San Francisco Ballet in Ratmansky's From Foreign Lands (© Erik Tomasson)
July 4-6, 2014
San Francisco Ballet will perform four works over three performances during this summer’s Spoleto Festival—the annual summer arts festival in Spoleto, Italy that offers a vast array of concerts, opera, dance, drama, and visual arts.
From Foreign Lands, created by American Ballet Theatre Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, takes audiences on “a lyrical tour through Europe.” (The New York Times) Set to a score by Moritz Moszkowski, the work incorporates steps that hint at traditional dances from Russia, Italy, Germany, Spain, Poland, and Hungary.
Variations for Two Couples by Hans van Manen, resident choreographer at Dutch National Ballet, had its American premiere on January 22, 2014 at SF Ballet’s Opening Night Gala. DanceTabs.com described the work “the best all-round piece of the evening…from the exquisitely concise choreography by this still-relevant master…”
Set to the music of Johann Strauss, Voices of Spring is a pas de deux ballet choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton, and was first performed as an independent ballet by The Royal Ballet in 1978.
Helgi Tomasson’s 7 for Eight has become a cornerstone of SF Ballet’s repertory since its debut in 2004. Upon its premiere, the San Francisco Chronicle proclaimed that 7 for Eight “establishes [Tomasson] at a new level of development where his two artistic faces—the classical and expressive—merge… his ballet overflowed with spare and resonant poetry.”
July 10-26, 2014
San Francisco Ballet will perform in Paris this summer, as part of the Les Estés de la Danse Festival, from July 10-26, 2014.
Check back at a later date for more details.