Just a ‘quickie’ from Odette:
Yes! Yuri Possokhov, famed former Bolshoi Ballet and San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer, who is also currently SFB’s ‘Choreographer in Residence’, has a world premiere tonight and it’s not here in San Francisco. Although Mr. Possokhov is the co-choreographer of SFB’s current ‘Don Quixote’ production (scheduled in the upcoming 2012 season with all new sets and costumes), with SFB Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson, tonight’s brand new production of ‘Don Q’ (DancerSpeak for ‘Don Quixote’) is all Yuri’s…and premiering on the Joffrey Ballet.
Ashley Wheater, Joffrey Artistic Director and former SFB Principal Dancer and Ballet Master, is beside himself with anticipation as are the Joffrey’s dancers who are all a-buzz on the social media sites.
A big fat ‘Merde’ to Yuri, Ashley, and the entire Joffrey Ballet!
(Odette doesn’t have the extra time to include all her usual links to interviews, articles, and photos, but they ARE out there. Just ‘google’ these words: Yuri Possokhov Don Quixote Joffrey.)
And go to the Joffrey’s web site here.
Odette is off to see the new Wim Wenders feature length dance film (in 3D!) ‘Pina’ at the Mill Valley Film Festival tonight-a film that almost wasn’t finished when the legendary choreographer Pina Bausch passed away in 2009. Read about it here.
Odette would like to thank her faithful readers for their utmost patience during this web site’s pre-launch mode. She has been very active with SFB Dancer news on FaceBook and Twitter and would like to invite you to ‘friend’, ‘like’, and ‘follow’ her on those sites as well. In the meantime she will try to do better during pre-launch mode at posting news on her blog here, for those not on FaceBook and Twitter; this means that some posts will just be ‘newsy’ (like this one), while others will have all the links, slide shows, and video clips you’ve come to love.
For those of you who missed Odette’s last post, there is an opportunity to see some of SFB’s finest Dancers perform this Saturday night at the Cowell Theater. Go here for the deets.
Joffrey Dancers: ‘Toi Toi Toi’!
(Dylan G: shoot me a comment on how it goes!)