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March Madness

March finished with a flurry of performances by three boldface names in Bay Area dance. Results were mixed, as results often are. For specifics, click below.

San Francisco Ballet’s Don Quixote, with Mathilde Froustey and Carlos Quenedit (DanceTabs)

Mathilde Froustey and Carlos Quenedit in Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote. © Erik Tomasson
Mathilde Froustey and Carlos Quenedit in Tomasson/Possokhov’s “Don Quixote.”
© Erik Tomasson

The world premieres of ODC’s Dead Reckoning and The Invention of Wings (DanceTabs)

Grace-Anne Powers and Joshua Seibel in Amy Seiwert's "This Must Be True. " Photo: Alejandro Gomez/Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley
Grace-Anne Powers and Joshua Seibel in Amy Seiwert’s “This Must Be True. ” Photo: Alejandro Gomez/Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley

Ballet San Jose’s Bodies of Technology program, with commissioned works by Jessica Lang, Amy Seiwert and Yuri Zhukov (San Jose Mercury News)

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.