Sfballet 020113

Program 3: The Rite of Spring, Beaux, Guide to Strange Places Reviews

War Memorial Opera House (San Francisco, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

36 ratings
4.2 average rating
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54 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 26 2013

A spectacular program. One of the most theillinginterpretations of Rite of Spring I have ever seen.

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14 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 26 2013

Mixed bag. Dancing excellent throughout. No question there. "Guide to Strange Places" -- was great and who would not love John Adams. "Beaux" -- was (or should I say "were) not. Enjoy a cocktail during this one. "The Rite of Spring" was...continued

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38 events
5 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 26 2013

I received great seats and was in awe with the grandeur and beauty of the ballet and the beautiful War Memorial Auditorium!

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7 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 27 2013

SF Ballet is an amazing company and to get Grand Tier Premium tickets at 1/2 price just added to the bonus of being able to see this amazing company in the good seats! All three dances were amazing. Bravo!

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4 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Feb 27 2013

SF Ballet outdid themselves! This show was extraordinary! Emotional, powerful and beautiful! It's a definite must see!

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19 events
13 reviews
16 stars
attended Mar 02 2013

For some reason I fell asleep during "Guide . . . " and "Beaux." Something about the movement and music, and uncomfortable seats. "The Rite . . ." I found interesting, but slightly juvenile and obvious. The choreography seemed closer to modern...continued

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25 events
12 reviews
295 stars
attended Feb 26 2013

If you're a fan of the music and of modern dance, do not miss this performance. The audacious, sensual choreography for "The Rite of Spring" had the audience gasping in amazement--among other emotions, no doubt.

It may sound like an...continued

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10 events
6 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 26 2013

I loved this dance. I have always loved the music, and I am awed at the creative genius of the choreography, the staging, and the dancing. One of the best I've ever seen.

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10 events
5 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 02 2013

SFB dancers are the best! What an attractive company.
Ashley Page's ballet was fabulous.

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11 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 27 2013

The new Choreography of The Rite of Spring (world premiere) was FANTASTIC ! Modern ballet with influences from modern dance, a must see if you like modern ballet. The other two presentations were good as well, particularly Strange Places.

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joan procter
8 events
5 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 27 2013

The program was musically a bit "harsh" for my taste, but I still enjoyed it due to the terrific quality of dancers we have @ SFB. The "Beaux" was typically delightful Mark Morris, and Yuri's "Rite of Spring" was a great showcase for the many...continued

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12 events
4 reviews
7 stars
attended Feb 27 2013

Dance # 1 - totally uninspiring. Much too long & repetitive
Dance # 2 - Beaux: best of the evening. Visual and talent of dancers
(all male) very impressive
Dance # 3 - Rite of Spring - too far out there. I couldn't wait...continued

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5 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 27 2013

Guide to Strange Places: Not my personal preference in theme, style or music, but excellently danced.

Beaux: Great dancing and music, not my personal preference in theme, but likely so for others.

Rite of Spring: (This piece is what I went...continued

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4 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 26 2013

I attend a lot of the SFB performances, and this one is at the bottom of the scale for me. Helgi usually mixes the modern pieces with the classical in any given program, but this program is all modern, with the music in each piece being the...continued

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3 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 02 2013

After having been to the Nijinsky ballet a few weeks earlier, maybe this is the reason that I had an accepting, but cool, response to Program 3. The ballets were good, but they did not move me as did Nijinsky. It was an acceptable program but...continued

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2 reviews
11 stars
attended Feb 26 2013

Especially loved Rite of Spring and Guide to Strange Places (especially the dancers in green and fluidity of the male). Music was interesting in Beaux, dancing o.k.

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9 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 27 2013

Pathetic. I was extremely disappointed in the quality of the dancing, choreography, costumes and set design. The dancers' feet barely left the ground. The majority of the positions were awkward/ugly. It was my first time at the SF Ballet, and...continued

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1 review
13 stars
attended Mar 02 2013

First time at a ballet; really enjoyed seeing the perfect bodies in poetic motion. It's worth it to upgrade to the Orchestra CENTER seats. If you have normal vision, you'll be able to see everything well, including facial expressions. Basically...continued

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1 review
2 stars
attended Feb 27 2013

Got a great seat at the rear orchestra, my favorite place to sit. Wanted to see Rite of Spring, had seen the other two last year. Rite of Spring is great!! love anything that Yuri Possokhov choreographs! the highlight of the evening.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Feb 27 2013

Wonderful performances. Best Rite of Spring I have ever seen. Totally engrossing, both comical and sensual, the performance wrung every nuance out of the complex Stravinsky composition. I still have it wringing in my ears, calling up the wonderful...continued

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