San Francisco Ballet – Tuning Game, Celts, Without Words

The San Francisco Ballet's third program of the season brought the company premiere of Nacho Duato's Without Words set to an arrangement of Schubert songs (minus the voice) for cello and piano. First created in 1998 for American Ballet Theater, the ballet is sculptural, stark, strikingly moving and beautiful  ...

San Francisco Ballet Program 5: culturevulture.net – review

San Francisco Ballet offered something for the funny bone and something for the heart in its fourth program offering of the 2009 season. First the heart. Antony Tudor’s 1936 masterpiece “Jardin aux Lilas” (“Lilac Garden”) stepped out on the San Francisco stage for the first time, a belated but welcome  ...

Swan Lake, San Francisco Ballet Program 3

Ballet in four acts by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky New production choreographed by Helgi Tomasson (after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov) Orchestra conducted by Martin West War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco World premiere, February 21, 2009 (program continues, with alternating casts, through March 1) http://www.sfballet.org/performancestickets/2009season/program3.asp Considered purely as a vehicle  ...

San Francisco Ballet, Program 5

Works by Mark Morris: “A Garden,” “Joyride,” and “Sandpaper Ballet” Orchestra conducted by David LaMarche and Martin West (for “Joyride”) War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco March 13, 2009 (program continues, with alternating casts, through March 24) http://www.sfballet.org/performancestickets/2009season/program5.asp Mark Morris has enjoyed a 15-year collaboration with San Francisco Ballet,  ...