joan procter’s Event Journal

Onegin 022213
Thursday March 21, 2013 / 8:00pm
1 ticket
Premium Dress Circle

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I've seen a LOT of ballets over the past decades, and ONEGIN @ SFBallet was without question the BEST story ballet I've ever seen ! It was all about drama & interpretive classical ballet. No fairy tale nor pantomime here. The visuals...colors, imagery, symbolism were lovely. The mixture of Russian folk dance movements into classically performed group ensembles were magical & fun. Having real human characters & emotions expressed to perfection in dance was so moving; I loved the intricate choreography ! and the cast...they could not have been better. The principals had even researched the characters & the play to form their personal understanding. Now I'm tempted to go see another performance, to see another cast weave its own magic to the characters & dance challenges. Bravo, S.F.Ballet, and to Goldstar for making our tickets affordable to us. Joan & Mariea