Benvolio: Hansuke Yamamoto
Tybalt: Daniel Deivison-Oliveira
 

https://www.sfballet.org/tickets/casting/

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Mathilde Froustey mentioned online that there will be a casting change - she will be dancing with Joe Walsh as Romeo, and her first performance will be on Oct. 31. 

"Last minute casting change!
I’m beyond happy and excited to dance Romeo&Juliet with @josephwalshsf, my brand new and amazing Romeo!
Unfortunately we won’t dance tomorrow, we need at least 24h to get ready, but our 1st show will be on Thursday 31st of October!
One Halloween evening I’ll remember for sure ! "

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4NrveznmS0/

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12 hours ago, pherank said:

Mathilde Froustey mentioned online that there will be a casting change - she will be dancing with Joe Walsh as Romeo, and her first performance will be on Oct. 31. 

"Last minute casting change!
I’m beyond happy and excited to dance Romeo&Juliet with @josephwalshsf, my brand new and amazing Romeo!
Unfortunately we won’t dance tomorrow, we need at least 24h to get ready, but our 1st show will be on Thursday 31st of October!
One Halloween evening I’ll remember for sure ! "

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4NrveznmS0/

Just checked the casting on the website.  Misa & Angelo will now dance on opening night.  Joe will still be dancing Mercutio on opening night as well as Friday night.  Carlo is still listed for Friday with Mathilde.

https://www.sfballet.org/tickets/casting/

CASTING FOR UPCOMING PERFORMANCES IS ANNOUNCED AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

THE ROYAL DANISH OPERA HOUSE

Ekvipagemestervej 10, 1438 København K, Denmark
October 30–November 2

Learn More

CASTING

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2019 8:00 PM

Romeo: Angelo Greco
Juliet: Misa Kuranaga
Mercutio: Joseph Walsh
Benvolio: Max Cauthorn
Tybalt: Luke Ingham

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2019 8:00 PM

Romeo: Joseph Walsh
Juliet: Mathilde Froustey
Mercutio: Esteban Hernandez
Benvolio: Hansuke Yamamoto
Tybalt: Daniel Deivison-Oliveira

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019 8:00 PM

Romeo: Carlo Di Lanno
Juliet: Mathilde Froustey
Mercutio: Joseph Walsh
Benvolio: Max Cauthorn
Tybalt: Luke Ingham

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019 1:00 PM

Romeo: Angelo Greco
Juliet: Misa Kuranaga
Mercutio: Esteban Hernandez
Benvolio: Hansuke Yamamoto
Tybalt: Daniel Deivison-Oliveira

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Here's an Instagram posting by SFB with picture of Helgi Tomasson and Queen Margrethe -

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4S2El-jn_2/

"Magical dance connections in Copenhagen: Queen Margrethe II, Denmark’s reigning monarch, attended the opening night of SF Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet in Copenhagen. In addition to being a devoted ballet fan, Queen Margrethe II has designed costumes and sets for ballets at the Pantomime Theatre of Tivoli Gardens since 1991—including a production of Cinderella choreographed by SF Ballet choreographer in residence Yuri Possokhov. SF Ballet Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson spent a summer as a teen studying ballet in Copenhagen and dancing at Tivoli Gardens, an experience he says convinced him to become a dancer."

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