Program 6

Shostakovich Trilogy

APRIL 8-APRIL 19, 2015
 
Program 6: Three Act Full-Evening

Total running time: 2 hours, two intermissions

Back by popular demand! After garnering ecstatic critical and audience acclaim in 2014, SF Ballet is pleased to announce that Shostakovich Trilogy will return to the Opera House stage in its entirety in 2015. Describing choreographer Alexei Ratmansky’s emotionally charged tribute to one of Russia’s greatest composers, the San Francisco Chronicle said, “Every moment feels like a fragment of a masterpiece… Simply one of the company’s most satisfying nights in years,” while the San Jose Mercury News called the work “a triumph.” Don’t miss your chance to see the groundbreaking ballet that has set the dance world on fire!

Performance Dates

Wednesday, April 8, 7:30pm
Thursday, April 9, 8pm
Saturday, April 11, 2pm
Saturday, April 11, 8pm
Tuesday, April 14, 8pm
Friday, April 17, 8pm
Sunday, April 19, 2pm

Events

Pointes of View Lecture: When Ballet Became Dangerous: Shostakovich Trilogy and the Soviet Past

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 6pm
War Memorial Opera House – North Carriage Entrance

Stanford dance historian Janice Ross—author of Like a Bomb Going Off, a new book focusing on Soviet ballet during the Stalinist era—explores the fascinating and dangerous intersections between politics and ballet in Soviet Russia.

Free and open to the public.

Meet the Artist Interviews

Friday, April 17, 2015, 7pm
Sunday April 19, 2015, 1pm
Orchestra Level one hour prior to the performance

These informative talks feature artists and choreographers in conversation with a moderator. Interviews are 30 minutes and take place on the Orchestra Level one hour prior to the performance.

Open to all ticket holders.

Talk About Ballet: Ready, Aim, Dance! Danger and Soviet Ballet

Monday, April 13, 2015, 6-7:30pm
Dollar Board Room, 455 Franklin Street

Stanford dance historian Janice Ross—author of Like a Bomb Going Off, a new book focusing on Soviet ballet during the Stalinist era—explores the fascinating and dangerous intersections between politics and ballet in Soviet Russia. Discover how the stages of the Kirov and Bolshoi ballets became ideological battlefields, enjoy showings of rare archival video clips, and gain rich context for a performance of Alexei Ratmansky’s celebrated Shostakovich Trilogy, a work that brilliantly references this tumultuous period in cultural history.

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Seeing Ballet

Saturday April 11, 2015, 5:30–6:30pm
Dollar Board Room, 455 Franklin Street

Do you love ballet, but want to understand and more deeply appreciate specific works in the SF Ballet repertory? Then join us for our newest educational program, Seeing Ballet!

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The 2014 San Francisco Ballet premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's Shostakovich Trilogy was 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, Alison and Michael Mauzé, and Diane B. Wilsey.

Shostakovich Trilogy
Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky

Questions?

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