Program 5: Three-Act/Full-Evening – West Coast premiere!
Alexei Ratmansky/Co-production with American Ballet Theatre
Total running time: 2 hours, two intermissions
The work of two revolutionary artists comes together in Shostakovich Trilogy, a groundbreaking and intensely personal tribute to composer Dmitri Shostakovich by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky. This full-evening, non-narrative ballet astonished critics and audiences alike when it premiered in New York last year. The New York Times described Shostakovich Trilogy as “fascinating, poetic, enigmatic and bittersweet… And the movement, more than with any previous works by Mr. Ratmansky, is often powerfully charged by qualities of strain and tension.” Don’t miss the West Coast premiere of this unprecedented co-production with American Ballet Theatre.
Wednesday, April 2, 7:30pm
Thursday, April 3, 8pm
Saturday, April 5, 2pm
Saturday, April 5, 8pm
Tuesday, April 8, 8pm
Friday, April 11, 8pm
Sunday, April 13, 2pm
The 2014 San Francisco Ballet premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's Shostakovich Trilogy is made possible by New Productions Fund Lead Sponsors Mrs. Jeannik Méquet Littlefield, and Mr. and Mrs. John S. Osterweis; Major Sponsors Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation, and Larry and Joyce Stupski; and Sponsors Richard C. Barker, Christine H. Russell Fund of the Columbia Foundation, Suzy Kellems Dominik, Stephanie Barlage Ejabat, Gaia Fund, The William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Cecilia and Jim Herbert, and Diane B. Wilsey.
Additional support is provided by Major Sponsors Richard C. Barker, Elizabeth Pang Fullerton and Richard Fullerton, Shelby and Frederick Gans, Randee and Joseph Seiger; and Sponsors Rosemary B. Baker, David and Vicki Cox, Alison and Michael Mauzé, and Judy C. Swanson.
Koret Foundation is the 2014 Repertory Season Full Length Ballets Sponsor.