San Francisco Ballet Will Head to New York for Two Week Engagement at Lincoln Center, 10/16-27
Program D will be performed on Sunday, October 20 at 2 pm and includes Lifar's Suite en Blanc, Ratmansky's From Foreign Lands, and Liang's Symphonic Dances.
The New York premiere of Wheeldon's full-length production of Cinderella will be performed Wednesday, October 23 at 8 pm; Thursday, October 24 at 8 pm; Friday, October 25 at 8 pm; Saturday, October 26 at 2 pm and 8 pm; and Sunday, October 27 at 2 pm. The acclaimed work, a co-production with Dutch National Ballet, was first performed in December 2012 by the Dutch company, and the U.S. premiere was presented by SF Ballet in May 2013. This production is a New York premiere and has been acclaimed by audiences and critics alike. The Financial Times noted, "[This production is]...the most dramatically convincing Cinderella in ballet, a triumph of storytelling and stage design firmly in touch with the 21st century" and the San Francisco Chronicle noted that "all Cinderellas should look and dance as well as this one." Set to a score by Sergei Prokofiev and inspired by The Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, the ballet features a libretto by Craig Lucas, a renowned Tony Award-nominated playwright, director, and screenwriter, known for, among other works, Light in the Piazza and Prelude to a Kiss. Cinderella also features scenic and costume design by Julian Crouch, renowned for his work with the Metropolitan Opera and on Broadway; lighting design by Natasha Katz; tree and carriage sequence direction/design by Obie Award winner Basil Twist; and projection design by Daniel Brodie.
Photo by Erik Tomasson