State Ballet of Georgia Featuring Star Nina Ananiashvili at Zellerbach Hall
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The last date listed for Nina Ananiashvili and the State Ballet of Georgia was Sunday February 17, 2008 / 3:00pm (Program B).
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Susan Jane
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A beautiful show!
Quotes & Highlights
“Nina Ananiashvili has never failed to light up the stage. The star presence she brings…invariably fills every scene with drama.” —New York Times
*Program A (Thursday, February 14): *
Possokhov/Sagalobeli, set to Georgian traditional music (American premiere)
Balanchine/Duo Concertant, set to Stravinsky
Chaconne, set to Gluck
Ratmansky/American premiere of new work, set to Bizet, featuring Nina Ananiashvili
*Program B (Friday, February 15 – Sunday, February 17): *
Giselle (featuring Nina Ananiashvili on February 16 only)
Considered by many to be the most important ballerina of her generation, celebrated Bolshoi and American Ballet Theatre star Nina Ananiashvili is also making international dance headlines these days for her bold artistic direction of a new world-class ballet company: the State Ballet of Georgia. Posing a serious challenge to Moscow’s traditional artistic dominance in dance, the ensemble makes its West Coast debut at Cal Performances.
Ananiashvili herself will perform the title role (February 16 only) in one of the most beloved ballets of all time, Giselle. And, on Valentine’s Day, she performs in a mixed repertory program featuring the American premiere of a new ballet by Yuri Possokhov, San Francisco Ballet’s choreographer-in-residence (and former Bolshoi principal); the American premiere of a new work by the Bolshoi’s Aleksei Ratmansky; plus two classic works by ballet legend George Balanchine.