San Francisco Ballet’s First Visit to Russia
San Francisco Ballet is pleased to announce additional engagements for its 2012 Summer/Fall Tour Series, including SFB’s first tour to Russia:
San Francisco Ballet will guest at Hamburg Ballet on June 26 and 27, performing a mixed-bill program that includes Tomasson’s 7 for Eight, Possokhov’s RAkU, a pas de deux from Continuum, and Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour. In addition, for one performance-only on June 22, four SF Ballet principal dancers will star in Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid, performed by Hamburg Ballet. In addition, a select number of dancers will also perform on Hamburg Ballet’s Nijinsky Gala XXXVIII on July 1.
(Odette guesses she can safely pass on that the SFB Principals that will be performing as Guest Artists for Hamburg Ballet’s performance of Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid will be the famed ‘Opening Night Cast’ of Yuan Yuan Tan as ‘The Mermaid’, Tiit Helimets as ‘The Prince’, Sarah Van Patten as ‘The Princess’, and Davit Karapetyan as ‘The Sea Witch’. But we’re not surprised, are we?)
San Francisco Ballet will present two performances at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia on June 29 and 30 (programming to be announced). This engagement will represent SF Ballet’s first visit to Russia, as well as a wish fulfilled for SFB’s Bolshoi trained Maria Kochetkova.
Sun Valley, Idaho Tour – 1 Night Only Performance
San Francisco Ballet’s summer/fall tour includes a one-night-only performance at the spectacular Sun Valley Pavilion in Sun Valley, Idaho. This SF Ballet performance will kick off Sun Valley’s Summer of the Arts. For more information, see programming below or visit: www.sfballet.org/sunvalley.
San Francisco Ballet in Sun Valley
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Sun Valley Pavilion
Sun Valley, Idaho
Sunday, July 8, 2012, 7:00 PM
Damian Smith & Yuan Yuan Tan in Wheeldon’s After the Rain (© Erik Tomasson)
San Francisco Ballet’s summer/fall tour includes a one-night-only performance at the spectacular Sun Valley Pavilion in Sun Valley, Idaho.
This SF Ballet performance will kick off Sun Valley’s Summer of the Arts which will include will include four weeks of performances by the highly acclaimed Sun Valley Summer Symphony; music performances and events sponsored by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts; and the well-known Sun Valley Writer’s Conference in late August. For more information on these and other activities, please visit the Sun Valley Resort website at www.sunvalley.com.
Sun Valley Resort is the Official Lodging Sponsor of the San Francisco Ballet.
For Special Saturday and Sunday night lodging rates please call 800.786.8259
Mention the Ballet for the special rate.
7 for Eight
Choreography: Helgi Tomasson
Pas de deux from In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
Choreography: William Forsythe
Pas de deux from The Dance House
Choreography: David Bintley
Choreography: Hans van Manen
Pas de deux from After the Rain
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Pas de deux from Don Quixote, Act III
Choreography: after Alexander Gorsky and Marius Petipa
Program subject to change.
SUN VALLEY PAVILION
The Sun Valley Pavilion is one of the most beautiful outdoor performance venues in the world. The Idaho sky and mountains inspired the 1,600-seat structure built in 2008. The surrounding landscape is sculpted into an undulating park gently elevated like a natural amphitheatre that features lawn seating for another 2,500 guests who can enjoy the performance projected onto a large outdoor screen.
View the Sun Valley Pavilion seating chart
Performance Sponsorships Available
Individual sponsor packages which include tickets and other special donor benefits are available for gifts of $2,500 – $25,000. For more information contact Laura Drake at email@example.com or 208.721.3362.
This visit by the San Francisco Ballet to the Sun Valley Pavilion is made possible by the generous donations of the performance sponsors. In the event that proceeds from these donations, together with ticket sales, exceed the costs of this performance, the excess will be donated to Wood River Valley arts organizations and recognized charities that have assisted in making this special evening possible.
The news of these additional destinations comes on the heels of SF Ballet’s announcement of its London and Washington, D.C. engagements:
San Francisco Ballet will embark on its first engagement to London since 2004. From September 14-23, 2012, the Company will perform three mixed-repertory programs over nine performances, at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre, featuring: UK premieres and works by choreographers including George Balanchine, Mark Morris, Christopher Wheeldon, SF Ballet Choreographer in Residence Yuri Possokhov, and SF Ballet Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson.
Visit Sadler’s Wells website for tickets and information.
San Francisco Ballet will perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., November 13-18, 2012. The week-long engagement will feature Helgi Tomasson’s critically acclaimed Romeo & Juliet, and one mixed-repertory program (programming to be announced). The Company’s last engagement in Washington, D.C. was part of its 75th American Anniversary Tour in 2008.
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