SF Ballet 2013 Season Package: 3 World-Class Ballet Performances
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Marimba music, ballet-infused folklorico dance, accordion-fueled norteño music and other musical performance styles from Mexico, El Salvador, Chile and beyond come together for Monsignor Romero: A Unity Song. Celebrating the life and foundation of the great Catholic activist Óscar Romero, Brava Theater Center presents such exhilarating Latin performers as Mexican political singer-songwriter Francisco Herrera, Chilean cellist and folk singer Mochi Parra and El Salvadoran dance sensations Ballet Teatro Mauricio Bonilla, performing for the first time in the U.S. from their homeland. Part of the proceeds (25%) go toward helping fund a statue of Monsignor Romero in Rome and advancing the cause of hope, love and unity. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
January 29 – February 3, 2013: World Premiere by Wayne McGregor, Suite en Blanc, * In the Night*
The 2013 Season opens with a program featuring a world premiere by Wayne McGregor—his first commission for SF Ballet. Bay Area audiences and critics have thrilled to McGregor’s work in recent seasons, including Eden/Eden and Chroma, which the San Francisco Chronicle called “profound…fitful and frenetic.” The program also includes the SF Ballet premiere of Serge Lifar’s Suite en Blanc, “a rarely seen treasure” (London Evening Standard) which showcases the technical virtuosity of the Company, plus the return of Jerome Robbins’ elegant In the Night, set to solo piano music by Chopin.
February 26-March 10, 2013: Beaux, Guide to Strange Places, Possokhov’s The Rite of Spring
San Francisco Ballet is thrilled to present the world premiere of Choreographer in Residence Yuri Possokhov’s interpretation of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps). This highly anticipated work joins SF Ballet’s repertory as part of a worldwide celebration of the 100th anniversary of the premiere of The Rite of Spring, a legendary opening night performance so groundbreaking and shocking that it evoked a riot. With its percussive rhythms and dissonant harmonies, Stravinsky’s masterpiece is one of the most revolutionary musical works of the 20th century. The infamous Paris premiere of The Rite of Spring ballet—with Vaslav Nijinsky’s choreography depicting an ancient pagan ritual—was a watershed moment in cultural history. The performance, and ensuing audience revolt, marked the end of the romantic period and heralded the beginning of modernism, a transition that was ultimately celebrated. A year after that notorious opening, Stravinsky was carried victoriously through the streets of Paris after a performance of The Rite of Spring. Program 3 also includes Mark Morris’ Beaux_, featuring nine men in colorful costumes by fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi. “_Beaux shows Morris once again as master craftsman,” said the San Francisco Chronicle. The program also features Ashley Page’s Guide to Strange Places, which also made its world premiere in San Francisco in 2012.
*March 21-March 28, 2013: Onegin
*After receiving rave reviews in 2012, SF Ballet presents John Cranko’s dramatic story ballet, Onegin. The San Francisco Chronicle called it “remarkably imaginative…Cranko’s masterpiece still has the power to transport and astonish.” The San Jose Mercury News said, “The audience leapt to its feet in a roar of approval. Onegin was a home run.” Based on Alexander Pushkin’s classic novel, this sumptuous full-length work is set to a score by Tchaikovsky, with scenery and costumes by award-winning designer Santo Loquasto.