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San Francisco Ballet Programs 1 & 2

SF Ballet's Maria Kochetkova in Helgi Tomasson's Giselle. (c) Erik Tomasson.
SF Ballet’s Maria Kochetkova in Helgi Tomasson’s Giselle. (c) Erik Tomasson.

SF Ballet’s season began with two programs that ranged from Balanchine to the beyond. I shared my thoughts on DanceTabs:

Program 1: Balanchine’s Serenade, Yuri Possokhov’s RAkU, Val Caniparoli’s Lambarena

Program 2: Giselle

The big excitement is the upcoming world premiere, on February 24, of Myles Thatcher’s Manifesto, the first regular-season creation for the young SFB corps member and emerging choreographer. We had a nice chat about his Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative mentorship with Alexei Ratmansky, and you can read all about it in the February/March issue of Pointe Magazine.

Playing Catch-up

After an extended break from the blogosphere, Speaking of Dance is back up and on the go. Here are a few things that happened recently:

*Dance Magazine cover story on  San Francisco Ballet’s Maria Kochetkova

*Dance Magazine article on choreographer Gabrielle Lamb

*Pointe Magazine photo essay on Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev

*Pointe Magazine spotlight on Smuin Ballet’s Susan Roemer