This exciting mixed bill features Rudolf Nureyev’s sparkling Raymonda Act III and Val Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House, a dramatic tour-de-force inspired by the work of iconic Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, whose works—including Hedda Gabler, A Doll’s House, and Ghosts—radically challenged Victorian ideals about marriage, gender, and the place of women in society. This program also includes Edwaard Liang’s Symphonic Dances which debuted in 2012. Set to the music of Rachmaninov, Liang’s new work “has a youthful primitive energy,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle, while Examiner.com proclaimed Symphonic Dances “an explosive revelation, an instant classic.”
Approximate running time for Program 6 is: 2 hours and 29 minutes
Tue 9, 8pm
Wed 10, 7:30pm
Fri 12, 8pm
Sun 14, 2pm
Thu 18, 8pm
Sat 20, 2pm/8pm
Principal Dancer Pierre-François Vilanoba’s Final Performances
With SF Ballet
SF Ballet recently announced that Principal Dancer Pierre-François Vilanoba will retire from its roster at the conclusion of the 2013 Repertory Season. Vilanoba’s final performances with the Company will be Program 6: Saturday, April 20 (in Val Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House), and Program 7: Sunday, April 21 (Balanchine’s Symphony in Three Movements). Read more about Pierre-François on our blog. For full casting information, visit our casting page.
The 2012 world premiere of Symphonic Dances was made possible by Lead Sponsors Richard C. Barker, Yurie and Carl Pascarella, and David and Kelsey Lamond, and Sponsor Doris and Ted Lee.
The 2008 world premiere of Ibsen's House was made possible by San Francisco Ballet 75th Anniversary Sponsor the George Frederick Jewett Foundation, Lucille Jewett, Trustee.
The 2000 San Francisco Ballet Premiere of Raymonda, Act III was underwritten by the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation.