San Francisco Ballet, Petrouchka

San Francisco Ballet, ‘Petrouchka’ and other worksProgram 4, 2010Ballet in four scenesMusic by Igor StravinskyChoreography by Michel Fokine (staged by Isabelle Fokine)Other works on mixed bill: “Diving Into the Lilacs” (choreographed by Yuri Possokhov) and “in the middle, somewhat  ...

The Lady with the Little Dog, NYCB

New York City BalletRussian ProgramFeb 9, 2010Lincoln Centerhttp://www.nycballet.com/nycb/home/AgonPost Balanchine RussianBookended by two Balanchine classics, Choreographer Alexey Miroshnichenko premiered The Lady with the Little Dog for the New York City Ballet’s Russian program this month. Based on a short story  ...

Akram Khan Co., bahok

Akram Khan CompanyPhoto: Liu YangYerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, February 2010 bahokhttp://www.ybca.org/http://www.akramkhancompany.net/Akram Khan’s distinctive choreography is a windstorm that strikes with sudden unpredictability and intensity.  It defies gravity like the free fall of a parachute jump,  ...

Kings of the Dance, LA

Kings of the Dance2010 tourJose Manuel CarreñoGuillaume CoteMarcelo GomesDavid GomesDavid HallbergJoaquin De LuzDenis MatvienkoDesmond RichardsonAhmanson Theatre, Los Angeleshttp://www.ardani.com/tours-kings.phpClose your eyes.  Picture a classical ballet.  Got that?  If you are like the rest of us, probably your picture includes one  ...

San Francisco Ballet, Programs 2 & 3

San Francisco BalletPrograms 2 & 3,  2010http://www.sfballet.org/Program 2February 14, 2010Opus 19/The DreamerChoreographer: Jerome RobbinsMusic: Sergei ProkofievGhosts, a World Premiere 
Choreographer: Christopher WheeldonComposer: C.F. Kip WingerCompany B“Songs sung by The Andrews Sisters”Choreographer: Paul Taylorhttp://www.sfballet.org/interact/watch/index.asp?bclid=49924290001&bctid=64560062001Program 3February 11, 2010SerenadeChoreographer: George BalanchineComposer: Peter  ...

Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company

Morphoses/The Wheeldon CompanySaturday January 23, Sunday January 24, 2010Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CAwww.morphoses.orgsfperformances.org10-Rhapsody Fantasie Photo: Bill CooperChoreographic FatigueAs we left the Novellus Theater at YBCA, my friend remarked, "I'm usually not tired when I leave  ...

San Francisco Ballet Gala

San Francisco Ballet Opening Night Gala (2010)Silver Celebration—Honoring Helgi Tomasson’s 25 Years as Artistic DirectorMixed bill from the repertoryWar Memorial Opera House, San FranciscoJanuary 20, 2010http://www.sfballet.org/performancestickets/2010season.aspNutnaree Pipit-Suksun and Pierre-François Vilanoba in Tomasson's 7 For Eight.© Erik TomassonHelgi Tomasson soaked  ...

Moscow Festival Ballet on tour

Moscow Festival BalletCoppéliaKrannert Center for the Performing ArtsUrbana, ILWednesday 20 January 2010http://www.krannertcenter.com/http://cami.com/?webid=324    The Moscow Festival Ballet’s Wednesday night performance of Coppélia, despite the strength of its first two acts, was ultimately a victim of circumstance.  Most modern performances of  ...