Joffrey Ballet: Three Pieces Set to Beach Boys, Prince, and Classical Music
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Called "the most forward-looking American ballet company on the continent" (Contra Costa Times), San Francisco Ballet rarely disappoints in its selection and performance of innovative, genre-defining works. For this exciting triple bill, SF Ballet presents the world premiere of Hummingbird by Liam Scarlett, a contemporary ballet wunderkind who, at only 26, was recently appointed artist-in-residence at The Royal Ballet. The program also includes the return of Helgi Tomasson's masterful The Fifth Season and Serge Lifar's elegant Suite en Blanc, a brilliant showcase of French neoclassicism featuring "a parade of stunning individual and Hollywood-big corps performances" (San Jose Mercury News). Learn More
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“It’s Joffrey’s destiny to dance for the ages” —Chicago Tribune
- Tharp’s “Deuce Coupe,” set to music by the Beach Boys
- Dean’s “Sometimes It Snows in April” from Billboards, set to music by Prince
- Joffrey’s “Pas des Déesses,” set to a solo piano work by John Field, performed live by Paul Lewis
Celebrating 50 years of peerless dance making—that first tour was conducted from a station wagon and a U-Haul trailer!—the Joffrey Ballet continues to astonish world audiences with its unique blend of brilliant technique and the quintessential American spirit. The Berkeley program features Twyla Tharp’s “Deuce Coupe” (1973), the choreographer’s carefree classic about teenagers at play, set to the music of the Beach Boys; Laura Dean’s “Sometimes It Snows in April,” from Gerald Arpino’s 1993 production of _Billboards, _set to the classic song by Prince; and Robert Joffrey’s demure and witty “Pas des Déesses,” which was featured in that first company season a half century ago.
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