Wednesday, April 2, 2014
FREE to the general public
Called “fascinating, poetic, enigmatic and bittersweet” when it premiered at American Ballet Theatre (ABT), Alexei Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Trilogy is an evening-length, non-narrative work. Dance educator Mary Wood is joined by ABT Ballet Mistress and Répétiteur Nancy Raffa, who will present insights into the development and realization of this monumental project.
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Friday, April 11, 2014, 7pm
Sunday, April 13,2014, 1pm
Orchestra Level of the War Memorial Opera House
Open to ticket holders of that afternoon/evening's performance
A highly popular pre-performance discussion program, Meet the Artist Interviews (MTAs) spotlight the specific San Francisco Ballet repertory program to be performed that afternoon/evening.
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Saturday, April 5, 2014
Dollar Board Room
SF Ballet Visiting Scholar Professor Stephanie Jordan
University of RoeHampton, London; BMus, ARCM, MA, PhD; Formerly Head of the Department of Dance (1992-2000) and Director of the Centre for Dance Research, currently Research Professor in Dance.
Over the last century, choreographers have explored new approaches to music, rather than simply translating scores into dance. This talk will outline these ways of using music, including those of dialogue and counterpoint, tracing the work of several choreographers and composers, culminating in a discussion of Alexei Ratmansky’s acclaimed Shostakovich Trilogy.
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