The Suzanne Farrell Ballet: Legendary Ballerina's Company Dances Balanchine at Cal Performances
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The last date listed for The Suzanne Farrell Ballet was Sunday October 25, 2009 / 3:00pm (Program B).
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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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Program A (Oct 24): The Balanchine Couple featuring pas de deux from nine Balanchine ballets, with onstage narration by artistic director Suzanne Farrell. Pas de deux include those from Apollo, La Sonnambula, La Valse, Agon, Meditation, Chaconne, and Stars and Stripes, “The Unanswered Question” from Ivesiana, and Pas de Mauresque from Don Quixote.
Program B (Oct 25):* Balanchine/Divertimento No. 15 (Pas d’ Action); Agon; “Contrapuntal Blues pas de deux” from Clarinade; “Scene d’amour” from Béjart’s Romeo and Juliet
Suzanne Farrell was George Balanchine’s most celebrated muse and remains a legendary figure in the ballet world today. Now, through the Kennedy Center’s own ballet company, this great artist continues to share her intimate understanding of Balanchine’s vanguard body of work. The program will showcase many special projects unique to the company and to Farrell’s singular insight.
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